Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Troubles

Blouse - Ann Taylor, thrifted
Bubble skirt - H&M, thrifted
Star Sandals - Poetic License

Starting out with the outfit, I've replaced my other blue skirt with this one. It's roughly the same color and shape, but the fabric is softer, color richer, fit a little better (even though it's longer, I prefer this waist band). I only wish I could find more skirts like this while thrifting. The blouse is another galaxy-esque painterly print. This one an Ann Taylor that still had the tags attached when I bought it. My favorite part is that is fits in the bust without being too revealing or absolutely needing a cami like most knot/wrap style tops. 

I've been handling a lot of grief last week. It seems like things have been at either end of the extremes - happiness and sadness. We lost Socks earlier this last week, and I have done a lot of crying. Rest in Peace, little guy. I also found out that a relative is extremely sick and hospitalized. There has been happy news in the form of plans with Lynne, selling art and buttonflowers, enjoying the amazing weather. Life is fleeting and precious. Live it head on.

Harley and Jane left on Wednesday to go to their new family. They were so good on the car ride and settled right into their new home. I'm very proud of them. I miss them all the time.

I spent most of my free time this week with little York and Bruce. York has done a 360 in attitude wants to be picked up, played with, cuddled. He seems to have attached to me personally and clambers into my lap the moment I sit down. Bruce is still twitchy around people, but his behavior is much like the little ones' favorite person -"Uncle Spike" who has turned into a mother hen and playmate. Both of the kittens seem to be coming out of their shell now that the house is quieter and calmer.
My "grief counselors" York and Bruce


  1. I like that blue skirt better than the other one if only because it looks like it will be easier to keep wrinkle free. It looks great with the red top.

    So sorry about losing Socks. That's very very sad. =( You gave him a happy life.

  2. I love the shape of that skirt! And so sorry to hear that some terrible, no good things are happening, but I know you'll pull through!

  3. Oh so sad about Socks... :( And that there are other sad things too. Man. I am so sorry. Sending you healing vibes.

    I do like this outfit, the shape of the skirt is fun and isn't finding Ann Taylor at the thrift store with tags on like the best?? The neckline on this is really nice and flattering on you. I really like the look of it, not to mention the colors.

    Here's to better days and give some extra cuddles to York and Bruce!

  4. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about little Socks. That is so sad. Let me know if you need anything please!

    It feels weird to talk about clothes after giving condolences, but I do love this skirt on you! Keep your chin up!

  5. I am so sorry about Socks and the unwell family member :-( sending you hugs.

    I love the colour of your blouse and the skirt is lovely :-)

  6. I am sorry about Socks and your relative.

    I like the bubble skirt, and it looks great with the pink top.

  7. i feel sad for socks :-)
    The name of my friends cat is also socks.

    You look pretty as always.

    XO Arezu

  8. Oh, so sorry about Socks. My heart aches for you, lady.

  9. I'm so sorry about Socks, and your ill relative.

    Such lovely colours on you; I only wish you were dressed for a happier day.

  10. So sorry to hear about Socks. It's so hard to lose a pet, no matter how long (or short) of a time you've had the little guy. I'm glad Harley and Jane are off to their new home and you've still got two more adorable little ones to keep you company. Also, an adorable outfit! Hope everything gets better this week, dear!


  11. I totally would have wrestled you to the floor for either of those items had I been thrifting with you at the I do like this skirt better, and you know I'd be all over that AT top, mixed with a pencil skirt and heels for the office, dontcha know.

  12. Sorry to hear about the losses you are dealing with. The new top is a beautiful fit and I also like this skirt.

  13. Sorry again, buddy. I admire your big heart.

    Bubble skirts have wonderful, artistic appeal. This one rocks.

  14. Again, so sorry about dear little Socks. I hope your relative is doing better, sweetie.

    Love that skirt - bubble hems are awesome!

  15. So sorry to hear about Socks and sick family member. Definitely a sad week. Hoping that family member gets well soon and that your new grief counselors York and Bruce continue to help you through this tough time.

  16. Oh, so sorry about dearest little Socks, Megan, and about your family member too. Sending many positive thoughts your way. xoxoxoxoxo

  17. Sorry about the bad news :( glad that your cute little kitties are comforting you.

  18. i hope your week starts looking up. i'm sorry it's been so bad! keep those cats close by, they look like they could cheer just about anyone up!


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