November’s How I Wear My Postponed

Hello, friends!

I know it seems like I have gone into hiding and I guess in some ways I have. The Northern California fires destroyed so very many of our friends’s homes ( I stopped counting at 40) and came within several yards of taking our house and everything in it.

Yesterday, our insurance person came out to look at our fences. Two of them blew down during the wind storm that happened before and during the fires. He also inspected our roof and said there are several big chunks of charred wood sitting up there that were once embers. Thank goodness we bought a tough roof. I am grateful everyday to have our home.

Although I am thankful and relieved we have a home and our health, bouncing back from this tragedy has proved more challenging than I imagined. I am trying to be easy with myself and with others and some days that means staying home and being quiet. Forcing myself to rebound and “get back to normal” would be frustrating and pointless and I am sure delay hopes of feeling like myself again.

I have never been through anything like this in my life and I am sure everyone else who experienced it would say the same thing. Worry, fear, guilt, sadness – these are the emotions that rise to the surface. So I guess this is a form of grief and I am trying to roll with it and let it take its course.

While I do have posts I am working on, I am not ready to get back to regular blogging quite yet. I talked to Jill, my How I Wear My partner, and we agreed it would be better to push November’s How I Wear My to December.

So here are the deets on that:

The How I Wear My theme is still “Blazer” and the deadline is now December 4th. Email a photo of you showing us how you style a blazer to Be sure to include a few lines about your look which we will quote directly in the post.

I hope you will consider joining us and thank you to those who have already submitted their photos.

Thank you again for the kind comments of concern over the last three weeks. You are all so sweet.

In the words of The Terminator, “I’ll be back.”

XO, Adrienne



  1. November 4, 2017 / 5:23 am

    I will see you in December for HIWM post. But for now know that your decision to slow down and take care of family, home and self is of upmost importance. As always first things first. Blogging will be here when you are ready. These fires, floods and hurricanes are traumatic experiences no matter the degree of damage or loss.
    Take care dear friend.
    Lots of hugs,


    • Adrienne Shubin
      November 4, 2017 / 8:23 am

      Thank you, Rosemary, for your sweet words.
      xo, Adrienne

  2. November 4, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Good for you to take the time, Adrienne. We often hold on during times of tremendous stress and crash only when it’s over. Looking forward to participating in HIWM next month.
    Take care,

  3. November 4, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Adrienne, I cannot imagine just getting back to things as usual after this enormous tragedy that has affected so many around you as well as your own family. The trauma often happens afterwards. Please take care and take your time getting back. All this can wait and so will all those who love and read your blog. Hugs, Kim

  4. November 5, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Adrienne, while I am thankful along with you for your home still standing, I also know you are experiencing mourning and getting over a horrible experience. You should take time and process. You will be in my prayers.

  5. November 6, 2017 / 6:07 am

    I am sure this is a difficult time for you and all your friends and family, neighbors. The rest of the world moves on it seems and you have to face things. My thoughts are still with you all and see you next month at HIWM.

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