Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Scene
Get awful news today. The little sister of one of my closest college friends died suddenly, tragically. She was just 28.

In my mind she will forever be 18. That's how old she was when I first met her. I remember she was tiny and lovely and wearing sneakers.

And though I didn't know-know her, I loved her because I love her brother. When we were first becoming friends, he'd always say I looked like her. Think it was his way of telling me I was like a little sister to him.

Am utterly devastated for him. Mr. Diabolina and my mom too. He is such a sensitive human being, such a talent. He has held my hand through so much over the last decade. And now it's my turn.

Please keep his family in your thoughts. The world's gone mad.

The Outfit
French Connection skirt
Express halter
Image wrap sweater

The Accessories
Louis Vuitton earrings
Me&Ro necklace
Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch and sandals

The Grade
B

The Commentary
Built the outfit around the tiered skirt today. Less than $20 resale. Got it a million and one years ago. But every summer it still feels fresh. Adds a bit of bulk to my lower half so keeping the shoes nude helps elongate the gams.







Reminds me a bit of the dress I just saw on that delicious Rory Gilmore recently. Ugh and those shoes (very Carine Roitfeld) haunt me. She is the original GG.








Though Blake Lively was my favorite part of the first Sisterhood movie. And in this orange bang of a dress, she spells perfection.







Added this nude halter today. Very bringing sexy back. Love how it whispers seductively next to the boldness of the fuchsia.


Discovered the combination on vacation with Mr. D in Hawaii four years ago. It was our first fancy adult getaway.





We were so young back then. So much life and fashion and joy and tragedy has washed over us in just four years. I guess all one can do is try to learn from every experience - savor the good and breathe through the pain.


12 comments:

lookrichbitch said...

How utterly tragic! Sending good thoughts to LA..

Mrs. Shorty Cake said...

So sorry to hear that news. Sending good thoughts to you and your friend as well.

Tina :) said...

I am so sorry to hear the news, that is really tragic. :(

Lovely wrap sweater, the color is fabulous. I love the new look of your blog!

Ann Marie said...

How awful. Sending good thoughts to you and your friend's family.

tam pham said...

you and your friend and his family are in my prayers.

Style Maven said...

will definitely keep their family in my prayers. so awful when things like this happen, but your advice is right on point- savor the good and breathe through the pain. xoxo.

WeezerMonkey said...

So sad re your friend's sister. :(

The Collector said...

I'm sorry to be reading this. It really sad when people die young.

I wanted to tell you that your sandals look nice, but it doesn't seem very fitting.

Diabolina 3.1 said...

kisses to all of you. this is life, right? deaths and births and sandals and random thursdays. all opportunities to learn.

WendyB said...

How terrible! What happened?

amber said...

i'm so sorry to hear this :(

Anonymous said...

Good day!

It is my first time here. I just wanted to say hi!

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