Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Good news: My momma's back!! Over dinner, she regaled me with stories about her whirlwind trip to Guatemala. How she saw that beautiful countryside juxtaposed with all that devastating poverty. How she ate her native foods, roamed the streets she used to walk with her grandmother, joked with peddlers hawking their beautiful wares to American tourists for pennies.
She told me how one night, bored, she was thumbing through the phone book and found an old boyfriend and actually called him!!!! She told me how happy he was to talk to her, how easy their conversation was, how he said to this day, forty years later, his mother always tells him he should have married that little brunette with the big eyes.
She told me about how her best friend from 30 years ago revealed in tears she regrets every day not following my mom to the US, not giving her daughter the opportunities I've had. Such heavy, heartbreaking, nostalgic stuff. Wish I'd been there - for all of it. Next time.
More good news: Mr. D won his trial today!!! Took the jury just forty minutes to deliberate and rule in his client's favor. What an accomplishment. And thank god he can come home now and relax. Alot to be thankful for next week.
Proenza Schouler for Target tank
Banana Republic sweater and skirt
Stella McCartney pumps
Marc Jacobs purse
I cannot get enough of gray lately.
Am like a woman obsessed.
Particularly loving these Burberry looks for Spring.
These dresses look half trash bag, half liquid - adore!
Also adoring high waisted looks - hence the hiked up skirt with tucked in tank. May have to invest in one of these Black Halo dresses soon. So Roland Mouret!
Regretfully, I have to bust on Blake again today. LOOK AT HER! This is one gray, high waisted look that I cannot condone. Not sure what her stylist was thinking. Her twins deserve better than this ;)
My curls also deserve better - better products. Poor sad fro today. Must pick up curling lotions and potions this weekend.
Speaking of hair, I loooooved this story on the Sartorialist this week. It's a great reminder that you never know what someone has been through - who they really are - just by looking at them:
"I was chit-chatting with Susan after I took this picture and mentioned that I thought her hair was sooo beautiful - her best feature. She said thanks and added that she had lost her hair once because of cancer. She now purposely keeps it long because she feels it is such a gift to have it back and, for her, a sign of life."