|Looking toward Montmartre from the top of the Pompidou|
For those who don't know, we have a son with special needs: mild cerebral palsy, seizure disorder (mostly well controlled with medication, thankfully), and severe cognitive impairment. He's a sweet kid usually, but adolescence and the physiological changes sometimes play havoc with his nature; his moods can turn on a dime and he can become very difficult and aggressive. We've been working with behaviorists for years, which does help to some degree, but we're coming to the realization that for his own and others' safety, we may need to fight chemistry with chemistry.
So some weekends we're more housebound than others, and for today at least, the rest of this one is looking to be one of them. I'm eyeing my closet with intent: maybe a few more of the Bad Boys headed for
People who haven't lived here often have a misconception about LA weather. It really isn't hot here all of the time, or even most of the time. Especially near the coast, it stays relatively cool until well into the summer, and most years we're bundled up in sweaters or jackets to watch July 4th fireworks. But I'm not complaining! Dressing for work in hot weather is a challenge I don't relish.
And retailers aren't helping much. Trying to find good quality summer weight workwear has become a mission of sorts, and at times feels like looking for Waldo. Among the racks and shelves of shorts, clamdiggers, sundresses, sheer floaty tops, barely-there sandals, beachwear, neon colors, stands a lone linen jacket in a forlorn beige color. Sure, there are suits and "career wear" stores and sections, but for those of us who want something in between Corporate Drag™ and Weekend in Malibu, the pickings are slim. But as I find pieces with possibilities, I will share. (And I do have a few Karina dresses now that should be great summer office wear options.)
The cup of tea I was sipping as I wrote this seems to have worked a bit of magic and my throat is now feeling a bit better. Time to tackle the closet...
Hope your weekend is going well!