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THT- Shopping My Closet for Thanksgiving


This week begins the festivities, and I decided to shop my closet for what to wear for Thanksgiving


I’ve talked about my condition, (Pudendal Neuralgia that is) and currently cannot wear jeans or trousers as it irritates the nerve. My trousers are looking rather lonely, as several pairs were purchased for the trip to Italy. They just have to hang out some more and be a bit patient. Typically, I would wear a dress at Thanksgiving anyhow, as, who wants to wear pants or jeans and have to unbutton the button or wish they would have worn something looser.

I have many memories of Thanksgiving and having all of us around the large dining room table, ready to partake in the Feast.

My mom cooking all day and starting the turkey early on. No giblets, please! Dad helping out in the kitchen with the side dishes. ( I miss him!) and saying prayer before we ate or going around the table saying what we were thankful for.

Even though this year will be different, I will still be counting my blessings and think of all I have and remain grateful. We won’t be able to go to my moms in Pittsburgh this year, as 8 hours in a car is not possible for me at the moment. Heck, I sit for even 2 hours, and I am paying for it the next day. So, it will be a quiet one at home with a friend, my husband and I, and the pups.

We’ll still have our own Feast, with leftovers for the week, I’m sure. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without leftovers, right?

We are having smoked turkey breast, corn pudding, sweet potatoes, asparagus and homemade cranberry sauce. I am sure pumpkin pie has to be on the menu.

The Outfit- I Shopped My Closet

This is one such outfit I would wear on Thanksgiving- a dark floral dress, with a pumpkin-colored duster. A pair of my favorite boots with the mesh design. The brooch is vintage.

I have been doing more shopping secondhand this year and was thrilled to donate older or “not my style anymore” clothes to Susan Kanoff’s business, Uncommon Goods, where clothing is donated to help lower income ladies get into the workforce. I much preferred this over Goodwill.

I have talked alot about Poshmark, on the blog, and I find it quite fun to be on the “hunt” for a deal or find something I had been wanting for a great price, knowing I am shopping secondhand.

So, I go through the closet each season to see what is not my style, and what I am not wearing. I purge those things and may add “needed” items where there are “holes”.

So, I knew I want to wear a dress, and thought that of course, the pumpkin-colored duster would be apropos!

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


dress c/o Karina Dresses ( similar,

pumpkin duster – Target  ( option)

clutch JJ Winters  ( option)

booties c/o Cecelia NY

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  • Alexandra
    Posted at 00:42h, 01 December Reply

    I love dark florals for Fall! Beautiful and cheerful but with an added coziness.

  • Rena
    Posted at 09:55h, 28 November Reply

    I just love your style and it’s made me put a little more effort into looking my best when I go out. Always look forward to what you are wearing!

  • Cat Coluccio
    Posted at 14:06h, 27 November Reply

    Your outfit is lovely, (as usual lol) and I hear you on not being able to travel, due to the flare up it causes. Big hugs and glad that you were still able to have a lovely Thanksgiving with your immediate family.

  • Hilda Smith
    Posted at 09:32h, 27 November Reply

    Jess I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving despite not being able to visit your mum. But you have to look after your health. Love your dress and duster. xxx

  • Nipa | Fashionipa
    Posted at 21:27h, 25 November Reply

    Love your dress and cardigan combo, Jess. Sorry you weren’t able to travel to see your mom, but it sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving with many blessings. Wishing you better health soon. xo Nipa

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 11:38h, 25 November Reply

    I love this outfit on you, Jess. Have an amazing thanksgiving, The menu you have planned sounds delicious. Enjoy!
    Alison xx

  • Maureen
    Posted at 09:25h, 25 November Reply

    It’s a bummer you won’t be able to visit your mom this Thanksgiving but yes, there’s still a lot to be thankful for. I love that you shopped your closet for this beautiful outfit. It’s the perfect look but also goes beyond the holiday. I also love the cause of Uncommon Goods and what they stand for. I’ll have to check them out as we only have a Goodwill in our neck of the woods!

    Maureen |

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 08:08h, 25 November Reply

    I love your long cardigan, the colour is gorgeous! Sorry you couldn’t see your mom this Thanksgiving but I hope you had a great day at home.

    Emma xxx

  • Lovely
    Posted at 00:06h, 24 November Reply

    This is a beautiful outfit! Love your booties.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 19:51h, 23 November Reply

    A beautiful outfit, Jess! I love the pumpkin duster. We are having a small Thanksgiving as well. My mom, my husband and myself. It’s all good. Happy Thanksgiving!


  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:11h, 23 November Reply

    What a gorgeous outfit!! I love shopping my closet too 🙂 It’s fun to come up with new combos! So sorry to hear that you cannot travel this year but I hope that you still have the most amazing Thanksgiving!!


  • Jennifer
    Posted at 08:07h, 23 November Reply

    I love this outfit so much! The colour of your cardigan is gorgeous. Perfect for fall.

    Curated by Jennifer

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 07:09h, 23 November Reply

    This is a gorgeous Thanksgiving outfit, Jess! I love the dark floral and the pumpkin cardigan. Such great colors on you. I also love that you have donated your unwanted clothes to Uncommon Goods! That is so wonderful. I am sorry that you are unable to travel this holiday season, but I hope your pups and your people make it a super special Thanksgiving anyway!


  • Gail
    Posted at 01:34h, 23 November Reply

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Jess, even though it wil be quieter than usual. We have a similar charity to Susan Kanoff’s where you donate business clothes to help women at job interviews. I’m planning to send my work wear x

  • Shauna
    Posted at 21:32h, 22 November Reply

    This look is beautiful! I love the color of your sweater – so holidayish! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving! xo


  • jodie
    Posted at 18:33h, 22 November Reply

    I just love how you enjoy preloved items Jess. Your style is always so beautiful and I wish you a wonderful day even if it’s not with your mom.

  • Mica Away From Blue
    Posted at 17:24h, 22 November Reply

    That dress and duster are such a nice combination together! Sorry you are in so much pain, I hope things improve soon. It’s good you will still be able to enjoy a traditional thanksgiving meal though! 🙂

    Thanks for the link up! Hope you are having a lovely day 🙂

  • Jill
    Posted at 17:06h, 22 November Reply

    Beautiful duster! I’m sorry you cannot travel to see your family this year. I hope you enjoy your small celebration at home.

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Katie
    Posted at 14:26h, 22 November Reply

    So sorry that you are still in a lot of pain with your condition. On a positive note, I love this gorgeous fall outfit! The color of the sweater is perfect on you! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  • Sally in St Paul
    Posted at 11:50h, 22 November Reply

    That pumpkin duster is stunning on you! I’m sorry that your health is keeping you from traveling for T-G, but a cozy dinner at home can be so nice. My husband and I are spending a quiet T-G at home too this year.

  • Di
    Posted at 09:46h, 22 November Reply

    Love that you shopped your closet for this great Thanksgiving outfit, it’s perfect for the holiday! So sorry you will not be traveling for your traditional Thanksgiving family get together. You can be together in sprit and via the internet. It sounds like you have a quiet, cozy celebration at home planned. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your holiday weekend!

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 07:46h, 22 November Reply

    What a cute look! I love the color of that cardigan!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 06:46h, 22 November Reply

    You look beautiful Jess, no matter how small your celebration will be I hope you enjoy yourself. I miss my dad so much at this time of year – Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday!

  • Pamela
    Posted at 06:26h, 22 November Reply

    Although your family will miss you, you’ll all be together in the spirit of love and thank goodness for the Internet to connect us all nowadays. I sure hope you will soon feel up to travel and being with family again. Have a wonderful time.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:06h, 22 November Reply

    I’m so sorry that you are still in a lot of pain. I wished there was a cure for you.
    We don’t have Thanksgiving but it sounds very cozy. I sure hope you get to celebrate Christmas with your family. You are wearing a beautiful dress with gorgeous booties! I love to shop for preloved clothing too, so much more interesting.

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