05 November 2012

Pink & Happy

My heart goes out to those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy in the NE. For the rest of us, please consider making a small donation if you can with the Red CrossSalvation Army, Humane Society, or disaster relief organization of your choice - every little bit can help.

pink batik

I’m a very lucky girl. I’m healthy, loved, employed, reasonably intelligent, and can afford to have a silly hobby like style blogging. So I hate it of myself that sometimes it needs to take some major event to make me remember my good fortune instead of being caught up in the sometimes-minutia of the day-to-day.

Like Hurricane Sandy. Like knowing my family and friends in NY have survived unscathed, short of being a little dry in the gas tanks. Especially since so many others were not as lucky, and there may be more coming.

pink batik   pink batik

I am not going to list out my blessings, because right now that would take too long. I’ve certainly lost count of them in my head and I for sure don’t have enough fingers and toes to keep track. And that’s OK.  But every day should be like Thanksgiving (save for the six hours of cooking, unavoidable family drama, eventual food coma – though isn’t that just part of the fun).  My one reminder to myself is that I need to be more thankful. Big or small. Silly or serious. Every day.

So today – I am grateful for my old reliable, my Blackberry. Three years, multiple scratches and a stuck U key later, she and her trackball are still syncing e-mails, receiving phone calls and dinging in text messages.

And you lovely ladies? What are you grateful for today?

pink batik

Sweater: J.Crew factory classic crewneck (sim, a steal, with zip)
Skirt: Edme & Esyllte by Anthropologie helios batik (worn here - sim, sim, in red)
Necklace: Anthropologie (sim, sim, with red)
Bracelets:ON, Asos, F21 faux stone, J.Crew (sim, sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Madewell film noir (worn here - same in colorblock, sim, pricey)

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48 comments:

  1. I am so thankful for my family (including my little pooches)! And on a less serious note, I'm also thankful for my iPhone and Iheartradio since they help me get through the work day!

    -Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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    1. One of these days I will understand this "iPhone hype" you guys keep talking about. ;o)

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  2. I think it's human nature to be dissatisfied and to want all the time. But I'm with you, it's important to stop and be grateful for what I have. In the same vein as you and Lauren's comment, I'm grateful for my old iPhone 3GS, because it's still working, three years later.

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    1. Also, I really like your colour combo! :)

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    2. Today for me - not grateful that we have leftover KFC which I covet. But grateful that we can afford to have leftover KFC and I can covet it. I think I will show my appreciation by slam nomming a cold fried leg now.

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  3. I am grateful for my amazing husband, wonderful friends, general good health, and that I was given the privilege of a good education and freedom to make my own decisions. I am also grateful I read this post today because I friggin' LOVE that skirt and will be obsessing about it all day which will take my mind off politics and other things stressing me out this morning :)

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  4. I am grateful for an amazing boyfriend who knows that sometimes I just need to cry. I am thankful that I have found friends in the blogging world that make my life better. I am thankful that you posted this so that I would stop focusing on me, me, me!

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    1. I agree, blogging has made my life better too!

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  5. I am grateful for mine and my family's blessed health. My heart goes out to all those affected by the hurricane too...so much sadness! On a brighter note, I love your cute outfit! Pairing that skirt with pink is so much fun! =)

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  6. What a lovely post Lisa. I appreciate your gratefullness. We often get caught up in all the "not fair"s and "why me"s that we forget that there are those much less fortunate than ourselves.

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  7. That skirt is stunning, and I LOVE it paired with pink.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  8. adorable! i love the silhouette of the skirt - you look amazing!

    phiphi's blog

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  9. Love your silhouette here.
    I'm grateful for a roof over my head and central heating.

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  10. Lisa, I cannot look away from the pattern on your skirt. Groovy! Uh-oh, may have dated myself...lol.

    I am thankful for my wonderful hubby, who puts up with me. And my cat, the toothpaste addict. And my two fluffy pooches. And my daughters.

    We've donated, but I see the pictures and think we could do more.

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    1. Your cat's a toothpaste addict? Well, I think my pup may have a chewing tobacco (nicotine) addiction - we went visiting once and she stumbled upon a can of dip on the floor and went to town on that thing! Now if gets a whiff, she wants it!

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  11. Sandy was so devastating. So thankful for my family's safety these days.
    This skirt is amazing! Love it!

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  12. Loving these colors together and the pretty waistline on this skirt - so ladylike and beautiful! I am more then anything, thankful for grace.

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    1. Side note: Grace is my unofficial nickname. For not-so-graceful reasons.

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  13. i'm thankful for the weather today... we're getting one last bit of summer (although the chinchillas are not happy).

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    1. Silly question because I know nothing about chinchillas except that they are oh so fluffy - do they like going outside? Do they get to go out? Or can they not go out because they don't understand how good they've got it and will choose instead to bounce away like the wind? ;o)

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  14. I'm grateful for my techie-minded boyfriend, who helped me pick out a new computer and block outside access to my wireless (tasks for which I have no patience). :) I really like the exuberant colors and pattern of that skirt!

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    1. This is so terrible, but back when I lived in the SW, for a period, I had wireless Internet in my home that was wide open, meaning no security at all. I didn't have a lot of neighbors, but yes, I hosted a free-for-all. And of that, I am thankful no one's stolen my identity!

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  15. Lisa, I'm grateful and thankful for so many things! It's horrible when these type of events happen, but it surely does put everything back into perspective. After we were hit with Hurricane Katrina, I know my priorities changed. I've heard so many NY and NJ bloggers also express changes in their lives because of this horrible event. On a lighter note, I adore your skirt (what a great print and style) and that pink is PERFECT with it! Have a great week!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. I'm definitely grateful for the people that I know in NY and NJ that they are ok after Sandy came! It does make you appreciate how it is where I am that there are no problems here at the moment!
    Love the skirt btw :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  17. I am so greatful that my family and I are all safe...the storm was such a scary event! I really love that awesome skirt!

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  18. You look so great in pink! Love this outfit! I'm eternally grateful for my three healthy little boys and my amazing husband. Jobs will come and go but they are the most important part of my life!

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  19. It's so sad that sometimes we need some 'big events' to happen to give us some 'reality check' and remember how fortunate we are. Sandy really hit so close to home and it was a real eye-opener. I'm grateful for every day of life and that my family is well and healthy, and that even in the worst moment, we have always been blessed with food, a roof over our head, health, and work. And I'm grateful for all my other countless blessings that I have taken for granted, and that I will try to remind myself more often to don't forget.

    Now, on your outfit, I LOVE everything! From the print and cut on your skirt to that SWEET pink sweater. Everything looks great together!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  20. I am grateful that I have power today and that I did not have to stand in 3 hr has line. I am grateful for my job that let's me work from home when I need it and fort boss that lets work the way I like as long as things are taken care of. I am grateful fort family and friends and for everybody being healthy and for living in a democratic country regardless who gets elected president tomorrow.

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  21. Definitely feeling thankful for everything after realizing what people are going through after the hurricane! Your skirt is amazing! Love the colors!
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  22. Thanks for the reminder to donate...I've been meaning to do it, but I keep getting caught up in other things (Lame excuse - I know). I'm very grateful for my new job and the fact that I have a job. I'm also thankful that my family and friends still in NJ/NY are safe. Love your outfit today. Every time I see this skirt, I really want to kick myself that I didn't buy it.

    Moody Girl In Style

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    1. Ebay has been a great friend for me in locating old Anthro pieces that I missed out one - and the prices are nice when all the hype about certain pieces have died down!

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  23. I'm thankful for my family, friends - in particular my wonderful bestest friend in the whole wide world who lives in CA, my beau of oh so many years (!), and my four wonderful rescue kittehs and two rescue poopers that shower us with unconditional love and acceptance every day. And, I would be thankful for my still-working iPhone 3S if I hadn't recently dropped it in the toilet and had to replace it. *sigh*

    And I'm thankful to have found a few fun blogs (yours is one, of course!) that not only offer an amusing read, but great ideas to break me out of my fashion rut. And thank you, too, for the reminder to donate. Every little bit does help, and given that I spent my first 18 yeas in NJ/NY, it hit a bit close to "home".

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    1. Wow, you've got a full family of loving animals! I always feel like pets are better in multiples, multi cuddling factor aside, they keep each other more entertained that way too!

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  24. I'm thankful for being able to come home in the shivering cold and crash on the couch all evening with a laptop and a fat lapcat. We truly live in a glorious age, where I need not toil all day just to feed myself!

    Love this crazy pink.

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  25. Beautiful look!

    I used to buy Father's Day cards and send them to my dad at all times of the year because I told him any day is father's day. You are so right, every day should be Thanksgiving. I am thankful with our very hot and dry weather right now we don't have the winds as we did when we had the wild fires.

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    1. That is so sweet - I need to think about doing stuff like that more often!

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  26. That is such a fun print on your skirt, love it!! Your waist is so tiny!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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    1. My waist is so not tiny, but I love to hear it - keep it up, hehe! ;o)

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  27. I absolutely adore the pattern on this skirt. Too pretty!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  28. I'm grateful right now for coming to your blog after a long long day of driving in circles around my house. (Annoying kids stuff...) That skirt is so so refreshing, tribal and fantastical, looks like a Marni. And how inspired to pair it with pink - love it!

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  29. Love the print of your skirt, it's almost mesmerizing the more you stare at it hehe and I think it stands out even more with the pink. Happy for you that your NY fam is safe. It is interesting, isn't it, that sometimes it has take something like Sandy to put things in perspective. I totally hear ya, I think there are indeed tons of things to be grateful for, always.

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  30. I always adore this skirt on you Lisa!!

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  31. I have that same blue bracelet! You are simply adorable btw! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your comments are apprectiated and welcome any time!
    HOTPINKstyle

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  32. That print on the skirt is very reminiscent of Ankara type prints usually from West Africa. I like how you paired it with a plain top in such a pretty color, makes it stand out. Really nice!

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