Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, is a real symbol of American culture. At the start of the 17th century, it was a harvest festival. Today, this delicious culinary celebration has become a symbol of family and friendship, of coming together and sharing. Friends and family gather around large, welcoming tables covered with fall dishes for a long afternoon dinner. On the menu are yams and gravy, mashed potato, cranberry sauce, pumpkin or pecan pie, and, of course, the traditional turkey.
While not over sophisticated, there is an elegant feel to the event. On the day, snuggle up in soft jersey fabrics, denim, or a cute Lurex sweater. A few surprise touches of sparkle on your neckline or wrist will take your casual look up a notch. For dinner, opt for warm tones, symbolic of this time of year – oranges, gold, burgundy, chocolates, or deep greens. If you decide to wear prints, go bold and dramatic and accessorize with simple yet refined jewelry. For an alternative option, pair a brooch and pendant to set off a perfectly cut dress.