Sunday, July 15, 2012

#31 - Bittersweet

While I wait for a tripod to take outfit pics, I thought I'd show you an old outfit from last summer from my dad's wedding. My beautiful mother passed away from colon cancer in March of 2008 and it's hard to articulate how much her death has affected me. With the pain and sorrow of her loss also came with the joy that my father found love again and is now happily married. It means a lot to me that he has someone to spend his time with and they are always jet setting around the country (and the world), trying new things, staying healthy and active, and enjoying life. These kinds of things are always so bittersweet.

DRESS Evie Dress in Dusty Shale (on sale for $169 from $225), J Crew| SHOES Glitter Flats, J Crew | NECKLACE Large Charm Necklace, Anthropologie

On a lighter note, a friend of a friend last night said I resembled hipster Ariel. I'm going to take that as a compliment! It's a pretty funny internet meme-- if you want to see more, just Google it. The Evie Dress is beautiful and perfect for weddings and other outdoor/daytime occasions, or as bridesmaid dresses if you're planning a wedding. They come in a billion beautiful colors (I wish I had the one in spiced wine or matisse blue)! Goes up to size 20. However, I don't recommend getting glitter shoes from J Crew. The glitter fell off almost completely in about 4-5 months which is ridiculous after paying the hefty price tag.

I thought I'd include two photos of my wonderful mother. I've been told that I look a lot like her and her sister Ruth and they were two incredibly beautiful women. Miss you, Mom. <3

My mom and dad.

On the right, in the orange dress.


  1. That colour is so good on you and especially with your long beautiful hair. :D

  2. I don't even know what to say. Losing a mother has got to be very difficult to say the least. So glad that you have come to terms with the fact that your dad is still young and deserving of a help mate. That 2nd picture is just stunning! Your beauty took my breath away! Totally see your mother in you! Hope you are well. Kiah

  3. You look so beautiful in your dress, and your glasses are amazing! SO sad you lost your mum but its nice your dad found someone to love and live his life with. xxx