One Sweater, Three Thanksgiving Looks

It’s finally starting to feel like fall in LA— just in time for Thanksgiving. Sweater weather is here!

Sweaters are a Turkey Day must for me (mostly because they leave ample room for eating). But I can’t always reach for the same style each year, because our Thanksgiving celebrations go from being casual to cocktail-ish, depending on who’s hosting.

That inspired me to style one TopShop sweater three ways— cozy, edgy + chic. You can apply these ideas to any sweater you’ve got in your closet! Wardrobe dilemma solved.

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Get cozy by pairing your sweater with leggings, a thick scarf and casual boots + soft hair and makeup.

Sweater: TopShop // Leggings: Old buy (similar here) // Boots: Hermes (look for LESS here) // Clutch: Vintage (similar here) // Scarf: Loro Piana (look for LESS) Cuffs: Hermes & Martine Ali

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Go edgy with your girlfriends in cropped pants, ankle booties, a vest + a messy top knot.

Sweater: TopShop // Pants: TopShop // Booties: Zara (sold out, similar here) // Vest: Rick Owens (similar here) // Clutch: Manila (similar here)

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To dress things up, style your sweater with a leather skirt and classic heels. Add tights or swap the look for leather pants if it’s too cold.

Sweater: TopShop // Skirt: Rag and Bone (look for LESS here) // Shoes: Zara // Clutch: Chanel

Photos by Annie Shak

Pie and Popcorn Stations for Thanksgiving

Let’s talk pies and popcorn… because you’re going to want both at Thanksgiving dinner.

The pie part is a given. Duh. So why not dedicate an entire table to pies?!

That’s what we did at our housewarming party and our guests went gaga for it. No, I didn’t bake these myself… [sigh].

Have everyone bring their favorite flavor to Thanksgiving. Incorporate wood Crate & Barrel pie boxes, raw or painted pumpkins, fresh apples and personalized labels (attached to toothpicks). Serve pies straight from the dish if you don’t have enough stands.

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Another staple to include at Thanksgiving? Popcorn…

To replicate the idea, fill baskets with fresh popcorn. Keep it plain or incorporate flavors, and lay out spices to choose from (sea salt, cinnamon sugar, etc.). If you’re feeling sweet, offer toppings like m&m’s, pretzels, chocolate chips… the list goes on! 

Scoop popcorn into paper lunch bags. We labeled ours with a custom rubber stamp, but you can use any design from craft stores. It’s an inexpensive way to customize your party.

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Pie Boxes// Bushel Baskets // Similar dress on SALE here

Party Planning by Steven Petrarca Events // Photography by Skip Hopkins

Inside our Housewarming Party

I’m still giddy over our housewarming party last month. Giddy over the people + the love.

Here’s a little photo diary. Incorporate some of these ideas into your Thanksgiving decor! You can use birch vases, dried leaves, painted pumpkins, pomegranates and pumpkin branches as centerpieces. The best idea?! Include a cider station with mason jars and cinnamon sticks (+ whiskey for the adults). I’ll also share details on our popcorn + pie stations on Wednesday.

Other ideas we tried included bringing indoor furniture outdoors (only in LA!), caramel apples + inspirational books as parting gifts, signature cocktails and bite-sized foods.

P.S. We had a few experts help turn our ideas into Pinterest-worthy realities. So don’t stress over perfection! Replicate your favorite details in a beautifully imperfect way.

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Planning: Steven Petrarka Events // Photos: Skip Hopkins // Flowers: Suzanne Le May// Browse Birch Vases via Terrain

Dress: Celine // Similar look on SALE here