Leggings: Catherine Malandrino
Ankle Booties: Valentino
So while the new editions of my favorite fashion magazines have arrived and emphasized what’s going in and what’s going out, I’m happy to report that I have a wardrobe that is simply classic and therefore not much change is necessary. With the exception apparently of knitted boots…I’m guessing that is in reference to Uggs? Well no duh! The official start of Spring is weeks away! Who could possibly be thinking about boots with fur when the weather is desperately trying to tell you to save up for those pedis because from here on out we are looking at strappy sandals and flip flops!
These fabulous Valentino creations came in on my mom’s birthday, which is only a week and a half or so before Christmas. They were pink and sparkly and had my name written all over it. Being the believer in a higher being that I am, I assumed this was what my mom wanted me to have for Christmas. Whether they be a gift from the fashion gods, her or both, either way THANK YOU for sending them my way!
Ok, now that my rant is over, back to my fabulous wardrobe. It is no secret my favorite color is pink. And try as I might it is impossible to conceal my love for Wildfox. To my boyfriend, I TRY DESPERATELY to refrain from adding more of these pieces to my closet. But when a pink Wildfox sweater with leopard prints gets marked down and the sweaters are BUY ONE GET TWO FREE plus an employee discount, how the heck am I supposed to say no? Plus, in my defense somehow my last pink elephant Wildfox sweater got lost. I don’t know how that happens but sometimes pieces get lost in the dark abyss otherwise known as that space behind my closet and I don’t plan on attacking that despite the buried treasures that lurk in the unknown until we move later this spring. Plus, I knew it would pair perfectly with my new favorite ankle booties by Valentino. Pink and Wildfox, make a combo that will always be as classic to me as peanut butter and jelly.
So yesterday I took a mecca of a journey out to the homeland for a little Glee adventure. I had gotten the news that Chord Overstreet aka Sam, aka Trouty Mouth was playing at the Roxy prior to the passing of Cory Monteath, and after the tragic news decided to seise the moment! Not another opportunity to be in a room full of my fellow gleeks would pass without me. Still can’t believe I missed Darren Criss’ performance…anyways.
Naturally I was fashionably late to the show. After the Aaron Carter disaster of a show where the main performer didn’t go on till 4 and a half hours later I was not incredibly motivated to get there early. Plus, I’ve been to many a show at the Roxy and it’s a small enough venue that regardless of where you position yourself you have a good seat.
Needless to say it was was an emotional show. You could just feel the energy the second you walked in to the room. I genuinely appreciated Chord’s presence as a performer as he just seemed to go with the flow of his crowd. He dedicated the show and a few specific songs to Cory. I’m not quite sure the name of one of the songs, but the lyrics describe having a hard time sleeping and hoping to wake up to a lie.
Such a perfect and fitting song for the week us gleeks have had. Like losing someone close to me before, the first couple days of hearing the news I woke up hoping someone would tell me it was a big prank. But that news flash never appeared and it never will.
Diana Agron, Kevin Mchale and Jenna Ushkowitz were all there to lend some support to their fellow cast mate and in pictures that would flood instagram shortly after the show, they look exhausted. TMZ tried to get a word from Diana and she just left without saying anything. There are still no words that have been spoken that are making this any easier on any of us.
After singing along to some top 40 favorites with one of the Glee kids, I stopped by the Paramount Studios to pay my respect to someone I’ll truly and dearly miss when Thursday nights roll around in September.
The candles were no longer lit, and the flowers were dying, but the pictures of our beloved Gleek were still there with a smile that won our hearts years ago smiling back at me. And that is exactly how I hope to remember him, not how he died and these few weeks, but rather the good memories and that smile that will always be Finn Hudson, aka Cory Monteath.
Thank you indeed