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What Little Miss Funeral Wears (when she has a busy Saturday).

Just because I’ve been feeling extra good about my outfits this week, I’ve decided to share another little bit of “What Little Miss Funeral Wears”.

Late last night we got a death call, so I already knew I would be making arrangements with a family this morning. I also had to go to the crematory and drop off some paperwork at a local cemetery, so I wanted to wear something that I could move around in easily. Since my favorite  black blazer is currently (still) at the dry cleaners, I wore a little sweater. And you’ll notice my favorite black high heels again. Ladies know what I’m talking about; when you find a shoe that’s cute AND comfortable you tend to over wear them!

It’s hard to tell from the photos, but to spice up my black on black on black outfit I wore a plum color on my nails and lips. And I added a belt. Because why not.

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Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft    Dress: Ann Taylor Loft  

 Belt: H&M    Shoes: Michael Kors

Little “Mrs.” Funeral is back.

Wow. It’s really been a long time since I’ve been here. A few things have changed in my life recently that affected my ability to write on a regular basis. If you don’t follow Little Miss Funeral on Facebook, you don’t know that I married my high school sweetheart in June. So between wedding, honeymooning and moving, I’ve been a little busy. But now the wedding is over and I’m back to work.

And I came back to a busy funeral home.

I have to say, since I began working in a funeral home, the longest I’ve been away from the job had been seven days. But with the wedding, I had almost two full weeks off. It was kind of a scary feeling for me, going back to work this time. I had just come off such a high of happiness in my life, and had been away from the grieving for longer than I ever had in the past, that I second guessed my ability to help others. On my first day back, I had to meet with two families back to back (I was wishing for a quiet ‘paperwork’ kind of day). Going into my first arrangement of the day, I had butterflies in my stomach similar to when I first started out. What if I smiled too much because of my own happiness? What if I said the wrong thing? Do I even remember what kind of questions to ask the family? It was so funny, because after all of my reservations, when I sat down with them, it was like a switch went off in me; like I was never away.

I suppose what I’m trying to say is that this was another great lesson for me. Funeral directing is not just a job that I’ve learned over the past few years, it’s in my blood. I was able to step right back into my role because this job isn’t like a hat that I can take off. It’s as a part of me as my arm is. It beats in my heart. And it feels really good to be back to doing what I love. It feels really good to be able to help others.

 

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