On pins and needles for Mr. Diabolina most of the morning. By noon, we know he's safe. Unfortunately, a dear family friend who works closely with him isn't. Horrible. These are awful, awful times we are living in.
After work, Mr. Diabolina and I have a bittersweet dinner out. That's the worst part about layoffs - you feel relieved that you are safe but feel terrible for the people who were let go. They leave you a discombobulated jumble of emotions for weeks.
Tonight, I looked at Mr. Diabolina and my heart broke. I saw the lost innocence and confusion in his eyes. What remains is disillusion and resignation. Resignation that it just plain sucks to be an adult in a world gone mad.
That's probably why I suggested heading over to Baskin Robbins after dinner. Nothing like a childhood favorite to help you drown those adult sorrows.
Forever 21 tank
Banana Republic wrap sweater
Rogan for Target slacks
Forever 21 scarf and bracelet
Damier inspired bangle
Miu Miu slides
Gravitated toward the gray today given the gloomy life circumstances. It's the color many designers are leaning toward this fall. Including Missoni who showed a hobo chic collection of wondorous knit layers that has everyone atwitter.
So if you haven't gotten into gray yet, I recommend you start. You don't have to do it head to toe.
You can start integrating it slowly.
A gray scarf is a low cost, easy way to begin. Goes with everything.
Especially loving it with navy lately.
I opted for a flowy knit sweater today with the monochromatic tank.
Injected a shot of color with - you guessed it - the scarf.
Would have loved to rock the gray with yellow today
Absolutely BANANAS for yellow right now.
Instead of my gray Stella pumps, I chose the Miu Miu snakeskin slides. More on trend. Plus they let my pinkie pedicure add some more color to the dreary look.
BTW, snakeskin accessories look like they will still be big next fall.
Loving all the fall shoes at Missoni. Look at the texture and the popped collar on that heel!!!
Selected this little clutch today. Not sure why - haven't worn it in years. Picked it up at Goodwill a decade ago for $5.
Today I pretended it was Marc Jacobs.
And that my bling bling was real. Look, a girl's gotta get through this recession somehow.