High Heels and Training Wheels: A New Normal



A New Normal

I don't have a lot of words to leave you with today, mostly just some pictures. I've just recently lost my grandma and I'm feeling less than inspired. This is my first blog post since she passed away. My world is forever changed and I'm trying to learn how to live life without her. For 9 months, I have been taking care of her. I've been caring for her for so long that I've forgotten how to go about my days without being consumed in her care. I'm trying to find a new normal. I've been leaving you with pre-written blog tutorials that I had written a while back but I'm trying to take baby steps to posting again. There may be more gaps in posting but please don't give up on me. I'm trying to making my way back. I believe that's what any loved one would want, I know that's what my grandma would want.

Dress: Target/Thrifted $6.00
Cardigan: Target (old)
Flats: Target/Thrifted $7.00
Watch and Opal Ring: Vintage, given to me by my grandma
Feather Ring: Given to me by my sister
Necklace: gift (?)

This is the first of my thrifted dresses that I hauled a little while back. I love the bright neon colors and I love that it has pockets. This necklace is also one of my new favs. It's like those old school BFF necklaces we all had back in the day but they say 'Mother' and 'Daughter'. My husband got them for us. And I finally got some good shots of the beautiful opal ring and watch my grandma left me. She had this watch when she was in college and my grandpa got her this ring for her birthday back in the 60's. They are prized possessions that are so pretty but also so very close to my heart.

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  1. I love having this type dress in my closet, one that I can throw on with little fuss, and that is easy to get off when I go shopping. Visiting from DYWW hop.

  2. I am so sorry for you loss! I can't even imagine how hard that is for you <3

  3. What an amazing dress, stripes and colours is a favourite combination of mine. The name of your blog is so cool too.

  4. Hi Lindsey. I am so sorry about your loss. Losing grandparents is hard. Unfortunately I have lost all of mine. May she be in a better, more peaceful place!

    You look great though if that is any consolation price. So colorful & Springy, I love your dress.

    There is still time for you to E-Mail me a Birthday Outfit for my BDay Blog Party by this Saturday, Lindsey, if you'd like to participate. I will run the post on Sunday May 5th. My EMail is ada.furxhiATgmail.com. I would love to have you, dear.

    Thanks, Ada. =)

  5. You look lovely & the jewellery from your dear Grandmother is stunning! I promise you that one day you will remember her with a smile & not a tear! Big hugs! Andrea x


  6. Great trifted find! I admire those who can look good even with a certain budget.. clever styling!


  7. So sorry for your loss..May ur Grandma RIP! It is always hard to cope up with the loss of loved ones..I lost my grandma earlietr this year and still miss here everyday. I celebrate her life knowing she lived a happy and full life.
    You look beautiful in this outfit!
    Hope you are having a better day!
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  8. I'm sorry about your grandma. I love those vintage rings! Visiting from I feel Pretty

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss, it's never easy but it WILL get better. Good thing is you look beautiful! Visitng the from the I Feel Pretty link up today.



  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I was heartbroken when my grandma passed away. I think about her all the time and named my daughter after her. My thoughts are with you.

  11. So sorry to hear you've lost your grandma recently. I can relate as I've lost both my grandparents over the last few years. I wear my grandma's jewelry and remember all the great times I had with them. It makes me cherish the ones I still have even more.

    Found you through the link-ups today! Super cute, spring outfit!

  12. I'm so sorry to hear you've recently lost your grandma. I can relate, as I've lost both my grandparents over the last few years. I remember all the great times we had together and wear my grandmother's jewelry to keep them close.

    Super cute spring outfit too! I found you through the link-ups today!

  13. I'm really sorry to hear about your Grandma. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

  14. Oh Lindsey, I am so sorry. My heart aches for you. I lost my grandma years ago and it was awful. I cried forever and still miss her more than ever.

    I does get easier as the days go on, but never goes away. She loved you and how blessed you were for having her in your life.



  15. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. It is so hard to lose a loved one and unfortunately there is just so little that can make you feel better. I'll definitely be thinking of you!

  16. I'm sorry that you have lost your grandmother. It is always hard to lose someone you love, but it's even more prominent when you are taking care of them every day. There's nothing to say to make it better, but know there are lots of bloggers out there thinking of you.

  17. i love that you are wearing bright colors and her pieces. what a tribute to her spirit.

    thanks for linking up with dress for the day!

  18. I am so so sorry you lost your Grandma! You are such a beloved grandchild to take care of her... You will be in my prayers.

  19. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. That is so, so hard. I hope that you find some peace.

  20. I'm so sorry about your grandma. Not a fun thing to go through. =( On a brighter note, I love your dress! I wish I could find one like it - it's perfect for spring!! You're looking fabulous. =)

  21. I am so sorry about your grandmother doll. It's just a difficult thing, especially when you've been taking car of her. It's like you go from knowing exactly what to do everyday to figuring out what's next. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I absolutely love your outfit! You look amazing! Thanks so much for linking up!

  22. I am so sorry for your loss. The outfit is darling on you. I adore the colors and jewelry. God bless.

    xo Stacey

  23. Love the dress! So cute! The colors are perfect for spring! Found you via the Blog Hop!

    xo, Kenya


    Kenya L Fashion Blog

  24. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I lost mine in august and it rocked my world. Now you just have a guardian angel :)

    This dress is adorable and I love those flats.

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    -Sarah @ Tucker Up

  25. Hey! I found you on the Friday Chaos blog hop. I'm so sorry to read about your grandma. The dress & cardigan go so well together. Perfect with your ring from your grandma. Great memory. :) New follower.

  26. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother love.

  27. saw you on the link up!Love this dress, it's like a cute easter egg and you totally rock it

  28. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. :(

    Stopping by from Fashion Friday. It sounds like you love to hit thrift stores, too! Sending love from Nashville. xoxo

  29. sending love from Nashville...so sorry about your grandmother!

    Love that thrifted dress...so cute. I love to hit our local Goodwill stores. I've found some fantastic deals.

  30. Aww, sweetie. I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

  31. I'm so sorry for your loss. I think your readers will totally understand if your blogging is spotty for a while...take your time. :)

    Just stopping by from the BEST OF...thanks so much for linking up! You've inspired me to get thrifting more!
    xx, Kristen

    The Mrs. and The Momma

  32. Hi Lindsey! I'm so so sorry to hear about your grandmother! That is not easy at all but it does get better.
    Love the pretty pastels!
    Thinking of you sweetie and don't worry we all understand taking a little break. Take care of yourself BIG {{Hugs}} :)
    xoxo, Sherry


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