Thursday Moda #209: Owning It in Black!
Life as we know it, has changed for most - I want to say ALL - of us. Zoom calls, Google Meets, extra trips to the grocery store, big grocery lists, stocking up on toilet paper, Lysol and hand sanitizers, ordering carryout, homeschooling, gardening, lounging in leggings and pajamas, cooking extra meals, organizing, cleaning like crazy, washing our hands many times a day, sanitizing, taking walks, exercising, wearing masks and gloves, venting,... have become normal things in our day to day lives. So has watching the news which is driving us crazy while it is filling our brains with extra information - some of which I rather not know. But these are the times of Corona Virus. We were invited to an all-night big party without wanting to be invited and since we are all invited there (to Corona) we better make the most of it! We will be stuck there for a while, most likely all of this year (unfortunately). This is year 2020 and it came with a bang, all right!
Speaking of years and bangs, this is also the year I turn 40 (in 6 days to be exact) and I had so many plans for my 40th Birthday. Some of those plans included a short trip to Vegas - never been there before, as well as a long weekend in Chicago - one of my most favorite cities, where I would spend Cinco de Mayo also. But of course none of that is happening. My Las Vegas trip was cancelled first - it was supposed to be this month - it would have been with my best friend who actually turned 40 on Saint Patrick's day and of course we couldn't celebrate her birthday, either. So today I bring you a 'piece-y' all-black outfit I wore on a Spring day when our weather was 72 degrees. I say piece-y because I snapped these photos myself with my phone and didn't have anyone around to take a full head to toe outfit photo of me. And there are no filters - none whatsoever - on any of these photos. Good thing there was great sunlight. You get to see my pesky gray roots which I usually color myself and you get to see my wrinkles which the sweat made worse and it shows through my closeup selfies in my pictures (there are a few wrinkles on my forehead).
You get to see me, as I am, about to turn 40! AND I AM OWNING IT! I am owning it (dressed) in black. Owning my age, my wrinkles, my grey hair, my imperfect life, my casual momiform (like the one I am wearing today), because let's face it I see a lot more skinny jeans and ripped denim in my future this year, just like I see tank tops and t-shirts. And you know what, turning 40 is not so bad even through the age of Corona Virus, and that's a lot for me to say because I got sad earlier today thinking for my birthday. I even discussed some of my failed plans with a couple of people. It didn't help that half of the day was grey and dark. Grey, rainy weather makes me extra sad and brings my overthinking work overtime. But I am over that mood now and I am dying to see my gorgeous, fancy birthday cake for example. Thank God for specialty bakeries that work out of home and offer pick-up options. Oh and my annual Blog Birthday Party will go on, even this year. Actually it will be bigger and better than ever!! So stay tuned for May 4th because next Monday will be very special on my blog and that's a promise!