Friday, July 29, 2011

crappy news, with even more crap on the side.

Hi all,

My grandmother passed away last Sunday, the 24th, and I've been busy trying to help with the funeral arrangements and going through all of her stuff. She woke up Saturday morning saying she didn't feel well, and when we took her to the ER the docs said she had a few hours left to live. So she was transferred to "comfort care" and passed away early Sunday morning. Even though her health has been severely declining, I didn't know it would be over so fast. In some ways it's a blessing, but then again I can't believe she's gone.

So how about the even crappier news? Her funeral was on Wednesday and after the service we were all walking to the grave site. I went over to hug someone, and when I stepped back I fell into an unmarked hole (not a grave, just a deep hole) and broke both of the bones in my bottom right leg. So I had to go to the ER (at the same hospital Gammy had just died in), only to find my insurance likes us to be treated at yet another hospital, so I had to be transferred. The doctors told me that I would need surgery to repair the bones. With the4 way that they broke, there's no guarantee that a cast would make the bones fuse back together properly. So I had the surgery late last night, and I was hoping to be discharged tonight. Of course nothing goes right or as planned in hospitals, and I'm still sitting here waiting to talk to the physician's assistant about whether or not I can go home. D has been wonderful-he's spent the night with me here since I was admitted but both of our patience is running out at this point. *le sigh*

This will of course affect the good 'ol blog. i can't put any weight on my right leg for the next 6-8 weeks so I'll be using crutches. I figure outfit photos aren't going to be a top priority any time soon. Ugh this whole week I kept saying "I can't wait until Wednesday is over" but now I just can't wait for this whole damn month to be over.

Hope ya'll are having a better week than I am.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

another Tuesday...


Good evening all,

I'm about to get some sleep but I wanted to do a quick update before the day ends. Today's outfit was nothing to rave about, but at least I didn't die from the heat...Plus I got to try out some new lipstick and show off a new pair of earrings :)

(It's so hot I can't see you!)

Happy Tuesday!

Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft
Leopard tank: Ann Taylor
Pants: Old Navy
Sandals: Payless
Earrings: T.J. Maxx

Monday, July 18, 2011

anniversary wear

Good afternoon ladies,

Today's work outfit is a repeat, so I figured I would show you all my more exciting weekend wear. And believe it or not, nothing is from Ann Taylor Loft! D took me out for a wonderful romantic dinner (to celebrate our 4 year anniversary) on Saturday night and my goal was "dress to impress". Unfortunately that's not my normal routine, and it was a battle not to feel totally self conscious while walking around downtown Frederick. 

(somebody wanted pictoral proof of the ass-sticking goodness)
 Anyway, I've been lusting over this floral workwear dress from ASOS, and when it went on sale I decided to try it out. I knew it would be short (it already looked short on the much-taller-than-me-model) but I thought tights might make it more appropriate. So it arrived, I tried it on, and decided to return it (how in the world did it get "work" in the description? It stuck like glue to my rear end!) Of course at that moment D walked in and rated the dress a perfect 10, so instead of being returned it ended up on me. Oh, the things we do for love. This dress will definitely be reserved for non-workwear. :)

Happy Monday everyone!

Dress: ASOS Curve ($25, July 2011)
Heels of death: 6pm ($40, May 2010)
Necklace: Gifted
Earrings: T..J. Maxx ($15, July 2011)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

a happier update

(Katy Kat was all "oohh yess" the petting)

Good evening everyone,

So today is the first time I've tried wearing my hair down in about 2 weeks, and I think it's looking much better than before. I contacted my stylist (who still doesn't understand "why this would happen") and she sent me a container of some super expensive hydrating conditioner that I've been using. I'm trying to apply it sparingly to make it last as long as possible. I also tried something new this morning-Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Damage Repair Ampoules (a mouthful, yeah). After leaving it on for 5 minutes and rinsing it out, my hair was much softer and I was able to run a wide-tooth comb through it without cringing. So I'll keep using the salon's conditioner and the Pantene and hope for the best. If any of you have curly hair I'd suggest trying out the Pantene ampoules. They really help with the curls :) And I'm not even being paid to say that!

(Your hand. Give it to meee)
You know what else rocks about today? My free shoes. I won them on ebay, and they were described as brand new without any flaws. When I received them they had dings and scratches all over the heels and they had clearly been worn. To make matters worse, the one shoe is an 8.5 and the other is a 9! So the seller refunded me and let me keep the shoes. 

(dah humanz is good, yes. Except for stepping on Gammy's oxygen cord. She's still alive, don't worry.)

Happy Tuesday!

Top: Bloomingdales
Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Sofft via Ebay
Earrings: Forever 21

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

mellow yellow!

Good evening everyone,

D is off at the 9:30 club Black Cat seeing one of his hipster bands and I just got done running some last minute errands I wanted to finish before my mom gets here on Thursday. I can't believe we're almost to the middle of July.

I also can't believe how insanely hot is was/still is today! I'm tempted to take a third shower. Anyway, this dress was light and airy. So airy that I may have accidentally flashed some coworkers on the way out today. Oopsies. But it's all for Everybody Everywhere. And besides, I really wanted to wear this new dress. Who cares about your coworkers seeing some non-exciting undies. Did you catch the "new" part of the dress? I've been doing some crazy shopping lately. You all know I can't resist a dress with pockets. I need to get out of that habit (the shopping in general, with a pocket dress exception). It's all definitely under "retail therapy".

Want to see how the other lovely ladies styled their yellow frocks? Click here!

Happy Tuesday!

Flower cardigan: Old Navy
Gray/yellow dress: ASOS Curve
Silver sandals: Talbots
Bag: Gifted
Purple belt: NY & Co
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft (you knew I couldn't go a day without some ATL in my outfit)

Monday, July 11, 2011

about these last 7 days...

Long time no see! I've been having some hair issues for the past week, and it's gotten me so down that I couldn't force myself to take pictures. Apparently the highlights over processed my hair, which has resulted in it being completely unmanageable after I wash it. On top of it feeling disgusting, the only way it looks decent is when it's straightened, and I was told to stay away from anything heat-related when it comes to my hair. Ugh when I wear it down it's just a frizzy nappy mess! Have any of you ever dealt with over processed hair? Should I start sleeping with a showercap of mayo or olive oil? At this point I'm deep conditioning every other time I wash, and when I don't I'm using super hydrating shampoos and conditioners. *sigh*

How about some better news? This dress is new (well, I bought it a few weeks ago) and I absolutely love it. The shoes are also new (part of my huuuuuuuuge Talbots purchase, which I'll talk about another time), and while we're on it, the bag is new too! I saw it at Macy's and exclaimed that "elephants are the new peacocks and I love them both!" And peacocks are the new owls, and I predict that we shall see elephants everywhere over the next few months. Or maybe just here. Either way D went back into Macy's and bought Ms. Elephant Bag for me as part of our 4 year anniversary that's right around the corner. 4 years ya'll. He's good stuff :)

So hopefully I'll be around with a picture tomorrow. It's Everybody Everywear Yellow Day!

Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft ($21, May 2011)
Dress: Lane Bryant ($17 w/Real Woman Dollars!, June 2011)
Shoes: Talbots ($26.39, June 2011)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hello Friday!

 Good evening all,

It was eerily slow at work today, but I was happy to have some down time. I finally cleared out some paperwork and my desk has become more than a giant paper-holder :)

Do you all have any plans for the weekend? We're going to drive up north tomorrow, but I don't know what plans we'll have for Sunday and Monday. Hopefully it will involve lots of sleeping :)

Happy long weekend!

Top: Nordstrom Rack
Jeans: Calvin Klein via Ebay
Shoes: Clarks via 6pm
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft