Friday, November 30, 2012

Look :: Thanksgiving Prelude

Outfit details: Boyfriend jacket - Bebe (that's a similar one, same store). Lace tank - Pink Zone. Floral shorts - Target. Watch - MK. Booties - Forever 21 (that's a similar pair, same store). Glasses - My usuals from Warby Parker. Nail polish - OPI "You Don't Know Jacques"

Well, I'm all moved in to my new place! I'll try to unpack in less than five months this time so I can post some cute photos for ya, but no promises. ;) I also have some very exciting news to share, but that'll have to wait. For now, here's what I did for Thanksgiving (finally)!

First, I want to openly admit that it's an awkward holiday for me. I pride myself on being an honest person, and this is something that's been on my heart for the past week, so I can't help but share my thoughts. From a realistic and historical standpoint, Thanksgiving celebrates the massacre of several hundred Native Americans by slaughtering millions of turkeys. I never really thought about that as a youngster because, well, who wants to dwell on death during such a happy season? Plus, I don't think anyone really explained these controversial aspects to me. At the same time, I'm glad we have a holiday in which we're meant to pause and express gratitude for all we have. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it's easy to forget how blessed we truly are. I suppose I have a mixture of feelings about the whole thing, and it makes me slightly uncomfortable. Apologies.

Anyway, the photos above were taken on Thanksgiving Eve. I went out to Universal CityWalk, a total tourist attraction, for shrimp fajitas at Hard Rock Cafe and bowling at Jillian's! Back in Michigan, this was the biggest bar night of the year -- but perhaps this isn't true for LA. I didn't notice much of a difference in how large the crowds were. If anything, even less people were out, which was fine by me; it's nice to be able to hear yourself talk sometimes.

I had to work on the day of, which I also didn't mind. I don't have any family here, but I do see my co-workers as family. :) My boss was sure to take care of us -- he offered to buy Thanksgiving dinner! Of course, the only thing open within a two-mile radius was McDonald's.

Hilarity ensued.

Also, it was so slow that the boys taught me how to throw a football. I think we had about two customers within the last four hours that we were open, so we played many great rounds of catch. Fun stuff!!


  1. looks like a fun time :) and, yeah, it's not just you who's a little put off by how thanksgiving "Started"...

  2. I know how you feel about the discomfort of the history. I feel that way about quite a few holidays but i like to look at it as creating my own history, evolving new meaning and emphasizing goodness. That's just me though :)

  3. Love your outfit!! And when I saw your nails I was totally thinking that it was OPI You Don't Know Jacques...haha. Thanksgiving was a tough one for me, I had to try not to eat too many mashed potatoes!

  4. Yeah us Indians really got the shaft on that holiday. So I see how you would have mixed feeling on that too. You look beautiful and my glad that things seem to be going your way lately.

  5. so yeah- i totally get the paradox you mentioned. I've been veg for almost twenty years and this was the first year there was NO turkey involved (mostly because I hosted) but it felt so good! anyway- its tricky. my family still after all this time thinks i'm a freak. oh well. my integrity is intact. love the lights and grateful for honest blogs like yours!


  6. I love your look and the quiff! I hope you had a good thanks giving despite the McDonalds. I kind of get the concept of being thankful on thanks giving but never knew the actual story behind it, sounds pretty grim.

  7. Glad you shared your view on Thanksgiving and your fun night out, of course love the outfit!


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