I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Did anyone travel for the holiday? I traveled home to Peoria on Monday afternoon and have been home ever since- reading, napping, and catching up with friends and family.
Ten years ago my family moved from Vancouver, BC to the Peoria area- a move that was difficult, but a move with outcomes that I appreciate greatly. One of the outcomes of this move, which I am very thankful for, is the opportunity to build relationships with family members who I used to see only once every three or four years. Now that I live in St. Louis, I only get to see them once or twice a month- but the time that I spend with them is very dear to me. And that is why I like holidays like Thanksgiving- because I get to spend time (quality time) with family.
Here I am with my cousins Liz and Kim at my grandparents' house
My cousin Matt, my cousin Liz, my Aunt Shelly, my Aunt Mary, me, and my Grandma
While fashion isn't an essential concern for family gatherings (well, with a few exceptions), or even for Thanksgiving, I like to put together outfits for occasions such as these. Not because I have to, not because I am supposed to- but because I like the mood and the anticipation that dressing up creates. Do you know what I mean? A cute outfit is like foreshadowing- it's like saying "hey- something important is about to happen"- and what could be more important than spending time with loved ones?
People who make us feel a bit crazy at times:
This Thanksgiving, and every day of the year, I am thankful for the precious and powerful relationships I have with people in my life. People who continue to teach me about love, about grace, about laughter, and yes- even about fashion.
Here are the retail details:
White Rhinestone Headband: J. Crew
Necklace: Juicy Couture (on Market St. in San Francisco)
Light Blue Tee: Banana Republic
Winter White Cardigan: Abercrombie & Fitch (I recommend hand-washing this cardi)
Charcoal Skinny Belt: Ann Taylor
Navy Blue Draped Skirt: Anthropologie
Raspberry Tights: Hue
Brownish-Olivey Jeweled Flats: Via Spiga