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Day 164-165: Boston for a funeral

I’m fortunate to grow up with an incredible and huge family. My dad was an ‘uh-oh’ baby – his older sister already had kids before he was even born. Because of our shifted family, I grew up with a gaggle of cousins. This past month has been really tough for our family – last month my cousin’s mom unexpectedly died. Right now I’m back up in Boston to celebrate the life of my uncle who died of early onset Alzheimer’s.

So this morning my flight was at 7am, so I had a bright and early Uber right to the airport. It took until after the plane had taken off for me to realize that I put my dress on backwards. I wish I was kidding – I had to get up mid-flight to go to the bathroom and spin it around. Now the elbow patches make so much more sense…

We keep saying that we need to start getting everyone together when we’re not at a funeral. Everyone always says you always see everyone at weddings and funerals. Most of all, I’m really sick of seeing good people die. My uncle was one of those rare good guys – everyone at the funeral said they had never heard him say a bad word about anyone.

This dress was new and although I was hoping for a better first wear, there’s no one else’s life I would rather celebrate.


Outfit #1
Dress: Gifted by L’s mother for my birthday (similar, similar)
Shoes: Marshal’s purchased recently for $40 (similar, similar)

Outfit #2
Dress: Loft gifted by my mother for my birthday (exact, similar)
Heels: Ralph Lauren purchased two years ago for $90 (similar, similar)

Day 163: Trying to Get It All Done

Today was a long day. I have so much I need to get done because I have to head up to Boston tomorrow unexpectedly for a family issue. So basically I need to jam my five day work day into three days. Plus the house needs to be cleaned and I need to pack. Ugh.

Today started bright and early – although not as early as LB wanted – she tried to get me to go to 5:30am Crossfit. She was not successful; it doesn’t help that I can still barely walk from last time I went with her.

I made it to work an hour early to try and polish off a few things. Unfortunately it didn’t matter much because there was one project that my boss just wanted to get perfect. I ended up staying at work until 7pm. Thank goodness L made a significant dent in dinner prep or there’s no way I could have gotten everything done that I wanted to.

We’re still in our jeans month at work and I’m taking full advantage of it! This shirt I purchased back when I was in high school at this cute boutique in our home town. It cost a lot of my ice cream tip money and I was so proud to buy it. I can’t believe it’s still kicking (and cool!).

Outfit Details
Top: French Connections boutique purchased ten years ago for $60 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased ten months ago for $55 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Keds) purchased five months ago for $35 (similar, similar)

Day 121: RIP

There should be a special place in hell for the people who use those personal lights on a 5am flight. Thanks for lighting up the whole hanger for us. 

Today I’m traveling to Massachusetts for my aunt’s funeral. I kicked off the day at 3:30am. L initially offered to drive me to the airport, but when he realized how early his wake-up call would be, he suggested Uber. Since it was so early, I made it all the way to Massachusetts before I realized I forgot to pack underwear….

So my dad’s side of our family is pretty massive. He had four sisters, and his oldest two sisters already had kids when he was born, so our family is a little lopsided. There’s a group of us that are all around the same age. We grew up together – starting with matching Tinkerbell bathing suits that were not cute, then moving on to taking our first shots of alcohol together.

When I heard about my oldest cousin’s mother passing away, I knew I had to make it up to Massachusetts. I wish I was seeing every one under better circumstances but it was amazing to see everyone!


Outfit Details
Dress: Banana Republic Outlet purchased three years ago for $60 (similar, similar)
Heels:ThredUp (Franco Sarto) purchased one year ago for $22 (similar, similar)