Awake to find the most devastatingly beautiful email in my inbox. Our dear friend Mr. NBC lost his daddy to leukemia last night.
Being a gifted writer and blessing of a son, Mr. NBC wrote the most moving tribute.
It wrecked me all day.
I lost my dad when I was a teenager. Ugh, what he's going through right now. I ache for him. If you are the praying type, please keep his beautiful family in your thoughts.
The day flies by. Find out I have managed to blow all my Q1 goals out of the water - who's the shiznitz? I laugh all day at things that would normally drive me nuts. It's awful that it often takes tragedy to put everything in perspective.
Get some MUCH ANTICIPATED news in the afternoon that calls for celebration. Good thing we have a happy hour at The Office. [straight face]
After my dad passed away, we moved into the same building as Mama D and her two kids, Daughter D and Son D. I was about 7 years older and used to babysit them.
Coincidence? I think not :)
Upon sitting down, MD and DD promptly announce Luke Perry is in the house!!!!!!!!!!!!! What are the odds right???
DD and I proceed to nerd it out and talk 90210 whenever there is a lull in conversation.
She is good. Even though she was only in 2nd grade, she recalls detailed plotlines I had forgotten. She loves the pics from Mr. D's b-day. ADORE HER on a whole new level now.
So we plot and primp and then go up to him giggling like we were 7. She proceeds to tell him that when she was 7 she had a shirt with HIS picture on it. I smile and nod like an idiot and finally blurt out, "Can we just get a picture?"
He is super laid back, looks tired and wryly says "Nice to meet you. " I sense a "but" coming. Instead he
When he gets up to leave 20ish minutes later, sure enough, he beckons us over.
I pop right up and race to his side. Have him all to myself for a few extra seconds as DD makes her way over in a calmer, more dignified manner.
He looks amused by me and proceeds to rub the small of my back exactly 3 and a half times. I get
Mr. Diabolina takes the photo and just like that one of the silliest moments of my life is captured on film forever.
Forever 21 turquoise dress
Fuchsia wrap sweater
Express flat silver sandals
Devi Kroell for Target silver hobo
Downtown blue bangles
Louis Vuitton earrings
Given the somber emotional start to the day, I decide to wear something super bright and cheerful. Something to celebrate someone's spirit more than mourn their death. I think it's how the good doctor would want it.
Saw this dress at Forever a year ago. Liked it but decided to pass on it. Was trying to be disciplined and not buy any ole thing. Was trying to only get the pieces I couldn't bear to live without.
Then a few weeks later I saw it on a girl at Bloomie's and fell in love. She looked so casually chic in flats and with her hair up. Decided I needed it, couldn't bear the thought of not having it in my closet. Was lucky to still find one since the clothes cycle so quickly there.
The jewelery was spot on too. The bangles and the mismatched earrings - ugh. Perfect.
Could there have been a more perfect outfit to run into your teen idol? Well other than this little white and black number :)
p.s. Hold the people dear to you a little extra close this weekend - I know I will ;)