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I’m Thankful for Life

Vintage Dress: Cake Vintage | Shoes: Modcloth | Hairclip: Lila-Jo | Belt: Delia*s

Thanksgiving is quickly jumping to my favorite holiday ever simply because I recently read Washington’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation explaining why the day was created (which is so beautiful).  And here I was raised thinking it was just because of the Pilgrims wanting to establish their own church and be missionaries to the Native Americans and sharing a large meal together with them. It had nothing to do with that story at all! I do love Thanksgiving also because there is no created magical turkey or people deceiving their children with stories that eventually disappoint them. I don’t talk very openly on my blog about my distaste for seeing the minds of children played around with, but it hurts me to see parents thinking it is fun.

Now about this outfit. . I don’t have a lot of really colorful clothing, and this outfit was so pretty! I could honestly wear prairie dresses and outfits forever. I’ve posted myself wearing them often here, and have been asked before what style I love the most (since I wear so many different ones) and this is what wins. As for the shoes, my dad somehow inherited a pair of very old shoes (see them here) from the late 1800s/early 1900s that are a size 5 (I’m a size 9) and I used to always want to wear them. When I saw modcloth had a modern pair that looked so similar to my dad’s pair, I was so excited!

Rob had to show off his teefury tee of a mash-up of Portal & Doctor Who.

No I didn’t pee this puddle, though we joked about it

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! 

25 thoughts on “I’m Thankful for Life

  1. ah. My husband and I agreed because we were both raised knowing the truth and saw too many other people let down when they found out and they were devastated. I think it is easier when people are raised in such a fashion to agree on it. I was nervous when I mentioned it to him when we were dating (and talking of marriage. . since we were teens when we got engaged) but it was a relief to know he felt the same way. Hope you two come to a great agreement! We both got to have fun knowing about the truth as young kids. It was great fun that way, if that helps as an encouragement to you two. If you ever want to ask more people who were raised in homes knowing the truth, I know SEVERAL.

  2. Beautiful dress!! I have become more interested in prarie style dresses since I moved to the prarie.  However, I live in a college town and all the girls around here wear Ugg boots with athletic pants.  It's so ugly.  I had a very different Thanksgiving.  I went to my aunt and uncle's house in eastern Kansas and we had a vegan meal.  It was good, but I have to say I prefer the more traditional Thanksgiving dinner!

  3. I love Thanksgiving and the idea of taking the time with young ones to discuss all that we have and are thankful for. I really can't wait to have children some day.. <3You look so beautiful Victoria- a delight!

  4. Beautiful as ever! Loving the prairie dress and the bright cheery colors.  Thanksgiving is the best holiday simply for taking the time to really reflect on how much we've been blessed with…though this is really something we should be doing every day.  I grew up in a Christian family and my parents always made Santa a fun little secondary thing…never the center of the holiday b/c it was centered around the birth of Christ and I knew the presents came from them…which when I found out he didn't really exist, it was never a big deal.  It's nuts how parents these days get so carried away with everything, then their children are devastated.  So sad we've gotten away from what Christmas is really about.

  5. I think it is horrible how children are taught about Thanksgiving in elementary school. I learned so much more by the time I was in high school and by the time I went to college.  I took a class on American Literature last fall and it really opened my eyes. I tend to sound hypercritical, but my parents and grandparents always told us stories that were made-up but had a special meaning to them, or a warning. My grandpa was famous for telling us that there was a wooden legged alligator that lived in the pond by his house, to keep us from playing in it. We laughed at it because we knew it wasn't true, but we knew to stay out of the pond.  But that is different than teaching kids a total lie in school, claiming it as a fact, only for them to unveil the truth later. Okay, sorry for the rant 😛 I really do adore your dress and boots! I think that you really can pull this look off great 🙂

  6. so beautiful!!! 🙂 looks like you live in a great place!happy holidays! hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! I am hosting 3 great giveaways, 2 of which end at midnight, tonight 🙂 xo!

  7. Hello Lovely! Sorry I haven't been by in a while. I've been missing your blog! 🙂 I really like your dress, and that last picture is very pretty! Thanks for sharing the link to Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation…I've never read it before. 

  8. it's okay that you have not been here in a while. As you can see I haven't blogged too often (I mean, my last post here where you have left this comment was on the 3rd)! I am a little behind in blog reading too. Thanks so much, and I'm glad you enjoyed the Thanksgiving Proclamation! Did you like it?

  9. That first photo is phenominal! Love this dress, love that you belted it and love your long hair!! Just found your blog! Would you like to follow each other?www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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