I cried this morning. Listening to ‘Imagine’ on the radio just made it worse. As I took Tennyson out for a walk it dawned on me that it was 9/11 again. I immediately had a flash back – I remember it all so well. I was driving to work here in Atlanta, running late, it had just gone 9am and the radio announcer said they were getting reports that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. I was shocked but somewhat dismissed it as a dreadful, unfortunate accident. As the morning unfolded it turned out to be far more sinister than that. I remember feeling guilty because I was so irritated when all air traffic was grounded as my sister was supposed to be flying out here on the 13th and I so wanted to see her. There were many people who would now never see their siblings again. Even for those of us who were no where near NYC that day it still feels very raw, we will carry memories of that day forever. So peace and love to all, and we will never forget.
Shifting gears now to something far more trite and inconsequential – clothes and hair.
Inspired by Miley’s new look (totally wrong for a 41 year old to be inspired by Miley Cyrus) and Pink’s hair at the VMA awards (again totally wrong of me) I decided to try and go for bigger hair up top today using a bit of pomade – I quite like it for a change:)
I’m wearing my Zara floral jacket and in attempt to transition it to Fall I wore a darker blue Boden long sleeved essential tee from last Fall. I love these t-shirts – they are so soft and stretchy and great quality. I’m in my Gap boyfriend jeans and my Tory Burch Revas in hibiscus pink – the necklace is an old J.Crew Factory store one that I bought years ago. I’m making an attempt to be more thoughtful about accessorizing – accessories are the first thing to be forgotten about if I’m in a hurry in the morning.
My final order from Zara arrived yesterday – final for now anyway – remember I am going cold turkey. It’s a stunning blue jacket that I just love – it will look great with jeans and tan ankle boots. I love the gathered shoulders too – I know I will wear this a lot. Question is do I get the most out of it and start wearing it now or wait to wear it in October when MM and I are off to a trade show in Louisville (oh the glamour!)? I’m thinking if one really likes something then surely it makes sense to wear it and enjoy it – but nervous about that approach as I know I will want something new to wear come trade show time!
I’m not renowned for my willpower so am the wrong person to give advice on this … but I know that if I had that Zara jacket in my wardrobe, there is no way that I’d be able to wait until October to wear it!! Like the hair btw!
Thank you – and you’re right it probably won’t wait till October:)