Thursday, June 11, 2009

Update..finally back

Well, I can't say I feel great today, but I felt bad enough to actually take some medicine and admit that I am sick, instead of just trying to sleep it away. (Mucinex-D, I love you, and it's possible that today I love you even more than cashmere). So the medicine is making me feel better.

Ok, so I have some catching up to do. First of all, J Crew new arrivals. I hit the store to do returns on Tuesday and I did *not* buy anything. The gorgeous white with navy dots dress was only available up to size 6 and it wasn't worth asking if there were any in the back since my energy was low low low. (maybe that's a good time for me to shop?) I did fall in love with 1 top - a 3/4 sleeve knit bateau neck tee in white with thin navy stripes (also available with thin gray stripes). But the bateau neck was really really wide, and it was very close fitted so I would want to wear something underneath, but cami straps made it look like my bra was showing and the tank straps left me undecided about whether they looked cute or dorky - and like I said, no energy, no decision-making ability, so I left it there. (yay me!) It did make me look way skinny because the top was long and the stripes were so thin and I felt like Vanessa in Paris, so I may be going back to check it out. Oh, and the knit was WAY soft. Cute cute cute.

Tuesday, feeling cruddy, decided to go with my bright yellow tee to up my energy level a bit. I love this tee - especially since I only paid $15 for it. And then just some jeans rolled up and some sandals. I love the turquoise necklace with this (this was one of the necklaces from my grandmother's "junk" jewelry that I snagged from E). I will say that the tennis ball bag is a wee bright with this tee - it looked weird to me when I had it on my shoulder, but ok if I was carrying it in my hand since the green and yellow were separated. (kinda like how the Polyvore set looks better when they aren't right next to each other) Is that weird?

Polyvore set for Tuesday:


And then on Tuesday night, we had the lovely PTA Chair Person dinner. I'll be honest, I really really really just wanted to bail and go to bed early. But it's such a great group of glaydies. And it was at one of my fave restaurants, Cafe Mileto. And I didn't have to drive (thanks, MB). But seriously - what to wear? We had insane - I mean totally insane - thunderstorms that evening. And it was warm & muggy outside but likely cool in the restaurant. So, same white jeans from earlier in the day, tank, and pretty yellow & white tunic from Chicos last summer. And silver sandals from Target last year. I don't have a Polyvore because I haven't found a good dupe for this top on Polyvore. Ok, let's be honest, I haven't really spent much time looking. I guess I will now though. And I don't know that the Chicos crowd usually Polyvores, you know? Dinner was fabulous and I am so glad I went. Lots of fun.

Photo credit to Snap Happy, since I didn't get pics before I left.

Wednesday, feeling cruddier (is that a word?) I was on a conference call in the morning and then had to do errands in the afternoon, since Father's Day is Sunday. So boyfriend tissue tee and comfy white jeans. And after posting about the Havaianas, I am actually wearing them more, because I love the thought of walking on marshmallows, per lcsmom (her phrase to describe how comfy they are). I mean, seriously, who wouldn't want to be walking on marshmallows all day? It beats nails and gravel. And it also totally cracks me up, and you all know I like to be amused. It's kinda like a private joke to myself now when I wear them. Wow, the medicine is probably making me loopy. Or I need another cup of tea.

Polyvore set for Wednesday:


So today, I have to drop Lucy at the kennel. Still haven't done it, but am planning to do so right after I post this and have a little cuddle time. Sniff, sniff. But she will be fine, I am sure. It's just me with the issues. :) We are headed to NC for my niece's high school graduation tomorrow. So I want to be comfy for the car ride, but also have on pants since we are picking up hubby at work and he will be in jeans and no doubt want the car frigid. (see? I am learning....) Navy bf tissue tee and linen-cotton seaside pants are perfect for today. I was inspired by A Bigger Closet's sparked up version of navy & khaki yesterday, so this is my version. Ok, hers was golden cypress pants, but whatever, close enough. So I have on Dina hoops, fireball necklace and Danielle sandals in warm blush to spruce it up. And, bonus, these are the accessories I plan on wearing all weekend (along with the Havaianas). So less to pack. Can I just say that I love these sandals and I am so glad I kept them? Love the color - so pretty, so fun, but so almost-neutral-it-goes-with-everything. It's funny to me that my hair is down because there's about a 1% chance that it will still be down and not in a ponytail by the time we hit the road.

Polyvore set for today:


And you see all the accessories repeated here - Polyvore for packing:

25 comments:

AnneG said...

Gosh, Heidi -- hope you are feeling better soon. Nothing worse than having to travel, see family and feeling bad physically. I also looked at and wanted to love the new bateau neck tee (part of new arrivals). I tried on but my usual size was too big and frankly, I was trying to bust out of there to catch a conference call, so was rushing. But, I may try on again later. Not sure about the *really* wide boat neck, but I do love the material on the tee. SO, SO soft! Take care of yourself. I always find that a good night's sleep can do wonders even if it's drug-induced!

Stylestance said...

Glad to hear you're feeling somewhat better at least ... I'm sure you're on the road to recovery. Nothing like yellow to make us feel a little brighter! And I really like your tunic/white jeans combo ... tunics & jeans have become my uniform lately :)

Drewablank said...

I second what AnneG said, it sucks to travel and be sick at the same time. I do hope you start to feeling better soon!

I have not been to my nearest B&M to take a peek at the new arrivals, but that bateau top sounds promising! Oooh...

As per your usual, you look great albeit not feeling great. It's always a good idea to perk yourself up with a pop of color. :) BTW, that Chico's top looks a lot like the Fresco tunic.

You're a true mama - I'd be the same with my fur-babies. I'm sure Lucy'll have tons of "stories" of her adventures when you come back! Have fun!

ashley said...

I'm glad your feeling better! I hate getting sick, it just takes everything ounce of energy to do the simplest things! You have the cutest outfits and that yellow top looks great on you!!

Patina Cabachon said...

Heidi-I am so glad that you are feeling a little better. I hate summer colds. You look beautiful as always. I adore the danielle sandals on you...gorgeous!!

MaryMoo said...

You are heading down to my state! Planning on doing any shopping?

Jemma Ruby said...

For someone who has felt like crap all week you sure look stylish!! (that helps the recovery process...)Feel better soon!!

dinagideon said...

I admit to having a love affair with nyquil, so I getcha on the whole "medicine more than cashmere" thing. I am glad to see you are feeling a bit better...

Honestly love you in all the outfits but the yellow tee and the tunic are LOVE! :)

Also, love your weekend polyvore. Very nice...

Starfish and Sundresses said...

I hope you're feeling better soon! Feeling icky in the summer is the worst! I'm loving the outfit w/ the Chicos tunic!

mrs.anketell said...

love the outfit you were in on the night of PTA dinner!! fabulous!! you look beautiful. Love the outfit with boyfriend tee in that color blue,with white jeans!! And yes, I agree: Mucinex is my best friend!! works wonders, but you gotta keep taking it for at least five days!!

Kristin said...

Heads Up - Father's Day is not until the 21st. So you have an extra week! Hope you feel better!

Summerilla said...

I really hope you start feeling 100% back to normal soon. Being sick is just miserable and I hope it doesn't ruin your trip.

Love all the outfits your wearing - I have to agree with everyone and say you look fabulous for not feeling well. When I'm sick I get super lazy and just wear sweats the whole time.

I must have missed the bateau neck tee you and AnneG saw. I think I was too consumed with the dress to see everything. I'll probably schedule another trip back when I have more time to wonder around the store.

Hope you have a great vaca this weekend! And feel better soon!

Katherine said...

I'm intrigued by the bateau top. I need to go check it out! Have a good weekend and feel better!

GingerSnap said...

I love all your outfits! You always look so pulled together! You see, I am not posting today...well because I am a big ole couch potatoe and am wearing workout clothes (but I haven't gone to the gym, and I'm not planning on it!)

P.S. You look great in yellow :)

Kathy said...

I am glad you are feeling a bit better! I also spotted that striped top today, and when daughter asked why I didn't buy I said the same thing...Wide neck, visable bra strap! Have a great weekend!

sparrowsandsparkles said...

love love love the yellow tunic + silver sandals! hope you feel all the way better soon! You look like you feel great! :)

gigiofca said...

What a trooper! You look good. I really love the yellow tunic on you. And the yellow tee.

HeidiG said...

Thank you all for the kind wishes - they are so appreciated! I am feeling much better today, thanks to 10 hours of sleep and the drugs.

And I think I'll be wearing the yellow tunic again! Thanks! :)

AnneG - let me know if you size down on the tee & how you like it.

MaryMoo - I wish. Not much shopping planned, other than possibly the Super Walmart. Lots of family time.

Dina - when I have a cough too, I am all about the Nyquil. The Mucinex-D seems to be perfect for the stuffy head, achy throat/ears/head, and river of post-nasal drip. (Hope you're not eating, sorry)

mrsanketell - thanks for the tip - I will make sure I go for a full 5 days so it doesn't rebound.

Kristin - bless you, you just made my day! see, totally not thinking straight when I'm sick.

Summerilla - any interest in going on Tues? It's the kiddies last day in school. Early release so I am free until about 12:30 or so.

Kathy - yeah, I know, I'm still trying to decide if it works with a tank.

luvallthingsjcrew said...

You look great in the YELLOW tee and the YELLOW tunic!
I'm glad you kept the neon green tote...although it didn't work with the yellows...I really like how you've been wearing it with your other, more neutral outfits---at first I didn't like it...but now I think it's wayyyy cute!

The Outfit of the day said...

Heidi,
Yellow looks very good on you. The top is beautiful, love that style on you.

Lissa said...

I love yellow. Its my favorite right now. Heidi... I hope you're feeling better! xo!

Cari (isnotfashion) said...

hey! I gave you an award.

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

I also hope you are feeling much better at this point and had a great trip/weekend! :)

I LOVE the yellow tunic on you...GORGEOUS!

3-Penny Princess said...

Sorry to hear you were under the weather! I'm just catching up on blogs too, so I'm a little behind. I hope the medicine kicked in and the lack of rain (finally!) has been helpful. The past few days were gorgeous!

I love your yellow tee with turquoise necklace and dark jeans outfit! Those colors look great on you. Have a good week!

HeidiG said...

Thank you all for the well wishes!! Much appreciated.