Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Eyelet on Eyelet

Writing a post is the hardest part of blogging, especially when I'm wearing repeat items. There's only so much I can reiterate about color pairings or the weather before boring myself (and you) to death. Kimmie and Caroline both recently wrote about a Blog Every Day challenge, complete with a list of topics for each day in the month of May. No need to pick my brain? Sign me up! I already know I won't be able to keep up with daily posts, but when my mind's drawing a blank, I'll turn to the topic of the day. I'll try to keep my thoughts semi-fashion-related as much as I can.

Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you're most afraid of.

Being in debt would be my serious answer. I don't worry about "normal" debt like a mortgage, but am scared about circumstances out of my control. Say, medical bills from an illness.

On a lighter, fashion-related note, I'm scared about body changes post-pregnancy. Some women worry about hair loss, weight gain, and/or stretch marks. I'm scared that my feet will grow in size during pregnancy and not shrink back afterwards. I'll be so sad if I can no longer fit into my favorite shoes, not to mention designer pairs that cost a pretty penny. Um, Valentino Rockstuds, should I return you?

What are your fears, irrational or otherwise?
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necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
jacket: Zara jacket with zips (similar)
top: Abercrombie & Fitch (similar)
rings: Forever 21 braid & chain stack ring set (similar);
Forever 21 leaf & feather ring (similar)
dress as skirt: Old Navy eyelet (sold here)
bag: agnes b - gift from cousin (similar)

24 comments:

  1. i love eyelet! i been in searching of pretty eyelet fabric at discount stores, but no luck! lol, i never knew your feet could grow during pregnancy! i guess lots of things can change during such a hormonal time. one of my good friends got lasik a few years ago and she got pregnant recently and said it changed her vision back. totally sucks that she invested all that $$ and for her vision to go back. eeekk
    my biggest fear is having my significant other die before me. i always tell my bf that since he's older than me, i'm going to be a lonely old women because women tend outlive men. argh....mb i should find a younger bf so i can outlive him! ;)

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    1. *I meant ...so he can outlive me

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    2. LOL @ the bf comment. I haven't thought that far ahead... but it's too late for me because now I'm stuck with DH ;) We're the same age.

      Eyelet fabric is indeed hard to find. My SIL took us to Jo-Ann's last year to pick out fabric because she wanted to make us curtains. We ended up choosing a pretty eyelet fabric but boy, it wasn't cheap. I think it was in the $15-20/yard range before discounts (if my memory's correct). Don't give up on your search!

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  2. Wait, are you expecting? Did I miss something? There are many things to fear in life. How do I pick just one ;).

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    1. HA! No I'm not :) Just saying, it's a fear if/when I'm ever pregnant.

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    2. Haha, I clicked through Feedly to this post just to see if someone would ask if you were pregnant. ;-)

      I'm afraid of heights, which is ironic since I do aerial acrobatics but actually, I've met a lot of aerialists who are afraid of heights. I don't mind hanging from a rope or silks 20 feet in the air, but having to step on top of a ledge ten feet or higher scares me literally to tears sometimes. (But even on a rope, 25 feet is pretty much as high up as I care to go.)

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    3. lol, I was going to say...Cee, are you trying to tell us something? :D

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    4. LOL you guys! In my defense... nope, nothing comes to mind. Because I can see myself pulling something sneaky like this, muahaha. Oh I'm too transparent ;)

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  3. Haha I had to read your post twice to be like, WHAT, ARE YOU PREGNANT CEE? :) Haha, maybe the feet thing doesn't concern me too much (it didn't happen to me, btw, but hair loss, OH YES IT HAPPENED AND I HATED IT) but maybe it's because I don't own any fancy designer shoes. Maybe I'd be more concerned about growing feet if I did! You should just wear your Rockstuds as much as you can now, and then by the time you get pregnant, you'll be sick of them and you can just sell them on the 2nd hand market. Problem solved.

    Love your jacket!

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    1. Why do you make so much sense, Kimmie?! Rockstuds are here to stay.

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  4. My feet growing during pregnancy was indeed traumatic...I've had to purge most pairs. :(. No hair loss or stretch marks though, which in itself is a miracle given the amount of weight I gained & then list. I guess I'll take bigger feet over stretch marks any day!!

    And yay for you signing up for the challenge. Not gonna lie, it's been a lot easier to write with designated topics.

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    1. THAT IS SO SAD :( I know how much you love your boots. If you ever have more kids, I hope your feet doesn't keep growing, cuz replacing your shoes once is already hard enough, let alone another time.

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  5. You are so brave wearing all that white, I'd be so afraid I'd spill something on an all white outfit (I was wearing a white t-shirt the other day as it was a big accomplishment that I didn't get any pasta sauce on it from dinner). Idk about pregnancy (never been and never will be) but I've had foot problems that have limited what shoes in my collection I can wear. It's a shame because I have so many pairs that used to be comfortable but no longer are :-(

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    1. I'm sorry to hear about your foot problems, Rachel :( My mom has foot problems, which I swear she didn't complain about before the last couple of years. I've been meaning to buy her some Dr. Scholls and the like, but haven't gotten around to it.

      I love white because the color is just so clean. But I do make sure that I wear machine-washable white clothes because I'm careless about spills and stains too.

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    2. The Dr. Scholls inserts are a big help!

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    3. Alright, you've convinced me to make a run to the store soon. Just in time for Mother's Day too, lol!

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  6. Love that skirt. So pretty!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. Thanks Agi! Sometimes I feel like I'm wearing a piece of tablecloth wrapped around my hips, lol.

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  7. I have the same fear re: feet growing during pregnancy (among all the other weird things that can happen to your body during that time). I'd be so, so, so sad if I had to let go of my shoe pretties.

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    1. Sometimes I wish I can go back in time before I knew about what pregnancy hormones can do to one's body. I may have been clueless, but it was a worry-free state of cluelessness!

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  8. Love that you are doing the daily tidbits! For me, most afraid of an early death (me or those closest to me).

    Jumping from morbid to the opposite...is someone planning on a baby soon?! :) I see others picked up on pregnant vibes. :p

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    1. I'm not afraid of dying per se, I'm afraid of being ill for a long time before dying. I really, really hope I can die peacefully in my sleep when my time comes.

      I knew I should've chosen my words more wisely! My biological clock is planning for a baby. My mental state on the other hand, is saying HECK NO.

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  9. One of the things I love about your blog is the frequent repetition of items. I love it that you have worn the same shirt for three years. It's great inspiration for what a well thought out wardrobe can be.

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn. In some ways I lucked out in that I'm still the same size I was years ago and my tastes haven't changed that much. Old and new items both deserved to be worn!

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