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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Goodbye Blues.

Two weeks ago my parents made "Aliyah" and left the country to immigrate to Israel. They packed up and sold my childhood home and went to start a new adventure. People keep asking me how I feel but it's still too new. It's not a shock because this has been my mother's lifelong dream, but I will miss my parents unexpected pop ins. My mom would often show up at my doorstep at 6am and help clean and/or organize all day - and then my dad would come by after work and spend time with my kids.

However, more than my parents generosity, I'm gonna miss their presence. I get that we're all connected via cell phone, Google Hangouts or the like, but it's really not the same. When I studied abroad for the year a million years ago there was no email, and I would wait by a payphone for my parents to call every Sunday morning. A lot has changed in 20+ years. Now that I'm a grown up with my own family and my own home I don't need my childhood home the way I used to when I was single and living in the City. My bedroom has long since been cannibalized by one of my brothers, but it's a scary thought to think you can never go home again.

I dressed my kids in blue and white - the colors of Israel, and I pulled out my favorite Rebecca Taylor blue Kiku print dress. I literally had 5 minutes to get myself out the door to head to JFK so I grabbed a few accessories, tied my hair up in a ponytail and made a run for it. I actually swiped on one of my new MAC lipsticks in the car. I calculated the total cost of my look to be $130.91 - with a retail value of $1,669.90. Pretty good, huh?

From head to toe:
  • Sunglasses: Forever 21, $5.90
  • Earrings: Kendra Scott Alex, Rocksbox, free with referral credit (RV $55)
  • Dress: Rebecca Taylor, sample sale, $50 (RV $550)
  • Bracelet: Eddie Borgo, sample sale, $5 (RV $350)
  • Ring: Lionette Ashley ring, sample sale, $20 (RV $135)
  • Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Perry, sample sale, $50 (RV $395)
  • Shoes: Dolce Vita Shandy sandals, Nordstrom Rack, $0.01 (RV $179)

So yes, the shoes were a penny! I decided that I was going to make an effort to wear more penny shoes and switch it up from my favorite Crocs Sexi Flips that I live in all summer.

You can shop my look here:

I feel a lot of changes in the air. My younger sister turned 40 this week and it's getting harder and harder to pretend I'm still twenty-something when most of my siblings are older than that. I have a brother getting married this month, and my youngest brother just got his first real 9-5 job. When I look at my kids I still remember being young and I'm not sure where all this time has gone. My 90+ year old grandmother told me last week that she looks at my mini me and sees me. Sigh.

I'd like to wish my parents the best of luck - and all my siblings - some of who are on their own for the first time in their lives. It's been almost 8 years since I've visited Israel. Last time I was there I was pregnant with Ava. I'm guessing it's about time to plan my next trip.

Wishing all of us happiness and peace - and the strength to live our dream at any age. It's never too late.



  1. Aw that's gotta be difficult. I love your look!

    1. Thanks Shira! Ask me again how I feel in a few months. Right now I'm overwhelmed LOL

  2. hope you're doing well and you look really great :)

    danielle | avec danielle

  3. that dress looks sooo pretty

    1. Thanks - it's hands down one of my favorite Rebecca Taylor dresses EVER!

  4. That's going to be hard. My parents moved 2 years ago, and it still sucks most of the time. Make sure that you maintain a relationship- both parties need to put forth the effort to do so.

    You looked super chic at the airport! And on the positive side, now you'll get to visit them a lot!

    1. Thanks Alicia. I plan on keeping in touch - every relationship (even one with your parents) takes commitment on both sides. I think we'll be ok :)

  5. What a difficult, but exciting time! I wish your parents the best on their move. You look beautiful :)

    Morgan |

  6. What a huge + exciting change for your parents! That would be really hard for me- my parents live about a half hour away and I don't know what I'd do without 'em. But you're putting on a brave (and fashionable) face! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Thank you Ashley. Yeah - so happy for them. Mine used to be a half hour away...

  7. Looks cool. Very unusual and pure. I like cv writing those things. I hope that you'll add here some link on those internet stores.


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