Saturday, November 30, 2013

Give Thanks


Happy belated thanksgiving everyone! After three weeks in California, I'm back home just in time for Thanksgiving. It feels good to be back home. I'd love to say that I wore this outfit on Thanksgiving but that would be a lie. My family is very casual and doesn't dress up for the holidays. But if we did, this is what I'd wear.

This Thanksgiving, my heart and stomach were full. I was constantly surrounded by people I loved the entire day. In the morning, I spent time with my church family by delivering thanksgiving meals to low-income families that we prepped the night before. In the afternoon, my dad's side of the family came over to eat, laugh and play games together. And in the evening, my mother, sister and I were gladiators and shopped six hours to find the best Black Friday deals. It was a crazy but wonderful day. I can't wait to do it all over again next year!

One of the reasons why I love Thanksgiving is because of it's meaning behind the holiday - to be thankful. This year, I am thankful for my family. With my dad always working and my sister away in college, my family is always apart. But the holidays bring my family together. Being in the presence of my whole family was the highlight of my week. I could go on and on about what I am thankful for because God has blessed me with many, many things. Family is just one of them.

If you could remember one thing during the holiday season, I hope it's this: It is easy to get caught up in school, in work, in life to forget about the many blessings that we have. I hope that Thanksgiving day is not the only day that everyone give thanks. This video says it all: I highly encourage you to watch this amazing two minute video. It's a great reminder that "giving thanks is more than a holiday, it's how people live."
Sweater: J.Crew
Dress: Forever 21
Boots: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Kate Spade

Photography by: Ryan Yanagihara


  1. I want that purse! I think it'd be awesome in a bright color. Love to hear that your family was together for the holidays, I wish I could be home!

  2. Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I must say, you look absolutely lovely for the occasion! Love how soft and feminine this outfit is!
    That said, I'm happy to hear that you spent the holiday surrounded by loved ones. Thanks for linking the video - it's so heartwarming :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  3. Happy bleated Thanksgiving! You look so beautiful in these photos! And I totally agree with the last quote. It's so true!