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Monday, December 26, 2016

Pizza Sweater

I want to start by saying thank you for everyone for your kind words about Derek's Nana's passing, your sweet words and condolences mean a lot. We've been home since last Wednesday and enjoyed a quiet Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I've already packed up kitschmas and am happy to have the house back to 'normal'.

On Thursday I wore the pizza sweater I got to wear on my birthday as our friend's Danielle and Mike were taking me out for gluten free pizza and I wanted to dress in theme. I love pizza A LOT and now that I am gluten free, it takes a lot of the fun out of spontaneously going to grab a slice, but luckily there are some restaurants offer GF options. Though we didn't get to go out due our family emergency (which is much more important than pizza), I did get to wear my sweater while enjoying a frozen pizza and wine. Hehe!

Wearing: pizza sweater (Killstar), jeans (I haven't been able to fit into for a year until now. Yay!), Dr. Martens (old, ebay), collared shirt (thrift).

I just can't be in a bad mood while wearing a pizza sweater, especially one that is black and white. Hehehe! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday(s) however you celebrate!!! 

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Friday, December 23, 2016

(Not Such a) Happy Birthday

My birthday was the 19th and I turned 36, which doesn't bother me in the slightest. I got this gorgeous necklace from Derek by Purgatory Plaything. I own a few of her pieces, so I'm excited to add this one to the collection! 

So, why wasn't my birthday not so happy? Well, Derek's grandmother was dying. We found out late last week that she was gravely ill and didn't have much time, but when we found out this information, his parents told us not to worry about making the trip as time was running out. Well Nana (as they all call her), held on for quite a few days and there was some hope that she may rally and still live. Well, we got the call on Sunday evening to come and say goodbye, so I scrabbled around to get last minute flights for Monday to get us to Virginia. 

Needless to say it was sad. A woman who was so healthy and vibrant two months ago when we surprised her with a visit, was lying there lifeless looking like she was 100. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving sons and family. I'm glad we went, as I know it was good for Derek and the rest of his family, especially his Father. I loved Nana like she was my own Grandmother. She welcomed me with one arms into her close knit family and would always hold my hand and tell me, "I'm so glad you (Derek and I) found each other." 

So, I now share my birthday with Nana's passing, but (as her family believes), it was her new birthday joining God. 

I'm so ready to say goodbye to 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Romantic

Julie Ann had hipped me to a documentary about the 80s band Spandeau Ballet that is on Netflix instant watch called, Soul Boys of the Western World. Naturally I had to check it out as I love 80s music and I am a lover of documentary's. This one did not disappoint! I have been reading a book about post punk music and the New Romantic's are included in some of the band's history's, so it was neat to learn more about Spandeau Ballet as I did not realize how hugely popular they were and are still today!

I was inspired by the band's early clothing and wanted to wear something ruffley (but warm) and choose my beret, as hats and accessories were very big for the New Romantics. Oh the fashion! How I love the fashion!

Wearing; white/black ruffle shirt (old, Lip Service), oversize cardigan (thrift), velvet beret (estate sale, vintage) earrings (80s, thrift), pins (Last Craft), jeggings (Target), pointed boots (Nasty Gal)

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thank you for reading, until next time