Sunday best: Thanksgiving

Adopted holidays never carry the deep sense of meaning as the holidays I grew up with. With no memories to pad the experience, it always takes on a hue of arbitrary role-play.


Still, I like Thanksgiving, falling as it does at the gorgeous peak of autumn in Ontario. But, of course, no family gatherings or turkey dinner for me... whatever I do and wear today will be conjured from my own devices and will be for my own simple pleasure.

I hope you have a lovely Sunday! Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians!

Products: Quarry Qomar Necklace from Totokaelo | Cindy top from Steven Alan | Indigo slim jeans from Toast | The biker boot from Madewell | Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil from Nars | Antonia bag from Ally Capellino

12 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you Jane! You will look amazing in this (love the top) :)

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  2. Thanksgiving here in the States doesn't feel like anything to me, either because I didn't grow up with it.

    What I love about that is that I can just do what I want with a 'free' holiday! No expectations or obligations (from others or me): lovely!

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    1. I love that too! Sometimes I have pangs of loneliness, picturing people sitting around with families and all with their destinations and traditions. But mostly, I love opting out of all that and creating my own small way of indulging.

      Happy Sunday, Alice!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I never went home for any holiday in the nine years I lived in Calgary, so I've sort of gotten used to it. It's been weird to be back here again and remember "Oh yeah, I have plans for Thanksgiving!" It's also been interesting to note how strongly I cling to the holiday traditions I created for myself in my time away.

    Anyway, I'm just rambling on a theme. I hope you have a good weekend!

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    1. That's like Christmas for me... I've really reinvented it, incorporating some traditions I grew up with and building my own too. I think that's normal for most people with holidays they grew up with.

      Thanksgiving, for me, is a little different because it's non-existent in Irish culture, so there's no tradition and revision for me, only a blank slate, which feels somewhat random and arbitrary.

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    2. Now you've got me thinking - I think most of my Thanksgiving traditions are just general fall traditions, with little to do with the actual holiday! Funny how I assign them to "Thanksgiving."

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    3. I think that's also true of most holidays - Christmas/winter, Halloween/autumn/harvest etc. It's like many of us have gone back to the pagan roots of these holidays, with regards to their connection to season and climate etc., though I suspect those connections were never fully disassociated from the holidays anyway.

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  4. Oh, yes, I love those jeans!! I remember them from the mossy post with the green sweater and the lovely baskets. I love this outfit, too.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jane! This is my favourite time of year. I see autumn as my new year. May this fall bring you pleasantly surprising change and refreshment.

    I'm grateful for your beautiful, thoughtfully written blog. Thank you for writing it.

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  5. I hope you enjoyed your holiday Jane.

    If you ever want to experience an American thanksgiving, you're invited to join us.

    They're Germans and Americans and East Indians, we'd love to have an Irish Canadian.

    xo Jane

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    1. Ha! Thanks Jane, that's a sweet (and tempting!) invitation!

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