I have talked some about my family, but just in bits and pieces. I am missing my daughter today so I thought I would tell you a little about her. She is my baby girl, even thought she is 28 years old. She is the polar opposite of me, in looks and actions. She is tall, dark, and mouthy. HahaOne day when Ashleigh was about 8 or 9 years old, Joe was threatening her about something. He acted like he was going to “get” her, so she took off running. Joe was right on her heels and they were starting down the hall. All of a sudden, she stopped and whirled around on him. “What?” He was so taken back by her standing up to him, he forgot what he was even after her about. That was our first encounter with the young woman she was going to become.
Fast forward to college age Ashleigh. She wanted, since the age of 7, to be a marine biologist. Not really a career that you could have in Grundy, VA, so I was not surprised that she would want to go away to college. I was surprised though, when she chose Alaska. Could she have picked a place any farther away and still been in the US?
Not only did she move away, she went by herself not knowing a soul. She flew into Juneau Alaska and someone from the school picked her up. She lived at the college housing, but did not even have a car for the first month. There is NO way I would have done any of that. She is my tough, brave, beautiful, and spoiled rotten daughter and I love her with all my heartToday’s outfit is a little bit of a hot mess. You can feel free not to copy this look. I had computer issues and my photo library disappeared. The reason I am telling you that is, if I had a choice of a different outfit to show, this one might not have ever made the blog.The problem is this; I like all the essential items, but I am not sure they “work” together. I love these linen pants from Old Navy. However, I tried on several shirts this morning, and could not get the look I was wanting. I love the simple v top (c/o) from Covered Perfectly, it is a perfect go-to top in the spring and summer, when nothing else will work. I have it deliberately crunched in the front for that relaxed kind of feel. I love this waterfall sweater in the navy and white stripes. I like that is goes with the pants, in one of those crazy pattern mixing kind of way. BUT, I don’t know if I love the outfit. It reminds me of chicken and dumplings. I love every single ingredient in chicken and dumplings, but I don’t like chicken and dumplings. Haha
Here are some similar items from the look:
Plus size pants:
Here is a similar waterfall cardigan:
I’m sorry about this post all around. My time management has not been very good today. I blame the computer. Since it tore up, I had to send it to be repaired, then I had to go to a woman’s club meeting where I was installing a new slate of officers for the coming year. I got back home around 9:00 p.m. and the computer is not EXACTLY performing correctly. It is kind of like today’s outfit, not really bad, but just seems off a little.If there is anybody who has never visited my blog before, please don’t think this is the norm. I swear, I usually do better. You gurls back me up on this. Lol!
This is my daughter in every way. I always think of her when I hear this, and it never fails to make me smile.
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