Photos by Christina Emilie
Last week, just before fashion week started, I received some pretty amazing packages from two of my favourite stores, The Outnet & REISS. So on Wednesday (the day before it all began) I wore some of the new goodies for a day of running around the city. One of the new items was this pair of Black Boots from REISS. Whenever I buy a new pair of boots, I always have to ‘wear them in’ before I actually want to wear them to an event or whatever – so I tested them out on Wednesday & I’m happy to say that they passed with flying colours. I’m still in shock at how comfortable they are! I usually have the worst luck with boots – I always go for the pretty, but insanely painful ones. So I really can’t believe my luck with these. They’re a little bit on the expensive side, but I’ve learned that when it comes to boots, they’re 100% worth the investment as I haven’t taken these off my feet since I got them. I also picked up this beautiful faux fur black & blush jacket from The Outnet. Absolutely IN LOVE! New York continues to teach me the power of good quality, investment pieces.
“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
As some of you might know by now, I’m actually back at home in Ireland. I flew home urgently on Saturday as my beautiful Grandmother very sadly passed away the night before. She was such a fantastic age (87) but it honestly still shocked each and every one of my family. Why is it that we 100% believe that some people will just live forever? It was a phone call I never in a million years expected to get at that time, but I jumped on the very first flight I could get and I’ve been at home with my family ever since. My Gran was the most gentle, caring and kind woman. She was never without beautiful jewels, lipstick & painted nails, a handful of sweets and the biggest, most genuine smile on her face. I’ll be forever grateful that I was able to come home to say one last goodbye.
As well as being one of the most glamorous women I knew, she was also one of the most hardworking. She raised 9 children, who then went on to give her 24 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren…& I don’t think she ever once missed a birthday! As you can imagine, we have a pretty huge family & I just know that she would have been so proud to see us all together this past week. We’ve all had our stories & memories to share (which have brought lots of smiles & laughter) and I just know that we’ll continue to think about her each and every day. It’s true that family will always be the single most important thing in our lives.
Thank you all so much for your messages,