Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mercury in Retrograde







Dress worn as a top: Gap (on sale)
Skirt: c/o Chicwish (similar, similar)
Heels: Michael Kors

Something has gone wrong with April. Perhaps Mercury is in retrograde. Or whatever horoscopes say when they mean "you're just going to have a really bad month. Really bad. Trust me." I know that May 1st can't come soon enough. It's time to usher out this month and start over with a brand new one that is full of blooming peonies and warmer weekends. 

Some very sad things happened this month - my grandfather passed away. Though my family is very sad, I think we're all grateful that, for his sake, he has moved beyond pain and is on to happier things. Reunited with all of his brothers and his parents somewhere beyond here. But that knowledge - that he is in a better place - certainly has not stopped me from feeling down during the past week. I have such happy memories of my grandfather that the memories have been flooding my mind lately and I've been having a hard time letting go. Above all, I know that I am lucky to have known him and will miss him a great lot.

I know that a few people close to me have gone through a loss or a difficult time this month as well. Perhaps bad events cluster up together so that we can all share in hardship and feel less alone. I think that it would be nice for things to take a break for a month or so, let everyone recoup and reset. I think my workplace and my household has had just about enough of bad moods and tears and general grumpiness. 

18 comments

  1. Hope May brings better days your way. My respects for the loss of your grandpa. Wish you a restful and peaceful weekend.

    Sincerely,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  2. So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Hopefully May will be better! I really love your outfit, this skirt is gorgeous and with a white top, such a classic! :)

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  3. Sorry to hear about your grandfather. I hope May is a happier month for you and your family.

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  4. I am so sorry for you loss. Keeping those memories alive is the best thing you can do. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Sorry about your grandfather, sweets. xoxo

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  6. I'm also happy to see this week go. So sorry for your loss Kelsey. Hopefully you have a lot of amazing memories and stories to share about your grandfather. Sending you love xo

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. The passing of my own grandfather is still with me these 14 years later, though the sting is long gone. I hope you find peace as you remember the happy times you shared with him.

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  8. I hear you... I feel exactly the same! I need a month to get my "*hit" together and just live a little. I've been having an extremely hard April and was at some point thinking that: "How worser can things still get?!" I'm sorry about your grandpa passing away, my both grandmas have passed away years ago and still to this day I miss them both so much, think about them on almost daily basis and remember so many things from my childhood and what we used to do together... Take care beauty!

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  9. I love your outfit ! I love your skirt. :)

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  10. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Your grandfather sounds like a special man. Sending internet hugs as you mourn his loss and rejoice in the good memories.

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss, and for the difficulties of this month. I hope the coming of spring brings you great joy! You look gorgeous.

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  12. I'm sorry for your loss, hope that this spring and summer brings you happiness. Love your skirt by the way.

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  13. Great, clean look. Keep up the hard work <3

    M.

    http://www.itssuperfashion.com/2015/04/hoka-one-one/

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  14. Nice look! Love the simple top!
    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  15. Love that skirt!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    http://myclosetlife.com

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  16. The skirt is beautiful :)


    Bisous de France.
    Sandy :)


    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

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  17. I am sorry to hear about your month. Here is to the power of positive thinking in May!
    xx

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