Thanksgiving Outfit & What I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!! To all my American readers; today is Thanksgiving here in Canada. It’s so nice to have a long weekend and I am so thankful for it. Before I get into things I’m thankful for though; let’s talk about this outfit! I love the colors in this outfit for a thanksgiving outfit (some outfit inspiration for all of you American’s with your thanksgiving just a few weeks away). I also love though that this outfit is perfect for any fall day.


corduroy olive dress // similar tie neck blouse // OTK boots (on sale!) // sunglasses

I mentioned in my fall fashion trends post that I am loving the trend of pinafore dresses for fall/winter. But what I also have found myself doing a lot lately is wearing blouses, turtlenecks and long sleeve shirts under not just pinafores, but under any dresses. It’s a more unique way to layer for fall.

As soon as I saw this olive green corduroy dress, I knew it would be perfect to wear with a top underneath. For this thanksgiving outfit I wanted something a bit dressier, so I went with a classic tie neck bow blouse. For a more casual look though I’ve also worn it with a cream colored turtleneck; which would also make a great thanksgiving outfit.

My boots are ones I bought during the Nordstrom anniversary sale two years ago! That, in my opinion, is a testament to the quality and ‘classic style’ of these boots; I wore them all last fall/winter and definitely will be wearing them again a lot this year. I’ve found them for you at Nordstrom Rack, on sale for 60% off!! These are well worth a buy if you are in the market for new boots this season. They also come in three other colors (black, brown and cognac) all of which would be perfect for fall.

What I like about these OTK boots that is different than many of the other pairs I have is the looser fit at the top. Don’t get me wrong; I am all about the classic black suede tight over the knee boot that we are seeing everywhere this season, but it’s a nice change to have a looser fitting boot – plus it’s slimming/flattering! Also the stitching detail on these boots is just gorgeous (and a perfect addition to my Thanksgiving outfit!)

Alright, on to some Thanksgiving ramblings haha. As you may know my family lives across the country from me, so I don’t get to see them that often. I am really lucky though that my best friend Sarah’s family is like a second family to me and they always open their home to me on holidays. Last night I went to Sarah’s parents for a huge thanksgiving dinner which was so delicious and we had so much fun. It was extra special because Sarah is moving to Australia (for the second time) in about a week, so every opportunity I have to spend with her is great.

My sister Sarah (yes it is confusing to have a best friend and a sister with the same name… just in case you were wondering haha) is in town today with her kids so I get to see them today for a bit which I am beyond excited about. We were hoping to take the kids to the pumpkin patch but my niece is under the weather so I think we’re just going to do breakfast instead. I’m happy I at least get to see them; even if only briefly!

Alright on to my list of things I am thankful for. Every Thanksgiving I do like to take the opportunity to sit down (usually with a disturbingly large mug of pumpkin flavored coffee lol) and reflect and write out a list of some things I am thankful for. It can be easy to fall into a pattern of running through the motions of your day and forgetting the little things you are so lucky to have. Thanksgiving is a great time to slow down and think of things you are grateful for.

For any curious parties, here is the list of things I wrote out last night that I am thankful for:

Things I’m Thankful For Right Now (Thanksgiving List):

1. My Nieces & Nephews:
My little munchkins are pretty much the top of every list about being thankful or grateful. I am so lucky to have so many great little kids in my life; and they bring me more joy than anything else in the world. I am so thankful for them.

2. My Career:
Being a criminal lawyer can be really emotionally exhausting, but I am thankful for my career. The challenges are numerous, but the ability to help people, the fast-faced environment, and the control I have over my work and my days is something that I am immeasurably thankful for.

3. My Voice:
I am really thankful – especially the past two years with the political climate in America – that I have a voice and have the ability to speak up for social justice issues and women’s rights. I am well aware of the many privileges I have been given in this life and I am thankful that I am in a position where I can speak up and help where I can.

4. My Travels:
This year alone I’ve been to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, The Netherlands, New York, LA ( a bunch), & Portland. I’m thankful I’ve been able to travel so much!

5. My Health!
I get sick a lot. Because I was a premature baby (doctors didn’t think I would survive) my immune system is terrible. It’s a really common symptom in premies- it seems there’s a connection with gestational time and the ability of people to fight of illness – and so I am sick a lot. In 2018 (so far) I’ve already been on antibiotics 5 times and hospitalized twice. The good that comes from this is that I am learning to be better at appreciating my health when I do have it. I am thankful every day that I wake up without any illness!

6. Halo Top Dairy Free Ice Cream
I know it may seem ridiculous but you guys I am SO thankful that this low calorie ice cream brand finally made a non-dairy version (I’m allergic to dairy) and seriously this stuff is amazing. Major thankful points going Halo Top’s direction haha.

7. Makeup
Again, fully aware this may sound ridiculous, but I am so thankful for makeup! I know some people look at makeup as a chore, but I love playing with makeup. And I love that if I feel crappy about my skin one day, makeup exists and can make me feel better about it.

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  1. passion fruit, paws and peonies October 8, 2018 / 12:57 am

    I enjoyed reading your post – I learnt more about you – thanks for sharing that. Love your pinafore dress – really cute. Sorry to hear you get so sick. So impressive that you still are able to have such a challenging career. Keep using your voice – now more than ever xx Maria

    • Lee October 8, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      Aw thank you! It’s always a bit uncomfortable sharing personal life etc. on a blog, so I’m glad you liked reading it. And thank you so much 🙂

  2. Maureen October 8, 2018 / 3:36 am

    This outfit rocks! Love that it is dressy but also not formal. It is a fun look that is perfect for get togethers. This is a great list of what you are thankful for and like you said it’s easy to take things for granted. Reflecting on all the small and big things in our life is a good way to keep reminding us of how good we have it. Wishing you a beautiful week ahead and happy Monday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Lee October 8, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      Thank you so much Maureen! Hope you have a great week ahead as well <3

  3. Kasi October 8, 2018 / 5:51 am

    You look so cute! Definitely the perfect Thanksgiving look!

    • Lee October 8, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you so much!

  4. Torey October 8, 2018 / 11:49 am

    I love this outit! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving!

    • Lee October 8, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks Torey!! <3

  5. Chi Efobi October 8, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    This outfit is a dream, I love the layering. Done soo well!

    • Lee October 8, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      Aw thank you so much!

  6. houseofsequins October 8, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am loving your suede outfit and those stunning OTK boots! The creative wheels are churning from your inspiration as I prepare for Thanksgiving in America!

    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    xoxo Sarah

    • Lee October 8, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you Sarah! And I’m so glad you’ve got some outfit inspo for Thanksgiving!

  7. Megan October 8, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    That is the cutest Thanksgiving outfit. You have so much to be thankful for.

    • Lee October 9, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Aw thanks Megan!

  8. Ruth October 8, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Oh my gosh those OTK boots are so cute! I love the jumper and how you layered it as well. You will be adorable for Thanksgiving!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Lee October 9, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much!!<3

  9. Rachel Kennedy October 9, 2018 / 6:24 am

    Tall boots with a mini dress is my favorite Summer-Fall transitional outfit! Best of both worlds!

    • Lee October 9, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      I totally agree!

  10. Mandy October 9, 2018 / 7:24 am

    Love learning more about you, girl! Also I’m obsessed with this dress and blouse combo! Gorgeous

    • Lee October 9, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      Aw thank you Mandy!!

  11. Liz October 9, 2018 / 8:02 am

    Aw I love this post! I hope you had the best Thanksgiving!!

    • Lee October 9, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks Liz!

  12. Sara October 9, 2018 / 9:38 am

    First, I love this gorgeous green dress! And I, too, am thankful for Halo Top haha I recently just discovered Halo Top and am hooked!

    • Lee October 9, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Thank you! And haha right! it is so delicious; I am such a fan.

  13. Danielle October 9, 2018 / 11:21 am

    I love all of the earthy tones in your outfit. I always forget how early Canadian Thanksgiving is! Hope you enjoyed celebrating 🙂

    xx, Danielle | http://www.pineappleandprosecco.com

    • Lee October 9, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you so much! and haha ya it’s a full 5 weeks before yours; so nuts!

  14. RunningInHeels October 9, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! I love your holiday outfit! Thank you for sharing what you are thankful for!

    • Lee October 9, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much for reading!

  15. Laura October 10, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! Love your outfit. Those boots are so cute and I love how you layered your bow blouse under your dress.

    xo, Laura

    • Lee October 10, 2018 / 11:59 pm

      Thank you so much Laura!

    • Lee October 11, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Aw thank you so much !

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