Lucky day: styling a pyjama-style shirtdress with a cardi, vegan leather leggings, and platform booties

There’s an expression that goes “people plan…God laughs.”  Well, dear readers, Robin and I certainly had a nice little reminder of that just last Friday!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a pyjama-style shirtdress with a long cardigan, pleather leggings, and platform booties

Our weekends tend to be fairly consistent from one to the next; doing a few chores around the condo, picking up groceries, a couple of outfit photoshoots…and usually an afternoon at the mall for some recreational shopping.  This particular Friday, I had a dentist appointment thrown into the mix…no big deal.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a pyjama-style shirtdress with a long cardigan, pleather leggings, and platform booties

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - floral pyjama-style shirtdress, grey wool cardigan, stacked rings

Except.  Literally moments before hopping into the car to head to my appointment, a speeding pickup truck crashed into a van right in front of the veterinary clinic where I work…and the two vehicles slammed into two others that were innocently sitting in our parking lot.  One of those cars was mine.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - long cardigan, pleather leggings, platform booties, MK studded bag

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - floral pyjama-style shirtdress, grey cardigan

We haven’t heard from the insurance company yet, but as an older model vehicle that sustained some serious damage both to the front and back end??  We’re pretty sure that our only set of wheels is a write-off.  It’s hard not to feel incredibly unlucky – totalled in a parking lot?! – but on the other hand, I wasn’t in the car yet when the accident happened.  So from that perspective, I was actually very lucky.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a pyjama-style shirtdress with a long cardigan, pleather leggings, and platform booties

And hey – car shopping is still “shopping,” am I right?!  😉

       

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6 Comments

    • January 25, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Things could have turned out very differently if I'd been out in the parking lot even a couple of minutes earlier, dearest Dawn…I could be in a hospital bed right now (or worse!!) Yipes!!

  1. January 24, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Yes of course! You can choose color, size, brand! But seriously, how lucky van you get!

    • January 25, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      It's a "backwards" kind of luck for sure, dearest Nancy…but I'll take it!! And yes – while it's annoying and stressful and inconvenient to add "find a vehicle" to our list of to-do's right now, car shopping is definitely kind of fun, too!! XOXO

  2. January 27, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Just catching up with posts for the week. . . Oh my! I am so glad that you are safe!!!!!!!!!

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