November 24, 2010

Lanvin + Leopard + Giving Thanks




There is SO much for me to be thankful for this year. Though I make it a point to be grateful and appreciative every day of my life, this Thanksgiving gives me a special opportunity, just a few weeks shy of the years end, to recount what has certainly been a tumultuous year - and it has really, truly, been an incredible one. So many things have changed this year, and most of them have been for the better: from the end of my first year in my new home, to major changes in my career, to many, many travels (Berlin! Tokyo! Kyoto! Los Angeles! San Francisco! and in just a few weeks... Bali!) Trust me, I'm still in awe that all these incredible experiences happened. It was also a year when I met many amazing, incredible, inspiring people - including, but not limited to, all the awesome women at the YFF Conference (seriously, these girls have become some of my favorite people in the world). I'm thankful for my health. I'm thankful for my luck. I'm thankful for all the amazing opportunities I'm afforded on a daily basis.

This Thanksgiving also marked the first time ever, in my life, that I was away from my family. It was pretty bittersweet; I missed my family big time, but I also had an incredible time with some of my favorite people in NYC, (scroll down for some of our yummy Thanksgiving treats)! I was feeling pretty festive, so I ended up wearing one of my new Lanvin ♥ H&M tops and the gorgeous faux fur coat that was sent to me by Evans!



Faux Fur Coat - Gifted by Evans, Embellished T-Shirt - Lanvin ♥ H&M, Pencil Skirt - American Apparel, Black Tights - Hue,
Platforms - Jeffrey Campbell Lita, Sunglasses - Lanvin ♥ H&M







Quilted Blush Pink Patent Clutch - Marc Jacobs Collection, Stag Head Ring - Topman, Hot Pink Nail Polish - "Steamy" by MAC


I really wanted to be able to show you more of the top, but sorry - it's way too cold right now!


The infamous Jeffrey Campbell Litas, from Solestruck


Outfit photos by Austin Manning

And of course... our Thanksgiving Feast!





We had quite the smorgasboard of traditional Thanksgiving foods, with a heavy dose of carbs! It was dangerous, there was more food than I could even attempt to try - and the best part? Everything was homemade - sauteed kale, brussels sprouts, steamed broccoli, sweet potato mash with toasted marshmallows, herb mash potatoes, two kinds of stuffing, turkey, mac and cheese, pumpkin cheesecake, carrot cake, and of course - tons of wine... I'm getting full just thinking about it! Every single meal since Thanksgiving has made use of the excessive amount of leftovers we all had. I'm getting to a point where I could use a little variety!



I hope you all had a fabulous, restful Thanksgiving!

52 comments:

  1. your ring is lustworthy, and props to whomever cuts the bird at the table. it's ambitious and i thought it only happened in movies.

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  2. Love your coat. Love the food. Love the shoes. Love the nail polish. Love you. xoxo

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  3. I keep looking at the fake fur jackets from Evans and you may have pushed me over the edge into buying one (well asking for £ towards one for Xmas!!). You look amazing and I really love your shots - so talented!

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  4. Stealing your swag the moment I get back into NY and getting that ring. Sorry bb.

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  5. omg. I love it all. Love the coat, ring, Shoes and the red lipstick on you my darling. Great feast. I didn't see your infamours creme jello in the pictures or even a mention of it baby?? aaah i miss you even more now. Big Cuddles :)

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  6. I really enjoyed reading this post. Your outfit pictures were gorgeous! I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving :)

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  7. Your Thanksgiving feast looks HAMAMAMAZING! Australia really needs more food-related holidays. Also, you look super cute in those photos! I love the Lanvin/H&M top. So jealo of this whole post, really!
    xo

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  8. hot steez!!

    when i grow up, i want to take pictures like you.

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  9. That entire outfit of yours is stunning! Those shoes made my heart stop! :) Its good to hear that your year was amazing, after that trip to Tokyo I'd still be on cloud nine.

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  10. The coat is amazing and let's not forget the beautiful Litas!!! You look wonderful... and cold :D

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  11. wow tons of food!
    i love your coat most of all! :D this is a total outfit inspiration haha.

    loving the rings too xo

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  12. I love the coat - I really have been wanting to get a faux fur this season, but haven't had the time to go searching or money to easily order one online!

    Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  13. Oh that turkey looks so yummy! I love your t-shirt. It's perfect with the shoes.

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  14. I'm all over those shoes and that coat. So haute.

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  15. omg that jacket! that ring! you are amazing xx

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  16. I always think a fur coat is going to make me look older, but you've convinced me that it can be young and fresh - I love everything about this outfit and in fact this whole post, even though it's made me a bit hungry now!

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  17. You're going Bali? Yay that will be the closest you will be to me. Bali is an awfully relaxed place. Loving the way you snuggle into your fur coat because it is so hot and humid in my country right now. I would like to have more wind in my face please.

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  18. Isn't it insane how quickly the year passes by? Is this a phenomenon that occurs the older we get?!

    So glad to hear you've enjoyed your year, I'm very happy to have found your blog! :)

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  19. you are a gorgeous woman. I'm in love with your outfits, all the pics and your lay-out; I want my blog to look like this! you're awesome!

    I'm following you now. xxx Nura from 'World Of Fashion Inspiration'

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  20. fantastic outfit and an amazing feast - i really wish we had thanksgiving in the uk :-(

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  21. Hi Nicolette, I LOVE your oufit, as I always do. I think I could have some serious fun shopping with you :) The heels are amazing, the Lanvin-T is so fun. And the fur, I do need some fur in my life, thanks for inspiring me. Glad that you enjoyed your year, those travels sound amazing, and Bali should be just the place to take it all in.

    <3 Anika
    http://www.sweetfacedstyle.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @AnikaSweetface

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  22. Carbs are probably my favourite thing in the world. Followed by Lanvin. You have both this Thanksgiving. Bah.

    Olivia xx

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  23. I agree with Olivia ^ - Carbs, Lanvin and leopard, oh my!! This coat and tee look seriously adorable on you. And that feast, oh how I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving here!

    P.S. So glad it's been a wonderful year for you - you really do deserve all the lovely things that have happened.

    Briony xx

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  24. Your turkey looks almost as yummy as that jacket! Such a fab coat that looks so cozy too!
    xoxo
    Stiletto

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  25. OMG I HAVEN'T SEEN A GIRL THAT ROCKS THE LANVIN STUFF AS GOOD AS YOU DO !

    YOU ROCK IT BABE!!!!

    Aviator101.blogspot.com

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  26. Loving the outfit and the reindeer ring is gorgeous! Oh I miss thanksgiving in Canada. No one celebrates it here in England and I have started to forget about it ;(

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  27. OMG that coat is absolutely amazing!

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  28. Totally rocking the Litas! Love the outfit and your style! Lucky girl snagged some Lanvin! It was sold out here so fast. Mmm... delicious thanksgiving feast!

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  29. I would kill to spend an afternoon in your wardrobe! These Jeffrey Campbell are totally crazy! I think you look like a diva in those clothes and I also think that you are beautiful and pretty sexy!
    DC
    xx
    http://dentelleetchocolat.blogspot.com/

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  30. Jeeeeez. I need to rub up on that Evans coat.

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  31. abigail belle: the turkey was prepared and carved by my friend Peter. He did a marvelous job!!!

    AmeliaPontes: I love you!!!

    amonkeyfatshionista: You should take the plunge! I'm really impressed with the feel of the fabric and how warm it is.

    Julia: Do it!!! It's so good. Why didn't anyone notify me earlier that topman has amazing rings?

    Afi: Thank you! I miss you more. I miss you the most!

    theplussideofme: Thanks so much! I hope you enjoyed yours, too.

    Brodie: Thank you so much! The food was incredible, for sure.

    Gracie O: That's weird, I want to be YOU when I grow up. (PS, age ain't nothin but a numba).

    Thomessa: Thank you dear!! The shoes are killer ;) And seriously, the travel gods have been incredibly kind to me.

    Elata: Thank you! Hahha, I was cold, yes. Less so with the coat buttoned up, though!

    Gazel: It wouldn't be American Thanksgiving without excessive amounts of food!!

    Alana: Have you tried your local thrift/vintage shops?? I've had amazing luck here finding some at incredible bargains!

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  32. Anna G: It was sooo good! Wish I could somehow share it with all of you!

    Savonne: Alissa! Magical name change? :)

    Faut Aus: YOU are amazing!

    Bethamint: No way! Think Edie Sedgwick!! Er, you know - pre-drugs Edie Sedgwick.

    The Merry Traveller: I am!! I'm SO excited. Have you been? Any recommendations?

    thefatandskinnyonfashion: Thank you so much!

    Eli: I'm not sure, I used to think when I was younger that the school year was what made the entire year go by so fast, but now things are just happening at lightning speed. I can't even keep up.

    Nura: Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment :)

    PinkBow: Celebrate it anyways!!! Why not..

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  33. Anika: Thanks so much!! I agree, maybe I can come over and visit you in europe so we can do some damage together!! Evans has some great faux fur pieces right now, you should check them out!

    Olivia/My New Favourite Thing: It's true, I'm so sorry to rub it in your face!! Hope you were able to get some of the lanvin/h&m goodies over in London, too :)

    Em.me.ma: Thank you!!

    Briony/A Girl A style: I propose that you, Paula, Olivia, and other lovely girls in the UK start a new Thanksgiving tradition over there!

    Stiletto: It's super cozy, you have no idea!!

    Aviator: Thanks so much!! It's nice to see some of the mens lanvin/h&m collection on your blog, too!

    Snow Black: Thank you darling! Maybe you should join the other ladies in England commenting up above, too!

    Bella: Thanks!!

    Mary Contrary: We really need to find a way to get you a pair of crazy Jeffrey Campbell platforms...

    Chesca: Thanks so much! It was all gone before noon at the store I went to; madness!

    DC: This is cheesy, but I love the idea of having a dress up party. I wish I could make that happen!

    Motionandheart: Skeltonnnn. Come to NYC and play dress up with me.

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  34. I was just in NYC, missy!!! I think I tweeted at you bc i don't have your digits anymore! I'll be there soon, though. Christmas shopping! Dress up is in order.

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  35. I just found your blog and I can already tell I'm going to be addicted :) LOVE your style, you sure know how to rock it!!

    -Danielle

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  36. I'm honestly not the jealous type but let's trade lives for a little while, okay? Hahaha okay... okay... at least wardrobes! If I ever get in a fist fight I'm going to need that ring big time. I'm just saying.

    You're awesome and you deserve it all!

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  37. You're going to Bali how amazing(I'm not bitter...)! Of course you look beautiful...I wish you could adopt me and dress me every day...maybe I could look half as chic as you!
    You are also the only person that doesn't look ridiculous in the Lita boots. On everyone else they look like clown shoes, but on you they look like boots I would actually consider wearing.

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  38. This is so nice- everything is! It truly gives me a lot of hope to hear that one person can be so happy and has had a great year...mine wasn't too good! But I'm hoping for the new one... :)

    Bali? I can't believe it! It must be true paradise! Can't wait to see it through the lens of your camera! ;)

    much love,
    S*

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  39. love IT! it looks you had a wonderful thanksgiving - i guess you spent hours in the kitchen. i totally like your outfit - the ring and the leo coat are gorgeous - you just look so great!

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  40. i LOVE these pictures! and that deer ring is fab.

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  41. Danielle/Death by Shoe: Thank you!! I'm glad you found me :) Thanks so much for the stylistic compliments!!

    Jaya:I would love to SHARE wardrobes with you! There's a certain pair of clogs in your closet that I might remember fawning over.

    Nik: I am I am I am!!! I can't help but love the litas, I know they're ridiculous in concept - but there's something really transformative about them once you put them on.

    S*: I'm sorry you did not have such a great year. I'm crossing my fingers that 2011 is kinder to you and you have lots to boast and be happy about this time next year, too :)

    Martina: The cooking time was honestly not so bad or arduous! We all cooked different parts of the meal, so it worked out quite nicely!

    Jessica: Thanks so much! My BFF took them, I'm really fond of his photography. Get thee to topshop! Or topshop.com/topman.com ;)

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  42. You look so incredible in these photos. I love all the hardware and jewelry in this post. And of course, the Litas.



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  43. Anika: Thanks so much!! I agree, maybe I can come over and visit you in europe so we can do some damage together!! Evans has some great faux fur pieces right now, you should check them out!

    Olivia/My New Favourite Thing: It's true, I'm so sorry to rub it in your face!! Hope you were able to get some of the lanvin/h&m goodies over in London, too :)

    Em.me.ma: Thank you!!

    Briony/A Girl A style: I propose that you, Paula, Olivia, and other lovely girls in the UK start a new Thanksgiving tradition over there!

    Stiletto: It's super cozy, you have no idea!!

    Aviator: Thanks so much!! It's nice to see some of the mens lanvin/h&m collection on your blog, too!

    Snow Black: Thank you darling! Maybe you should join the other ladies in England commenting up above, too!

    Bella: Thanks!!

    Mary Contrary: We really need to find a way to get you a pair of crazy Jeffrey Campbell platforms...

    Chesca: Thanks so much! It was all gone before noon at the store I went to; madness!

    DC: This is cheesy, but I love the idea of having a dress up party. I wish I could make that happen!

    Motionandheart: Skeltonnnn. Come to NYC and play dress up with me.

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  44. Hi Nicolette, I LOVE your oufit, as I always do. I think I could have some serious fun shopping with you :) The heels are amazing, the Lanvin-T is so fun. And the fur, I do need some fur in my life, thanks for inspiring me. Glad that you enjoyed your year, those travels sound amazing, and Bali should be just the place to take it all in.

    <3 Anika
    http://www.sweetfacedstyle.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @AnikaSweetface

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  45. I'm all over those shoes and that coat. So haute.

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  46. I really enjoyed reading this post. Your outfit pictures were gorgeous! I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving :)

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  47. I keep looking at the fake fur jackets from Evans and you may have pushed me over the edge into buying one (well asking for £ towards one for Xmas!!). You look amazing and I really love your shots - so talented!

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