Thanksgiving Outfit & 50 Things I’m Thankful for 2018

     Happy Thanksgiving!  I’ve always loved Thanksgiving because it’s the only holiday solely focused on family, and its peak is the gathering of your loved ones around a table for a big, delicious meal.  Today, as I have since 2016, I’m sharing my Thanksgiving day outfit along with fifty things I’m thankful for.  If you’re interested in reading my Thanksgiving posts from the past two years you can find them here and here.  Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Outfit

      I picked up this orange sweater at H&M a couple years ago (I promise it’s more of a burnt orange color like the sweater I linked, I’m not sure why it looks so red in the photos!) and I think it’s just perfect for a Thanksgiving outfit!  I’ve been loving my Old Navy flare jeans lately, and they dress up any simple top.  I tucked my sweater into the jeans with a Gucci belt dupe and paired the jeans with my favorite pair of brown TOMS booties. To accessorize, I added a grey leopard print Chan Luu neckerchief, which I layered with my Kendra Scott Elisa pendant necklace in White Pearl, along with the matching Danielle earrings.

sweater (similar) // flare jeans // booties (similar) // earrings // necklace // neckerchief // Gucci belt dupe // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

50 Things I’m Thankful For

     My life this year has been insane.  Above all the things on this list, I’m thankful that I don’t always get what I want.  This time a year ago I wanted to go to a different college and I wanted to do YoungLife Work Crew in the summer of 2018 at a different camp than the one I ended up at.  If I got what I thought I wanted, not what God knew was best for me, I would be prepared to attend a college that might not foster my relationship with Christ and therefore make me as happy as I know the one I’m now committed to going to will.  If I got what I wanted, I wouldn’t have gone to Saranac Village for a month and met so many incredible friends I can’t imagine living without.  I’m so grateful that God wrecks my plans to pave a way for bigger, better things.  This list is just the tip of the iceberg of all the things I have to be thankful for, but here it is (in no particular order).

  1. God’s love that I’ll never be able to earn and don’t have to
  2. My supportive, loving family
  3. My loyal and hilarious friends
  4. My church community
  5. YoungLife
  6. My YoungLife leaders who are mentors, role models, and best friends to me
  7. The opportunity to lead Wyldlife (YoungLife’s middle school ministry) and the chance to go to camp with my Wyldlife girls twice this year
  8. The opportunity to serve on YoungLife Work Crew at Saranac Village this past summer
  9. My dear Work Crew friends who I miss with all of my heart
  10. My Work Crew bosses and the wisdom they still provide me with
  11. My WJMC friends
  12. The four Bible studies I participate in and the community they provide
  13. My admission to Baylor University (read my post about how I chose to attend Baylor here!)
  14. The opportunity to go to college
  15. The gift of traveling with friends and family
  16. Police officers, firefighters, and paramedics that take care of us when in the state of emergency and provide safety and security
  17. Access to healthcare
  18. Clean water
  19. Food (and good food at that)
  20. The police
  21. My pets
  22. Clothes
  23. Shoes that keep my feet warm and serve their purpose
  24. My contact lenses and glasses that allow me to see properly
  25. Our armed forces that protect the freedoms we often take for granted
  26. My relationship with the ladies of Jadelynn Brooke, the chance to finally meet them this past September, and the opportunity to represent their brand at my school (P.S. use my code “FLHS” for 15% off your purchase!)
  27. The chance to get to know new Jadelynn Brooke ambassadors through Jadelynn Brooke’s mentor program
  28. My friendship with the sophomore girl I’ve been bringing to school everyday this year
  29. Access to skincare
  30. A job that I love
  31. Taylor Swift songs
  32. Big hugs
  33. My stepmother’s chocolate chip pie
  34. My pen pals across the country
  35. Handwritten notes
  36. Big Cookie at YoungLife camp
  37. The unexplainable joy I experience at concerts and music festivals
  38. My school’s lacrosse program
  39. My body’s ability to play lacrosse and participate in other physical activities
  40. My lacrosse teammates
  41. My DSLR camera
  42. Netflix
  43. Dark Chocolate
  44. Chick-fil-A chicken minis
  45. Candles
  46. Blankets
  47. Corny jokes and puns
  48. The platform that my blog gives me to share my passions and the love of Christ
  49. All of the friends I’ve made through blogging
  50. You!  All of my blog and Instagram followers are something I’ll never take for granted.  I have no idea what I did to deserve this.

Thanks for reading and happy Thanksgiving!

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