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October 2016

Fashion + Style October 31, 2016

Mad for Plaid

Plaid. I have never been a huge fan of the preppy pattern until recently. Maybe it’s because I went to a Catholic school when I was younger and I had to wear a plaid uniform everyday, or maybe it’s because I’ve always been told that plaid can make you look bigger

Red Stiletto Diaries October 30, 2016

The Gift that Grief Gave Me

Yesterday marked exactly six months to the day that my husband suddenly passed from a brain aneurysm. I had to stop in my tracks yesterday to think about that. A half of a year has gone by without him. Wow. Six months. I’ve survived a half of a year without him. A half of a year of firsts, many tears, and many conversations, smiles and love about the memories he left behind.

Fashion + Style October 23, 2016

One Pair of Pants, Three Different Looks

I am in the meetings and events industry which requires travel on a regular basis. Ironically my efficient packing skills are challenged as I get older. As much as I try to pack a smaller carry-on for shorter business trips, I end up packing a huge suitcase that I check because I like to have choices on the road. One of my short-term goals in life is incorporating simplicity and what better place to start than my suitcase?

Red Stiletto Diaries October 22, 2016

Coming Home

Yesterday marked a day of peace, solitude and closure for my family; after almost 6 months, we finally spread my husband’s ashes and laid him to rest.

Before I describe this beautiful day I want to share with you what led to the decision about where we decided to lay him to rest.

Fashion + Style October 16, 2016

The Ins and Outs of Navigating Zulily

Zulily. I had always noticed ads for this online shopping site but I never really thought about the site until I saw a lady wearing an adorable tunic that I complimented one day. I asked her where she bought it and she mentioned Zulily so I thought I’d give it a try.

Red Stiletto Diaries October 9, 2016

Feeling Anger During Grief

It’s been almost 6 months since my husband passed (163 days to be exact). I have lived 163 days in a world of unpredictable emotions each and every second of every day. I feel like grief is my opponent and I’m trying to defend it from scoring. But grief is leading about 1,000 to 1 right about now. Lately it’s been kicking my ass and I hate it. I finally grabbed its playbook and here’s how it reads: