Last few months have been exhausting, unnecessarily stressful but it has also been time for us to collect our thoughts and recalculate the way we look at things and people. Being back in the states has been a struggle for all of us but more than anything it has been a culture shock to our 2 military bambinis who were born in Europe and have lived their whole lives in Europe in a military post. They are doing okay but its more settling than anything else. We have already decided that our family will look for opportunities to move to an area (more than likely East coast…I know, I know my loves on the west coast!) better suited for all of us. Life goes on and we get smarter!
July 28 would have been Jacqueline Kennedy’s 85th birthday! Her beautiful, unique and always elegant style has won over many over the years.
Originally posted on Pearls, Diamonds and Everything Else:
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. I’m sure most of us have seen the images from that day and when we think of Jacqueline Kennedy first thing that pops into our mind is that pink Chanel looking suit with her signature pillbox hat.
What many don’t know is this suit was actually not created by Chanel but it was high-end reproduction by New York fashion salon Chez Ninon who used the fabric, buttons and trims provided by Chanel. Jackie’s love for french designers is well known but she had been discouraged by her father-in-law Joseph Kennedy from buying clothes from them and to use more American-made clothing. This was her way of getting around the restriction. This pink suit was one of JFK’s favorites and he had requested her to wear it to…
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Last night was the second most important night after Met Ball for all the fashionistas – CFDA Awards. Rihanna who is known for very revealing outfits was honored with Fashion Icon Award and naturally her outfit by Adam Selman did not disappoint.
Blake Lively looked beautiful in a short Michael Kors dress with scalloped hemline.
Celebrity stylist and designer Rachel Zoe bedazzled in a structured gown from her own line. For my taste this dress was a bit too old and structured.
Olivia Wilde was showing off her post-baby body in fringed vintage Mollie Parnis dress.
Sophia Bush looked old Hollywood glam in creamy Marchesa cutout dress.
Heidi Klum looked gorgeous in a peachy Donna Karan gown.
Coco Rocha looked beautiful in Christian Siriano.
Chanel Iman looked stunning in black curve-hugging Monique Lhuillier dress.
I remember when The Alcemist by Paulo Coelho came out 10 years ago and his simplistic writing won over many readers. I have had many friends tell me how this book was life-altering for them and how they would go back to it for more. While I enjoyed the story, my experience wasn’t as life-changing. I found the story interesting but the writing was a bit too simple for my taste. I can see why many people would fall in love with the story of a young boy through philosophy and religion in slightly mysterious text with slight mysticism.
Although, it might not have been the Wow! moment for me I would definitely recommend this book!
Proud parents Jeff and Hillary Whittington have a special story to share of how their baby girl grew into their very happy 6-year-old son. This story is inspiring and touching *tissue alert!*
This is what unconditional love is!
On May 22, Ryland and his parents were presented with the Inspiration Award by the Harvey Milk Foundation. During his beautiful acceptance speech, 6-year-old Ryland thanked his parents for allowing him to be himself.
Memorial Day is s for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the military.
To remember the fallen and celebrate their lives!
I think over the years many have forgotten the true meaning of the day and celebrate it as the first weekend of summer and perfect time to break out the grill.
Many people seem to confuse the Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day as well. In November you’ll have a day to say your Thank you! to all the active military and veterans in May let’s take time to remember.
Naturally you can thank a veteran any day but let’s not confuse these two holidays
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