Striped | How to prepare for Thanksgiving now

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Thanksgiving is 15 days away! If you are anything like me, doing as much as I can before any event, party, meeting  ahead of time, decreases my anxiety significantly! Because I am hosting more than usual this year, I really need to be on top of my game.  Here are 5 ways you can get ready for Thanksgiving now:

Finalize your guest list: Get a yes or no from people now if you can! I have 3 guests on the fence right now due to work schedules not being posted yet.  Things like this are beyond our control!
Plan your menu: Luckily my father-in-law loves this stuff! He loves to plan a menu, cook and bake.  If I am going to be completely honest, I wont have to do much cooking on or before Thanksgiving! Praise Jesus! Our menu has been finalized and everyone knows what they are bringing at this point.
•Create a shopping list: Write out a shopping list as you go.  By the time it is time to do the big shop you will be ready to hit the store with your list in hand.  It will leave the questioning and over-buying out of the question!
•Order your turkey & Start ordering your drinks: In this case we have delegated.  We have asked one guest to bring the Turkey and my brother will be bringing all of the drinks.  Now is the time to figure out what size turkey you need and then order it 🙂
•Start cleaning out the fridge, freezer and other areas of the house that have gathered clutter that guests will see: We all know that the freezer and fridge will be packed out on and after Thanksgiving.  Start decluttering the fridge and the freezer in preparation for all the food, now!!

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The bag I am wearing is Clare V.  Here are some of my favorites this year:

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This exact dress can be found at Kingdom and State. I am in love with the shape and style of it!! Kingdom and State have some of the most unique and practical dresses out there! I love all of their pieces! Here is a little more Stripe Party Inspo:

 

Well, we have a new president y’all!! Not gonna ask what you think! LOL I never get political.  Here’s to a new season! Stay prayerful.  Thank you for stopping by the blog! Have an awesome rest of your week 🙂 Much love,

Ruthie XO

  • Comments ( 55 )

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    kage2015

    I would love to have and wear this dress. Talk about classy yet looks comfortable to wear.

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    heartsoulmoxie

    OMG! I love the ensemble I’d definitely wear this. Black and white is so my thing.

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    Libby

    Love that dress! And I can’t believe how soon thanksgiving will be here! I definitely need to start prepping and planning!

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    Laura B

    I cannot believe thanksgiving is almost here! And I love that pretty dress.

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    stopdropandvogue

    I love you in stripes! This hat and dress combo is so so perfect! I can’t wait for the holidays 🙂 I’m going to Nashville for Thanksgiving!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com/

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    Latasha

    Love love the dress!! 🙂 Looks amazing!

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    Laina Turner

    I can’t believe it is so close. I keep thinking I have plenty of time and I don’t.

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    Jessica Weinberg (@whatsfordinesq)

    Obsessed with this dress! Don’t you also have it in red?! I always buy different colors of things I love. Also, such great tips re: Thanksgiving. Already planning the menu now!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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    Kelsey

    This dress is stunning! Not many people can pull off a striped dress, but girl you’re killing it! Gorgeous as always!

    xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com

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    Nicole Leffew

    You look so gorgeous in stripes!! We still haven’t decided where we are doing thanksgiving but I’m praying I don’t have to bring something other than wine lol xo

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    JoulesDellinger

    Thanks for the reminder that Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us. I just added a few pre-planning tasks to my calendar. I’m also thinking of trying out some different side options before the big dinner and should probably do that asap!

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    Donna

    This dress looks stunning on you, loving the stripes! Don’t know what we are doing for Thanksgiving yet but I’m thinking of hosting next year so thanks for sharing these! XX, Donna

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    Zarrin Alam

    I always do Thanksgiving plans at the last minute, but I should definitely take your advice especially it’s only two weeks away! Crazy! Love the dress as well.

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    Jackie

    I can’t believe Thanksgiving is so close! Love your post! You look gorgeous

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    Jo

    Such great tips! Love your outfit too!!
    Jo
    http://www.LeFabChic.com

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    Sarah

    I love this dress! You are stunning! These are great Thanksgiving prep tips! I’ll have to keep them in mind next time I host 🙂

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    Emily @ Em Writes

    Don’t forget to reserve your pies (if you’re ordering them)! I used to work at a bakery and the holidays were CRAZY. Can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

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    kat

    I’m so sad I won’t be in the states this thanksgiving! This is such good advice!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kat | http://www.deliriumstyle.com/

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    Tiffany Brown

    OMG! So in love with this dress! Great advice! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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    peachykeen32

    This outfit is everything! I love it girl! And your tips for planning ahead for Thanksgiving are so helpful. My hubby and I have been buying as much in advance as we can. We got our turkey last week! I’m so excited because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!

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    Nicole García

    I looooooove stripes! This dress is awesome! It reminds me of a striped dress I wore on my blog not too long ago. Adorable outfit boo!

    xx, Nicole
    http://www.nicolesometimes.com

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    21flavorsofsplendor

    Love your outfit and great tips! I always seem to forget to clean out the refrigerator before going shopping.

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    Adrienne A. Brown

    Your advice about prepping for Thanksgiving is right on! I love the dress, looks classic and comfortable. Thanks for the article

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    jennifer sattler

    Great Thanksgiving tips! That dress is perfect for the holiday’s!
    xo
    Jen
    effortlesseverydaystyle.blogspot.com

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    gretahollar

    You look stunning! Love your dress. Also, great tips on getting ready. Hard to believe it’s two weeks away!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

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    Valerie Rath

    Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, so it’s always good to get a head start of planning for it. That dress is beautiful by the way.

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    Jessica Sheppard

    Killing it in those stripes! Love this Kingdom and State dress, the stripes accentuate all the right areas. Just so cute with the hat! You are so on top of it getting organized for Thanksgiving. Can’t believe it’s almost here. Love your post!

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    Maggie

    These are such great tips! I love your dress, too! It’s so chic!

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

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    Jess

    Loving this look on you!! The hat is so cute. I’m still not sure of my Thanksgiving plans eeeks but I know I’ll be stuffing my face wherever I am!

    Xo
    Jess
    http://www.fashionablyfitjess.com

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    Amy Michelle

    I love that you’re talking about Thanksgiving! Can’t wait for all the family time! Also, you are rocking those stripes girl!

    xoxo,
    Amy

    http://www.styleandsequins.com

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    Joanna @ Motherhood and Merlot

    Love this outfit! It’s about that time to start cleaning out the fridge for me:)

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    Anna English

    That dress is SO faublous on you lady!

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    Nicole

    Great tips and looking fab as always!

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    lowstoluxe

    Such great tips and your dress is stunning!

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    Kait Elizabeth

    Fantastic tips and I LOVE the hat on you babe! Hugs, Kait
    http://baskinginburgundy.com/

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    Krista Williams

    Killing it as usual my queen. I LOVE YOU!
    xo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

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    missmarypowers

    Such great tips! I am usually the one that realizes I need a turkey the day before Thanksgiving lol! I’ll definitely be taking your advice this year 🙂 LOVE that striped dress! So fab!
    XO,
    Mary

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    Meghan

    That is seriously a lovely striped dress. I must have!!!

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    Jessica Lam

    You look amazing!! Love the way you styled the striped dress xo

    http://www.diaryofatorontogirl.com

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    Madeline

    Such a cute look! I seriously am obsessed with stripes!

    xoxo Madeline | http://www.theblackbarcode.com

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    Hillary @ Style in a Small Town

    This is such a fun dress! I love the different stripes! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is so soon! This is a great list.

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

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    jcolgrove

    Girl you look fabulous!!! Love the stripes on you!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

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    Ashley

    Great Thanksgiving tips, girl! I can’t believe it’s almost here! Also so in love with your striped dress!!

    xo Ashley

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    prettyweirdbombshell (@kandja_sylla)

    Planning my menu and finalizing my guest list are on top of my list. I feel more in control once I accomplished them. You look fabulous in that dress btw. I love the stripes and the hat. xx

    http://www.prettyweirdbombshell.com/what-to-pack-for-the-amalfi-coast/

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    layersofchic

    great tips on thanksgiving and love the stripes!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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    RunningInHeels

    Great tips! You are looking fabulous as always!

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    Dylan Cutler

    With all those tips and planning I am sure you will put on a great show!!

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    lovinglittledixie

    We go to my mom’s for Thanksgiving, so no prepping on my part! Love the striped dress!

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    fancythingsblog

    This striped dress is AMAZING on you! So classic and chic. xo

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    Ari

    You put so much detail into this! There are things that most people never think about! Solid list!

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    Erica Gwynn

    Lovelovelove the stripes…and the fact that they change direction. So flattering!

    Coming Up Roses

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    dashingdarlinblog

    You look amazing as ALWAYS. I am obsessed with THIS DRESS ON YOU!! So beautiful. Love all of the tops ❤️

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    OTTEstyle

    This dress is GORGEOUS on you! adore!

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    mollyeclifton

    You must be one of the most organized people I know! 🙂 Looking super chic in stripes! Gorgeous babe!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

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    Amanda | Glitter & Spice

    Such great tips! And that dress looks so great on you babe 🙂
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

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