Literally Counting My Blessings

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Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings

For close to 10 years now, the idea of counting my blessings has been a very tangible concept for me. The ritual of writing down blessing by blessing & saying thanks for even the smallest of things is a process near & dear to my heart. Even though it’s a ritual I truly love, it’s something that quickly becomes forgotten during the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Then, my husband made a speech at our wedding (see it here) in which he mentioned that in that moment, on our wedding day, he found himself literally counting his blessings. Hearing him say that really sparked in me a desire to be better about making this small ritual of gratitude each day more of a priority. I’ve kept the same gratitude journal for the past 8 years & I’ve decided to read through it again & make more of an effort to keep it up.


Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings

Bits From My List

10. The ability to be quiet & listen

13. Laughter

23. Pretty desserts

27. Children copying art at the Guggenheim 

47. Injury causes me to rest

52. Warm quilt to cuddle up in

56. Nice waiters in long white aprons at Le Pain Quotidien

57. Perfect foam swirl in coffee

73. Outfit compliments

82. Memories captured by cameras

89. Variety

99. Sparkles

107. Swaying trees in the OK wind

116. Fearless singing

130. Crisp fall air

137. Chips & queso feel like home

141. Yogi tea inspiration

144. Honesty between friends

145. Written encouragement from old journals

147. Clarity in writing

161. Smiles from Ben through the window

173. Unexpected friends

177. Lipstick on cups

178. Living in a gorgeous city


Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all are having a lovely thanksgiving & are spending some great time with loved ones. Seeing as though this holiday season can be quite crazy & a bit “go, go, go”, I challenge you to remember to actively take the time to be thankful for the little things around you. Be beauty seekers. If you feel like you need a bit more inspiration on this topic of gratitude & beauty seeking, I highly recommend you read the book, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I would even say it’s my very favorite book! A perfect easy read for this holiday season.


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Outfit Details

Burgundy Wrap Dress, Pink Sweater, Cape Coat, Knot Headband, Ballet Flats, Gloves, Lipstick


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What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

It’s The Holiday Season

November is here & holiday season is in full swing. This time of year brings holiday parties & events as well as lots time with family & friends. Being the planner at heart that I am, I’ve already started putting together outfits for occasions I’ll be attending over the next couple of months. Doing this really eases any stress about what to wear or wondering if I even have anything to wear. Also, if anything should come up out of the blue, I’ll already have cute & festive outfits at the ready.

Thanksgiving is a big event coming this month. I know sometimes it can be hard to know what to wear or what to bring to these gatherings. On the one hand, you want to look cute & put together, especially if you are seeing people you don’t get to see everyday, & on the other hand, you don’t want to look over-dressed or uncomfortable. Here’s what I’m going to wear & bring to Thanksgiving this year.


What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

“But What Would I Wear?”

It seems as though everyone experiences similar sentiments about finding the right outfit as the Grinch sometimes. (see here) If you know me, I always tend to lean on the slightly over-dressed side, but this year I think I have found the perfect look that combines function & fashion.

At the end of summer, when I started to plan ahead for fall content, I knew my wardrobe was in desperate need of one item: a camel turtleneck. I searched everywhere to find the perfect quality piece at the right price. Finally, I found this gorgeous top at J. Crew. Unfortunately it was backordered for a while, but it’s finally here & is indeed just the thing my wardrobe needed.

My Look

This camel turtleneck is perfectly paired with this Chicwish floral skirt for a flattering & feminine silhouette. You guys know I love a good silhouette! The classic cut of this skirt as well as the metallic thread that runs throughout the fall toned florals, elevates the look of the whole outfit. Not only does this outfit look good, it is also cozy enough to curl up on the couch under a blanket to watch the parade or a football game, take a post-Thanksgiving meal nap, or to toss an apron overtop & bake a pie in the kitchen in.

You can really go so many different ways with accessories & layers with an outfit like this. For me, I always love wearing my trench coat on Thanksgiving. I don’t know why, but it’s a thing for me. Then I added some faux fur for warmth & extra style. To keep with the classic & comfortable vibes, I felt that sticking to a neutral pair of ballet flats was the way to go, but this look could also be worn with a pair of boots for added warmth.


What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

Outfit Details

Camel Turtleneck, Fall Floral Skirt, Ballet Flats, Trench Coat, Faux Fur


What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

Get Creative With Your Dish

I’ve been completely inspired by floral cakes as of late, so I thought why not use some creativity & bring something beautiful & tasty to Thanksgiving this year. Now you definitely don’t have to make a cake, but let me challenge you to get a bit creative this year. Put your own spin on a classic dish, or just go the extra mile to add a lovely visual to the thing you want to bring to your Thanksgiving feast. Put a little bit of you into your creation. Not only will others love it, but I guarantee you’ll enjoy preparing it.


What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

What are you making for Thanksgiving this year? Do you have your outfit planned yet?


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