Friday, June 8, 2012

A Little Bit of Sunshine

This week has been a tough one for me. Work was stressful, I didn't get a lot of sleep, and the kitty has not been adjusting well to all the changes in the apartment. Then to make matters worse, my auntie Carolyn passed away this morning. She was my grammy's sister and I spent a lot of time at her house when I was a little girl.  She was a hard working single mom, an amazing cook, talented gardener, and one of the funniest people I have ever met. I haven't seen her in a few years, since she retired to Florida, but she'd call me each year on my birthday. Thankfully, my grammy was able to travel to Florida to spend some time with her sister this week.

I know it's silly, but it's amazing how clothes can drastically change my mood. Thursday morning the sun started to peak out, and the forecast only called for scattered showers so I grabbed this bright sundress and my mood was instantly elevated.

This dress is going to be one of my favorites this summer. It hits me right at the knee and it has short sleeves, so I can wear it to work on really hot days without having to layer anything over it! Since Thursday was nice and cool I decided to go a little neon and layer it with my bright yellow cardi. I stuck with nude flats because there was more than enough color in the dress.

Dress: Old Navy
Cardigan: Old Navy two years ago
Flats: Payless
Earrings: H&M

Sorry for starting this post off on a sad note. Carolyn's passing was expected, she's been sick for a while and now she's at peace. I am thankful to have had her in my life and I'm so ready for the weekend.


  1. pretty dress!

  2. I'm sorry about aunt.

    I wish I had bought that dress. Its so cute on you!!!

  3. Aw sorry to hear about your loss. Clothes does the same for me, when I'm wearing a fabulous outfit, with some fun bright colors, I'm in the best mood! I hope you have a nice weekend lady! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. i'm sorry for your loss. she sounds like a great woman, and it's so nice that you have such great memories of her. i'm happy that your wonderful dress can improve your mood a little!

  5. Your aunt sounded awesome. I am sorry she passed, but I am glad your grandmother was there with her!

    I love short-sleeved dresses. Why doesn't the world make more of them? You definnitely look bright and cheerful, even if it has been a rough week!

  6. Sorry to hear about your aunt, and your cat.
    Hope things get better soon.

    Love the dress, the color is perfect.
    Chic on the Cheap

  7. So sorry to hear of your loss. You look gorgeous tho - that dress is fantastic!

  8. Ohh, my condolances on your aunt passing away, that's pretty rouph and can make for a hard week. (and sorry about the bad spelling. :P)

    I hope this next week goes upwards for you and the kitty gets use to everything, it seems like cats always take changes really hard. (they like having it their way!) You look competely adorable, you always look so amazing in bright colors, you have such a lovely complexion. This bright yellow is so cute and I love it paired with that cute old navy dress! (which is just about one of the cutest sundresses ever, I love the flower pattern and the yellow stripes.)

  9. i'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt, tashia. i hope you and your family are coping okay. you look simply lovely - i love dresses/blouses with short sleeves too so i don't feel like i have to add another layer!

  10. Im so sorry about your loss. She sounded like an amazing woman!

    You picked the perfect dress to brighten your mood. Those colors look great on you!

  11. So sorry to hear about your aunt, dear. I'm glad you were able to brighten your mood with a pretty dress, though. I'm the same way; clothes totally affect my mood!


  12. I'm so sorry for your loss! This dress is perfect to brighten your mood. It's so gorgeous!



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