Gratitude || A Thanksgiving Note

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This year has perhaps been the most life-changing of mine so far. Between studying abroad, landing my first full-time job, and nearing graduation, I am still overwhelmed by how quickly things can change in a short span of time. Through all the changes and challenges that ensue, I remind myself to stay thankful for everything I have, including the opportunity to live in a city as dynamic as New York.

Photo Credit: @hiddengemofnyc

Coat: Forever 21 (similar) | Top: Zara (similar)
Jeans: ASOS | Boots: c/o FRYE

I'll admit I complain about New York quite often. It is overcrowded, often dirty, and lacks the friendly environment you'll find anywhere else in the country. But behind these conditions is a strong character that you only realize after living here. Amongst the things I am grateful for, many of them relate to my time in this city. I've grown up as a college student, discovered this world of blogging, made lifelong friendships, and stayed close to my family all while living in New York. I can't say my life would be the same anywhere else. 

New York is what you make of it, and for me it has provided more opportunity than I could have ever imagined. Regardless of how long I travel or how often I complain, I always come back. New York is home, and for that I am grateful.


What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments below, and for those celebrating, have a wonderful (and food-filled) holiday!


  1. I can imagine that life in big city is not easy... Beautiful look my dear, I love your coat :-)

  2. New York New York!! A place I want to visit someday. Sounds like its been a good year from you, girl.
    I'm thankful for everything. Life!! :)

  3. Ah, you remind me of myself when I was living/studying in New York! It sounds like you're having such a great experience. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Sartorial Diner

    1. You must have had such an amazing experience! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)

  4. You are blessed Christina! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  5. so happy reading through this post, so many things you are grateful for. :) stay blessed Christina!

  6. I'm grateful for getting to spend this year's Thanksgiving with the people I love in New York City! It makes me so happy seeing them get excited about the city, because for some of them, it's the first time they're seeing it!

    Happy thanksgiving!


  7. You've achieved a lot and have gone so far. I'm proud of you! <3 I love this outfit you're wearing. Perfect for long walks and strolls around NYC! <3

    Have a nice day!


  8. u look awesome!! n that view

  9. u look awesome!! n that view

  10. I love how you styled this look. Fabulous and stylish with the ripped denim.
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  11. Great post girl and New York looks like such an amazing city to me!

    I hear ya with having a big year - I'm definitely having one of those myself too!

    Sending you hugs from Sydney!

    Check out my full review on the luxurious Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong now up on my blog xx

    Helen xx

    1. Thanks, Helen!! Wishing you all the best! Come to NYC sometime :)

  12. I love your photos with NY city in the back. I wish so much to visit that City.... You look so pretty ! Have a nice weekend! In Portugal we don´t celebrate ThanksGiving :(

  13. Great post! You look lovely! Have a great weekend!


  14. Great look! I've never been in NY, but I am pretty sure I can find one really good side of it. There must be so many great locations for taking the outfit photos :)

  15. Your experience and story is really beautiful. Do enjoy and great shot btw

    Joyce // Joycentricity

  16. You look amazing! I love the outfit. Gemma xx

  17. A lot of great changes and so much to be thankful for. Living in New York is the biz.

  18. This season we are grateful for the precious time spent with our family and the unconditional support they gave us. Blessed. Happy Thanksgiving Lau :)

    Real Life Nerd //

  19. Living in New York City has always been a dream of mine and I'm hoping that someday that dream will turn into reality. Also, I'm glad to hear that you achieved so much.


  20. I am grateful for all the blessings coming my way-- my family, husband, friends and closed to us.
    I'm obsessing with camel color coat now and yours is pretty

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