Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Turn that frown upside down

Thank you so much for letting me share my real self with you yesterday.  You each had wonderful advice that helped.  I had a nice long talk with my Mom this morning, that always makes me feel better too.  Part of why I was so sad yesterday isn't knowing that Aunt Norah is going to die, it's that it made me realize how some relationships I have held onto as very near and dear just aren't there anymore.   I may be an adult but I am still learning to deal with life.  I have a hard time letting go of people but I just don't have the energy to put my love into something that is very much one way.   Live and learn is what it's all about right!  
 I have been dying to wear this vintage houndstooth frock but it was too long, that is until Cristi shortened it for me.  How sweet is this dress!
 I am wearing it with a super fun pair of Kiss Me Kitty leggings.
 The rain has returned today and I don't care since I'm stuck inside working away.
 This post is short and sweet just like me.  I hope you are all doing well, I really do.

25 comments:

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Awww Christi is so nice to shorten your dress for you!! Between her and your mom no wonder you are feeling better :)

Carina Rosenholm said...

You look a bit like Pippi longstocking! Pippi Långstrump in Swedish ...
Glad you are ok...
Xxx

Vix said...

Hooray for good friends and mums!
So glad you're feeling better today.
I love that sweet mini dress, it's the perfect length for showing off your sexy legs and kick ass Kiss Me Kitty leggings. I do believe the dresses we're both wearing today have similar collars, great minds think alike.
Love you and speak real soon! xxxxx

pastcaring said...

It's funny how some relationships endure through thick and thin, and others just dwindle and fade, despite our best efforts. You're right - we never stop learning about life and how to do it! I feel for you, Krista, and hate for you to be sad, but as someone said yesterday, we aren't robots, we are emotional beings, and those emotions tell us something about what's going on.
It sounds like chatting to your mum helped, so that's good. And you have an awesome friend in Cristi - I bet she is a good listener, and she certainly decks you out in the best leggings, and sorts your frocks out a treat! That pink gingham number is a delight, you look beautiful.
Take care, darling friend. xxxx

Heather said...

It sure is handy having a friend that sews the dress looks super cute!! Love all the pink :) All my family is on the East coast and I can relate it is very one sided they never visit or call if there is any contact it comes from me. It gets kind of old sometimes... I am still trying to figure out the right attitude to have for it. It is hard though to invest in a one sided relationship, that is just what I went through with that friend that dumped me she did not seem interested in me talking she wanted talk and she wanted you to listen. I finally decided I wanted a chance to talk and she really did not like that...It really sucked. Well anyhow keep on keeping on!! I wonder if as we get older if we will figure this stuff out?? Have a great week xo Heather

Tammy McGill said...

I feel ya on the one way relationships :( I'm still having a hard time letting go of one too. The only thing we can do it focus on who we do have. Cute dress, as always. See you soon

Helga! said...

O, darling heart...sadness and anxiety SUCK the big one. Life?! Who knows?! I don't think I'll ever get a grip on it, nor on people and their behaviours, nor on the difficulties of coping with grief.Grief for those we've lost, physically and emotionally.....ugh. Somtimes I don't cope well with these things, and egt overwhelmed for a bit, but I always find some light and a renewed smile. Checking you out helps! I wish I could squeeze your very special loveliness right now; I'm so glad you are feeling brighter. It comes in waves, and we just have to learn to surf it, arms out wide, with a big smile on our dials!
LOVE YOU, my darling!XXXXXXXXXXXXX

freckleface said...

I'm glad you are feeling a bit better today. I've turned up just after Helga, and she says it so well, I don't think I can possibly add anything.

The good news is that you obviously have lots of great people around who think the world of you. I'm glad your Mum was there for you.

You do look adorable in that great dress. Keep your chin up as they say and you will get through the sad patch dear Krista. xxxx

Lucys Lounge said...

krista you look lovely. iam so sorry to read your last post about your aunt i will light a candle for her.
take care. x lucy

Trudie said...

I'm glad you are feeling better and there is some light for you today. You are the most valuable and realising that you don't have the energy to waste on one way street relationships is powerful. Look after yourself and that smile.

liz said...

Love the pattern on those leggings. Perfect colors, too!

Melanie said...

On the upswing. So glad you could talk it out with your mum. All my fixed ideas have come unfixed over time, for the better in the long run I think, but never without trauma along the way.
Cristi, what a friend to shorten that awesome houndstooth but she knew you just HAD to wear it, and her leggings look spectacular with it.

Penny-Rose said...

You are a vision of pink exquisiteness in that gorgeous dress - very sweet. I am sorry to read that you have been having some trying times. What a great friend to shorten your dress for you :-) Take heart in the strength and love of all those around you xx

thorne garnet said...

nice the hear you mood lightened. Hey, check out my June 2nd post, I gave you an award!

Mama Picture This said...

I think we keep figuring out adulthood and life as we go along... no end in sight!

Glad you are doing better.

BellaBean Vintage said...

Pink houndstooth - you look stunning and for some reason the word houndstooth makes me giggle!
Glad you're feeling better, sometimes Mum's can be the best medicine.... I think you're rather brave and inspiring - your honesty is so refreshing and quite lovely - just like you xxx

BellaBean Vintage said...

oh and wouldn't we all like to go surfing with Helga!!!!

edie pop said...

So glad that you are surrounded with love! Moms and friends always cheer me up!!Your quote about life makes me think about how it's impossible for us to stop learning from it, after all the secret is keep on discovering new things both in a positive and negative way and trying to get all the best from them!
You look lovely in your sweet pink gingham dress and the 70's inspired print of your new kmk leggings is awesome too!
Love you!!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink gingham dress!! you are probably one of Cristi's best adverts for the KMK leggings. Every outfit you do with them is just amazing!

Surfing with Helga sounds like it should be an olympic sport!1 Or an awesomely trashy movie!!

Annie said...

Hi Krista, just catching up again. I'm glad you're feeling a bit happier. I don't think I can add to what Helga said really. Sometimes things get tough, but if we didn't feel anything, we wouldn't really be alive. It's the trade-off.

On a more positive note, you look fab in that sweet dress and leggings. Cristi is so talented.

Annie xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

you just look fantastic. I hope you're feeling better. I've had to deal with death but I know what you mean about still learning about life, I'm sure we never stop. The pinkness of the dress is just gorgeous. I adore Cristi's leggings too! You're a perfect muse for her xxxx

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

awww!! You are too adorable!!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

So sad! Glad you feeling better, and since I believe that we can influence others and ourselves by the way we express ourselves through clothing, I believe this look will help.

CityScape Skybaby said...

I know what you mean about being an adult but still learning about life Krista, I still feel surprised by life all the time, and amazed at how little I knew when I was younger and thought I knew it all! You look super cute in that pink dress and leggings, Cristi did a great job of making it fit you perfectly. xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy guacamole, I LOOOOOOVE this gorgeous mini dress - and it's perfect with the tights. I'm still catching up with your posts... but I am pretty bad at real life most of the time, so I'm hugging you already... sounds as though you are going through something sad and grown up.

Sarah xxx