Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What I wore for Thanksgiving dinner

Not donning an apron this Thanksgiving gave me an opportunity to to dress up.
I drove Mother and Mr. HB to my sister's home, we brought a bottle of wine, some flowers and a roasted veggie dish.
Mother made the pumpkin pies as she is well known for her fabulous pastry.
Family and friends gathered together to share a meal and give thanks.

One of my LBD's made an appearance
as did those hardy Stuart Weitzman shoes.
(If they were red I'd be saying "there's no place like home")

These shoes say "party" to me
perhaps because they are patent leather or maybe because they have bows on the toes.

Happy feet!
I wore stockings for the first time this season.

Messy up do
Faux Fuchsia does such a neat bun but I am all thumbs...

sparkles just because...
a little bling looks good in candlelight
I wore eyeliner and shadow in a slightly darker shade
 Chanel lip gloss
and a quick spritz of Hermes scent.

I gave myself a manicure and slicked on a clear glossy glaze 
to disguise my gardener's paws.

After dinner in the kitchen my hands submerged in soapy water 
I wondered if the polish would peel
I should not have worried
 trusty OPI is a warrior among nail varnish.

Today all was back to business
grocery shopping
a walk on the seafront with my BFF
and the start of a new week...

We had an extra special invite to have dinner 
with our lovely grand daughter Isla 
and her very clever parents
lovely daughter joined in too...

Time spent with family humbles me beyond measure.
I am in awe
often speechless
soak in so many blessings that I feel I might burst.

"As we express our gratitude, 
we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, 
but to live by them." 

- John F. Kennedy

Hope that your week is off to a good start.


  1. I love the "messy up do" it's so much softer, especially when you have beautiful wavy hair...when a strand falls out of my up do, it's straight, so must be tucked back immediately. So true...what you say about time spent with family...

    xo annie

  2. I like your messy bun....I have been thinking of trying that myself. I am so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and that you are so full of joy.

    xo, A

    P.S. Which Hermes scent do you wear? I wear Elixir Des Merveilles almost everyday. Are we perhaps scent sisters?

  3. That had me wishing for a little curl in my horses-tail-straight hair - then I'd grow it long enough for a 'messy updo' - love it! It sounds like your Thanksgiving was just right.

  4. Your bun is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your joyful Thanksgiving with your family. It's a good thing, soaking in blessings.

  5. I love your hair up like that. Your earrings are gorgeous.

    Thanks for the JFK quote, very inspirational.

  6. Like everyone else here, I too like your " messy hair " and the bits of sparkle.
    You are blessed to have all your dear ones living near to you, and having a close relationship with them.

  7. Agree your hair looks good like all the sweet tendrils.

    Your mother's pumpkin pie sounds delicious...I have never had a pie only the soup.Ida

  8. what a lovely holiday and outfit. perfection and totally you!


  9. A lovely post Hostess. Bows on anything makes me smile and those shoes are gorgeous. Loving the messy up do, suits you perfectly!
    Annie xx

  10. So glad you had a wonderful holiday with your family. And you looked fabulous!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving! I love your shoes with the bows. :)

  12. Very nice! Isn't it fun to dress for dinner, especially Thanksgiving with family & friends. And to have so much to be thankful for . . . especially little Isla.