Happy Thanksgiving

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universal standard overallsThis morning in the community garden, wearing Universal Standard overalls (Small), an old J. Crew striped top, an old Halogen cashmere beanie, Ray-Ban aviators, and Sorel boots

This morning I didn’t set an alarm. I woke up, did some sun salutations, and went to the community garden to pick cabbage for the side dish we’re taking to my cousin’s house for Thanksgiving. They say that cabbage is sweetest after the first frost, and the whole garden was covered with sparkles. We walked down to the garden without rushing, Karl is making his amazing cabbage slaw/salad/thing, Emerson is getting dressed, and I am in my office feeling thankful.

This has been an intense year. Our government, the natural disasters that continue to affect so many parts of our country and the globe, the news full of people lying, assaulting, killing, and taking advantage of others and their positions of power. I left my job and each day I feel grateful to pursue a dream and panicked that I made a foolish decision. But to not only get through it all, to be a benefit to others and to this world, I am focusing on what I am thankful for.

And I am so thankful for all of you. I’m tearing up (glad I haven’t done my face yet) thinking of the amazing community here at Wardrobe Oxygen. You phenomenal women across the globe I have connected with, befriended, learned from. How much I have grown and improved with your insight and your support. How much this blog has grown thanks to your feedback and community. It sounds so cliché, but you make me want to be a better person and make this the best blog possible. Thank you.

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  1. Very thankful for you and your blog! You’re the same size and height as me and you make such great suggestions! Your posts are something I really look forward to—been reading for years now, though I don’t comment much. Thank you!

  2. A day late ( yesterday was pretty darn busy for me!) but no shortage of gratitude here! Thank you for creating this community, and bringing us all your wit, wisdom and humor. And your honesty! Which is more and more something to be valued, right?

    May your holiday season be full of joy, now that you have the breathing room to fully enjoy it I hope!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for your wonderful blog which always puts a smile on my face. You’ve given me so many great ideas about styling the clothes that I already own. And you have helped make me more thoughtful when I make purchases. Enjoy this beautiful season and your new career.

  4. Your blog is a bright spot in every day for me, thank YOU for all you do here on the blog for all of us! As someone else alluded to, your blog goes way beyond fashion and I appreciate all of the things you talk about and your transparency about your own life. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for many things, including your blog. I love it for the fashion and your take on life. And if you wanted to post the recipe for Karl’s cabbage slaw thing, that would be great (unless it’s a family secret!)

    1. It’s not a secret and not really a recipe. He shredded cabbage (red and green) and carrots and thinly sliced green apples. He put in a Ziplock bag with olive oil and seasoning and his seasoning changes depending on mood. In a pinch you can just use Italian or Good Seasonings dressing. Add some chopped walnuts (though it could also be almonds, whatever you have on hand). If you like raisins you can add those too. Let marinate in the bag in the fridge for at least an hour.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family! I really love your blog & not just because of the fashion. The things you share with us really mean a lot to me. Thank you for being someone I counted on this past year to be a bright spot in my day.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy today with your loved ones, and make beautiful memories. You will always have my support.

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