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ON LOSING ALMOST EVERYTHING – AND WHAT JUST MIGHT BE THE START OF A HAPPY ENDING

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ON LOSING ALMOST EVERYTHING – AND THE START OF A HAPPY ENDING
XOJANE
FEBRUARY 13, 2013

BY JULIA ALLISON


“Where’s my husband?! Where is he?!!” I joked to camera while filming the first season of my BRAVO reality show, “Miss Advised,” late in 2011.

I was 30 years old, with a decade of Carrie Bradshaw-esque dating columns under my belt, and no ring on my finger. Actually, screw the ring — I was having trouble just keeping a steady boyfriend. The producers found it ironic: relationship columnist unable to actually maintain relationship. [read more...]



My grandmother, in her natty blue blazer with gold buttons, and my brother, looking like a slug, this morning before church.



With my grandmother this morning, before church, which was held (as a special end-of-summer treat) in my parents’ backyard.

(btw, no makeup in this photo. In case you were wondering why I look sort of … uh … washed out.)



My grandmother today, with my new bicycle, “Pink Petal” and a pair of pretty amaze-ballz Lilly Pulitzer pants.

This clearly is where I get my enduring love of bright colors, specifically pink.  :)



My grandmother LOOOOOVED my new pink bike (here in her back garden, which she tends to herself.)

She is also quite concerned that I don’t have an odometer yet, as she says she logged a thousand miles on her powder blue cruiser before she felt that it was no longer safe to ride (at her age, she explains, she doesn’t have the balance she used to have when she was younger).

It makes me sad she can no longer ride.  I would have loved to just pop on our pink & blue ‘cycles & cruise the nabe [read more...]



Um, maybe the cutest photo I have ever taken of my grandmother.  (Opening the gift my brother & sister-in-law gave her from their honeymoon)

Adorable Rating Equivalent: 4 Kittens snuggled in a basket with a Shih-tzu Puppy



Checking out Grandmother’s sparkly new ballet flats!  Plus, her wrist bling wasn’t too bad, either.  ;)

My Grandma’s a fashion icon in my mind.

My Rehearsal Dinner Head to Toe

- Pearl Earrings & Necklace, a gift from my Mom
- Pink dress designed by Roni, a gift from the store
- Pink heels (with bows on them!) by Banana Republic, bought on sale!
- Pink heart purse by Bebe, a gift from my friend Amanda



With my sweet 84-years-young Grandmother at the rehearsal dinner tonight!

She looked quite snazzy in a new outfit “from Saks!”  So adorable.



My paternal grandparents in the 1940s.

I love their style.



I would wear this now!

My grandmother, circa 1940s …