Tammy: Pumpkin Spice & Cinnamon Suede Boots

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner or Wherever You’re Headed

“An open home, an open heart,

Here grows a bountiful harvest.” – Judy Hand

By Tammy Seibert

pic1 (2)

Thanksgiving is officially upon us (just a few short weeks away) and deep breath, you are either hosting it at your home or headed home for the holidays most likely. Thanksgiving  is the most traveled holiday season.

Soon dear ones – family and cherished friends will gather at the table to rejoice in our bounty of blessings, and with us lift up their hearts in thanksgiving.

Now, all you have to do is figure out what to wear to eat lots of turkey and dressing.

pic2 (2)

Spending the holiday with your family calls for a casual, but fashion-forward look. Nothing screams Thanksgiving like cozy suede boots, a Chaps snakeskin jean skirt and black blouse with fringe.  You can spice up a casual ensemble by adding a statement shoe like these knee-high cinnamon suede boots.

pic3 (2)

I’m really hard to fit in the calves which is why I love this boot that can be adjusted with a buckle strap to tighten or loosen if you need it.

pic4 (2)

The most important ingredient is to offer grace for the bounty of goodness, raise the song of harvest home, the glass of good cheer, the heart overflowing with joy. We have so much to be thankful for. Praise the Giver of all Good Gifts.

A Few Traditions at Thanksgiving

  • Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
  • Create a Gratitude Tree – at our church we have a Thanksliving Bulletin Board to pin our thanksgiving.
  • Don’t rush out the day after Thanksgiving to do holiday shopping with the rest of the world. Instead, make a pot of homemade turkey vegetable soup.
  • Watch the Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies and start listening to holiday music.
  • Go around the table before the prayer and count your blessings one by one.
  • Good Cheer – and a never-ending supply of football games.
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen.
  • Visit the elderly.

The Real-Real Behind the Scenes

One of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving is Southern Living’s Sweet Potato Casserole. I have been making this one for a while.

potato

Sweet Potato Casserole
6 medium-size sweet potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter

Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash. Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk and 1/2 cup butter; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into a lightly greased 13×9 baking dish. Combine brown sugar, pecans, flour, and 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle mixture over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

A Little Background Music

Shopping Links

All of these shorter skirts would be good worn with black tights and tall boots.

skirt1 (2)skirt2 (2)skirt3 (2)skirt4 (2)

Arizona Corduroy Skirt, JC Penney, $39.

Cord Skirt in Berry, ASOS Petite, $45.

Overdyed Snake Print Mini Skirt, Urban Outfitters, $59.

Bobbi Snake Print Notched Mini Skirt, Urban Outfitters, $69.

boot1 (2)boot2boot3 (2)

Madden NYC Dancy High Heel Tall Boots, Kohl’s, $64.

Knee-High Stiletto Boots, Forever 21, $38.

Lucky Brand Kailan Wide Calf Knee High Boots, Limited Sizing, Shoes.com, $100.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Tammy this is one of my famous seasons of the year. You really look terrific in your fall attire. Also all the fall decorations is just perfect to showcase your blog. Thank You ladies who share each week such a great blog.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s