Thankful

Soho, NY

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are somewhere warm, cozy and safe surrounded by loved ones.  Thanksgiving has become more and more meaningful to me as the years go by.  It’s such a beautiful holiday that reminds you to think about everything you’re grateful for, rest, relax, and spend time with friends and family.

This year my mom is visiting me here in LA.  My sister is in Paris with her fiancé, and my dad is in Arizona with his new fiancé!  I’m forever grateful for my family – for their health, for their happiness and constant support.    They are always there for me through the thick and thin.  They give the best advice, make me laugh, and even help me with my blog – like choosing photos (often at all hours of the night!)

I’m so grateful for Derek.  He accepts me for me – flaws and all, and never judges me or holds anything against me.  He is the most patient person I’ve ever met and insanely understanding even when I’ve been scared to trust or let him fully in (because of being hurt from my last relationship.)  His unwavering support means the world to me.

I’m so grateful for Charlie!  He’s my best friend and the most amazing dog.  He is the sweetest boy and always right by my side.  I’m pretty much obsessed with him (as evident from my Stories!)

I’m grateful for my best friends.  Some of which I’ve had since Kindergarten, some of which I’ve had since college, and some from my time in NYC and LA.  These people are family to me and my ride or dies.  They make me laugh so hard until my stomach hurts and they listen to me vent, cry, or share in my excitement day in and day out – no matter what.

I’m grateful for my health.  After 3 years I have finally healed my digestion and no longer suffer from debilitating stomach pains.  It was a long, frustrating journey to get here, but I stuck with it and I didn’t stop researching and experimenting until I felt better.  I feel like myself again!

I’m grateful for my job.  I get to do what I’m passionate about every day and I get to connect with, share and inspire women all over the world.  Also, I get to constantly meet new people, try new things, experience new things, and learn something new everyday.  I get to be innovative, creative, and a role model.

I’m grateful for my missteps, errors, problems, and traumas.  They’ve shaped me to be who I am. They have taught me so much and have pushed me to do better.  They have allowed me to have a different perspective. Also, they have opened new doors for me.  They have shown me how strong, resilient and tough I am.

And finally, I am thankful for you.  With Love From Kat started 8 years ago as a blogspot when I was 22 years old working as a nanny.  It was my happy place that I would go and write every free second I had about everything I was passionate about.  2 people were reading it at the time, then 10, then 100, then 1000, and now half a million of you are following, reading, commenting, sharing, and inspiring ME everyday.  You guys have taught me so much.  You have pushed me to be better, share more, open up.  Also, you have made my job 10x more fun and enjoyable.

I love you for not only reading my blog and supporting me professionally, but also supporting me personally.  So many of you have sent me touching messages and emails over the years and I appreciate each and every one. I’m seriously so grateful for this community of women!!!  Sending you so much love on this special day! <3 Kat

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Banana Republic jacket  |  ALC dress (on sale!)
M.Gemi boots (old, similar)  |  Fendi bag  |  Sunnies (similar)

Carly Tumen Photography

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23 Comments

  • Stephanie says:

    Amazing look! 💗

    November 22, 2018 | Reply
  • Cathy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Kat! Thank you for being authentic and being you. I have been following you for awhile and love your genuineness. As a mom of two kids, we may not seem to have a lot in common on the surface but I have gotten so much from you. From your style advice to health recommendations. I also love all your nyc recommendations. I use it and adjust accordingly with my kids. Someplace that may seem not kid friendly becomes kid friendly if you go earlier or different times. Thanks again and I hope I win the Chanel nail polishes. My 8 year old daughter hopes so too. We do our manicures together!

    November 22, 2018 | Reply
  • Caroline says:

    Love this! 💕

    November 22, 2018 | Reply
  • Katie says:

    I love your style!

    November 22, 2018 | Reply
  • Lisa Autumn says:

    Such a beautiful post Kat!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    November 22, 2018 | Reply
  • Lisa Heller says:

    Love the pop of color in your skirt, and those sunnies on you are PERFECT looking! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    November 22, 2018 | Reply
  • Roses for Fridays | by mia says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Beautiful! Looking beautiful as always.

    🍂🌸🍁ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🍂🌸🍁 | by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    November 22, 2018 | Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska says:

    Love your dress <3

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    November 22, 2018 | Reply
  • Kathy says:

    From one Kat to another, Happy thanksgiving!!

    November 22, 2018 | Reply
  • May says:

    Love the bold colors! A nice change from neutrals.

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    November 23, 2018 | Reply
  • Grace says:

    Beautiful! ✨

    November 23, 2018 | Reply
  • Mariel says:

    Love that you included Charlie. I’m so thankful for my kitty, Narni. I think we feel the same way about our fur babies, love them so much! 💕 Also love this dress, chic as always!

    November 23, 2018 | Reply
  • Mariel Tenney says:

    Love this post! Chic as always. I too am SO thankful for my fur baby!

    November 23, 2018 | Reply
  • Lisa Taylor says:

    Lots to be thankful for!! Xx🧡

    November 23, 2018 | Reply
  • Lisa says:

    Happy holidays Kat! Love your styles!!

    November 23, 2018 | Reply
  • Tania says:

    Love your style.

    November 23, 2018 | Reply
  • Nabil says:

    Lovely post, Happy Thanksgiving 🍽🦃🍁 you’re my biggest fashion inspiration. God bless you always!

    November 23, 2018 | Reply
  • Cassandra says:

    Gratitudes are so powerful! Thank you for sharing ❤️

    November 23, 2018 | Reply
  • Rosanna says:

    Beautifully said, Kat. Thanksgiving has been more meaningful and important to me as I get older and especially as a mom of two young girls. Family has always been important to me, but it’s a little different and more special once I became a mother. I cherish these special moments with family on the holidays, and everyday. These memories we share with extended family stay in our hearts and remind us to love each other, be kind to one another, be thankful for everyone and everything we have in our lives and always make time for your loved ones.

    November 24, 2018 | Reply
  • Shari McKenzie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Even though I have followed you on IG forever and I finally got off my behind and downloaded your travel app. It’s great! I’m a frequent visitor to Miami and LA and you have so much listed. Just wanted to say “thanks” for all your great posts, I really enjoy all of your great style!

    November 24, 2018 | Reply
  • Rachel says:

    I love this! It’s so important on this day (and every other day!) to take a step back and think about how fortunate you are to have all of the things you do ❤️

    November 24, 2018 | Reply
  • Karen says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Kat. Thanks for all the inspiration & wishing you all the best. 💖

    November 24, 2018 | Reply
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