Friday, March 28, 2014

Lots of Love

Last week while on vacation I got the magic email from ModCloth, Stylish Surprise. Thank goodness for the ModCloth app, I quickly ordered and when we got home I kept an eye on the mail box waiting for my package. I had hoped for a cardigan and guess what, I got a cardigan! I like a tighter cardigan (and clothes in general) but even with a boyfriend fit this cardie won me over. I mean, what is not to love about  a comfy and warm sweater covered with hearts. I didn't realize the sweater was a dark navy till I got out to shoot my twirling photos for the ModCloth contest. Oh well, I just wanted to get some fun and quirky photos and I think I accomplished that.
 Boy, it's hard to shoot yourself twirling with a timer.
I have been suffering from depression lately and getting out to twirl really helped cheer me up and give me courage to face the rest of the day.

The striped tights were from before I lost 85 pounds, they almost were falling off me. The wonderful twirly skirt was from Quarter Moon, another of my goodies I used my modeling discount on.

 I woke up with huge dancing queen hair this morning, it looked like I was in a horror movie titled Attack of the Humidity.

My fun blue nails are NYC's quick dry polish in NY Blues, it is a lovely sky blue.
This amazing umbrella was given to me by my husband's grandmother. It always sat in her living room looking beautiful and when packing up her house to move her to our town she gave it to me.
My new cardie was also perfect for a late lunch with family. We love to eat at Fanny's Cafe on the grounds of Goodwood Museum & Gardens. I paired it with a Express tank that has ombre sequins- light blue to navy. I also grabbed one of my Harajuku Lovers bags, the more heart print the better. I opted for whisking my crazy hair up into a bun to keep it out of the way.
I shot these in the rain while waiting for the rest of the family to arrive.

Lunch was amazing, I got the grilled chicken, brie, apple, and rocket wrap minus the chicken (I'm a pescatarian) with a side of potato salad and a deviled egg. I also splurged and got the strawberry shortcake. I really wish I had gotten a picture to show you how beautiful it was but when strawberries are in front of me they disappear very quickly. 
Stepping into Goodwood is like stepping into the past. I am considering being a volunteer so I can be around it's beauty all the time.
I was in charge of taking family pictures today after lunch, in between coordinating everyone and the rain I managed to get some beautiful pictures of my sister and my lovely little niece.