|Leather Jacket H&M | Teal Sweater Stella McCartney | Jeans Forever 21 | Panda Necklace Betsey Johnson | Ruffle Nude Flats Steve Madden ||
This weekend was slightly stressful for me. On Friday morning I went down to Salinas to visit my grandma, from my dad's side, who was in the hospital after having open heart surgery. I felt guilty because I could not be there on Thursday for the surgery. My dad recently had surgery in April for his shoulders, and while I was there the day of his surgery, I regretted going back to work the next day when I really just wanted to be there for him. I didn't want to have the same regrets again, so I headed home and surprised my parents and grandma by visiting this weekend. I am happy to report she is doing well and so is my dad. He is actually the oldest amongst his siblings, so a lot of the weight of taking care of my grandma falls on his shoulders. I was glad I was able to be there for him while he is going through his own recovery and when he needed his family most. It's not easy taking care of someone else when your own health isn't back to 100% yet.
Needless to say, I didn't have a chance to go to the Fashion Show I had planned to attend Saturday night, but it would have been hard for me to enjoy it knowing that there was all this going on back home. My nephew/godson turned 3 on Friday, and my brother really wanted me to be there for his last-minute birthday party too. Despite all the madness, I had fun at his party and today after hanging out with my sister. She and I got on BART at Fremont station on Saturday night and she slept over at our apartment. We had brunch on 4th Street and then had a spontaneous trip to the carnival by the Oakland Coliseum. My sister, Armando and I were actually on our way to go play mini-golf when we passed by the carnival and my sister decided she wanted to go there instead. We got on a few rides and she won a prize: a dolphin stuffed animal. We had a blast!
I wore this outfit today except I ended up switching out my shoes in the end. I tried to not be too matchy-matchy with this outfit and picked the tan ruffle flats to go with the ruffles in the sweater despite them not being the same color. I threw on the leather jacket to toughen up an otherwise "soft" look. I think it sums up my feelings for the weekend: beneath an edgy exterior is a big ol' softy that wants to put others first. Or I am reading too much into my clothes when in reality it is the outfit of someone that was kind of lazy and just threw on a leather jacket to add interest to an otherwise basic outfit. I prefer my initial analysis of my clothes though. It was perfect going transitioning from brunch on a muggy day to a couple of fun hours at the carnival.
Hope you had a good weekend that was slightly spontaneous and thanks for reading!