Back In Black

You guys know this all too well…but I just love wearing black. But who says black has to be boring? Adding some pleats, a cute belt, sparkle flats, and a puffy headband keeps this look fresh and fun.

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Do you have a color you are drawn to and wear all the time? How do you keep it from looking boring?

Super Casual

You know me, I always prefer a dress to jeans…all the time. But, maybe that’s because I always have such a hard time finding jeans that fit me well.

jacket: Merona available at Target (thrifted at Crossroads Trading Co.),  tee: H&M,  jeans: J.Crew , purse: H&M, booties: ASOS

jacket: Merona available at Target (thrifted at Crossroads Trading Co.), tee: H&M, jeans: J.Crew, purse: H&M, booties: ASOS

The other week I picked up two pairs of jeans from J.Crew…both were way on sale too! What I also love about them is that they are slightly cropped with is great for the warmer months but I think also look adorable with a pair of booties.

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I love the slightly higher waist, distressed appearance, and added stretch in them. Who needs dresses when you can have your super comfortable look in a pair of these?

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I’d love to hear, what is your go to denim?

Interplanet Janet

Nothing makes me smile more than a colorful and fun print like this adorable space themed dress. Stars, astronauts, rocket, planets…what’s not to love?

teddy bear coat- Warehouse (secondhand from  Keiko Lynn ) / dress- ModCloth /  headband- J.Crew  /  tights- Express  /  booties- ASOS  / purse- H&M

teddy bear coat- Warehouse (secondhand from Keiko Lynn) / dress- ModCloth / headband- J.Crew / tights- Express / booties- ASOS / purse- H&M

Add on a teddy bear coat and a headband and you got yourself a look!

This dress also reminds me of one of my favorite songs from Schoolhouse Rock, Interplanet Janet:

Interplanet Janet , she’s a galaxy girl,

A solar system Ms. from a future world,

She travels like a rocket with her comet team

And there’s never been a planet Janet hasn’t seen,

No, there’s never been a planet Janet hasn’t seen.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend and it’s out of this world! :-)

Extra Long Weekend Means Extra Fun

Super excited to enjoy my long weekend before my new job starts on Wednesday. I plan on enjoying coffee dates with friends, meeting up some of my favorite blogger pals for lunch, taking advantage of some seriously amazing President’s Day sales, and spending some quality time with Chris & Rocko. Doesn’t get much better than that…am I right?

teddy bear coat: Warehouse (thrifted from  Keiko Lynn ’s closet sale) / dress: ModCloth / belt: ModCloth / tights: Express /  booties: ASOS  / purse: H&M

teddy bear coat: Warehouse (thrifted from Keiko Lynn’s closet sale) / dress: ModCloth / belt: ModCloth / tights: Express / booties: ASOS / purse: H&M

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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!