the year 2020 has had more plot twists than any mystery novel. but as long as we keep turning the pages, we’re bound to read The End at some point. hope springs eternal. as this for this girl, while Thanksgiving might look a bit different this year from years gone by, there is still much to be grateful for. several weeks ago, i posted ’tis the season for gratitude, and it is. and it will be. just as it was on the first Thanksgiving hundreds of years ago. a thankful heart is past, present, and future. because that’s how we can choose to live no matter what the circumstances. years ago, when going through a trying time, i learned a fundamental lesson. i can’t control my circumstance, but i can control my attitude. so i choose joy in all things.
style at a certain age will continue to be that fashion distraction for you all through the holidays. and guess what? 2021 is in sight. this year has been the slowest, fastest and craziest, but it’s quickly drawing to an end. Thanksgiving is a mere eight days away, Christmas is thirty-six days. and New Year’s Eve is forty-two days and counting. one thing to be thankful for is knitwear for Thanksgiving. who doesn’t want to be comfy and cozy come turkey day? throw in chic, and that’s an outfit trifecta.
well, i might have the perfect outfit for you from Banana Republic. who else loved this brand way back when? in the late 90s, i couldn’t step into a Banana Republic without at least one item purchased. maybe two or three… those were the hay days when mickey drexler was at the helm of Gap. before he had a falling out with Gap founder don fisher in 2002. in 2003 mickey drexler headed over to J.Crew, transforming that brand (along with jenna lyon) into one of the most coveted and successful retailers. these days mickey’s son alex is creating a stir with Alex Mill, a brand that’s timeless, not trendy, and certain to win my heart.
but back to Banana Republic, that’s had its share of hits and misses since mickey left. over the past two years, i’ve been favorably impressed with my purchases from BR. today’s ootd is no exception. as a matter of fact, this three-piece ensemble will be a go-to for years to come. not only do i love the outfit worn as a coordinated set, but i can mix and match these separates ’til the cows come home. now that’s what i call bang for my buck. this outfit is also athleisurewear at its best. the sweater joggers have an elastic waistband (perfect for a day filled with mashed potatoes and stuffing) and a great fit. the reviews are definitely mixed with either a one-star or five. i’m voting five stars as the knitwear is comfortable, substantial, and doesn’t look cheap. there’s a matching mock neck sweater shell, duster, and sweater hoodie. the items are oversized so size down for a slimmer look. i chose to stay with my typical medium in camel, but it comes in six colors, so there’s plenty of choices if camel isn’t your thing. yes, i’m definitely thankful for knitwear for Thanksgiving.