I felt better today. Not great but less overwhelmed. Tried to just take one thing at a time. Not get ahead of myself. A little perspective can go a long way.
In the evening dropped by to check in on my mom. She was feeling fine after having intermittent pain yesterday. Found her in bed, reading these two pretty disparate publications. HA!
Don't think I've mentioned but she's going through the process of becoming a citizen. After nearly 32 years in the US. She is currently what they call a permanent resident alien.
All this time, she's resisted giving up her Guatemalan citizenship. My grandmother on the other hand became a citizen about 15 years ago. Couldn't pledge allegiance fast enough.
But my mom I think harbored dreams of going back at some point. All that ended though last year. A death in the family helped her really come to terms with how bad the situation has gotten in her homeland - the poverty, rampant corruption, worsening violence. I watched her gut-wrenching decision to sell the beautiful home she'd grown up in.
And that was it. Her way of cutting off the possibility of returning. Then a few months later she told me she had applied to become a citizen.
She has been going to "citizenship school" on Saturday mornings. Has become quite the teacher's pet. Ugh, the stories I could tell you about her busy body student ways :)
So today she asked me to quiz her. On what are essentially 100 American history questions she has to know to become a citizen. She knew all the answers perfectly - the 13 colonies, the branches of government, the presidents, the exact address of the White House. Very impressive. Some of that stuff was a little fuzzy even for me.
Her appointment is this Saturday. Think good thoughts. We've already picked out her outfit and a spare ;)
Proenza Schouler for Target top
Chanel earrings and purse
Manolo Blahnik heels
Got this email from shopbop this morning. Was inspired by all the black and white. They are my signature colors after all.
Dig the idea of mixing mensweary pieces with feminine, flouncy ones. Like the balance it creates in the overall effect. Very sexy.
And am really starting to love the idea of all things lace and chain mail. Both are gonna be big for fall. Oof those Lamb shoes all the way to the right! So hot. My mom pointed them out in a magazine yesterday. What a little eye she has.
Donned the Go International top and jeans this morning. Not a big fan of button downs on my chunky trunky body but I bought this one because of the adorable piping. Very cartoony cuteness. Makes me feel like Lois Lane :)
Think the effect was easy. Simple but classic. Mostly blah. Would have been less blah with some pops of red. Maybe the red stiletto sandals and a bright purse next time...