An Easier Affair

Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays Yana Frigelis of NoMad Luxuries wears a green cocktail dress from zara and a fur scarf from asos for the holidays

This post was intended to take a slightly different direction; something along the lines of cocktail attire for holiday parties, etc, etc… Which, indeed, this does make for the perfect holiday dress. The color is flattering on everyone, and the choker effect collar is sexy and edgy and well, it’s under $50. In other words, you should go buy it. I spent a weekend filled with family time and quite frankly, unnecessary shopping. Really, I bought myself everything on my wish list…apparently I was on the “nice” list this year. A reward for surviving divorce or something like that. And late last night I had a flurry of text messages asking me did I hear the news? Friends were hoping to not spoil Christmas for me but it was inevitable that I would hear the news that George Michael passed away.

Heart. Broken. The words that man sang, his buttery voice and the dance tunes and lyrics that undeniably spoke to my soul, well, to me, we lost a legend yesterday. In retrospect, when I think about what bothers me the most, what made me shed more tears than I’d like to admit, is that all of that creativity dies along with the person. That, in itself, is a tragedy. It fueled such a fire in me that I was up half the night, brainstorming, writing, looking for inspiration and scribbling goals and aspirations. All while listening to just about every single one of his songs.

I can’t imagine I would lead the same life if I knew I had less time on this Earth. Would you? And so, if I do nothing else in 2017, I plan on throwing all of my energy into creating beautiful things. Things that speak to my soul that I can share with the rest of the world. And in the meantime, in the words of Mr. Michael himself, “it’s an easier affair not living my life for other people on my mind. No. Got nothing to hide from anyone. See, I don’t have the time for the haters”. Because, who really does?

Photos by Jennifer Coffey Photography

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