Monday, March 26, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da

So first and foremost, I want to thank you all for your kind words on Friday on my vague "got bad news" statement - it really helped me throughout that day more than you can know, you are all too sweet.  I couldn't say the words that day as what was wrong, but I can now.  My family had to put down our 19 year old cat Cleo on Friday morning.  She had a stroke on Thursday and so it was time.  And even though I haven't lived in my parents house for the last six years, it was still very sad.  It's much harder on my mom as Cleo was her constant companion for the last almost 20 years, but we went out for some retail therapy this weekend and she's doing a little better with each day so far.  It will be a process.  Anyway, you've all been so kind and I try to be as up front and honest as I can here, so I wanted to let you all know specifically what was going on.

Life goes on (Ob-la-di, ob-la-da - my apologies to the Beatles) and it's Inspiration Monday!  Our model is Emma Stone once again.  I think she's really adorable and really funny - she was too cute at the Oscars.


I chose to dress up her look a bit so it would be "work appropriate".  And it's chilly here in MN again, so a layered look was nice this morning!  It's also a bit rainy and yuck, so I'm in front of my pantry again!


Despite the events of Friday, we did manage to have a good weekend.  The Pants Monkey and I did go to the Hunger Games on Friday night - drop what you're doing and go see this movie, for real.  I do feel like we may have been the oldest people in the theatre, but we also chose a theatre that isn't far from the University of MN, so that may be part of it.  I didn't care though it was SO good!!  You don't even need to read the books to appreciate it I think.

Saturday I took my mom for the aforementioned retail therapy.  Even though I'm on a shopping ban, she's not!  We walked around the mall, she got some new sandals for summer that are super cute, we hit the Bath and Body Works and got some new scents there and she was nice and bought me a new shirt cause she's awesome like that.  We also visited my aunt who would be the mother of my "rich cousin" and I went through two bags of clothes she had for me and came away with enough stuff to take one bag home!  You'll see plenty of fun goodies soon from it.  And then my sweet sister-in-law gave me two pairs of pants that didn't end up working out for her that had the tags still on them!  I owe her like five drinks or something I swear.  So for someone who isn't shopping right now, I sure ended up with a few new things this weekend!


Phew, this has been a very wordy post today!  So I think I will now bid you adieu, and remind you to go visit the lovely ladies at two birds for more Inspiration Monday goodies.

Outfit rundown:
T-shirt - Mossimo, Target (old)
Jacket - Thrifted via Clothes Mentor
Pants - Style and Co, Macy's (old)
Necklace - Vintage Pearl (gift)
Shoes - Maurices (old)

22 comments:

  1. Cute outfit, and yay for new clothes! I'm glad you and your mom had a great day together as well. You both needed it!

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  2. ohh...sorry to hear about your cat....it is always so hard to see our pets go.

    on a lighter note, i like your layered look, that thrifted jacket has a nice shimmer which is also great for evenings too.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  3. i'm sorry about your cat! i hope your mom is feeling better. the silhouette of this jackets looks great on you!

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  4. love the interpretation of Emma's look! and hahaha I felt the same way when I went to see the Hunger Games yesterday. Everyone in the theater was 8 and sniffling at all the "sad scenes" and my friends and I were all in our late 20s early 30s! hahaha

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  5. I like this outfit, yep. I have to admit it's strange but bans are totally like that. I'm on a fabric ban for this year and people keep giving me their fabric. I think they feel bad for us or something. It does take an edge off the pain though;)

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  6. I love the outfit and that jacket is so cute on you! I'm glad that you and your mom had a good day on Saturday! I'm going to miss Cleo ~ love ya!!

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  7. Hee hee, sounds great about the pants! (I think I have an identical pair to the ones you are wearing by the way!) What a nice jacket- what's it made out of?
    I'm also on the ban but somehow managed to get my boyfriend to buy me a cute flower ring on Saturday!

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    1. I'm not sure what it's made out of - I think it's a polyester kind of blend, it's sort of stiff, not the most comfortable thing in the world, but it looks good so sometimes that is nice!

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  8. And re the cat, I'm so sorry, I know it's horrible to lose a much loved cat- I cried my eyes out each and every time one of mine died, still miss them x

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  9. Sorry to hear about the cat too, I remember the sadness of losing a cat x

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  10. So sorry to hear about your sweet kitty...I went through the same thing, and it's so terribly hard. Hope you can keep moving forward and on and just keep the sweet memories :)

    Love your jacket, really flattering with the waist tie!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about Cleo. My pets are family and it's always awful to loose one. Sending loving thoughts your family's way! Xo Lori

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  12. So sorry to hear about your kitty. I'm still living in dread of the day I hear about my 20+year old cat still living with my grandparents.

    I love your interpretation of this inspiration. I totally take advantage of other people not being on a ban (when I am on one... off the wagon right now! @_@ Shoooooes) to help them shop. I also take full advantage of grocery shopping and plan luxe meals on a dime.

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    1. 20+ is impressive!

      I'm jealous of your shoe shopping!! Only two more weeks left, I can do this!

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  13. Oh Beth I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty- they are such wonderful creatures and like Megan the 3 cats I grew up with are quite old so I know that the call will be any day :(

    On a positive note you look beautiful in this grey outfit and glad you liked the movie- it's on my to-watch list.

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    1. Thanks Emily. It is hard, they do become like family to us!

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  14. Oh Beth! I'm so sorry to hear about Cleo. 19 years is a long time for a cat, and how wonderful it is that she got to spend her life with a family that loved her so much. It sounds like you made the right decision in letting her go, but saying goodbye is never easy. How I wish they could live forever!!

    (By the way, love your take on the Two Birds inspiration Monday! That is a fantastic blazer!)

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    1. Thank Megan - I saw your kitty is having some health issues too and I hope that she will be ok for awhile!

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  15. Yay, for gifters! I'll be watching for your new finds!

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  16. Beth, I am just reading about Cleo. I had a cat for 16 years named Albert. He was the most special cat ever...he was my son so to speak. I had to let him go too. So sorry to hear about this. Wishing the best of days ahead for you and your mom. dawn suitcase vignettes xo Great jacket too, wonderful look on you. Dawn Suitcase vignettes xo

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  17. i am way behind in my google reader, so i am so sorry i am days late to hear this news. i really hope that you are finding some goodness out of the grief. i have been through the same situation before and it is so, so sad. :(

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    1. Thanks Heidi. It's gotten easier with each day.

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