What Melania Trump wore her 44th week as first lady — for pardoning turkeys and Christmas decorating

What Melania Trump wore her 44th week as first lady — for pardoning turkeys and Christmas decorating
Melania Trump listens as her husband speaks during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony Evan Vucci/AP
Melania Trump listens as her husband speaks during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony Evan Vucci/AP

This past week was filled with many classic White House traditions for Melania Trump. She got to participate in the pardoning of some turkeys, greet the White House Christmas tree and give back a little during her Thanksgiving holiday in Florida too.

Trump’s been dressing with the season, wearing lots of holiday-appropriate plaid and autumnal tones.

This is what she wore:

Monday, Nov. 20: A plaid coat for welcoming the White House Christmas tree

Melania Trump and son, Barron, receiving the Christmas tree
Melania Trump and son, Barron, receiving the Christmas tree Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Before Melania Trump could oversee the complete overhaul and decoration of the White House for the holidays, there of course needed to be a giant Christmas tree.

Melania Trump outside the White House
Melania Trump outside the White House Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Last Monday, Trump welcomed the 19-and-a-half-foot-tall Balsam fir to the White House in a festive blue and red outfit, comprised of skinny jeans, high black leather boots by Victoria Beckham, a red turtleneck by Ralph Lauren and a blue and red plaid coat by Calvin Klein.

Tuesday, Nov. 21: An animal-friendly designer for pardoning turkeys

Melania Trump with her son and husband, speaking at the annual turkey pardoning
Melania Trump with her son and husband, speaking at the annual turkey pardoning Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Trump’s husband participated in the tradition of the president pardoning a few turkeys, and to that event, she wore a designer known for being animal-friendly.

Dressed in autumnal tones, with a rusty orange turtleneck and a brown skirt (which appeared to be leather, ironically), Trump wore a floral coat overtop designed by Stella McCartney, who’s vowed to be as environmentally and animal-friendly as possible, never using fur or real leather in her designs.

Melania Trump, after her husband pardoned some turkeys
Melania Trump, after her husband pardoned some turkeys Jim Watson/Getty Images

Fitting.

Thursday, Nov. 23: A pink gingham repeat for serving Thanksgiving dinner

Melania Trump and her husband with members of the U.S. Coast Guard at Station Lake Worth Inlet in Riviera Beach, Florida
Melania Trump and her husband with members of the U.S. Coast Guard at Station Lake Worth Inlet in Riviera Beach, Florida Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

On Thanksgiving Day, Trump did her part to give back and served dinner to U.S. Coast Guard members stations in Riviera Beach, Florida, which is close to Mar-a-Lago, where the family spent the holiday weekend.

The outfit Trump opted for for this was very casual, with slim black pants, a baseball cap (a favorite casual Melania look at this point) and the pink gingham J.Crew shirt she first wore back in August.

You can see previous recaps of what Melania Trump wore here.