I am feeling better today (not entirely recovered, but I'm on the upswing), and decided to just really put myself out there with some fun fashion choices. I find that on days when I know I'm going to be totally swamped, that I feel better if I dress in something a little more upbeat!
This is a casual take on a pencil skirt. This orange pencil skirt is something I love to dress up AND to dress down. It works for everything.
And as for that sweatshirt... I forgot I even owned it. That's how I know I definitely am not really hurting that much from this whole #NoBuy365 shopping ban. Even though I have a capsule wardrobe, I still find things I FORGET I EVEN HAVE. So, if you think that having a capsule wardrobe is super restrictive, I assure it's not. You will have more than enough clothing for endless options, and I can't wait to put together my guide to a Non-Boring Capsule.
Here is what I'm wearing today:
- Top: Sweatshirt is Princess by Vera Wang
- Skirt: Elizabeth & James
- Shoes: Converse (with U-lace elastic shoelace replacements. I own a kajillion different colors so I can switch them out to match whatever outfit I have on)
- Necklace: Light Green Aventurine by Gemisphere
Something that I find equally rewarding and annoying is how few people ever notice that I'm sick. I don't expect everyone to notice when I have a cold, but I could spend the day vomiting in bed, and then have to answer the door, and no one notices that I am a trainwreck.
I mean, this is good when I don't want people to necessarily know I'm barely keeping it together (like for example, I am really glad I didn't have any outward signs of cancer treatment because I just can NOT deal with people and their pity. Even when it's ME going through something, I end up in this stupid position where I have to coddle and comfort THEM! *I* don't even need that!)... but it sucks when I realize everyone at home still expects me to cook, clean, do the laundry, etc. I always have to TELL people when I am not feeling great. And then it is sometimes implied that I'm exaggerating or even making it up, just to force other people to do things. (First off, do they even know me? I actually dislike for other people to do things, because I'm anal retentive and convinced they are doing it wrong! By the time I'm willing to allow that happen, I am certain I'm going to perish before nightfall.)
For those who are genuinely concerned, I go back in December to have another test (maybe another biopsy? unsure...) to make sure all the cancerous cells are gone, which they are certain should be. If not, well, I will cross that bridge when I get there. But the odds are highly stacked in my favor, so yeah, no freaking out on me, people! I'm not even freaking out, so YOU definitely don't get to. This is far from the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I'm not sure it would even make top 10.
Anyway, I'll see you tomorrow!