When Life Takes an Unexpected Turn

Hello readers! Yes, I’m still here. It’s been quite a while since I did an outfit post, and I think some of you know why. The last few months have been some of the most difficult of my life.

  dress- Amazon ,  denim jacket- Zara , hat- Goorin Brothers,  booties- ASOS , purse- H&M

dress- Amazon, denim jacket- Zara, hat- Goorin Brothers, booties- ASOS, purse- H&M

Let’s flashback to this date last year…on October 6, 2017 I was hospitalized because my appendix had burst. It was a very serious (and very painful) situation. The doctor said it was too dangerous for them to operate and was told that we’d likely do that in 6-8 weeks when it would be safe. After waiting 6-8 weeks, the doctor says my appendix is gone. That it must have burst off and dissolved because is wasn’t showing up in countless CT scans.

Flash forward to early this summer when I was still in discomfort. Something that felt tight and like a heavy balloon in my body had me very worried. I saw a few doctors and they said that I still do very much indeed have my appendix, and they wanted me to get it removed. They also found an endometrioma (from my endometriosis) that they would remove since it was sitting next to my appendix.

I went in for surgery on August 31, 2018 for what was suppose to be a quick laparoscopic procedure. I was told that I’ll likely go home that same day unless there were any complications. So when I woke up in the recovery room and was told that there were some serious complications I knew I’d be spending some quality time at the hospital. Basically, a cyst from my burst appendix and my endometrioma merged into a huge blob and there was no safe way for them to remove them without taking out 4 inches of my large and 4 inches of my small intestines. What a mess.

So over the last month or so I have been recovering very slowly. I’m finally feeling almost back to my normal self. I’m almost back to eating my normal diet and my stitches are starting to dissolve. My tummy has almost deflated back to normal too. I hope to start working out and walking Rocko again in the next few weeks.

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So posting outfit photos on my blog has really been the last thing on my mind. Also, a lot of my clothing isn’t fitting me right now or they are bothering my stitches. So wearing huge muumuus it is! The dress I have one here I actually ordered off of Amazon when I was recovering and still wear it quite a bit.

All I know is that things are starting to look up. I’m trying very hard to be positive and focus on what is important to me. A few months ago I probably wouldn’t have even posted these photos because my dress is slightly wrinkled, there is a slight white mark on it, and my tummy looks so bloated. But today I’m just happy to be alive and not in as much pain as I had been before. I’m happy and that is all that should matter to anyone!

Trend Alert- Mad for Plaid

I’m beyond excited that fall has finally arrived. The last couple days have been so comfortable…it is so nice to get a break from that terrible humidity. One thing I love most about the fall weather is the fashion. Warm colors, layered looks, and fun prints…it doesn’t get much better than that.

This autumn you will find that plaid is super popular. Wear it in a skirt, a coat, or in your accessories…no matter how you fashion it you’ll look amazing and totally on trend. Here are some of my favorite plaid looks-

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Brisk-Taker Wool Mini Skirt available at ModCloth- $59

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Hooded Plaid Sweater Coat available at Anthropologie- $188

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Rustic Plaid Flannel Dress available at Kate Spade New York- $248

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Plaid Cocoon Trouser Pants available at Urban Outfitters- $79

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Check Corduroy Pinafore Dress available at Topshop- $75

How do you plan on wearing plaid this fall?

Weekend Casual

I might wear dresses 95% of the time, but I swear I do so for comfort.

 striped dress- 3.3 Field Trip available at Aland,  sneakers- Vans ,  tote bag- Madewell (similar, available in other colors)

striped dress- 3.3 Field Trip available at Aland, sneakers- Vans, tote bag- Madewell (similar, available in other colors)

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There is nothing more weekend appropriate in my mind than an oversized dress, tote bag, and simple pair of sneakers. To me this look is 100000% more comfortable than a tee shirt and jeans.

Last week I discovered a new favorite store of mind, Aland. This Korean store just opened up their first location in the US and it's just down the street from me in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Super affordable pieces, most in a one size fits most size. I can't wait to go back!

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Also, I know what you guys are saying...another striped dress? My love for stripes almost rivals my love for polka dots. I think it's starting to get a little out of control. But how could I say no to this oversized dress...the side slits alone won over my heart.

What does your typical weekend style look like?

Hard Candy Look Pro! Eyeshadow Palettes

I'm obsessed with the new Look Pro! Eyeshadow Palettes that Hard Candy came out with for Fall 2018. They might not be in stores yet, but my friends at Hard Candy sent them over for me to show my readers.

The colors in these palettes compliment a number of skin tones. The Neutral Eyes palette is full of subtle browns, the Feelin' Mauvey palette consists of pretty purples and plums, the Glitter Eyeshadow palette has a rainbow of fun glittery shades.

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Which palette is your favorite?

Be sure to pick them up at your local Walmart this fall.

Trend Alert- The Denim Dress

I love nothing more than a trend that lasts over time. Right now denim dresses are all the rage! They are just such a classic look that I wouldn't even feel bad about spending a little more on one as I know this is a look that I could wear throughout the changing of seasons...and it will still be in style for years to come. Here are some of my favorites:

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Button-Down Denim Mini Dress available at Urban Outfitters- $69

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Every Last Locale Denim Sheath Dress by BB Dakota available at ModCloth- $89

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Marjorie Denim Mini Dress available at Free People- on sale for $49.95

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PAPER London Wallace Denim Dress available at Anthropologie- $560

What I love most about denim dresses is that you can dress them up or dress them down. Wear them for work or for play. They are just so versatile. Who says that everyone needs a great pair of jeans? I think every gal needs a denim dress in their closet!

I'd love to know what style of denim dress is your favorite and how you'd wear it.