Turkey Day Duds

by Jessica Sturdy on November 26, 2013

I still can’t believe Thanksgiving is in 2 days. I’m staying in the city this year so maybe it’s the lack of travel that has me forgetting the holiday is just around the corner? Who knows. I’ve never been in New York for Thanksgiving and I’m actually looking forward to a quiet day of relaxation and catching up on life!

I’ll be doing a “Turkey Burn” SoulCycle class at 8am… a NINETY minute class. Most classes are 45 minutes so I’m technically doing a double all at once. I’ve done 2 classes in one day before, but with a few hours in between, so this should be interesting. Wish me luck! Oh, and since I’m actually a crazy person, I’m doing another one (yes, another 90 minute class) on Black Friday before working at the Capwell + Co. pop-up shop all day.

Post SoulCycle sweat sesh (and a shower), I want to try to scope out some of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I’ve watched it on TV every year that I can remember and I feel like it’s a kind of a bucket list thing to cross off. The route is seemingly pretty long… I’m thinking my best bet is to go farther uptown to get away from Herald Square (aka: Hell on Earth, especially during an event like this). If you’ve ever watched the parade in person before, your suggestions are very welcome!!

This outfit is definitely one that I would wear to my family’s Thanksgiving. Cute, casual, and cozy. For more Thanksgiving outfit inspirations, check out this feature on the Glitter Guide!

Calvin Klein Coat | J.Crew Sweater | J Brand Jeans | Zara Scarf (similar) | Cole Haan Booties | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Michael Kors Watch | Essie ‘Midnight Cami’ | Capwell + Co Bracelet

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

{ 64 comments… read them below or add one }

Tracy M November 26, 2013 at 8:32 am

That coat is fabulous. I love the texture.

Tracy@Its Mostly About Fashion


Kristin Waldman November 26, 2013 at 8:34 am

Love the scarf and sweater! They look cozy and stylish!


Rachelle November 26, 2013 at 8:57 am

Love this cozy look, the scarf is gorgeous.



Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl November 26, 2013 at 9:17 am

Isn’t that scarf the best purchase ever? I wear mine (and the green version too) all the time! Love this simple fall look!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl


Rebecca November 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

The scarf is my fav! It’s so festive!



Heidi November 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

Love this outfit! It was always my wish growing up to go to NYC for the morning and watch the parade. Hope you have lots of fun!



Ashleigh November 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

Such a gorgeous coat! Love the color!
~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}


Silver November 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

What a perfect Thanksgiving outfit! I love the colour tones. Also, I’m really glad you styled your jeans and booties the way you did. I’ve tried to pull off similar looks and wasn’t quite sure if they worked before. But seeing you do it confirms that I can do it too! Happy Thanksgiving!

A Silver Snapshot


Liz (26 and Counting) November 26, 2013 at 9:45 am

I would totally rock this entire look! Love the shades of camel and tan. Plus that cozy scarf? LOVE.


Kristin @ Crumbs and Curls November 26, 2013 at 9:47 am

Love this look, especially the scarf! I went to the parade when I was younger & we watched it from my parent’s friend’s office. It was great because we were warm, not in the crazy street & the balloons were at the level of the windows, I highly recommend it!



steph | Pretty Little Things Blog November 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

love your gorgeous coat and that pretty scarf! xo



Lauren November 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

That coat is GORGEOUS! Loving your scarf too. Hope you enjoy your first NYC Thanksgiving!


Grown-Up Thrift Girl November 26, 2013 at 10:11 am

I adore that coat and scarf. Want!


Meagan November 26, 2013 at 10:27 am

Love the scarf! Such a fun outfit!
(Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale is on!)


Emily Helm November 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

I absolutely love this look! Enjoy your first thanksgiving in the city! And of course, enjoy scoping out the MAcy’s Day Parade- that will be such a great experience!


Shannon Waisath November 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

Loving the elbow patch detail!


FatFreeFashion November 26, 2013 at 10:46 am

I love the wash on your jeans…very chic!


Deanna November 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

Love it! Such a cozy look. I’m so jealous that you get to see the parade in person– so fun!
& I wish I could say I plan to do a 90 min workout on Thursday… :// you go girl.

Because I’m Obsessed</a


Christina Storm November 26, 2013 at 11:05 am

Love this look! Perfect for fall! That Zara scarf is amazing! Pinned it!

The Style Storm
xo, Christina


stephanie November 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

OMG! That coat is sooo pretty :)
xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)


Code Overdressed November 26, 2013 at 11:21 am

So cozy chic! Love that scarf, a bit of tartan to spice up the season, yes!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed


Tiffany Elam November 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

My local cycle studio is also offering 90-min classes the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I may have to participate since I am obsessed with the workout! Good luck with your Turkey Burn!!



Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache November 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

Great scarf!

Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache


Alyssa November 26, 2013 at 11:36 am

I hope you enjoy your first NYC Thanksgiving! You are a brave girl for trying to catch the parade. I’m not sure I could do it :)


Naghmeh November 26, 2013 at 11:43 am

Ok girl you are crazy!! good luck with both of the cycle sessions! also I love those jeans and your scarf :)


Agi November 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Great outfit Jessica. Love the scarf. Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving.

Don’t forget to link up tomorrow for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Link Up.




Katie Albury November 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

This is gorgeous, I love the scarf..the coat…everything!!

Katie x


Megan November 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Love, LOVE this look! Perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving!



Kaitlin November 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I LOVE this entire look! This coat is stunning, and I love the elbow details on the sweater. Congrats on the Glitter Guide feature! So cool!



Chelsea November 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm

This outfit is perfect for Turkey Day! I love the tartan scarf and elbow patches on your sweater… too cute.

Chelsea & The City


Valerie November 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Near the Toys-R-Us is usually a pretty decent place to watch the parade


Lindsay November 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I love the coat and the scarf with it. You have put together a fabulous look. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.



Jackie {York Avenue} November 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

So cute! Love the scarf. I’m staying in the city for the first time for Thanksgiving too this year, should be interesting. Definitely steering clear of any crowded areas though!


Jessica // The Steele Maiden November 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I seriously need to get this scarf now. Love this whole look though, have a great Thanksgiving in the city!


Samantha November 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I love that scarf! You look so cute. Have fun watching the parade ;-)


Carrie November 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I love every single separate piece of your outfit (totally want everything) AND it looks amazing together.
Have a great Thanksgiving :)


Aubrey Kinch November 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Love this look!
I have everything also so I think I might have to recreate for Thanksgiving myself.



Hannah Herron November 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Your hair always looks great! How do you keep it so shiny ?
An East Coast Classic


Lexi November 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Love everything about this! Especially that scarf!




michelle November 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

i have a basically the exact same look planned for thanksgiving just different colors! i want your scarf though! have a great holiday and good luck at soulcycle! you are braver than i am!


Stacey November 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm

You are the cutest and I’m obsessing over this coat!

Five Minute Style 


Katherine November 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I’m in love with your outfit today. I’m in an finals/exam slump that thats the perfect cozy outfit to wear (except my hair wouldn’t look nearly as nice as yours; it’d be in a unintentionally messy bun). Also, I’m so envious of those cole haan booties! <3



Kacie's Kloset November 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm

So simple and stylish! You look amazing!



Vandelyn November 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I love that scarf! I am so sad it’s out-of-stock. Happy Thanksgiving!


Plum Pretty Sugar November 26, 2013 at 8:04 pm
Shan November 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Why size speedy is that? 30?


Ash November 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Love this scarf!!! You look so pretty, love this look!! :)

Sincerely Miss Ash


Rose November 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Ahhh the coat!!! So happy to see it make an appearance (not happy that it’s cold enough for it to). Love!!


AJ November 26, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I ADORE this look! How did you make that huge scarf look so cute? I have a Zara scarf and I’m not sure I am going to keep it because its HUGE and I can’t figure out how to wear it!

Anyway – hope you have a fantastic Turkey Day! Good luck with the SoulCycle!!



Steph M November 26, 2013 at 11:26 pm

a little part of me just died after researching this beautiful coat, only to find out it’s sold out everywhere in my size. sad sad day.


Jenn @ hello, rigby! November 27, 2013 at 1:01 am

oh that coat is to die for! love it the most, but really this entire outfit is perfection.

hello, rigby!


Kodi November 27, 2013 at 11:48 am

Totally love this outfit! Occasionally I find an outfit that I want to replicate EXACTLY, this would be one of those. Enjoy your Thanksgiving plans!
grey et al


Katie November 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I love this look! Beautiful coat and scarf!

:) http://lovelaceglitter.com/


Olivia November 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Amazing coat!! And I love those sunglasses! Your thanksgiving plans sound awesome. :) Have fun!



Fallon Carmichael | Sage + Sparkle November 28, 2013 at 1:59 am

Love the turkey day look! The “turkey burn” classes at soul cycle sound great! Im sure by now there are no bikes available… but I’m going to still look into it.

As for the parade…. for sure an item to cross off your list! I went with my sister the first year I moved here 7 years ago, and we watched at columbus circle… which was pretty cool. Get there early and you can go inside the mall there to the top floor and watch from the windows. Not sure if they still let you, but when we went we could sit right up to the window. The view was incredible! Even better since it was raining and freezing that year!

Have fun!!!


Dr. Dad November 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Any pics coming from Parade??


Jessica Sturdy November 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

No, it was awful. All of the streets were closed so I couldn’t see anything. I would’ve had to have gotten there pretty early to get a good spot. Oh well, maybe next year!


Ang November 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Love love love this outfit!! Someone point me in the direction of where I can find this jacket!


Jessica Sturdy November 28, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Thanks Ang! Unfortunately I think the jacket is now sold out. :(


Ashley December 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

How did you make that scarf look so small?! I have the green one and it looks ginormous on me!

Please tell me your secret :)


Jessica Sturdy December 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Great question! I explained on my Instagram here –> http://instagram.com/p/hMx8mJwXBT/

Trick is to folding it like a bandana! Fold into a triangle to start, then loosely fold/roll it, and then when you go to wrap it, make sure the triangle is in front! I actually might try to do an Instagram video this afternoon since everyone is asking. :)


Monica December 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I am going to Boston, for the first time, in March and I am in love with this coat and the other black one you have posted and I was wondering where you got them! Even if they are sold out I’d still like to know. Thank you in advance :)


Jessica Sturdy December 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Hi Monica,

I always list where everything is from. Above, you will find that this coat is Calvin Klein. I purchased it from Nordstrom, which is where that link takes you.

Let me know if you have any other questions! Enjoy your trip to Boston, it’s a great city. :)


Stephanie December 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I did an extensive search on this coat. I found it on Piperlime, and it was sold out. But the next day, I checked again, and they had back in stock in a size 4. I needed a zero or a two, so my coworker bought the 4 (she got it yesterday, and wore it today–GORGEOUS). I would keep checking Piperlime to see if they restock in your size. I also found it on Carson’s, Herbergers, Yonkers, and Boston Store. If you google “calvin klein asymmetrical wool coat with zipper,” it comes up on the google shopping tab.


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