going off the shoulder + getting real about what’s been happening

Shop this look

off the shoulder long white tunic off the shoulder white stripe top, Rebecca Minkoff Suki bagstriped off the shoulder top off the shoulder white long tunicoff the shoulder white stripe top

What a week.  What a year.

I try to keep AiW a happy fashionable place but after yesterday’s news it’s hard to do that.  I wish this could just be an I’m driving-to-Texas-to-see-my-family post.  But actually I’m going to my grandma’s funeral.  That, combined with the death of my grandfather a couple of months ago, means this has been an extremely difficult year for us.

Then last night we were shocked as we were pulling into my mom’s driveway in Fort Worth to find out about the violence in Dallas.  With Dallas-Fort Worth being like a second home to me, to see people running and shots being fired in downtown Dallas is beyond shocking.  All of the shootings that have been taking place are completely senseless and I just can’t wrap my mind around it.

I’m going to continue to do my post as usual today but I just want to say that I’m beyond sick of the bad stuff.  I feel like we all just need a big group hug… seriously.  And maybe a glass of wine.  Or five.  I’m going to try to focus on the good because thinking of all the bad makes me fall apart.   I appreciate all of you and I’m reaching out to give you a virtual hug!  Please stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.  XO