Thursday, December 12, 2013
Twelve years ago, when The Robeau and I got together, he was already sharing his home with two lovely ladies, Eva and Pickles. Several moves, several cats and one baby later, Picky was still a part of our gang. In the last two weeks she started to decline health wise and Tuesday, we had to say goodbye. To say you don't see this kind of thing coming after a lifetime of pet ownership would be just plain stupid. But if there's one thing I've learned about letting go of the furry members of our family it's that it never gets any easier. No, it never gets any easier...and each loss is different.
What makes the loss of Picky unique is that Lenny is sharing this loss with us. Trying to explain to a 3 year old that her cat is never coming back is tricky. My heart breaks when I think of the shock in her eyes when she realized what "forever" meant. Watching her figure out her coping mechanisms has been a revelation. She's asking questions, sharing memories, drawing pictures and singing songs about her lost friend. She's sad, but she's managing. She's a trooper. I'm learning so much from her, as always.
We'll miss you Pickles. You were truly a special friend. The most affectionate cat I've ever known. We were so lucky to have you in our lives as long as we did.
Posted by Tracey Nolan Labels: pickles
Monday, December 09, 2013
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Friday, December 06, 2013
We all pull out our little black dresses for holiday parties. This is one of my favourite looks, a dress with a fitted top and sleeves (love a dress with sleeves!) and a fun pick up skirt. Pick up skirts run the risk of being too costumey, but this one is made of a nice crisp cotton which keeps it feeling modern.
Even though it feels modern, the volume of the skirt on this dress makes me feel all flouncy - almost with a slight Victorian edge - which is a fun for Christmas. This dress is Peter Nygard (available at The Bay).
I've accessorized this look with a great big, over the top, glitzy statement necklace (available for purchase right now at Addition Elle). I think it works because it also feels like a modern take on a classic look. I also love the sapphire blue.
Some fashion related eye-candy online:
Speaking of amazing statement necklaces, check out Elizabeth Taylor. A little crazy, a lot fabulous.
Love this for a holiday look. It's daring, but I think the payoff is big. Shiny pants / Vintage T.
Green sequin skirt. Yes, please.
If there's anything that you'd like to see in the space on a Friday, let me know!
Posted by Tracey Nolan Labels: fashion friday