Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday

November 18, 2022

“One of the greatest traditions we have is the Thanksgiving Day football game and the biggest, most important tradition of all is the kicking off of the football.” — Lucy, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 

One: Thanksgiving Traditions and Outfits

Turkey day is less than a week away. Are you ready? Do you have plans for the weekend after? Do you know what you are wearing?

Hopefully, you will get together with family or friends to celebrate. I enjoy holiday traditions when family and friends gather together. Some Thanksgiving traditions include participating in a family walk or run, family games, family movies, watching football (or having a family football game), watching the parade, and sharing what you are thankful for.

Read about it:

Two: What to watch

My goal with this newsletter section is to inform you of the new shows and movies released on the different streaming services and in theaters. Then, you can choose your favorites to watch. This list of shows is for the week ending on 11/18/22.

This week, the most buzzed-about shows and movies are The CrownThe Fabelmans, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Read the descriptions below for more information.

Thanksgiving episodes:

Warner Bros. Television Distribution

From Buzzfeed, I Made A Playlist Of All The “Friends” Thanksgiving Episodes

From PureWow, The 30 Best Thanksgiving Episodes from Our Favorite TV Shows



The Wonder (drama), a Netflix Original period drama that follows nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) is set from England to a remote village in 1862 Ireland in order to observe a young girl who has not eaten for months.


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Dead to Me (Season 3), Season 2 ended on a big of a cliffhanger, so Season 3 will likely pick up right after with more chaos and comedy than ever before.

Elite, (season 6), When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, (season 5), As always, it’s time for some holiday cheer, wintry bakes, and lower-stakes competition as fan-favorite bakers from past seasons reunite in the tent for one-off holiday-themed competitions. This year, it’s both celebrity guests and former contestants who pop by the tent for the Yuletide specials. PopSugar


In Her Hands (film), In the months leading up to the Taliban takeover in 2021, Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor, Zarifa Ghafari, deals with danger, uncertainty and personal turmoil.

Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? (series), The new docuseries tells the story of John Leonard, Leonard vs. PepsiCo, and whether or not Pepsi actually gave away a Harrier jet.

I Am Vanessa Guillen (film), Vanessa Guillen was 20 years old when she was found murdered at a US Army base. Rather than submit to silence, her family fought for justice and change.


From left: Meara Mahoney Gross, Jesse Eisenberg, and Maxim Swinton in Fleishman Is in Trouble. Linda Kallerus—FX

Fleishman is in Trouble (series), an eight-episode drama series that revolves around Toby Fleishman (Jesse Eisenberg), a recently divorced 41-year-old who has his first foray into the world of dating apps to incredible results, leading him to enjoy a new chapter of his life full of sexual freedom and more female attention than he’d ever had previously in his life. 


Amy Adams and Maya Rudolph in Disenchanted (2022). PHOTO: WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TWITTER

Disenchanted (adventure/film), Years after her happily ever after, Giselle, Robert and Morgan move to a new community and Andalasia and the real world are thrown off-balance.

The Santa Clauses, Disney+ original 2-episode premiere


Limitless with Chris Hemsworth, Disney+ original (season 1 premiere, all episodes streaming), Chris Hemsworth explores the different ways humans can live better for longer by taking on physical challenges such as diving in ice or climbing skyscrapers.

The Santa Clauses, Disney+ original 2-episode premiere


The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 2, “Honestly, I couldn’t be more excited that this show is coming back for Season 2 soon. The Sex Lives of College Girls is back with their sophomore season, and we’ll pick up basically where we left off in Season 1. Kimberly, Whitney, Leighton, and Bela are really just trying to survive college, while also dealing with their complicated social lives. This season will focus on the rest of their freshman years too.” Nora Dominick BuzzFeed


The L Word: Generation Q (drama series), Ten years after the previous events, the original group of friends is joined by new faces as they continue their journey through the trials of life and love in Los Angeles.


Nope (2022 film)


TULSA KING (crime series) On the same night that Taylor Sheridan’s flagship show, “Yellowstone,” begins its fifth season, his portfolio of manly genre dramas grows with the addition of this mash-up of gangster story and neo-western. It’s also Sheridan’s latest action-hero reclamation project: Sylvester Stallone stars as a Mafia capo sent to oversee operations in the foreign territory of Tulsa, Okla. NYT

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Yellowstone (season 5), “The Dutton family is back when Yellowstone returns for a fifth season this November. While Season 4 was anything but calm, this new season promises more chaos and drama as the Dutton family chooses sides and alliances shift. While maintaining the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the US remains the top priority, it looks like the Duttons will be fighting even more battles amongst each other as well.” Nora Dominick BuzzFeed

Apple TV+:

Spirited (movie), Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. For the first time, “A Christmas Carol” is told from the perspective of the ghosts in this hilarious musical twist on the classic Dickens tale.

In Theaters:

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She Said (biography/drama), The New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor publish a report that exposes sexual abuse allegations against powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The shocking story also serves as a launching pad for the #MeToo movement, shattering decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault and harassment.

The Menu (dark comedy), The film, penned by Will Tracy and Seth Reiss, “focuses on a young couple who visits an exclusive destination restaurant on a remote island where the acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu, along with some shocking surprise.

Three: What to wear

A fall hat-

For women:

Wool hat with grosgrain ribbon $29.99 at J.Crew
SEVILLA GAUCHO WOOL HAT $30 at Banana Republic


Felted Wool Fedora $27.56 Nordstrom
Wool Felt Pork Pie Hat $18.72 Nordstrom

Four: What to Try

Vegetarian dishes for Thanksgiving (some recipes include meat)

From Food and Wine, 26 Next-Level Vegetable Side Dishes to Serve at Thanksgiving


Five: What to do

Donate or volunteer:

Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry.

How It Works: Turn your Friendsgiving celebration into a fundraiser to feed hungry kids. There are so many ways to add fun to your event and make an impact. Once you sign up, you’ll have access to digital resources to help you plan your Friendsgiving fundraiser. Plus you’ll have your own fundraising webpage. Host a fabulous event for your friends & family. Have fun but don’t forget about the impact you’re making. Every $100 you raise can feed a child up to 1,000 meals.

Donate to a local charity or food bank.

Boston:!/donation/checkout. A $30 donation will help provide a healthy holiday meal for a family struggling with hunger.

Volunteer opportunities:

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