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The power of a dress

First, thank you for all of the love and support after Friday’s post. It was hard to write but I needed to do it. I find healing through not only writing, but through sharing and connecting with others. A lot of my feelings of grief seemed to hit yesterday morning, which I expected with it being Mother’s Day. I just felt all around sad. It was really nice having my sister in town, who talked me through everything and helped me get from Point A (sad, unmotivated and BLAH) to Point B (positive, motivated and DOLLED UP). 

I had a baby shower to attend and though I was nervous I might have a sob-fest in the middle of all the talk of babies and pregnancy, I thought really hard about it and suddenly my attitude changed. I realized that if anything could make me feel better about my current situation, celebrating a new life was it. How could I wallow in the misery of losing my pregnancy when a close friend was blessed with the  miracle of becoming a mother (and it truly is a miracle)? The shower was lovely and fun and it felt good to get out and see close friends on a very special day. My sister “styled me” to a T and I wish I could hire her to be my very own Rachel Zoe. We pulled out my inner Charlotte from Sex and the City with this outfit, and I couldn’t help but think of the episode in which she suffers from a miscarriage and finds the thestrength to attend Brady’s first birthday party after watching the E! “True Hollywood Story of Elizabeth Taylor.” Dressing like the legendary fashion icon gave her the oomph she needed to get out of bed and get her groove back!
My sis, T. has a knack for fashion and we have grand plans with our soul sister to make some of these dreams come true….stay tuned!
Here are the details on my outfit:
When: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Where: Baby Shower

What:Vintage mama
Dress: Vintage, from this shopping excursion in my favorite antique store
Cardigan: Ross or T.J. Mazz, a few years old
Shoes: Jessica Simpson, via T.J. Maxx, summer of 2010
Purse: Vintage, from Ebay
Thank you for all of the well wishes and to my amazing friends and family for the flowers, care packages, food and fellowship! Love.

Playing dress up 2

Last week my souls sis sent me the below quote from “our girl” Marianne Williamson. We love her. For good reason. She makes spirituality very simple for me. It goes something like this:
We always have two choices.
And according to our girl,
“Every situation we find ourselves in is an opportunity,
perfectly planned by the Holy Spirit, to teach love instead of fear.”
And I have to believe that.
I choose to believe it.
And on days when it’s especially hard…

we just play dress up

in our favorite antique store

with my baby.

(who LOVED those 70’s grandma glasses)

And we laugh
and we loveand fear goes out the window.

Suggestions welcome 2

This is an in-between post for an in-between day.
Not quite Friday, I’m just kinda
For some fun
or something.
I’ve been working on my weekly fashion parade for next Wednesday
and my Friday Playlist post which I think is a fun tradition I’d like to keep up.
But what about today? Not much going on
but these are some things on my mind.
And suggestions are welcome.
1. Should I do a daily fashion post rather than putting them all together once a week? Would that get annoying? Would they fit daily into my normal posts? Hmm, please give your thoughts.
2. Should I give my baby whole milk in a cup and take away her bottle soon? I am lost on this one. But not really. I’ve done my research. I think I know the answer but I’m afraid to go against THE MAN. The MILK man to be exact. More to come.

3. More on the milk topic…could I be lactose intolerant? My mom recently told me I rejected milk as a baby. I projectile vomited formula until I was about one and then refused to drink milk in general. I still refuse to drink it. But I love cheese, and especially sour cream. But my stomach hurts almost constantly, and particularly after I eat dairy. I’ve been wondering for years now what causes the stomach issues…is it anxiety? Meat? Gluten? Dairy? I’ve never eliminated anything long enough to figure it out. Looking back, that makes me seem pretty stupid. Hmm…maybe it’s time for a change, but how can I deal with giving up my feta? Any suggestions? Should I just give in and go to a nutritionist?

4. What kind of camera should I get? I am in desperate need. Our really nice digital just stopped working (the lens went wacky) and I think it will be too expensive to fix and may as well get a new one, though I’m too lazy to actually check on this and see if it’s even fixable. Of course we realized that it broke the day AFTER our warranty ran out. Typical. I borrow the school yearbook camera a lot, which is nice, (a Canon Rebel XS E0S with a 105 mm lens) but I really want something small that I can just throw into my purse and have on me at all times, but still takes really good, professional-like pictures.  Is that too much to ask ? haha.I am so sick of taking cell phone pictures. Any ideas?

5.I have always been a lover of super-flares and bell-bottoms and had the most perfect pair of vintage, bell-bottom Levi’s in high school that are covered in holes, found at Good Will. They were perfect. I used to wear them with neon tights underneath when I went through what my dad liked to call the “freak phase.” My favorite outfit was the famous jeans, with a thermal shirt under a floral chiffon top from Express and some awesome Lucky work boots.

Here’s a little glimpse of the outfit, fresh from the . Love little T (who hated that jacket) and R (who LOVED his jacket), too. 
I like to call it the “grunge hippie” phase. And I sometimes miss it. 
I was a hippie five years in a row for Halloween for goodness sakes. 
Here is one of my favorite ensembles:
 I would die to still have that dress. It has a beautiful crochet top…ahh.
These jeans are making a “comeback,” though in my eyes they’ve never been out.
And I want some.
Any suggestions on where to find the perfect pair?
I die for this entire outfit. The pretty blouse, simple cardigan, super flares and that amazing, wedgy shoe peeking out.
Image via Peter Stigter
Thank you for your help on this
in-between day with all of my 
in-between thoughts.
xoxo, P