How do you feel about surprises?
I’ve never much cared for them myself – the control freak in me I suppose. And yet as any of us who’ve been on the planet for awhile knows, life is full of them – some great, some not so great. Just when you think you’ve got things all figured out you’re surprised by someone or something that reminds you that you don’t. Take my impending move for instance. No way at this point in my life did I ever think I would be moving to a new city in another state and starting again. And yet here’s where one of those great surprises comes in. This past weekend during our house-hunting expedition I discovered, much to my surprise, that I’m loving the fact that I’m about to embark on a new adventure.
It feels fun.
It feels invigorating.
It feels – SURPRISE! – Great!
Here’s to sweet surprises. xox~M
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Some surprises I like. . I would like if my hubby planned a trip from start to finish, that would be a surprise! We do end up doing things not all as planned due to my illness. I like TO surprise, however. I love this black and white classic outfit. The white jeans look fab on you, love the jacket and my fav, your shoes! So adorable.
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Thanks, Jess! Always nice to focus on the positive in our lives and enjoy those welcome surprises (the great kind) when they come along. One thing that isn’t a surprise though, is me wearing black and white – again ;) I’m determined to surprise readers this summer with a little more color though, so stay tuned:)
Whoever came up with the line, ‘Change is good,” was on point. Changing things up here and there keeps us on our toes, right? Here’s to new adventures Mary!
Thanks dear friend! I am definitely standing on my tippy-toes right now ;)
Many blessings in your new home, Mary! And hugs to that gorgeous daughter of yours! xoxoxo
Thanks so much, Susan! All the best to you and yours, as well! xox~M
Great classic look! Love the black and white and I love that blazer! I would wear that with everything!
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Thanks for stopping by, Lindsey! Black and white is my go-to combo. Makes getting dressed so easy and it always looks great. And yes, I have a feeling that blazer is going to get a lot of wear :)
Absolutely love this look — I wear some form of black and white every day. It’s a nice juxtaposition to life’s many surprises. Congrats to you and enjoy this journey! Change is indeed good :)
I like your classic and chic look here, very clean yet always fashionable.
Thanks so much, Nora! The blazer is already a favorite wardrobe item. Can never have too many black blazers :)
Love the look…. A classic in any decade.
Merci, JL! Always appreciate your kind words!
I love surprises. Unfortunately I don’t get them very often! I love your look – stylish, classic and timless. You look really striking in monochrome! Great photos!
Thanks so much, Lorna Mai!
I’m on the fence about surprises! I like some, but not others. Love the black and white on you – very stunning!
Sounds like we’re in the same place as far as surprises go, Lana :) Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!
Oh I love surprises! They’re (in theory) really fun!!
Your look is so classic and chic – great styling! Thanks so much for sharing with Manic Monday! Hope to see you again next week!
I guess with anything we think is unwanted, something beautiful seems to grow from it. I love your photos.
So true, Glenda! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
I had enough surprises over the last couple of years, I am looking more into a “pack your suitcase, we are going to Mauritius tomorrow” surprise ;-)
Your black and white look is gorgeous, something I’d instantly wear!
Thank you for your kind comment today, Mary!
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Thanks so much, Annette! Always easy to compliment you! You have impeccable style!
Personally I do not like surprises, unless of course they are good ones!! Embrace all the positive that you are feeling. Change is usually good. You will find a fabulous house and you are not far from Chicago. Love your look. Black and white is one of my all time go to looks.
Yes, Michele, I’m embracing this new adventure, taking things one day a time and always thanking God for my many blessings. Thanks so much for the kind words! Have a wonderful weekend! xox~M
Absolutely love this look! Beautiful!
Thanks very much, Beata! Always appreciate you stopping by!xox~M
I like the good kind of surprises! Do we get to pick and choose? I hope you enjoy your new home. I love your black and white outfit. That is always a favorite combination of mine.
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