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Friday, November 6, 2009
Crazy 80’s leggings… one of those items I always keep in the back of my mind to search out when thrifting but never come across. I was so pleased when I stumbled upon these last week for a dollar! The print is gray and white and the design reminds me of something between zebra stripes and wood grain or tree bark. Straight from the 80’s, high waist and all, fit for Jazzercize, yet the best part is that they really aren’t even all that crazy, making them still totally wearable : )
I wore them on Sunday with one of my favorite white dresses (picked up a few years ago at a little boutique in Mexico while on vacation). Yes, those are indeed my prized new boots, we’re still in our honeymoon phase and have been spending lots of time together.
The gray and white design on the leggins inspired the addition of my marimekko scarf, a gift from Milla back in the early days when her packages were still arriving all the way from Finland! The tiny heart chain necklace was a gift too, from my mom some years ago.
I added a black cardigan that evening when we went to our friends’ house for a little Dia de Los Muertos celebration/backyard BBQ around their outdoor fireplace.
It was a perfect evening to be enjoying yummy food outside around the fire… not too chilly with a gorgeous full moon overhead.
Our friend Laura Jane decorated with candles and handmade paper decorations, and set up an alter in honor of her recently departed grandfather where others could place photos of there own loved ones who have passed on as well…
I brought a picture of my dad back when he was in his early twenties holding me up as a baby. He passed away almost seven years ago. Miss you Dad, love you <3
Coincidentally, as I was typing this I received a phone call from my mom to inform me that my sister Shayna just gave birth... to the first grandson! His middle name is Marc, after my dad : ) Congrats Shayna and Steve, can’t wait to see the little fella!
* Oh man, did I really just title this post that?