What we’re thankful for this year…fashion edition

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time to reflect, be present, and give thanks for all the good things in your life.  And while that often defaults to the classic “good health, great family and friends” response, we at House of Hurst know that there’s far too many things that we’re really thankful for.  Take a peek at what a few of our students (and faculty!) had to say…

I’m thankful for my black turtleneck and my big leopard fur coat to keep me nice and warm during the cold weather.

  • Marissa Ripepi, freshman

I’m thankful for fuzzy socks because they keep my feet warm in this bone-chilling weather!!

  • Sarah Altilio, junior

I’m thankful for my Doc Martens because they match every outfit ranging from comfy joggers to even a cute little dress!!!

  • Katarina Flores, sophomore

I’m thankful for my North Face raincoat because there is no way I could possibly live in dreary Erie without it.

  • Jill Setek, freshman

I am thankful for baseball hats because they’re a lifesaver when my hair won’t cooperate five minutes before class.

  • Bri Harrison, sophomore

Thank God for my Calvins. Style and comfort never looked so good!!

  • Mia D’Amato, freshman

I’m thankful for high heels because they give my 5’2 frame a much needed boost.

  • Katy Vaccariello, freshman

I’m thankful for brands like H&M and Patagonia for making efforts to be sustainable and eco-conscious.

  • Rachel Lynch, junior

I am beyond thankful for the ability to spend Thanksgiving in NYC with my family. I hate pumpkin pie so I get to eat my way around NYC…THANK GOD you have to do a lot of walking when you are in the city!

  • Ashlee Rzyczycki, instructor of fashion merchandising

I’m thankful for elastic waistbands (year round, not just on Thanksgiving), cheap T.J. MAXX cashmere, and Keratin hair treatments (because, hello, it’s 2017 not 1986).

  • Jen Craven, instructor of fashion merchandising

I’m so thankful for my Hunter boots during the fall season!

  • Erin Magorien, instructor of fashion merchandising

I’m thankful for pointy toed shoes that makes me look three inches taller.

  • Amy Weaver-Kaulis, chair of the fashion department.


So this Thursday, may your table be bountiful and may your sweater by oversized. Happy Thanksgiving from the Mercyhurst Fashion Department!


Jennifer Craven

Jennifer Craven is an instructor of fashion merchandising at Mercyhurst University.