Thursday, November 3, 2011

Being Frank

We do not remember days; we remember moments. 
 ~Cesare Pavese

Allen Park
Outfit Details: Dress & Tights: Modcloth//Cardi: Top//Flower Crown: Little Honey Pies//Shoes: Thrifted

Allen Park

Allen Park

Allen Park

Allen Park

Allen Park

Allen Park

Hello darlings,

Though I realize I wore this dress in my previous post I actually wrote this post a few weeks back and seeing as this week has been dedicated to my grandfather, I think it's rather fitting to post it now.

Just another day running left and right.  Life is busy right now.  Busy is good though as change is soon on the horizon.  As you can see running around has left my dress in quite a wrinkle.  Yes, I run around in wrinkles at times...perfection is overrated, though I hopelessly strive for it.  Anyhow, after a day of running errands I walked through the door and the first thing out of my grandfather's mouth was, "Marisa, tell me something...  are your legs that color or are those your stockings?".  This little old Italian man from Jersey whom I call Opa, never ceases to make me laugh with his silly and unexpected remarks.  He was being completely serious, so I smiled, gave him a kiss and told him, that was just the print on my stockings...hehe.  He then went on to say, "well, that's a beautiful dress".  Wrinkles, creases, and all, Opa always tells me how beautiful he thinks my dresses are.  He is sweet.  He is my Opa.

These are truly the little moments I will miss but remember always.  Thanks so much for all your very kind condolences.  Reading through each one of them really brightened my day.  In times like these I am so thankful for such a lovely community of blogger friends.  


On quite a lighter note...for all who wondered, this was my Halloween costume:




Mary Poppins and Bert  
And Keane was a wise and hip little owl:)





That's all for now.  I wish you a beautiful weekend!

Love,

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful post about your grandpa, losing family is so hard.
    I love this dress, it looks wonderful with the tights and that beautiful cardigan!!
    Your costumes are sooo cute, love the little owl
    xJennaD

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  2. i love your style soo much! very chic!

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  3. oh my goodness, i think we were meant to be real life friends and share closets. i would wear this outfit everyday. :P
    those tights are incredible and i love the color of your cardigan.
    you are beautiful Marisa. <333

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  4. Such sweet memories to have! My grandfather used to tell me he loved my high heels wish man could have worn them too (he was on the shorter side, he he). I always thought it was funny he would pay attention to my shoes :)

    I adore everything about this outfit!! All the little details on the cardi and dress are fabulous! The head band is perfection! I have the same tights and have such a hard time styling them, not you've inspired me!!

    Hope you have a great week-end with the little family!

    ps: Keane is SO cute!! Halloween ha given me baby fever :)



    Virginie ♥

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  5. Oh, what a wonderful Opa! It's so wonderful that you have a place to keep memories like that. On another note, I absolutely love EVERY piece of this outfit, from you crazy printed "stockings", all the way to the flower crown on top of your head. Perfection :)

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  6. What a very sweet man. He sounds like my grandfather, who also passed away awhile ago. He would always say things like that too! <3

    And I like your tights. They are so bold and lovely!

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  7. OMG marry poppin, i thod u was a minnie mouse! you look so great marisa :) your opa was right, you're beautiful, and i love every dress you wore :) i want to hug you little owl. so cute <3

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  8. ps: i have same tights with you, but i look ugly when i wore it :( you look great, so fit on u. that's why i love your style because u can match every outfit with your body :))

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  9. Oh, Marisa, it sounds like he really was the sweetest man on earth. He'll keep on living thanks to these wonderful memories.
    I really like your dress and your tights are amazing :) they're so you!
    I also love your halloween costumes, and Keane is so cute as a owl <3

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  10. Your Opa was right: beautiful tights!
    Hope you're feeling better, doll!

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  11. Oh I'm sorry for your loss, 92, what an age, he seemed like quite the fella! I'm glad you got to spend a lot of time with him!

    And on your happier note! Your halloween costumes were brilliant, especially your wee owl man! :) All the best! x

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  12. I must say I am in agreement with your Opa: A glorious dress and such pretty tights too :)


    So sorry to hear about your loss.

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  13. beautiful post. beautiful pictures. beautiful family. i just adored this. you and your family are in my prayers. <3

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  14. Oh he sounds like such a lovely man to grow up around! I adore the dress and location too! :)

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  15. Keane looks so cute as an owl. Sweet.

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  16. Oh sweet Marissa do take care...The little tidbit you wrote about your grandfather was so touching and beautiful... You are wonderful beyond words <3

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  17. I'm so sorry for your loss...from what you shared he sounds like he was a wonderful man :)
    I love your Halloween costume! What a great idea.
    Also, your minty cardigan is delicious and I adore the detail on the shoulders! So gorgeous!

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  18. This outfit is beautiful. I love how many options this dress has. The Wise Owl is soooo cute!

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  19. me and my boyfriend wished to dress like Mary Poppins & Bert this halloween but then changed into Wednesday Addams and Indiana Jones!!!btw you both look great!
    I love the sentence about Pavese you wrote,I'm glad you know him,he's one of my favourites!

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  20. Your first outfit makes me think to precious museums of Italy, it's beautiful ! And look at this lovely owl ! So cute !
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  21. Wow wow wow! <3 What a truly dreamy dress! The ruffle detail is gorgeous, and I adore the colour! Your coloured tights look wonderful too!


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  22. Awww I love the dress and the tighs! You guys all looked so cute for halloween too :)

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  23. Gosh, those are the cutest little Halloween costumes!!!! :)

    You are definitely a sight for sore eyes, you are so gorgeous! The day looks blustery but a perfect match for your gorgeous fall outfit. <3

    Hope all is well with you, sweetheart!


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  24. What a sweet (and funny) memory of your precious Opa! I love these kinds of stories!

    Your outfit is gorgeous! Love all the little embellishments, and especially the tights. ;)

    & your halloween costumes are PERFECT! LOVE 'em!

    Happy Week ahead, friend! xo

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  25. aww Italians from Jersey <3 how adorable. I know MANY Italians here in NJ! That is really cute that he complimented all your dresses.

    You look lovely as Mary Poppins.

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  26. Lovely Photos! I must say i really like the colors and editing! I followed u btw, :)
    <3
    -Lauren
    Way to Life through Makeup

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  27. I LOVE Mary Poppins...you guys are fun!

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  28. oh marisa i love your mary poppins costume!!!
    and this quote about remember moments is truly beautiful. sometimes they maybe hurt, but in the end this beautiful moments are the most precious thing we own and nobody can take them away, i lost my dad years ago but it doesn´t matter how much time passed by he still lives for me in moments like you had with your opa.
    oh and needless to say you look absolutely gorgous again, those tights are insane, i absolutely love them!!!
    kisses and a big hug, mary

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  29. Ahh, I love your tights and just well everything about this outfit! It's so eclectic and bright and happy :). I also love your sweet words about Opa, it made me think of my Grandaddy and just how much I love him.
    xx
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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  30. SUPER CUTE halloween costumes! Ahhh! Bert and Mary are on our list for someday costumes! And we won't even start on that mustard yellow dress me oh my. LOVE.

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  31. Im so sorry to hear about your grandfather too.....hugs<3

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  32. Awwwww! That is adorable about your tights. I love them by the way. The print is gorgeous! And that cardigan is amazing with those beautiful embellishments on the shoulders. Those Halloween costumes are so cute. You make a lovely Mary Poppins, and Keane looks precious!

    xoxo
    Emily

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  33. awe lovie, i am so very sorry for your loss. the tribute you wrote about your Opa was beautiful and must have been extremely cathartic in your healing process too. writing always seems to help me through the darkest days. he certainly was a humble hero and you've captured him in the most respectful light.

    i had a little tear reading your memory about your Opa. reminded me of my Dad, he wasn't especially fond of tattoos and when i got my 1st one on my ankle he used to call it a "bruise". "Lindy (his nickname for me) how'd you get that bruise in the same spot again?" he'd say. awe, those kinds of moments are special touch stones. i loved hearing yours.

    the halloween costumes are a smash hit - as is your lovely decadent dress. you make me think about a wonderful dessert treat and also Marie Antoinette...the Kirsten Dunst version - so soft and pretty! xo ♥

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  34. I love that you always have wonderful head accessories on. I love this touching post about your Opa. I love your Halloween costumes! Ah man. Love love.

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