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.
- 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.
- 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.
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).