This weekend was an emotional rollercoaster and at the risk of being a Debbie Downer, I'm about to keep it real here. My significant other/Instagram husband returned from two weeks in Paris, a trip he took under the worst circumstance: to be with his father who recently passed away of cancer. I've been reconciling a myriad of feelings in which ultimately I end up feeling sorry for myself with actually just feeling sorry for him and his family and reminding myself that it's not about me. And yet, it is still devastating for me to see him hurting. It's become a strange cycle of feeling sorry for feeling sorry for feeling sorry.
Despite all the emotional stress and ambivalent feelings, it is certain that we were thrilled to be together again, hence the date night. Events like these have a way of reminding you to appreciate life and make the most out of every situation. And lest you think this post is unrelated to fashion, lets not forget about the transformative power of (good, flattering, well-fitting) clothes. This look happens to be one of his favorites and it makes me feel simultaneously sexy, cool, and relaxed. In a world mired in divisive global issues, wars, and countless headlines that make me want to cry, the frivolity of clothes and a nice dinner with a cute boy are what I need in my life.