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.
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.
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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