I know this sort of thing happens all over the world, every year, but it's always tragic when it's children who are the target of these deranged and sick people. Violence towards children is so reprehensible and heinous and yet it happens every single day, weather it's in war torn countries or child abuse or horrible anomalies like this. This tragedy will probably open up all sorts of political discussions and talks about the end of the world coming as the moral fiber of humanity degrades and all but at the heart of all of this, there are families that will never be able to hug their children again. That is something that should not be lost in the course of the conversations that will ensue and I really hope that these families and the children that have gone through this tragedy will get the kind of support that they need.
Old Navy Coat
American Eagle Outfitters Scarf
Gorege Cashmere Sweater (thrifted)
Gap Skirt (thrifted)
Madden Girl Boots (Famous Footwear years ago.)
No Label Leather Handbag (thrifted)
Vintage Aquamarine Bead Necklace
Fred Meyer Wood Bead Necklace
Vintage Rings (Gifts from my dad when I was a teenager.)
Fred Meyer Hat
Ugh. I feel sort of ridiculous doing a post today. This is suppose to be a light hearted style blog, or at least was intended to be one in the beginning, but I'm not always a light hearted person. Style is a very small facet of my life and although I do try to keep this fairly style related, other things do filter through. I'm a pretty silly and dorky person who loves a soapbox and I get really worked up about stuff. Thank you for suffering through my moments of seriousness, I know most of us read and write these blog as a way to escape from day to day life and to have a little bit of fun, but life isn't always sparkly and amazing and I feel like a hypocrite when I don't address things, events or just ideas that distress me.
I'm terrible at expressing my thoughts. This is what happens when I don't have to write critical thinking papers for a while, I start to lose the ability to keep and express a really concrete line of thought. It's something I need to start working on again because I end up with these terrible, rambling posts! I don't blame you if you just look at the over abundance of pictures. (Another thing I need to work on, toning it down with the amount of pictures. So sorry.) I'm curious, what do you guys think about style bloggers who take on world or local events or have blogs that are't strictly style? Do you try to keep your blogs light and fluffy and how do you take on the tougher subjects? (Or do you even address them?) I understand the professional bloggers who do keep it only fashion and that's totally understandable, I suppose I'm at a loss when it comes to the more informal blog category that mine would fall into, where subjects other than style are discussed.
So in an attempt at lightness, we had a pretty decent snowstorm up here and got close to a foot and half of snow dumped on us. Gunnar, Izzy and I spent most of the day shoveling out everything so these pictures are actually from last Sunday. It's a fairly safe combination of colors and not really anything groundbreaking, but it's fun just to wear something easy.