While lining up to score some major deals on Black Friday has become a Thanksgiving tradition for me and family, it’s a little different for me this year. The once holiday routine just doesn’t appeal to the "shop-til-you-drop" side of me anymore. Sure - iPads and TV sets can be snagged at close to half the original price and funny stories will be shared about how way too much running is involved to secure that portable vacuum cleaner - but the experience has kind of lost its allure for me. Let me explain.

Scouring my Tumblr account for inspo, I came across a funny #BlackFriday quote, where it claimed that "only in America would people trample each other for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” At first I laughed, because it’s completely true. And then I started to think about how sad that was, because it’s COMPLETELY true.

Don’t get me wrong - I’m still headed to the stores with my family today - because spending time shopping on this day is still something we like to do together; but don’t forget about yesterday’s gratefulness. Just because it was Thanksgiving Day yesterday, doesn’t mean that thankfulness shouldn’t last until well after the last turkey leg is eaten. This year has been a crazy one for me - and I just wanted to share my thoughts and good vibes on remembering to count your blessings. I know I sure as hell am.

So, have fun and be safe today, everyone! (And please no hair pulling over that $10 DVD box set of Vampire Diaries. Yes, I'm talking to you, Mom.)

xx Audrie

Fedora: Urban Outfitters // Sweater: Thrifted // Jumpsuit: Sofia by Vix // Boots: Simmi Shoes // Jewelry: WellDunn