The husband and I took a mini one night stay (sort of) cation to Fayetteville. I have had a rough year of being diagnosed with a rare blood disease called HHT. My mom actually found out she had it 5 years ago when she collapsed and had to go to the ER. They ran a bunch of tests and found out she had HHT. HHT can be fatal. It is where the capillaries are not connected to blood vessels, which can cause internal bleeding. They found AVM’s that were leaking in her lungs and she is on life support/oxygen because of this. I went to see a genetics specialist – one of the best in Fayetteville, Arkansas after finding out I had inherited the trait from my mother, through genetic testing this summer. I will be poked and prodded like a science experiment. I even felt a little on display as 3 student doctors looked at me as if i were an alien. Clinical geneticists and genetic counselors understand quite well the impact of genetic conditions and risk on individuals, parents and families. The impact is loss; loss of one’s previous identity as a healthy person. I am coping well as I have always had the symptoms and have always lived with my “new normal.” I am grateful for the life I live, my mind and my health. I will continue to stay positive and live in the now, always. We stayed at the Chancellor hotel- a modern, cool, mid century modern hotel and had sushi at Wasabi. Next time, we will make time for vintage shopping as that is one of the main things the husband and I have in common. We could both dig for hours!
Any who back to fashion and an important question?? -Did fall get skipped this year?? And head straight to winter? We have already experienced our first snow before Thanksgiving!? We were scouting for all the leaves and happened to run across this fall surprise. I will be living in these White Booties all fall/winter. I am such a sucker for white. Skinny jeans are notorious for being crazy stretchy. … It’s old-school skinny. They used two types of denim for the 501 Skinny. The first one is the Shrink-to-Fit 501 denim, which is a proprietary denim that we reserve here at Levi’s only for the 501. I am in love. I also love this wash. This Brixton hat is from Lulus. This ruffle sleeve top is sold out but I found some similar items, here, here, and here. This Kristen Blake Wool Coat is so warm and such great quality- This will be a staple for years to come.