The sun is bright and shining today but my heart is darkened... I am strolling around town running some errands and I simply can’t seem to put a smile on my face. Everyone else is happy and enjoying the summerlike weather in Montreal, while tears keep filling my eyes all day long… I learned awful news yesterday and it shattered my heart!
One of my dearest friend’s husband has cancer and it has spread all over his body… His chances of survival are minimal… Disturbed and mad! That’s how I am feeling! I am beyond angry! Angry that the life of a 36 years old family man is being tested. Why? Why? Why him? Why this family? Some of the most human, considerate, selfless people I know. Unfair is what comes to my mind… I’m worried about my friend Z, who has two beautiful children waiting at home and is pregnant with their third! Even though she is displaying a strong front and a positive attitude, I know and feel she is shouting on the inside! My heart bleeds for her! What can I do to make it better? Offering to help her with the kids or daily tasks might help... But, how can I patch her wound and help her heel? I feel helpless! It is in moments like these that you realize that you are only a drop in this unpredictable and turbulent ocean called life…
Helpless we might be… But hopeful we WILL be! I will not, nor will Z’s family accept to loose faith in God and hope for a full recovery! We will beat this disgusting disease and be the exception to the rule! Nothing less!
It is quite ironic how the photos I wanted to post today are of a darker style… Because Z is one of my most loyal fans, I will take the time to tell you about this look, knowing she will enjoy it. Rompers and floral prints are both very “in” this season. I found this blue romper to be a pretty way to mix both trends. It is perfect for the summer days ahead of us, where you want to wear something laid-back, comfortable yet attractive. Great way to showcase your tanned legs ladies! I need to work on that ASAP :) Since I was sporting it at night, I opted for a somber feel. This is why I thought the platform booties and black leather jacket were appropriate. But you can also mix it with cute flats and a white cardigan in daytime. The over-the-knee socks were my way of wearing the tall boots fashion and bringing a hint of gothic appeal to the ensemble. Do you like them? Even though the look is more on the dark side, I still wanted to add a dash of color, thus the choice of the burgundy lipstick and crossbody bag! Because... Like in life... Even though we might be having a gloomy day, we still need to have a touch of brightness and hope!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family my dear Z…
Photos by Maria Kamisis
- Blue woven floral belted romper from Forever 21
- Black leather belt from Michael Kors
- Black leather jacket from Rudsak
- Black leather high heeled platform booties from Zara
- Purple crossbody bag from Danier
- Black over-the-knee socks from Aldo