Two Red and Black Outfits

When in doubt, go for a favorite color combo, right? Right now, I'm turning to old favorites for comfort...and I've been needing a lot of it lately. My father is currently in the hospital and has been diagnosed with bone/lung/everything cancer and the prognosis is not good. I'm hanging together by a thread and have been very thankful to have YLF for distraction.

And on that cheerful note...sorry to unload.

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  • jayne replied 9 years ago

    So sorry about your father. Best of wishes Amy! So hard...

    love the red and black and am drooling over the booties in 2!

  • Tina replied 9 years ago

    I'm so sorry to hear of your hard times, Amy. No need to apologize, sometimes life is hard and that's just the way it is.
    You look totally fab in both pictures. Sometimes it helps to 'look' put together even when everything seems to be going wrong. I will pray for you and your family tonight.

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    So sorry to hear your father is ill, and yes, sometimes pulling out a bright sweater or a lovely dress can be a welcome distraction. The little routines of the day can be so comforting.

    You look wonderful. Didn't you make the dress?

  • Louise replied 9 years ago

    Oh Amy (((hugs))) to you and your family, glad we can provide a distraction and virtual tea and sympathy.
    You look great x

  • Deborah replied 9 years ago

    Amy you stunning. The dress in particular with those!

    So sorry to hear about your dad. He and you are my prayers. I have been where you are now and it's not an easy time xxx

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    Virtual hugs ((((((Amy)))))). I'm sorry that you and your family are going through this. You look beautiful. #2 is especially fab.

  • Kristin L replied 9 years ago

    I'm sorry to hear about your family. Y'all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your outfits look great!

  • Claudia replied 9 years ago

    Amy, I know what you and your family are now going through. I am sorry. Hugs.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    Oh Amy...I'm so, so sorry about your Dad. I'm wrapping my arms around you and giving you a gigantic hug.

    You're right in that choosing comforting combos can help at a time like this. You look beautiful.

  • nancylee replied 9 years ago

    Super cute outfits, Amy. I LOVE that dress in #2.

    Sending you love and hugs (and to your family, too) as you face your father's diagnosis. I know how scary and difficult it is to have someone you love face illness. Be kind to yourself during this time. You need love, too. :)

  • missvee replied 9 years ago

    What awful news about your dad - you must be just devastated. Try to be extra nice to yourself in the coming weeks and months. And by the way, you look great in these outfits!

  • Jonesy replied 9 years ago

    Oh Amy, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. What a terrible thing.

    You do look wonderful in these looks--I'm sure seeing your lovely face does wonders for your dad :).

  • fern replied 9 years ago

    Amy, you look lovely.
    I am so sorry to hear your dad's diagnosis. Please do whatever you need to do so you can be there for him, & I wish for strength for your whole family.

  • rae replied 9 years ago

    Oof, sorry to hear the news - *big hug*!

    I can only hope that your fab outfits are bringing you some comfort and stability. :T

  • annagybe replied 9 years ago

    You look great! Really sorry about your father.

  • Meredith1953 replied 9 years ago

    You look beautiful in both outfits! I am so sorry to hear about your father illness. I am so glad that YLF can provide you some respite in this unhappy and stressful time. We are all here to support you!

  • qfbrenda replied 9 years ago

    I'm so sorry about your father. :(

    Fashion-related, I especially love the dress in #2.

  • Aida replied 9 years ago

    *BIG HUGS* Sending warm wishes for you, your father, and your family.

    You look lovely Amy, I'm especially smitten with the dress in #2 paired with the booties! So fab!

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    Oh, Amy. I'm so sorry about your father. That is terrible news. You've had a very stressful few months of it.

    But looking at you, a person would never know it. These are wonderful looks! Love that dress with those booties. WOW!

    Please keep us posted about what's going on in your life.

  • replied 9 years ago

    Amy, you look so good in these outfits; it must be cheery for your father to see you looking so good when you visit him in the hospital. I'm sorry to hear his diagnosis. You can unload on us anytime!

  • citygirldc replied 8 years ago

    You look great in both outfits and I'm a sucker for a great dress. Love it.

  • Zapotee replied 8 years ago

    I'm really sorry to hear about your Dad. I know how devastating this is, having gone through it myself. I hope he is comfortable.

  • mrseccentric replied 8 years ago

    aw, Amy, i am so very sorry for you and your family. I've noticed, both as a visitor and patient, that sprucing up some to go to the hospital is very welcome. You don't realize how boring the visual landscape is in a hospital until you've been in the same room a week. Wearing something flattering and colorful, making yourself up so you look fresh and healthy, really provides a nice lift. It's a good distraction, as you say, but it's also some very welcome novelty and happy healthiness for the person in the hospital.

    Big hugs to you, and thank you for taking the time to check in with us! steph

  • christieanne replied 8 years ago

    Sorry to hear your news Amy and offering my positive vibes and thoughts as you deal with this news. Of course YLF is a place to unwind, unload and gain some strength.

    That is one of my favorite color combinations - red is a powerful color and might bring a smile when you least expect it.

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