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From Overalls to Formals, The Senior Prom at 49!

OK, That's out of the way...
Hi peeps!
I'm back in Cincy after a great trip. On my birthday, I escorted my Mom to the Senior Prom. It was an honor. She had never been to a prom, so I hope we did it up right! I was going to spike the punch, but decided it may screw up everyone's meds...
 As most of you know, both my Parent's have been struggling with many health issues. I never expected my Mom to walk again after her last stroke, but with a huge community of helpers and much work on her part, she walked into the prom all by herself! She was so excited to go and there was no other place on earth I would rather have spent my birthday. She was my official prom queen. Of course, there had to be corsages ;) 
 And lots of laughs!
The event was hosted by the Medco Senior Center, Morganfield, Ky. 
A live bluegrass band, orange punch, great eats and lots of love!
This is one of the reasons Mom is doing so well. My dear friend, S,  who works at the Senior facility Mom stayed at. We grew up together and throughout this experience, we have been reunited. She has continued to do therapy with Mom even after she was sent home. It has made all the difference. If ya don't use it....
And, She was rockin' her prom dress!
I chose a dress my Mom really liked. Since it was her day, I dismissed my original attire, which consisted of a vintage hat, pearls... (You get the idea). She chose a lace top and watercolor skirt. We both were pretty coordinated. My corsage was a wrist one, but it broke before I could wear it, so it got pinned on. Better for photos anyway! Yes, I lugged my giant camera bag with me. I gotta do something about that...
Dress: Goody's // Shoes: Gabriel Bros. both retail/on sale
 It was freaking HOT that day!!! I was sweating glistening like a pig. 
Though, do they sweat glisten? I've never seen it...

The festivities:
From Formals to Overalls! My kind of party!
All the ladies were beautiful....
We were home by midnight. Well, actually 5:30pm...
                                             (Prom Queen and King above)
Thanks Mom. For having me. For loving me.
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And away I go....

Hi Everybody!

I'm off for a while. My date awaits. My summer needs a bit of fun.
I'll be back soon!
Reva :)

Lazy Summer Days in Dots

Outfit: Another JCPenny purchase, TOP for $4 bucks // Skirt, Sears,Clx // Scarf, thrifted // Sandals, Sears, old  
Vintage Sunnies // Leather-look watch, Target
This top was originally going to be worn with leggings, 
but the humidity had other plans...
Plus, how tempting to get all matchy-matchy...
Hi all!
I do believe it has been almost a week since my last post. Well, how is everybody?
I hope you are all kicking ass and taking names this week ;) Me, I've been on the uninspired side of the moon. I read a week or so ago, that no post is better than a bad one. So there. Justified...
I've been blaming my lack of chutzpah on the weather, the 'illness', the humidity and while I'm at it, the moon. In reality, it is nothing more than a human thing. We all have those times when there's just not a lot floating around inside (or outside;) to share. Unless a grocery list is post-worthy. I wouldn't read it, even if it was written on antique satin. Well, I might...

The good news is: It's certainly not permanent! (The new Mantra.) It's a great time to just sit and rekindle the fire inside. Allow the brain to just simmer in 'Nothing Thoughts'. That's when and where so many great outfits come from you know. Straight out of a Nothing Mind thinking Nothing Thoughts ;) (With a little help from look-books;)

Tomorrow, I'm off to yet another physician (at 8:30AM, no doubt). I will also be looking for outfits for my Mom and I to wear on Senior Prom night. I am her date and she is beyond excited! So am I. We will be donning corsages of course.The most special part is that the dance is also on my Birthday. I will take lots of photos, promise! But, until then, I'll be here for a couple more weeks.
Huge Hugs,

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