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Happy Thanksgiving

 

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Hello Lovely Ladies and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours

Here it is. The beginning of the Holidays, and I begin to reminisce about what our Thanksgivings were like as a kid Before I get sentimental about days gone by, I thought I would bring up a show, The Middle, I watched the other day. There Thanksgiving episode had me thinking, what a great idea, the mom wearing maternity pants, or ” eat everything you can eat without bursting pants!”

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Frankie, the character decided to go out to eat with her family at one of those all you can eat places, and she had on maternity pants so she could litterally stuff herself! I was cracking up, at just the idea or thought, but how many of us wear pants on Thanksgiving? Is there a “Thanksgiving outfit” you have had for years knowing that the elastic waist pant was the only time you would be caught DEAD wearing them? Do you gravitate toward the velour tracksuit with the stretchable middle?

It would of course be no surprise that I would wear a dress or skirt. This dress was another find on Ebay, and I loved the color and the style. I never considered the comfort for Thanksgiving factor, but now you have it! I will be headed to my sister;s house for some of the Thanksgiving fare and of course, some quality vino.

Remembering our Thanksgiving as kids, we always had the kid’s table, the adult table, and would sometimes make place cards made from our hands with colored turkey feathers from construction paper. Uncles would watch football, as all the men shouted, especially my dad, loud enough for the neighbors 2 doors down to here, while, I just wanted to take a nap. Talk a bit with the relatives and go to sleep. When you think about it, it isn’t all that different now.

I do remember saying what I am thankful for, and that HAS changed.

I am thankful for my loving family and for my fur babies, Gibby and Truffles, friends I have met through this interest of mine, that my health has improved ย I am more functional than I was 7 years ago when this began. Just 7 years ago when my illness began, things were very different, and I was barely functional. One of the “blessings” was it was the reason we bought the puppies, as they are the best comfort and provide me with such joy and love. I am thankful for my medical team, as it only took me 7 years to put all my great docs together! I am also thankful for my hair. It will always be long, and not grey.( you know i had to joke a bit!)

Hope you all Enjoy the Thanksgiving Weekend!

Jess xo

Dress: Banana Republic ( Ebay) Boots : Dansko ( 4 yesrs ago, similar), brooch ( Loft), Handbag: LV

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Jean of all Trades
    December 3, 2014 at 1:46 am

    What a great autumnal palette–the orange looks great on you. And of course your red hair is the best color. Lucky for you it will never be gray ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      December 3, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Thank you! haha! no no grey for me ๐Ÿ™‚ jess xx

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    Kiki
    December 1, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Jess, orange looks so lovely on you. Vibrant and just gorgeous.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      December 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      THANK YOU Kiki! Enjoy your week, jess xx

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    cheriejamesp
    November 30, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Jess, you always pick such wonderful colors to wear. Color is so important when deciding what looks good on you and you nail it every time. I adore autumn colors. What kind of brooch is that? Feathers? Also, loving your new blog site!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 30, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Cheire, Thanks so much! Would you beleive in college I wore all black all of the time? I too love rich autumn colors. The brooch has feathers. I saw something similar at Loft beleive it or not. I hope you had a wonderful Holidwy! jess xx

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    Ada
    November 30, 2014 at 3:14 am

    WHAT A GORGEOUS WRAP DRESS AND I LOVE THAT PUMPKIN ALMOST RUST COLOR. YOU LOOK WOW!! Hope you had a Thanksgiving as amazing as you looked!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      November 30, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Glad you like the dress! I got it for a steal. I look on Ebay and Pm alot. YOU are sweet! jess xx

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    Tammy
    November 29, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Jess! Now onto the other family eating lots of food holidays! I love these boots! Xo Tammy

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      November 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Thanks Tammy. Hope you had a great Holiday. Thank you, the boots are a favorie of mine. xo jess

  • Reply
    Black Friday | Elegantly Dressed & Stylish
    November 28, 2014 at 7:02 am

    […] Hello Ladies, if you didn’t see my post from yesterday, with my orange Banana Republic wrap dress, you can check it out HERE. […]

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    carmen
    November 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Health is a great blessing and I’m happy your health has improved dear Jess! Your dress is just beautiful and the colour suits you so well, perfect for Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    โ™ฅ carmen

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      November 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Thanks so much Carmen! I am glad you like the dress Hope you had a great Holiday, jess xx

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    Claire
    November 27, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving beautiful!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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    litonkrl
    November 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Sounds say had a nice day! Yes the color of your skirt is well as well your hair.
    What is the name of the doctor and where you treatment?

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    Sabina โ€œOceanblueStyleโ€ B
    November 27, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Jess I love your pics and sooo admire them for the sunny Backgrounds and your lovely orange Outfit. you can really wear anything and no exactly what suits you. Quite the Stylist you are. Happy Thanksgiving. We are celebrating 1. of Advent this Weekend. xo Sabina @oceanblue Style

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    Dawn Lucy
    November 27, 2014 at 8:56 am

    You look fabulous, Dear! Your hair is just GORGEOUS! And what a pretty dress, great color on you … and cool boots and of course LV goes with everything! Happy Thanksgiving, pretty lady!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 27, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Hi Dawn! Oh you are sweet, I try and find the deals. I loved this from the start. and to think in college I would have never worn orange. Glad you like the outfit and enjoy your Thanksgiving with family. xo jess

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    Ashley
    November 27, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, babe!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      November 27, 2014 at 11:31 am

      thank you ! YOu too hon!!! Jess xo

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        Trina
        November 27, 2014 at 10:09 pm

        Jess, absolutely love how you styled (our twin) dress. And the color looks gorgeous on you. Hope you had a most lovely dinner.

        • Reply
          Jess Jannenga
          November 27, 2014 at 10:11 pm

          Thank you Triina! Like I said, great minds… I found this for a steal and really liked it, glad you liked my styling. We had a lovely dinner. Hope you enjoyed yours as well xo jess

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