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