Thanksgiving Recaps

Nov 26, 2012

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Oh this four day weekend was just what I needed. Any and all flat surfaces covered with food, autumn leaves and feathers hung as decorations across every room, and plenty of laughter and lots of hugs. That kind of rest does a body good.

But now it's back to the grind! But before I went to bed yesterday and started to feel those first pangs of the Monday blues, I made myself close my eyes and list all the things I was currently thankful for.  My mom's smile when we gave her flowers, burnt orange table cloths, my brother's giggly laugh, the feel of Marc's arm around my shoulder, the smell of nutmeg, the way my family criss-crossed against each other on the couch while watching a movie, the happy pink and green streamers hanging in our kitchen for my mom's birthday. And with that I fell asleep, just as happy as I was on Thursday.

What are some things you're thankful for? Let's focus on the positive this week :)

Dress- vintage
Necklace- J Crew
Belt- thrifted
Tights- Marshalls
Boots- Macys




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  1. what a lovely dress!!! :)

    Love, Maria
    www.imavintagebee.blogspot.com

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  2. You definitely rock that hair style. xoxo

    the109block.blogspot.com

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  3. What a beautiful dress! The print is lovely and the belt looks great with it. Your hair looks so nice worn up! And my parents are coming up to visit me for the next few days, so that's what I'm thankful for :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. aw Jen, have fun being with your parents!

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  4. Your hair is so pretty here!

    Your list of things to be thankful is so sweet :) We don't have Thanksgiving here :( Sounds like such a lovely time of the year!

    Carmen Ri.

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  5. Love your hair like this! Glad you enjoyed your thanksgiving break!

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  6. Oh my love, look at you all dolled up in a vintage delight! I LOVE this look on you, it is so simple and classic and snazzy and beautiful and eep I seriously am gushing here. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. I'm thankful for my family, my extended family, pine trees and left over turkey in sandwiches with hummus. I'm still riding on my relaxing weekend today and feel happy and lucky.

    xomando

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    1. mmmm turkey sandwiches with hummus and pine trees- i'm stealing those and putting them on my list ;)

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  7. the print in that dress is amazing, and your undo is stunning! I'm so thankful for my camera, health, home, and family, and for this beautiful world!

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  8. oh that is so lovely - what a perfect list. i am thankful for so many things! i am thankful to host thanksgiving again this year. i am thankful that a special guest was there whom i have missed for a long time. i am thankful for my sweet little boys of course ; )

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  9. Girl LOVE those boots! I just ordered a simliar pair in a camel color; can't wait until they come in the mail!

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  10. You look so pretty and ladylike! Love this look on you so much!

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  11. You look so lovely!
    Btw, your new hairstyle amazing beauty!

    xx
    Christina Klein
    http://bychristina.blogspot.com/

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  12. You look like you belong in a movie! LOve how you look. The dress is beautiful and the touch of mint is just perfect. Oh! and the up do looks wonderful on you.

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  13. so cute! it was hard for me too this morning but i made myself a note last night to remember to be thankful and it helped :D xoRachel

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  14. that is the most PERFECT thanksgiving dress!! :)

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  15. oh I truly love this list of happy thanksgiving memories! all so joyful and family-oriented.
    you've got a way with words :)

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  16. This dress is lovely and I absolutely love your hair like this. So stunning Marlen!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  17. You look lovely and the idea you describe here reminds me of one of my favorite songs "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep."

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    1. I haven't heard the song, but I'm loving the phrase. I'm pretty sure that'll come into my head the next time this happens :)

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  18. I LOVE this dress and necklace together so much! They compliment so well!
    And don't you look demure with your hair like that! "She's a Lady" is playing in my head right now.

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    1. I should have my brother follow me around with speakers and have that playing. we can make your vision into REALITY haha

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  19. Ha-cha, Megan Draper! Actually, I don't really know if she'd wear her hair like that?? What I'm trying to get across is: THE BACK UH YO HEAD IS RIDIKKULUS!
    Oh Lord, there are just too many layers of pop culture going on here. Whatever. I like your hair.
    Also, Marlen, your comments always make me so super happy! Yaaaaay.

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    1. hahah this literally made me laugh out loud

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  20. Marlen. YOUR HAIR. Can you wear it like this everyday? You look stunning! This whole look is prim perfection. I love how much you have to be thankful for, this post is lovely.

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    1. i'd totally want to wear it like this everyday! but i dont think i can muster the will to wake up earlier to whip it into this haha #lazybones

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  21. I love this outfit! The dress and tights are so great and your hair is amazing :). What a sweet post! It's great that you had a relaxing weekend :) thanksgiving is so great..I love food and family !

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  22. Marlen there is something so old hollywood about you (especially this outfit and the hairdo) and I love it:)!

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    1. thank you! that's definitely the look i was going for :)

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  23. i am definitely thankful for family -and am glad to have all my family in one place again! and i love this dress on you - it's a really good color/print with your hair color! very autumnal
    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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