Greetings dear readers. I hope this blog finds you doing well and wearing something pretty. My dear friend, David, of XD/BA fam gave me the challenge to write a blog on the proper attire for Thanksgiving. What a fun challenge!
After due consultation with my Executive Consultant (my wife, in other words) it occurred to us that the preparation, consumption, and afterglow of a proper Thanksgiving feast requires more than one outfit. The following are my thoughts on proper attire for this most excellent celebration.
First, there is the preparation of the Thanksgiving feast. In our house, I’m the resident Sous-Chef. What in the world is a Sous-Chef you might ask? “Sous-Chef” is French and means the second-in-command in the kitchen, ranking after the Executive Chef (my wife), and holds much responsibility in the kitchen. What that means in our kitchen is that I open cans, put them in pots and pans, wash said pots and pans, and set the table. It is pretty messy work, so my proposed attire as resident Sous-Chef is matching panties and bra (XD of course), black garter belt and hose, black Mary Janes (don’t want heels while standing in the kitchen), simple V-neck sweater, and girly jeans. By all means, don’t forget the apron! This is messy work kids. A nice glass of red wine while doing all the grunt work – I mean Sous-Chef duties – always makes the duties flow smoother – especially if you have a second glass of wine! Since we know Thanksgiving dinner involves meat, red wine is the only logical choice.
The Thanksgiving feast will require quite a bit of time to cook, so we have plenty of time to properly attire ourselves. I’ll keep the matching panties and bra and hosiery. I didn’t apply makeup while serving as resident Sous-Chef, since I know I’ll just perspire and lose it. So first; facial foundation with a moisturizer, then moisturizing my hands, next a quick review of the eyebrow line and possible mascara, followed by lipstick. Finally, a nice light spice perfume. (The scent of your perfume is important, as you don’t want it to compete with the wonderful aromas of your Thanksgiving dinner.)
Since Thanksgiving dinner is typically a formal affair, I’ll be donning a maroon crushed velvet, ankle-length skirt with a cream-colored lacy sweater with a lacy camisole, and over-the-calf black leather boots with a mild lift in the heel. I’ll also wear a necklace of maroon beads matching my skirt, and gold loop earrings with matching gold link bracelet.
Following this leisurely meal, my Executive Chef and I will rinse the dishes, put them in the dishwasher (a marvelous invention) and retire to the living room to sit like a couple of beached whales, complete with a final glass of red wine.
Ah, but the day is not over by a long shot! We need to prepare for the evening, which will require a brief nap, followed by popcorn and a chick flick. For this part of the festivities, we will need to don our matching satin pajamas and fuzzy socks (to keep our feet warm). We will have a proper girlfriend evening in our jammies, eating popcorn, and crying at the proper moments in the chick flick.
Well, dear sorority, that’s my idea of wardrobe and activities for the upcoming festivities. What are your ideas? As you know, I always love to hear from you and enjoy your creativity and ideas. So get those keyboards warmed up, and tell me your thoughts. Oh, by the way, have a most wonderful Thanksgiving! You are my very favorite people in the world.