Can you believe that today is Thanksgiving? I’m scratching my head at how fast time flew by. Soon enough it’ll be the holidays, then we’ll be waltzing into the new year. Crazy, huh?
I know that there will be tons of posts on Thanksgiving, what people are thankful for, recipe ideas, and so forth – so as much as I’d like to spare you the repetition, I feel like it’s only right to make an obligatory post among this topic. Don’t you agree? But, on the bright side I will be switching it up with a mix of what I’m thankful for, my take on this holiday, and of course, my outfit!
What am I thankful for?
I’m extremely thankful for all of the people who have walked in and out of my life. Each and everyone of you has helped shape me to who I am today. I’m thankful for the good and most importantly the bad, because you can’t climb to the top without starting from the bottom. Huge thank you to all the people who have stayed and helped lift me higher when I needed it the most. Special thanks to all my supporters out there who believe in me and root for me from the sidelines. Shout out to all the haters because you all are proof that I must be doing something right. Last but not least, thank you to my family. My parents, who have provided the best for me and I couldn’t be more grateful. My best friend and partner in crime, for being by my side no matter what (and for photographing my crazy ass). My furbabies, Gunner & Lilly, who give me the most joy in the world. And finally, a small thank you to myself for staying true to what I believe in and always fighting, even when the going gets tough.
What are your feelings about Thanksgiving?
To be honest, I was never really crazy about Thanksgiving. Aside from the adored family gatherings, I wasn’t really hyped up on the food. To this very day, I still don’t fully enjoy Thanksgiving food. It may come as a shocker, but I’m not a huge fan of turkey…or stuffing, or cranberries, or bread pudding. I do love the mashed potatoes though and because of my distaste for turkey, we always get a ham! When it comes to dessert, I’m actually not a fan of anything pumpkin…and apple pie is just okay to me. You must all be wondering what the hell I like then. It’s funny, I actually grew to love pecan pie! Especially when it’s warmed. (Fun fact: I’m actually an extremely picky eater LOL but I’m working on it!) Even though I’m not a huge fan of all the food, I am still prepared for that food baby! I actually named mine Oscar, and he is very excited!
On a side note, I never really liked the idea of designating one day for all of us to suddenly appreciate and show our gratitude to everything we’re thankful for. To some degree, I do understand that this day is in celebration of everything, to bring loved ones together, and to remind us to be thankful however we should always be thankful. We shouldn’t rely on one day out of the year to appreciate kindness.
Enough Thanksgiving talk, what about this outfit?!
Alright, moving on to this fall fit, I’ve been obsessed with this lapel coat from VIPme. You can never go wrong with black and white! The addition of white really accentuates the coat to a different level, adding some more flair to a typical classic black coat. Plus, who doesn’t like a checkered pattern? I find that this pattern more closely resembles grids than checkers though.
Can you feel the monochromatic vibes? What about the minimalistic vibes? I can’t get over how simply chic and sleek this coat is. It seriously marks off both to the T and would be any fashionistas staple item. The best part is the material! I wish you all can feel it from the screen but since you can’t, the best way I can describe it is a soft, silky, and stretchy! Don’t be fooled though, because even with this thinner material, it still keeps you pretty warm. Plus, the stretchiness is a major bonus as it allows you to move more freely while still conforming to your body.
Another small detail, that I find extremely important, is the pockets! The other black coat I have has the most shallow pockets ever. I definitely stopped using it when I’m not carrying a bag because that’s the reason why I had to get a new phone. Short story, I placed my phone in my pocket and it flew out into the toilet. Lesson learned. I need a coat with roomy pockets to make sure that the contents I put in there don’t fall out when I walk and especially when I sit. It’s safe to say that this lapel coat passed the test and I’m so happy!
LOL, if you decide to pay attention to minute details, you can actually see my phone chilling on my leg. It’s actually inside the coat pocket and as you can see for yourself, the pocket is super roomy and holds it well! Being a bigger phone (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge), it’s great to know that the pockets have extra space to hold it securely. (Sorry guys, I’m not an iPhone fan, at all)
Pairing this coat with an all black outfit is one way to wear it! I’m sporting this super warm sweater from Aeropostle (they still exist?!) and high waisted jeans from Zara! Slipped on my Steve Madden OTK’s and made my way down town. I bet this coat would look amazing with an all white outfit or a monochrome mix.
With all that said, I wish you all a very happy, healthy, and food baby worthy Thanksgiving! Enjoy spending time with your loved ones or if you’re out of USA, then I hope you enjoy potatoing at home 🙂