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7 Turkey Friendly Tops

If you're scrambling to put together an outfit for today that's stylish yet allows you to breathe after you've ingested unholy amounts of turkey and pumpkin pie, here are 7 forgiving tops to give you some ideas. Your belly will thank you.

Lauren Conrad at ShopStyle

1. Dramatic sleeves on this dolman sweater make a big statement—and take the focus away from your not-so-small tummy. Lc Lauren Conrad Dolman Sweater, sale $28 at

Lauren Conrad at ShopStyle

2. This kimono top is the ultimate disguise for expanding waistlines with its distracting yet glamorous sleeves and low neckline. Lc Lauren Conrad Kimono Top, sale $33 at

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

3. Here's a casual top that's unique enough to garner compliments, yet generous enough through the midsection to ensure you can eat to your heart's content. Pleated Knit Top, $19.99 at

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

4. An empire waist plus ditsy floral print equals cute coverage. Ditsy Floral Blouse, $21.99 at

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

5. Nothing distracts the eye quite like flashing, glittery sequins! Wear it with flats, jeans and a cardi for the big family gathering, then slip into heels for clubbing later. Sequin A-Line Top, $21.99 at

Ann Taylor Loft at ShopStyle

6. A gorgeous ruffle-detail collar will draw eyes up, up and away from so-called "problem areas." Ruffle Front Top, $44.50 at

INC International Concepts at ShopStyle

7. A classic tunic top exudes elegance, not to mention it's ridiculously flattering on all figures! INC International Concepts Top, Embroidered Bell Sleeve Kurta, sale $44.25 at

My New Frye-Inspired Boots from Target

As holidays with my family now involve three energetic dogs and two adorable nephews under the age of 6, not to mention unpredictable Chicago weather, my uniform for looking presentable yet comfortable involves boots, skinnies and tunic sweaters. Simple, functional, stylish. The newest addition to said boot arsenal is the Mossimo Supply Co. Katherine Leather Engineer Boot ($49.99), which my sister managed to find for me in-store after I waited too long and they sold out online. Sis, I owe you one!! I love these boots. These boots are made for walkin'. Rugged, tough, timeless. They will require some breaking in but so far, I love wearing them. Anyone else score a pair of these?

The Look for Less: Style Portfolio Sequin Lapel Jacket


Style Portfolio's "Victoria" Sequin Lapel Tuxedo Jacket is the perfect piece to turn all your usual outfits into party-worthy looks. Seriously, toss it over a white tee and jeans, add heels and go. Or, wear it over an LBD with opaque tights for a sleek, updated evening look.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Love 21's Sequin Lapel Jacket will transform the ordinary into the extraordinary at a fraction of the cost. Pick up yours for $29.80 at

Inspired By: Aigle Jumping Boots

Aigle at ShopStyle

Move over Hunter: There's another cool rain boot brand on the scene (technically, they've been on the scene since 1853…) called Aigle. Skip lightly through puddles in these Aigle Jumping Boots, $199 at

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

These classic boots at Charlotte Russe kinda reminded me of the Aigles because of the two-tone coloration. Give them a try for just $34.99 at