Ready or Not - Pish to Posh

Ready or Not

This post was originally going to be about something totally different but then life happened.

Isn’t that just the thing– we have plans and then life happens and spins us way of course.  As I am sure you are aware- and really tired of hearing about- Brendan moved back to Colorado last week.  Declan and I are staying to finish out the month.  We made this decision based on a lot of pieces of information – including emotional ones.  We thought a lot about the emotional toll of separating our family but in the end really felt it was the best thing (for just a short time) in order for Declan to have a better chance of having a smooth transition back to Colorado.

Well…. despite all the planning, preparing and processing the emotions I felt last week were like NOTHING I could have prepared for.  I was blindsided by how intensely I felt a sense of loss once Brendan was gone.

But first- in the interest of all things London this look is one of my favorites given the backdrop!

Photos: Victoria Metaxas 

shop the look: denim // sweatshirt // long sleeve tee // boots // necklace // tote

This is a super casual outfit but still a good look for everyday.  I am loving these new boots one because they are super comfortable and two because I love the color.  I mean they are gray… and if you haven’t noticed I love gray.  It is such a great neutral color and easy to wear with anything.  Lets talk about the layering going on here… a perfectly colored short sleeve sweatshirt with a cute white tunic tee is like the perfect outfit for everyday.   You can lunch in this, run errands, grab a coffee, pick up the kiddos from school or even work from home!  So do yourself a favor and snag up this sweatshirt!  These jeans are worn so frequently that I am considering purchasing another pair.  I was on a hunt for a long pendent necklace and found this fabulous one from & Other Stories– which is one of my most favorite stores and will miss it a lot when we leave (they do have online).  There is that tote again- the one I like to rave about.  I will just link it and remind you what a great investment it is.

Now, let me do some clarifying as to why I was overwhelmed with emotion.  It is two fold.

  1. Naturally I miss Brendan, he is my husband after all.  Despite spending most of days either alone or with Declan only the fact that Brendan is now thousands of miles away and seven time zones makes a hug difference.
  2. Guilt.  This was what I was blind-sided by… the overpowering guilt I feel for being able to stay in London.  My life and adventure here in this amazing city gets to continue but his does not and with each passing moment it is becoming clear that we are moving.

Yes, I have talked about it for over a month now and it is constantly on my mind but there was something very F I N A L and P E R M A N E N T  about his departure.  It become even more clear that our life here is ending and this move is happening- ready or not.

With Love,

I have linked several identical items and several similar items in the shopping widget- this is for two reasons.  I want to give you options to create a similar look and because sometime I can not find the exact item to be linked via the widget (it is the exact in the text above).

21 thoughts on “Ready or Not

  • Reply Emily Soto January 9, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Wow I would be feeling very emotional too. Being away from your husband, no matter the amount of time isn’t easy, especially with children. I hope the transition goes smoothly!

    Those boots are adorable and I am loving this casual look! Have a good day!

    • Reply pishtoposh January 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Emily-
      So far we are doing okay! Thanks for the support and well wishes!
      A

  • Reply Peyton January 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Aww this makes me miss London – good luck with the move! I love this look btw.

    xo – Peyton
    http://www.lovenlabels.com

    • Reply pishtoposh January 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Peyton- I am going to miss London so much! How long were you here???
      A

  • Reply Nathalie January 9, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    You look gorgeous! Remember the good times and prepare the next ones…
    xx
    http://www.crayonsinmylouboutins.com

    • Reply pishtoposh January 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Nathalie- Great reminder to prepare for the next- certainly will remember the memories. Thanks for stopping by!
      A

  • Reply Ariel January 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    You are sooo cute!! I looked like an oopa loompa when I was in London. I was not expecting it to be so freaking cold!!! I adore those grey boots, grey everything is amazing!!! I know everything will work out!!

    • Reply pishtoposh January 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Ariel- who am I kidding, I typically look the same way- all layered up! It is freezing here! Ha.
      A

  • Reply Astrid January 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Lovely post! Wishing you a smooth transition. Love the outfit

    • Reply pishtoposh January 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks Astrid- we are starting to look forward to the next chapter!
      A

  • Reply Shruthi Parker January 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I’m so sorry that seems like it must be quite hard!! I live in London as well and when my husband leaves even for a short trip, I have a difficult time…I cant imagine how that must be for a month! I wish you guys a smooth transition and enjoy your time in London until then!!

    • Reply pishtoposh January 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Shruthi-
      Many Thanks! Been getting along pretty good that last couple of days and have some fun things planned between now and when we leave!!
      A

  • Reply Gretchen January 11, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Hope your able to enjoy your remainder in London before moving back. Moving is always mentally and physically draining. Wishing you an easy transition. I absolutely love this great everyday look!

    • Reply pishtoposh January 12, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Gretchen- draining to say the least!! But getting excited about the new adventure back home!
      A

  • Reply Alyssa Walls January 12, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Wow, I can not even imagine! You are brave 😉 Also, I am a newbie fashion blogger who lives in Colorado! So if you ever want to meet up after you get here 🙂
    Enjoy the rest of your time in London!

    xo
    Alyssa
    http://www.teddybearsandlipstick.com

    • Reply pishtoposh January 12, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Alyssa- I would absolutely love to meet up! Lets keep in touch!!
      A

  • Reply Debbie Savage January 12, 2017 at 5:33 am

    You look so beautiful, love! Sending you my love! I love staying in touch with you through your blog!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt January 12, 2017 at 8:04 am

    These photos are so lovely, I love your boots
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Reply pishtoposh January 12, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Laura- Many thanks!! A

  • Reply Nicole Leffew January 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Omg I would love to visit London! I love your smile you look so pretty! And how cute is that phone booth!!

  • Reply Evin Elizabeth January 12, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Take the time you need to feel emotional, you have a lot going on! I hope everything goes well with your move! It’s another new adventure.

    You look amazing in all of these photos, London is definitely a great backdrop!

    xoxo,
    Evin Elizabeth
    http://www.magnoliasandsunlight.com

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