DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Even When I'm Sick, I Still Leave the House in Clothes

I haven't been in fit condition for much lately... my nasty sinus infection took two full courses of antibiotics completed before I felt relatively human. I kept meaning to pick up blogging again, but I was just too wiped out.

The evidence of my intent rests in the mirror shots below:

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This outfit would look better on someone who doesn't have cartoonishly round hips. Long tops and sweaters are so darn tricky for me. But this sweater is the closest thing I have to wearing a blanket... which is what I really wanted. Still had a fever that day....

And I really wanted to try combining these necklines:

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I'm not sure if this was good or not, I was too sick for proper self-critique. Your thoughts?

Another day, I had to take Stinky to his band concert. He was surprised that I made him stay for the rest of the show rather than head straight home so he could play video games, but that's how I was brought up. How many looong band concerts of Freeda's and Baby Sis' I had to sit through... because the whole school system had its concerts on the same night. Stinky doesn't know how lightly he got off!

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Of course, I had already worked all day and still felt like crap. But at least I snapped my "trial day" outfit for your consideration:

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I went with Freeda's suggestion to KISS- Keep it simple, stupid... All black base garments to let the sweater pop.

I really overdid it on a Friday. Still sick, but I worked all day, went to my office Christmas Party, then to a friend's mom's surprise 80th Birthday party. It was mostly theater people in an Elks club ballroom, so there was tons of dancing and karaoke. But at least I looked better than I felt:

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I really should have just gone home, but it had been over a month since I got to see my friends outside Hubby's hospital room! I really needed to blow off some steam, sick or no....

I'm definitely noticing I'm thickening at the waistline. Everywhere, really.... The whole "diet-and-exercise" thing went out the window once Hubby had his "incident'. I was doing so well before that happened... *sigh*

He's still bedridden, and we have no idea what's happening or when he can go back to work. I haven't been taking good care of myself, and I think the stress of the situation has really done a number on me.

Just for fun: I received a Christmas present I specifically requested... one of those home paraffin-bath tubs. My hands get really stiff and achy, and I liked the hot wax treatment at the salon. Of course, I haven't had one of the salon treatments in years. But this guy arrived on my doorstep as "suggested", and I was eager to try him out:

I broke out in hives! I'm so upset, because I really wanted this device. But I seem to have come up with a solution. I already had a box of disposable vinyl gloves, the kind they use at doctor's offices. They fit pretty well, so I tried doing the dip OVER the gloves. Not quite the same effect, but I did feel enough to get optimistic.

But I wonder if I only broke out because I didn't wash my hands right away, and touched other places on my body before I finally washed my hands. My hands did NOT break out at all! I will try this again without gloves after the hives are cleared up, so I can see if immediate handwashing will be enough to prevent future outbreaks.

I sure hope so- they don't make rubber gloves for feet!

Ah... the breakdown: All pants from Lane Bryant, naturally. I think I was wearing my Ariats in all these photos as well.

Day 1:
Sweater: NY & Co. via consignment shop
Shirt: Ann Taylor via consignment shop

Day 2:
Sweater: via my dry cleaner's "abandoned property" rack
Top: I think it's Tribal, but I cut the label out ages ago and can't remember for sure via Pip's in Corning, NY
Earrings: via Kmart

Stinky's outfit- all George, I suspect from Wal-Mart.

Day 3:
Sweater: via VanHeusen outlet
Scarf: made by Mom
Earrings: via M-I-L's purge
Bracelet: made my my friend Lovely. I call her that not only because she is, but also because I "borrowed" a spritz of her SJP "Lovely" perfume on my wedding day. I had forgotten to bring something of mine.


  1. I hope you are better, I hope you're feeling better.
    I think your appearance is wonderful.

  2. Oh my oh my oh my. You are having a rough go of things lately, but I'm glad to see you are attempting to brings some routine back into your days. I hope you begin to feel better soon, and that your husband's recovery is not too prolonged.

    I think you look lovely. Yes, you have rounded hips; but I don't think they are cartoonishly round. Of course, I have the same round hips myself and say the same of myself at times...other times I appreciate my rounded curves.

    Your holiday outfit is my favorite; the red one. The color looks really pretty on you.
    Wishing you wellness in the new will get past this.

  3. Wow - I can't imagine trying to pull together outfits for events when I'm sick. I mostly go for my similar "this is a blanket with sleeves" sweater and hide in my office.

    I hope you feel better soon. My husband is on his 2nd round of antibiotics for HIS sinus infection, so I have my fingers crossed that 2 is all it will take.

    One last though - i think you look lovely and curvy in the black sweater and black pants. Not cartoonish at all. We are always MUCH harder on ourselves than on others, so take a mental step back and you will see; that was actually a really cute look!

  4. omg...poor you, I really hope you will feel better soon! You look lovely in all your outfits, but my favorite is the first one Thank you so much for stopping by, I wish you a happy 2013 full of health and happiness<3


    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"

  5. You look gorgeous in the red sweater, wow!!

  6. Hello good evening! way to greet! and hope for a better year yet! tdos fulfill your dreams! Kisses and tienos sincere! afinal are equal tod @ s! kisses

  7. I adore the argyle sweater! So so cute.

    And omg that scarf with the red sweater is goooorgeous. Hope you're feeling better and doing well!

  8. Here's hoping the new year will be more peaceful for you, LD! You look lovely in the knitted scarf, framing your pretty face (sorry about the sinus infection - I have grappled with one for the last several weeks also : <) Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

  9. You are really having a rough go lately! I hope you feel better soon. I really like your argyle sweater, not something you usually wear (loud prints but it looks really good!

  10. Having to go to court must be the ultimate Gird Your Loins experience. And then parties?!?!?!

    Your mom's scarf looks great on you, BTW, so you're pulling it off:).

  11. my favorite outfit was the last one. i've had wax reactions, but only on the areas waxed, and it was the type of wax used. you can always try heated lotion or coconut oil. kinda the same effect!

  12. I hope you are feeling really look beautiful in that vibrant sweater! Take care of yourself and keep wearing that great smile!!

  13. I too hope you are all feeling better. You have had a rough time of it for a while. I wish you only the best. You are such a sweet person and I look forward to reading your posts.
    The red outfit is beautiful on you as are all the rest.
    Hope you have a better new year.