Saturday, May 15, 2010

Those You've Known & Lost Still Walk Behind You

When I started this blog, I wanted to have a place to share several things:
1. my opinions on fashion and beauty
2. my frugal finds...because as a teacher I have to be thrifty, and as we all know, good, cheap, plus-size finds are sometimes hard to come by!
3. my open mind in approaching fashion, hopefully to learn from you all and gain insight
4. encouragement for women of every shape and size

I never realized though, until a friend pointed it out to me, that the reason I have recently become so much more obsessed with fashion and shopping was because I've got a lot of other things on my mind. And this is my escape. This is what makes me feel good.

So today, I need to use this blog to share some feelings. I apologize if this is too emotional for you, but I've got to get it out. Yesterday, my parents had to put my dog to sleep. Bozz was family to us. He was truly our best friend for the past 16 years. And now he's gone. And my world does not feel real. I am trying to carry on with my life, but now there is just an aching in my chest that doesn't go away, no matter how much I try to distract myself with shopping or reading or...anything else.

As I write this I think to myself, "Wow, Case you sound silly. He was an animal." But I think if you've ever had a pet for a significant amount of time you might understand how I'm feeling. Maybe. And I'm not looking for sympathy, I just needed to vent by writing. I know this wound will become lesser in time, but right now it just feels surreal.

Rest in Peace Bozzy. Love you always.

On a much lighter note, here are some pictures of the outfit I wore while I went shopping today, in an attempt to keep my mind off things.

Denim Jacket: Old Navy, $34.50
Top: Kohl's, last year
Pants: Lee w/comfort waistband- so comfy! Kohl's, last year as well
Flippie Floppies: Old Navy, $2.50
Sunnies: Old Navy, $9.95
Bag: Coach, $129 at the outlet (this was purchased during "Abstinent April"...which turned out to be quite the opposite, lol)

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras



  1. So sorry about you dog :( hope you feel better today! I can't imagine the feeling of having to put away your pet, friend...your family member. r.i.p.
    you look so chic though in your outfit, I like!

  2. Your dog is in paradise now. :( RIP Bozz. I dread the day when I have to put down my babies.

    You look great, though!

  3. thank you for sharing something so tough and close to your heart with us Case <3 just embrace your emotions. sometimes you gotta let it out and get over the emotional hump before you can come to terms with things.

    nice shopping outfit btw :)

    <3 Iza

  4. Thanks so much ladies. Your kinds words mean more than you could know! <3

  5. Sorry to hear about Mr. Bozz. He looks like a sweetie goggie. Especially with his distinguished whiskers. :-)

  6. Our pets are a large, loyal part of our families. I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. I very sorry for your loss, they might be animals but honestly we'll never have a human friend as loyal, loving or as good at listening to us. He's in a better place now *hugs*

  8. Mr Bozz looked so cute. I'm sorry to hear that he's gone, and I know this is an older post, but still. I have dogs and honestly I love them like children. When our loyal friends die it really does leave a hole in our hearts and though it may never fully heal, it will get better with time. My mom's puppy died in April and even though it wasn't mine, I just couldn't help but cry with my mom. There's no shame in feeling like a big part of your life is missing, because really he was a big part of your life. I hope you're feeling better.