This past weekend I was able to catch up with one of my most favorite people- it had been many months since I talked to her and even more since I had seen her. We chatted about her new favorite songs (I haven’t had a radio for 17 months so this was important for both of us), she filled me in on her new hobbies, she updated me on some of her friends and we ate donuts- her chocolate and me blueberry.
She, yet again, reminded me just how important the power of organic connections are- sometimes there are people with whom you just “click” with and you share an unexplained special bond with- she is this girl for me. She reminded me that the innocence of youth is not lost and that spending time talking and listening to one another are two of the most important aspects of humanity that are so often overlooked. Oh, did I mention she is 6 years old. That’s right- I spent my Sat morning with an intelligent, emotional, insightful 6 year old girl whom I have loved since she was born. There are some people who bring out the very best in you and this little lady always dose (if that isn’t a testament to how wonderful her mama is- not sure what is).
Photos: Victoria Metaxas
** Side Note- I am living in Colorado but these pictures were taken in London**
J O G G E R S.... love them. Wear them all the time. The exact pair is from Zara but I have linked <similar> ones. The comfort factor of these babies are through the roof yet they still look more classy than sweatpants. I love to pair them with flowy tops like this baby and really re-create the pajama feeling that is acceptable to wear outside. I love the elastic bottom on these and I love the side detail- helps to really make sure people know I am not, in fact, wearing pajamas. These joggers are perfect with a cute utility jacket or even a chunky sweater on those colder days. I have been pairing this drapey top with just about everything and it is prefect for everyday. It comes in a variety of colors but you know me- I love my grays and neutrals. Since I have been back in Colorado I have paired this top with both a puffy vest and an oversized cardigan and I have only been back 9 days. Seriously, the possibilities and versatility of both the joggers and the top are endless!!!
The bag is a given as it is perfectly paired with anything and is the best color for all seasons. I keep my life in it as it is fairy large and I simply love the structured aspect. I have been on a new bag hunt so any suggestions are welcomed!!! Not sure exactly what I want so anything you guys are loving let me know! When I got home I went through some tubs we had in storage and I have found a few oldies I may bring into the rotation- that could be a fun post- how to reuse your favorite items for last season… what do you think?!?
My Donut Date:
This little lady asked me about my life abroad- she was very curious if I had seen any Princesses while living in London and I had to, unfortunately, tell that I had not. Despite the let down of no Princess spotting she was genuinely interested in my life- what sorts of things I did, what Declan liked there, how things were different… she was as selfless as a 6 year old can be and this enduring quality is something I continue to strive for in my own life. This sweet gal and I have had a special bond since she was born as I was immediately drawn to her innate emotional abilities- she is sweet, caring, inquisitive and passionate- essentially she is all the things I continue to strive to master in my own emotional life.
Seeking out and surrounding myself with people who have qualities that I hope to posses myself is one of the many ways I am learning to make new friends. People who challenge me to become a better person, to consider living life a bit more fuller and to find the positive in all is my main goal upon moving back (well, other than getting settled and going to Target!). And while my Saturday morning donut date was not with a new friend it was a breath of fresh air in my ever growing quest to work on myself- it was a reminder that a little empathy and compassion can go a long way. Thanks Bizzy, for putting me back in check.