being thankful year-round

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There’s something to be said about a little compliment going a long way. I recently wore this outfit, eager to break in my new mules from Nine West, thinking perhaps I’m a little overdressed for a night out but I’ll roll with it. And then totally out of no where Kyle goes I really love your outfit tonight. I was blown away! Now it’s not like he never compliments me or anything but it was how random and genuine he sounded about it, as if he was trying to connect with me about, of all things, clothes (something I’m clearly very passionate about!). I was so humbled! It got me thinking about how something so minor can really make your night.

And not only what you’re saying, but how you’re saying it. When someone takes the time to pull you aside to show gratitude for instance, it resonates way more than a hey thanks. I know for me, especially in my life right now, I have many, many things to be thankful for. And I think in our high paced world, sometimes we forget to be grateful for everything and everyone we have. It’s easy to always be striving for better (and I’m not saying to stop trying to reach for those stars) but I think every now and again it’s good to count your blessings.

My closet always seems the best when I do a reality check towards all the beautiful clothes I already have. My friend circle always seems the most tight knit when I realize all the wonderful people that have stayed with me through good times and bad. And my family always seems so full of love when I realize how many times they have gone out of their way for me, whether that be to watch Titan for a weekend away or offering to help out with the house.

Perhaps I’ve been thinking about this more lately knowing Fall is just around the corner and with it comes Thanksgiving, but I think we should aim to be thankful year round. And perhaps it only takes a genuine compliment to remind the people in our lives how much we truly do care.

What I’m Wearing

Dress: Marshall’s

Shoes: Nine West here (they come in black too!)

Purse: Kate Spade similar here

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