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!

My Love For Polka Dots

Okay, I think I might have a problem. I cannot control purchasing items in a polka dot print. This obsession is starting to take over my wardrobe.

Seriously though, I think 1/4 of my clothing that has a printed pattern on them is polka dots! Not that that's a bad thing...right? Polka dots are classic, they go with everything, and they always look chic. So I say, bring them on!

Do you happen to have a favorite print that you find yourself wearing all the time?

After a very stressful week (with so much going on with my health I am still wrapping my head around it...more on that later), I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend. Planning on watching the last weekend of the World Cup, spending some time outside, and maybe hitting up the farmers market. I might even post some more videos on my IGTV. Did you guys see my first super simple braiding tutorial? Let me know what you think of these!

What are you all up to this weekend?

There's No Place Like Home

Anytime I wear gingham and my pink sparkle booties someone feels the need to say I look like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. I don't get it...but whatever. So I thought I'd throw Rocko in and make him be my Toto. Isn't he adorable?

gingham dress- Kate Spade , pink sparkle booties- ASOS

gingham dress- Kate Spade, pink sparkle booties- ASOS

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It wasn't until after I got home with this dress that I realized I already have a black and white gingham dress. I guess I know what I like! And one can never have too many black and white dresses...right?

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I'm always about finding the best deals. Maybe I'm cheap...or just like saving money. But there is no better feeling than getting something on super sale. I stopped by Lord and Taylor this week as I knew they were having huge sales. You may have seen my purchases in my Instastory earlier this week. This adorable Kate Spade dress was originally $228 and I got it for only $57! It is not on their website...but I know the L&T in midtown Manhattan definitely has it (or at least they did as of Wednesday). So stop by if you are the city. Or check your local L&T as their stock in the store is often different than what is online (pro tip!). If you can't find it there it is also on sale on Kate Spade's website, although at not as big of a discount.

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Hope you all have a happy Saturday!