Friday, November 23, 2012

So Thankful...

Happy Black Friday everyone! 

Hope that a wonderful and filling Thanksgiving was had by all. 

I also hope that everyone had a fun, successful, and safe Black Friday. 

I have so many things to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving break...

1.) I got to spend a wonderful break with my family at home. It was a memorable Turkey Day as I chowed down on yummy food, lost the annual Girls v. Boys Trivial Pursuit game (sniff sniff), almost got killed in the Black Friday shopping as the Gingrich Girls trekked out last night to score the bargains, and enjoyed being with my crazy and wonderful family. 

2.) Amy and I found out on Tuesday before we left for break that we officially have a house to move into for next year!! We are so very excited and have been hoping that we would get to be a part of this house for awhile. We will be living with amazing girls, so to say that we are pumped is an understatement! 

3.) This blog has been such a great thing for me since I started it approximately 8 months ago; I thought it would just be a fun thing to do, to look back at all the different things I wore, but it has become so much more than that. It really has been become an important aspect of my life. Someone told me that I should just shut it down, but that idea just made me really sad, and I knew that I couldn't do that. 

These pictures were taken as a part of my digital photography class for our "self-portrait" section (thus the reason I have some items that symbolize me in these shots). However, I also knew that I wanted to take these pictures like I would any other outfit photos, because it has turned into a big part of who I am. 

4.) Finally, although I could go on for awhile about the amazing people I have in my life that I'm so thankful for, to save time I have to say that I am thankful for this suit. That sounds slightly silly, but I just love it. 

First off, it really is an amazing vintage piece that I bought  when I was visiting Melanie in NYC. She is a manager at an amazing consignment shop in Long Island and falls in love with a lot of the vintage pieces there, collecting a lot of pieces, even some that aren't her size. 

She told me that I had to try it on and this is pretty much what went down: 

M: Laura, this is your size! Try it on! 

L: I don't know, Mel, this shirt looks sort of weird and cropped. I don't think it will fit me right...and that skirt looks so small. I have hips, Melanie. Besides aiding in the birthing process (or so I'm told), they hinder some clothing options. 

M: Laura...just try it on. 

L: My ass looks DAMN GOOD. (Please excuse, as my mother would state it, my 'unlady-like' language.) 

In high school, I would have NEVER worn anything that would have showed off my curves in such a 'Mad Men-like' way; I just wanted to be able to fit into Hollister jeans and pull off American Eagle T-shirts. 

Now I'm so thankful, not only that I have friend that umm, looks out for my bum, but also that I have the confidence to wear this for working on a Saturday.*

*Although, wearing the heels for nine hours was a bad life choice. 

Sweater - Thrifted 
Necklace - Thrifted 
Shoes - Yard Sale 
Purse - Grandma's 
Les Mis Mug - Thrifted (original post here)  
Brethren Paperweight - Thrifted 
Pride and Prejudice - Graduation gift from my cousin 

Have a great rest of your holiday weekend everyone! 




Buttons Apart said...

Cute outfit! You look lovely :)

Sita xx

Erica said...

Swordface, I love this outfit. Cute post. Miss you!

Unknown said...

This is my absolute fav look on you so far! Love look super skinny..this is very flattering on you. I love these pics they are beautiful the lighting is perfect, and so is the coloring. I have those same shoes!

Unknown said...

The last pic is my should make it your pic!

AnchorsandHoney said...

Love this outfit!!

Katie Aman said...

Vavavoom! That is one great suit on you. I love the two-toned color and it fits you like a dream. You are beautiful! :)

Unknown said...

Love your necklace :) Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Callie - Coffee and Cardigans said...

Oh, I love this! The skirt is a darling neutral and I love the shades you blue that you paired with it. The heels give the look a really cute vintage vibe, but yes, sometimes they just aren't comfortable anymore after hours of wearing them! Hope you had a wonderful holiday, Laura!


Unknown said...

You look so sweet and pretty!
maybe you wanna follow each other? :)
let me know! xoxo

noraaradi said...

Nice photos! You look stunning!

Dus of Cuddly Cacti said...

aww that'd be sad to just shut it down, glad you'd find it sad as well! & glad you have so much to be thankful for & esp that you have your house already, i know that can get tricky at college, what a sweet post! great vintage look as well!

MILEX said...


Marisa Noelle said...

I love this outfit Laura - so classically elegant :) Glad you had a fantastic Thanksgiving and hooray! for getting the house you wanted! Sounds like one lovely week to me! xo Marisa

Veronika Novotny said...

Aw, it's so great having a blog right?! Don't ever shut it down - it's way too much fun. And, I absolutely love this pencil skirt you look adorable as always. xo

Unknown said...

That style of dress looks great on you! Love it!

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