little miss funeral

an average girl working at your not so average job

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What Little Miss Funeral Wears (when she’s nine months pregnant.)

Nine months.

As I sit here and type, I am actually 39 weeks and three days pregnant. My pregnancy app on my phone likes to remind me that I am due to have a baby in four days. My doctor likes to remind me that the baby will come when the baby is ready.

I just want them here happy and healthy.

But, by the time this post gets published I will have already given birth. In the meantime, I am still working. I was not joking that I am planning on working until this baby comes out. Hopefully, if labor begins while I’m at the funeral home, I’ll have enough signs and time to get myself over to the hospital. This baby is going to have a mama who is a funeral director. I don’t need to scar them anymore with a birthing story where they were actually born in the funeral home or at a cemetery.

But, for the purpose of my outfit post, I did do my last morbid maternity shoot in the cemetery, like always. August has been one hot month. I think the most difficult part of my pregnancy has been dealing with this heat. That’s why I’ve been trying to wear clothes that can keep me cool. I know you cannot tell, because I am wearing a little sweater, but the dress that I’m wearing is actually sleeveless. This helps so much when I’m at the funeral home doing paperwork because I swear I am always hot! It does not matter if the air conditioner is on and running, I am still sweating! When I’m in front of families, I do cover up a bit more. This is an old Loft sweater that I’ve had in my closet. It doesn’t properly fit me, but I’m just trying to do what I can here. My favorite part of this outfit are my shoes!

So you all know the story. I really do not own flats. Last month, I found a cheap pair of mules online from Target, so I bought those. But I think these mules have an even better story. My mom bought herself these shoes at Lord and Taylor. My mom and I are the same shoe size, so I was at her house one day and tried them on. And oh, my gosh, these were so much more comfortable than my Target pair! So I went the very next day to Lord and Taylor to buy them, only to find out they didn’t have them in store anymore. No problem, right? Because I figured I’d just order them online. Well, online they didn’t have my size! So I begged and begged my mom to give me her pair (and she refused, because they are so amazing!) About two weeks later, she finally agreed to let me borrow them until after the baby was born. But first, she made me go online to make certain they didn’t have my size. I went online only to find out that they must have restocked because there they were! I was so excited I bought them right away. I’m telling you, the trouble I went through to own these mules. (But, seriously, so worth it!) Being able to just slip them on my swollen feet has been a lifesaver. I couldn’t imagine having to bend down to get shoes on at this point.

Once again, I know this post isn’t going up until after baby, but I am just sitting here feeling so overwhelmed. I am so ready to give birth. It’s been such a long and emotional journey for me, and although I don’t think I’m fully ready to be a parent, I am fully ready to love this little human with my whole heart. If working in a funeral home has taught me one thing, it’s that life is short. And if pregnancy has taught me one thing, it’s that it’s okay to toss aside the high heels every once in a while.






Sweater: Loft


My husband Josiah LeRoy took these photos of me in United German and French Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY.

What Little Miss Funeral Wears (on Veteran’s Day).

Well, it’s been a while since I posted one of my outfits. I know this because I’ve had short and blonde(ish) hair for about 3 months now. And with one of the last nice weather days left, I figured why not invite you into my closet once again.

I find that these posts are very difficult for me to write because I don’t really know what to say. My style doesn’t change often, however, bits and pieces differ depending on my mood. I wear clothes that make me feel confident and happy. I find that when I feel good about my outfit my work and attitude are better. So I wore a new dress today that’s been hanging in my closet and one of my favorite old pair of boots. And tights because it’s Buffalo and Fall and that’s what we do.

Also, a BIG thank you to all of our veterans and military. And a BIG happy birthday to one of my favorites, my dad!

This is Harris Hill Cemetery in Clarence, NY.



Dress: Loft          Shoes: Indigo          Tights: JCPenney

What Little Miss Funeral Wears (when she works Labor Day).

I’m actually lucky. Because although I did have to meet a family for a prearrangement today, I only worked for about two hours total, so I basically had this holiday off! (Funeral Director win!!)

I own a lot of black clothes. It’s my comfort color. So today, I honestly threw on one of my favorite silk tops with this A-line skirt that I’ve been wearing everywhere. I added a belt that has just a ‘little’ bling and a comfortable pair of flats. Because sometimes, no matter how short you are, you just need to give your feet a rest. And I hope you enjoy the picture of me twirling. Because I had fun twirling.

A friend of mine who works at a local cemetery said that he and one of his co-workers have been trying to guess which cemeteries I take my photos in, so I decided to add that information for you guys. (Also, my husband Josiah LeRoy takes all of the photos.) This is one of my ‘go-to’ cemeteries because, honestly, it’s a minute away from where I live!

This is Harris Hill Cemetery in Clarence, NY.



Top: Liz Claiborne    Skirt: Loft    Belt: Loft    Shoes: Miss Bison