Hello and some news

Hello and some news

Hello, friends. A lot has happened since my last post was published: good things, not-so-good things and one very, very sad thing.

My talented, brilliant, loving and creative niece, Nikita Kaitlyn, passed away earlier this week at the age of just 25. As you can imagine, our family is grieving at this time and trying our best to wrap our minds around her death. My husband’s family has experienced the loss of great women over the last five years, including my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, who is my niece’s mother. Our family takes some comfort in the belief that the three of them are together now.

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I know things will get back to normal around here eventually. Life does go on. Until then, I want to let you know that Jill and I are postponing the publish date for November’s How I Wear My by one day. But we would like to keep the deadline date for submissions the same to give us more time to work on the posts.

Here are the updated HIWM details:

How I Wear My: Long Cardigan or Duster submissions are due by the end of the day on Monday, November 7th. To be featured, send us a photo of you showing how you style your long cardigan or duster. Be sure to include a quotable description of your look to [email protected]. The posts will go live the morning of November 10th on my blog and Jill’s.

Next month’s post will make five years that Jill and I have been putting on our How I Wear series, never once missing a month. It’s hard to believe five years has gone by already since our first post about a long Missoni cardigan.

I am not sure I will be blogging again before November’s How I Wear My. I know from past experience that sometimes writing about frivolous things can be therapeutic but I just don’t know right now.

Make everyday a rich day, friends.

XO,

Adrienne

 

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  1. October 29, 2016 / 10:18 am

    That is such sad news…my thoughts and condolences go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:42 am

      Thank you, Leslie

  2. October 29, 2016 / 10:38 am

    I’m so very, very sorry for your loss Adrienne. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:41 am

      Thank you, Sue

  3. October 29, 2016 / 10:45 am

    I am sorry to hear about your loss.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:41 am

      Thank you, Nicole

  4. Ariel
    October 29, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Sending our condolences.
    The entire Michal Golan team

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Thank you, Ariel

  5. October 29, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I’m so very sad for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Thank you, Andrea

  6. October 29, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    So sad to hear that, Adrienne. Hard to say good-bye to any loved one…but someone so young. That’s tough.

  7. October 29, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    I am so sorry for this loss to your whole family, Adrienne. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:45 am

      Thank you, Libby

  8. Carol LaRochelle
    October 29, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for your family.

    Carol LaRochelle

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:46 am

      Thank you, Carol

  9. Lisa
    October 29, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Oh I am so sorry. So young. So sad.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:43 am

      Thank you, Lisa. Yes, so very young. So much life left ahead of her.

  10. October 29, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Adrienne so sorry I missed this post earlier. I am so sad to hear about your niece. So awful to lose loved ones, but especially so when they are so young and have their whole lives ahead of them. Thinking of you and Bill and your whole family. Hugs and love, Kim

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:44 am

      Thank you, Kim. Yes, I agree….it’s particularly sad when someone is so young and has so much living left to do. Difficult to accept.

  11. October 29, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss! It must be terrible! And you definitely should take as much time as you need to feel better again.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Thank you, Lyosha. I am feeling ready to blog to again..and miss it more than I thought I would. I am looking forward to returning to a routine.

  12. Kathy
    October 30, 2016 / 5:58 am

    I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss. So young, so tragic. I think taking time off from anything that feels hard to do right now is the right course. Healing takes time….xo

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:39 am

      Thank you, Kathy xo

  13. robyn
    October 30, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Condolences Adrienne – I read Nakita’s obituary – what a beautiful and accomplished young woman. So very sorry for your pain and loss at this time as well as the rest of your family and her special young man and dogs. They will all miss her …… This makes me very sad.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:39 am

      She was brilliant – near the top of her high school graduating class, a fantastic singer, and a very talented artist. She will be missed by many.

  14. October 30, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    🙂 Dear Adrienne,

    sorry to hear about your loss.
    Take your time to grieve and get over the first weeks.
    You’re back when you’re back, no explanations needed.

    Big hug,
    Claudia 🙂

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:37 am

      Thank you, Claudia. I am really missing the blog and hope to be back to somewhat regular postings soon. It’s been good to take a break though

  15. October 30, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Adrienne and that your family had such a difficult year. Goodbye is never easy. I only hope there is much joy ahead in the new year.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Thank you, Pam

  16. October 31, 2016 / 4:12 am

    Dearest Adrienne,
    Take your own time to grieve and come to grips with this horrid loss. Your friends and readers will wait patiently for you to be able to work again with your usual style and grace. In the meantime, we send you love and comfort, from our hearts.
    Hugs,
    Janice

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Thank you, dear Janice xo

  17. October 31, 2016 / 6:36 am

    I am sorry for your loss. Every death is early..

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:35 am

      Thank you, Benden

  18. Linda Salazar
    October 31, 2016 / 6:56 am

    Adrienne, I am so very sorry to hear about Bill’s niece, how tragic. Thinking of you and many condolences to you and Bill and his family during this sad time.

    I apologize for the late comment…our computer hard drive went out on Saturday, using Tony’s laptop from work to type this.

    Linda
    xoxo

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:35 am

      Thank you, Linda. I appreciate that. Hope all is well down south. xo

  19. October 31, 2016 / 6:58 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Adrienne. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family, and will be thinking of you.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:35 am

      Thank you, Susan

  20. Kari Vitaletti
    October 31, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Adrienne, I’m very sorry for the loss of your niece.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:34 am

      Thank you, Kari

  21. Julia Jones
    November 1, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Dear Adrienne,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I know, from reading your blog that Bill has experienced this before with the passing of close family. I am sure he is so grateful to have you standing beside him through all of this.

    Take Care

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:34 am

      Thank you, Julia. Yes, Bill’s family has been through so much since 2011. And there have been 3 other losses (extended family) in the last few years – two quite recent – that I have not discussed on the blog. I truly miss the days of long ago. Things like holiday gatherings are so different now. The sadness really never goes away or lifts.

  22. Mary
    November 1, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Too many losses. So sad for one so very young. Prayers for your family.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:30 am

      I agree. Too many losses and I worry so for my other niece and nephews. They have been through so much these last 5 years.

  23. November 1, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    I am so sorry to read of this sad news, Adrienne. My thoughts are with you and your family. xx

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:30 am

      Thank you so much, Fiona

  24. November 2, 2016 / 11:35 am

    How heartbreaking. I cannot imagine the grief your family is going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:29 am

      It is such a devastating blow to our entire family but especially to my brother-in-law and his other children, Kaitlyn’s siblings. They lost their grandmother in 2011, then their mother in 2013. It’s overwhelming and I worry for them.

  25. Leigh
    November 3, 2016 / 4:54 am

    Adrienne, I am so sorry to hear about all the loss you and your family have had. I will keep you in my prayers.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2016 / 9:26 am

      Thank you, Leigh

  26. February 15, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Oh Adrienne I am so very sorry to hear about this loss. Much love to you all. xoxo

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