Monday, February 28, 2011


It's been quite some time, quite a while since I've been around. Sheesh, I don't even know where to start. I guess I can start by saying that over the last several weeks I felt like I needed some kind of a break. Not necessarily just a break from here...the blogasphere, but much more from everything. Blame it on the introvert in me.


February has been rather emotional to say the least...both up and down, happy and sad. Since I last posted, I lost someone who was very dear to me, someone who I loved so completely and adored in every way, shape, and form. My grandmother (or Oma I call her), passed away on February 9th in the comfort of her home, surrounded by our whole family. She gave me some of the best memories of my childhood. I could go on forever. She was a loving wife of 63 years to my grandfather. Truly a gem to be around. As my hubby and I have been living with her and my grandfather since August, the house has felt quite empty without her. Even now, I am holding back tears as I write this, but smile as I think back to the many memories of her I will treasure for years upon years. How blessed I feel to have had her in my life for so long. I take comfort knowing that she is in a better place.


While on Valentine's Day we laid her to fitting for such an amazing and loving woman - my hubby and I also celebrated our 7th Valentine's day together a few days earlier. He is my best friend, my partner in crime (hehe), and soulmate. He took me downtown Philly to a French restaurant called Amuse. I think this was most definitely the best food I have ever feasted on. We ate dinner by a cozy fireplace as our waiter made the night quite special for us with the most impeccable service and most scrumptious food. Thanks honey, for such a beautiful evening. It was more than I could have asked for.



Then February 20th rolled around. Another big day to say the least as we celebrated my son's first birthday. It's hard to believe how fast this year has flown by. He is such a sweet little boy...a true joy and the (other) love of my life. How thankful I am for him. He shares the same birthday with my we celebrated and remembered her as well. It was very special indeed.


Well that's my February in a nutshell. As this is a fashion blog, I leave you with a few pics of my Valentine's outfit. And now that I am back, I have lots of catching up to do with all you darlings and your beautiful blogs. Can't wait to see what you all have been up to:)
See you soon!





RM Collage

Outfit Details:
Dress: Urban Outfitters (on sale)
Shoes: Modcloth
Necklace & Bracelet: Etsy
Tights: Urban Outfitters (on sale)
Ring: Miss Selfridge
Belt: Vintage via Ebay


  1. i'm sorry about your grandmother, many hugs to you.

    I missed you in the blog-sphere! your outfit is gorgeous like always.


  2. oh marisa..i have missed you. <3
    i read about your Oma's passing on your sister's blog and i am very sorry for you loss. she was so very beautiful..i love the first picture of her.
    & 63 years with her husband is absolulty amazing..i so hope & pray that i am granted that many years with my love..

    tell your handsome boy..i said Happy 1st Birthday..!!
    as always you look beautiful beautiful beautiful!!
    i love the teal tights with the red shoes..
    i hope you have a wonderful week love.
    i <3 ya..

  3. I absolutely adore your cameo! It's such a fab colour!

  4. That definitely sounds like an emotional February. I'm so sorry about the loss of your Oma, but I'm glad you've been able to celebrate her beautiful life, and are comforted in the fact that she's in a better place. :)

    Your little boy is such a sweetie too! Glad to have you back. xo

  5. You look great with those blue tights!!!!!! Love them!!!
    And congrat to the birthday boy!


  6. Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss Marisa, but at least you have a whole lot of wonderful memories with your grandma <3
    Your valentine's day outfit is too cute. I love the color of your tights, and your shoes are perfect!
    Glad to have you back in the blog world so I can read your lovely posts :)

  7. aww, so lovely. your son is adorable!!! wow. and i love your tights (:

  8. Oh dear I'm so sorry to hear about your Oma (I call my grandmother that too). I'm so thankful to have mine around and it must hurt without her there.

  9. It sounds like you've had a very emotional February, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My grandmother was so dear to me as well, someone I saw all the time who helped raise me. Happy birthday to your little bundle of joy also. It's nice to have you back xx
    PS: and of course your outfit is delightful, I always love your accessories :)

  10. February has been rough for me too but i'll keep the details to myself :)

    sorry about Oma , i understand how u felt , i lost my grandma in 2008 she passed away due to illness 8 months after my Chinese there is a belief that couples who has spent most of their lives together could not be separated for long ..i hope they are in a better place together

    and cheers 7 years of love with your hubby , and to more to come ♥

    wish u love and may u have a wonderful month ahead

    with love


  11. Your valentine's outfit is just lovely - the turquoise/blue tights and red shoes look amazing together! Your little one looks like such a sweetie :) Happy birthday to the young man!

    Your Oma was one stylish lady. So sorry for your loss

  12. its been a rough month sis, but im so glad we have eachother and our awesome family. i miss oma so much, but what fun memories she has given us... i just love that you have her fun sense of fashion :)
    i'm so thankful for keane and all the joy he has brought to our lives... and esp for the joy he brought to oma near the end of hers... what an awesome little dude, he just knows how to light up a room :) anyway, i'm guna go before i turn into a ball baby here haha... love ya!! oh and im diggin the red shoes! i need me some ruby red slippers ;)

  13. How perfect is it for your little guy to have his birthday on the same day. Losing someone special like this is such a mixed emotion time. Happy you got to make so many wonderful memories but sad there will be no more. :) Happy to see you back in the blogging world though! Missed your lovely outfits!


  14. So sorry to hear about your Oma. I'm glad that the month had some high points to keep you in good spirits. I love the color combination of your outfit as well. XO

  15. she was beautiful... very classically gorgeous. i'm so sorry, dear.

    and OH OH OH i have that dress! i never thought yo have style it like you, unbuttoning the mini vest and all.. you're clever! or maybe i'm just dull. either way, i love the outfit!

  16. happy bday to the boy! your shoes!

  17. gorgeous pictures!

  18. I thought of many things to say as I was reading through this post, but all I can bring myself to say is your grandmother was so beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss. Grief is a hard process, but just search out your strength as you go.


  19. Your green/red tights/shoes combo looks color coordinated with the "LOVE" sign in the 1st photo. Haha.

    I'm so sorry about your grandmother passing, but what a blessing to have such a fabulous family member there all those years! :)


  20. Oh no, so sorry for your loss, your Grandmother sounds like an amazing woman; sending lots of hugs your way. xx veronika

    PS you look absolutely delightful in your outfit.

  21. i'm sorry about your oma. i already commented on this post, but i didn't read the part about her very closely before. she looks and sounds absolutely incredible. i lost my grandmother recently, so your words really resonated with me. so happy for you and your husband though!

  22. Thanks a lot for your comment, I'm so glad you like it !


  23. I love weird prints too! That's why I LOVE your sweater with the pears!

    FYI, I'm a dark brownie too!!! It's called, BLEEEEEACH! Which is rough. And yeah, the upkeep is a pain in the booty. ;-)

  24. great pictures! and what a lovely shoes.


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  25. Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry about your dear Grandmother. I posted the other comment in response to your comment on my blog. I hadn't read the actual post yet. My condolences, which is a term that seems severely inadequate and I wish there was something more I could say or do. :-(

    I'm praying for peace and comfort for your family.


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