Red & Black :: And The Move

It is April and it 's still snowing in some part of the country, so this outfit and scenery is more than appropriate for right now, right? And as you can imagine I am behind on posting. I have lots to share and bit and pieces drafted but finding time to make a complete post in the middle of life right now seems impossible. However, I am pushing myself and making it happen. The longer I push it off, the harder it will be to come back.

This red and black look is first up. There are some color combinations that you know will never fail and red and black is one of them. I've been on the hunt for more colored longline blazers as most of my current ones are all short. I spotted this red one with the gold button details and I was sold. Making it all about the blazer and the red color, i opted for an all black look and to add a little more drama, finished it off with my suede thigh high boots. 

I love blazers like this because they are easy to throw on just about any type of outfit and go. So, looking forward to much wear out of this one.
So, here we are, almost two months after my last post and there’s a whole lot to catch up on.

As some of you might already know if you follow me on Instagram that after almost 3 years in North Carolina we said our goodbye last month and relocated to Florida. That was the transition period I was referring to in my last post. It is not an easy feat moving, not to talk of moving across state lines with 2 kids. The transition and move was a long process. I know we've done this before but doing it with 2 kids is a totally different experience. Hubby went first and I stayed behind with the kids to hold things down while still working full time. It was as if time slowed day, again read my post here to get a feel for what I’m talking about.

Thankfully, the long-awaited move day came and when we all became reunited under one roof, it was all worth it! 
Saying goodbye to the life we had in North Carolina and the few people we knew wasn't easy, especially for the kids, mostly Eliana. There wasn't a dry eye on their last day of school as they said goodbye to their teachers and friends. It is nice to know that they were loved and will be missed.

The move went smoothly, thank God! Majority of that can be attributed to the fact that I didn’t have to lift a finger. The movers did all the work (God bless those men; the level of details in their packing and labeling is amazing). I only had to worry about disposing the stuff / junk I didn’t want to take with me. Moving time is one of the best times to declutter your life. I was able to get rid of a full truck load of stuff that had just accumulated over the years and we never used or were broken. We also had a lot of baby toys and gadgets and majority of that I gave away to friends and the rest went to a consignment store.

I can’t say the decluttering was my initiative. It was mostly driven by the living condition I knew we were going into in Florida. Fitting everything into an apartment temporarily will be close to impossible so it had to be done.  
 We've been in Florida almost a month now and it has been great so far. I am loving the weather down here, for now. I hear summer time may not be so loveable. The kids are enjoying their new surroundings and endless pool and beach request and of course happy to see daddy. I tell you while daddy was away in Florida by himself I couldn't hear enough of them saying and requesting for daddy. Every time my phone rang, it's always "daddy".

There is a great balance of family friendly living and night life within a short distance, at least for where we are. I am the kind of person that doesn’t like to drive more than 10 to 15 minutes to get to everything I need like groceries, doctors, post office, etc and that is not going to be a problem here.

For now, we’re settled in as much as we can, knowing soon enough, we’ll be packing up everything we just unpacked (we didn’t unpack everything, just what’s needed and the essentials for daily living) and making hopefully the last move for a long time into something more permanent here in Florida.
 I’ve got a week to myself once the kids start school to recharge before starting my new job (a testimony of its own).

Till next time.

Top: H&M (old, try this here & here)
Blazer: Asos (Sold out, similar here , here & here)
Jeans: F21 (old, similar here & here)
Bag: Asos (sold out, similar here , here, here & here)
Boots: Asos ( similar here & here)

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