This past Sunday was the day I said “good-bye” to my Miss & nephew Matteo.
Right after my shift in Wonderland I went home made something quick to eat, grabbed Will and we headed to Napa. I knew it would be the only opportunity I would have to see them for the last time, in a long time.
Julie’s mom made her famous jalapeno cheese soup, which was perfect for this sudden cold & wet weather we’ve been having. I guess in retrospect it does make sense, it is Fall after all.
Before the soup could be made we had to head to the store for the ingredients. We all piled into the car (I couldn’t believe how much stuff you have to bring with you when you have a baby, it was definitely a production. Ha!) and we headed to the neighborhood store, when we arrived Julie and I headed straight to the deli counter for some freshly sliced salami to munch on as we strolled through the store for some more food to snack on. Which included beets, cheese, and red vines. Yea I know it doesn’t sound so good together, but for some reason it all worked as we snacked before dinner.
We took these pictures really quick around the corner from Julie’s mom’s house. It’s so pretty in their neighborhood, and loved the Fall colors in full bloom there. It’s been weighing on my mind that I need to start taking more outfit shots, so I grabbed the small window of opportunity to do so.
I love this dress. What’s funny is I had actually bought it a few months ago when it first went on sale, but felt it was still too expensive so I returned it. Then this past Saturday someone returned it, and the price was reduced even further!
I knew it was a sign that I had to buy it. So I did.
I’m in love with the lace detail at the bottom, and that it has a vintage-like quality to it. It’s from the Spring/Summer season, but layered with a long-sleeve top, jacket, tights and boots, it’s perfect for Fall.
A vintage (or not) embroidered ethnic carpet handbag would have been perfect with this ensem. After looking at these pictures it definitely has convinced me that I need to get one stat!
After dinner and some conversation, we all hung out in the living room, had the fireplace going, and I just snuggled next to my Miss. It was at that exact moment that the reality of how far away she was going to be really sunk in.
I know that my heart aches a little, but my joy and happiness for this awesome opportunity for her and her family is even greater.
Here’s to change, and the ones you love the most….
1. Embroidered halter dress from Anthro
2. Linen equestrian-style jacket from Anthro (from about 4 years ago!)
3. Gap long-sleeve tee Thrifted
5. White flower engraved ring from Fossil
6. Handmade earrings Thrifted
7. My trusty Kooba handbag from Ebay