remembering the holidays: thanksgiving

  1. Terry says:

    Hi Kelly! Yes! Tamales for the holidays! Enjoy your first holidays as a married lady. Beth is fortunate to have your expertise in helping with the blog.

  2. Cindy Bulharowski says:

    Enjoyed reading about Kelly’s Thanksgiving memories. Would like to have seen a photo or two if she had them.

    What’s up for the Djalali famiy this year?

  3. Georgia Peach says:

    Oh I loved reading your daughter in law’s Thanksgiving memories.
    So important to bring your traditions to the marriage. How fun to add the tamale tradition to Thanksgiving.
    We always celebrate Thanksgiving. I think it’s so important to take time to be thankful for the blessings we enjoy in this wonderful country.
    I just can’t start decorating for Christmas until we’ve celebrated Thansgiving
    Looking forward to reading more memories from your family.
    Love your ootd.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      i’m of the same mindset. christmas decorating always waits until the day after thanksgiving. isn’t this outfit so dang cute?! i could wear it every day.

  4. Holly says:

    Love hearing from your family! All the best to you and your family during the holidays to come🍁🍗🎄.

  5. stephani Tyler says:

    Thank you Beth for Kelley’s family Thanksgiving remembrance..I too remember those holidays at Grandma’s House… Italian and American food….So sad, as you get older and family is not nearby, how lonely these Holidays become…
    Thank you on reminding me…

    • Beth Djalali says:

      God Bless you, Stephani. I hope you will adopt a friend or two and spend Thanksgiving with them. The holidays can truly be a lonely time but that’s when we need to reach out to others. They may be feeling the same way.

  6. Judith says:

    Ugly shoes

  7. Kathy Ludgate says:

    I enjoyed Kelly’s memory. What a delightful “daughter” you have added to the family. I love blazers and this year purchased the Talbot’s blazer in the pink and burgundy tweed. It looks great with jeans and a multitude of pant colors in my closet. I always start my day with your blog and amazed how many similar looks I have in my c loset.

  8. oh Beth, those shoes almost made me stop breathing. I love them in the black and the white. Even though I am not afraid to drop the mother lode for shoes, these might just be a tad above my normal level. I will admire them from afar on you! Saved the outfit as I want to try to duplicate it. SO DANG CUTE!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      aren’t these shoes the BOMB, shelley?! i linked something similar the last time i wore them at a much more reasonable price point. but i think i’ve already gotten my money’s worth since i’ve been wearing them non-stop.

  9. Linda says:

    Haven’t you been over doing the jeans lately. Jeans should be part of every women’s wardrobe. I still haven’t gotten over your wearing them to NYC. NYC is the fashion capital of the U.S. , jeans a comfortable but not a fashion statement! If your not trying to making a fashion statement in NYC then where!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      you may ore may not have read that i was visiting one of my kiddos when last in NYC. so my wardrobe was planned around that.
      but, hey, i’m a blue jean mama from way back when. if you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you know what my
      style uniform is all about whether in nyc, paris or ho chi minh.

  10. Jude says:

    Great to hear about Thanksgiving. You cannot wear jeans too often. They go anywhere minus the rips. IMO. Those loafers are fantastic and although I can afford them, the price is not reasonable for many.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      well, i like distressed jeans. so we’ll have to agree to disagree. and, yes, the pricepoint for these shoes is higher than your typical Steve Madden, Vince Camuto, Franco Sarto or J.Crew. but they are so well made and definitely worth every penny as they are comfortable to boot. but it’s good to know style doesn’t have a pricetag. similar shoes can be found for less.

  11. Suzanne M Smith says:

    Lovely memories of Thanksgiving. And I love that Kelly plans to incorporate that into her ongoing traditions. I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday–it’s early on, so it’s a bit less stressful than Christmas, and it’s truly all about family and traditions. My grandparents were both immigrants–one set from Scotland and the other from Romania, so we had lots of traditions to uphold as well. My grandmother always told us “never forget your British heritage.” (Hah–I remember that all the time, but what about my Romanian heritage, too!?) and of course, American. Family–gotta’ love ’em! Happy almost holidays. I can hardly believe they’re upon us already.

  12. Susanne says:

    Oh I have had my eye on that blazer; I think you’ve convinced me that I absolutely need it. I hope it looks as stylish on me as it does you!

  13. AOA says:

    Loved this post, especially Kelly’s recounting of her great-grandmother’s tamales! Being of Mexican-American decent, as well as a Texan, tamales are a staple for my family during the holidays…and let’s be honest…as soon as the weather outside dips below 50 degrees! I recall my own grandmother having us form an assembly line to make tamales at Christmas. Sadly, I haven’t made tamales since; however, this post has inspired me to bring up the idea of making them once more with my mother as we celebrate our first holiday without my father. It may be just what we all need to get through this delicate time of year. Lovely post!

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