Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Daily Wear: LBD for a Waterworks Presentation
Today was a horribly rainy start to the day...the weather was a perfect portrayal of a few old friends' and some acquaintances emotions. A dreary, rainy day-setting the tone for what was already a pretty depressing morning ahead of us.
I'd like to think I don't always dress this "BLACK" even though I have a closet full of black clothing. The reason I'm wearing a classic Little Black Dress is because I had a funeral/memorial service to attend this morning. It's always best to go classic and chic for such a somber occasion. Am I right?
These types of situations are always tough, I find them extremely saddening, especially when I see the overwhelming despair tugging at the heart's strings of the deceased one's family members. Really really heartbreaking, and we all know I'm not one to get too emotional...but these things--gah! They're the worst. My eyes well up with tears, I struggle to not blink (for fear those watery eyes will give way to real tears--thank god for classic Maybelline Waterproof Mascara!), and I get that burning feeling in the back of my throat as I keep myself from crying.
So while I may not have been the closest of friends to him, I know I shared my first 3years of living in NYC with this guy. He was my first roomate in NY, living with him was a constant party....laughs, good times, nothing but hilarious memories. Even when he'd piss me off by eating my packed lunches sometime in the middle of the night--I really don't have anything negative to say about him. If it were not for this guy, I would not have forged some of the best friendships of my life--he introduced me to a wonderful group of his friends to which about 3-4 of them to this day are really dear to me.
So former roomate of mine, I hope you rest in peace...while you were taken from your friends and family way too soon, you will always be remembered in my mind for the vigor and zest you had in your every day living....I will never forget how much fun it was to live with you, all the late nights out when we don't even remember getting home, and stupid things like the rainy Memorial Day when we had a George Forman-BQ in your bedroom because it was too wet to grill outside. Or the one too many times you tried to make-out with my friends--all I know is these thoughts bring laughter to an otherwise sad moment in time. I'm certain others will miss you tenfold more than I will, but nonetheless you've made a dent in my life, you'll always be remembered--and you'll forever be my first roomate in NYC. (that's a role that packs a lot of punch in my life)
So yeah, sorry to be such a Debbie-Downer today...but its a Debbie Downer kinda day. And sorry that I wasn't talking about Waterworks as in the utility card in my fave boardgame, Monopoly. But waterworks--that's my tearducts when it comes to these things. (Again, showing I really am a human with some actual real feelings...not so tough now am I?)
*Black linen dress, NY&Co.
*Beige peep-toe booties, Rachel by Rachel Roy
*Black vintage purse, birthday gift from friend's parents
*Black chiffon scarf, H&M
*Pearl necklace, Topshop