This outfit is the result of a random and generous act of kindness from a sales associate at my local LOFT store. And one I wore to end my last dose dense administration of adriamycin-cytoxan chemotherapy (knocked me out and hopefully explains my absence).
After a Physical Therapy appointment for my lymphedema, I stopped by my local Loft store to scan the sales racks and hopefully be inspired! After trying on a few items, Jill, a sales associate came to help me in the changing room with sizing and alternate options. As I chose the items I was going to purchase she asked me "is there anything else in the store you'd like to try on? and I said, no one shirt is enough, my husband will say I don't need anymore clothes!" She insisted and I said pointing "I love those pants", in a few seconds she had them in my size and at the changing room...then she brought a shirt, a pair of shoes and an outfit was born. To finish up this amazing story, once I had the outfit on, she asked me "how to you feel?" and I said "I love it, I feel awesome". Jill then replied to me, "good, because, I'm going to buy that for you!" I cried and said, "NO" and she said "Yes, I can see you've been through enough and proceeded to the check out and bought it for me.
It is a bit chilly in the infusion area so I added a few layers to the outfit with a chambray shirt and blazer. This blazer has been waiting patiently in my closet for spring, I thrifted it last winter and now I finally get to wear it. And I got so many complements and I had to share the story of Jill with everyone! Amazing, I am so blessed and I hope I can inspire and help more people as a result of my experiences with cancer. Thank you for all the continued support and prayers. Last Friday I had my first of four dense doses of Taxol and I am feeling pretty well, I plan to catch up with my blogging! Pants, Shoes and Shirt: LOFT-gift Chambray: J.Crew Blazer: H&M Conscious collection Spring 2012-thrifted Necklace: walmart
I broke out my white jeans before Memorial Day, gasp! added a graphic Tee, a blazer and gladiators for a fun and pulled together look.
I have had three good days in a row, a real blessing in a 14 day chemo cycle. I threw together this outfitand made a visit to campus. It was so good to see my colleagues and better yet to feel like my old self.
This was also the first chance I had to wear these like new Juicy Couture gladiator sandals I thrifted last fall for $2! Yeah for spring! Jeans: Joe's via TJ Maxx Blazer: J.Crew (2005) Tee Shirt: Target Scarf: thrifted Sandals: Juicy Couture-thrifted
I managed to get dressed nicely another day this past week...big goals for me...and this is how it turned out!
The silk scarf is a newly thrifted Yves Saint Laurent! This outfit was driven by my red Minnie pants and everything else just fell nicely into place. And by nicely into place I mean an impulse buy...the jacket. My daughter (a little shopper) and I were walking around our village on Friday afternoon, window shopping and such and I walked into a local boutique, Lillie Bean, spotted this on the rack, tried it on, and walked out wearing it!
I really think it will be a versatile and well used jacket this spring and summer.
Jacket: Nick & Mo via Lillie Bean, Local Boutique Shirt: Splendid via TJ Maxx Pants: J.Crew Minnie Shoes: Ellen Tracy-thrifted Scarf: Yves Saint Laurent-thrifted Necklace: Amazon.com
This blazer, a 1970's vintage Pendleton is one of my favorites, it is so easy to throw on and look good in. Classic and timeless.
Just wanted to also give a shout out to the wonderful staff at Upstate Regional Oncology Center, Dr. Harrison, Resident and a friend and also sweet Jenna...there are so many more, too many to mention that always make me feel comfortable, cared for and "special", as silly as that may sound. But, it works and I appreciate it all so much!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart...and thanks to all of you for your continued support and prayers, it what keeps me moving forward with a smile upon my face.
I quickly threw this outfit on one morning last week to take my daughter to school. After I looked at it more closely I really liked the way it came together!
The mint cords kept me warm during this non-spring weather we are having but also keep everything looking fresh. I took pictures first with my Hunter's as I originally wore it and then took a shot in the house with my nude heels, more refined!
I picked up these pretty earrings from Target and they added a nice bit of sparkle.
My hair has since fallen out and I will post any old photos I have to keep up with the blog...and then you'll see me sporting hats and scarves and wraps, I just need to figure out how to make them look right and make the most of it! Thanks to everyone for all of your continued support, prayers and encouragement.
Cords: Joe's Jeans-via TJ Maxx Denim Jacket: Old Navy-thrifted Shirt: L.L.Bean-thrifted Scarf: Old Earrings: Target Boots: Hunter's via Zappos Leather Tote: Coach-old (2003)