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Fantasy Wardrobe Friday: Sick Days

sick days outfit

Please excuse the singular post this week; I got sick…again. It’s so annoying! This is twice in one month I have caught something, and this rarely happens to me. Hopefully, this is the last time I will be ill this season (knock wood).

I guess not feeling well inspired this week’s Fantasy Wardrobe Friday. I decided to put together sort of a sick day outfit, as well as showcase a few things that help me to be a bit more human when I am really feeling like a piece of junk!

First of all, I love to drink Celestial Seasonings India Spice Chai Tea. It’s my absolute favorite! I am not a big tea fan, but I like teas that have spices in them. I always add milk, sugar (the naughty stuff), and a little organic coconut oil for some extra health benefits. This tea has become almost an addiction for me, and no other brand has come close to the flavors this one has. It’s sooo YUM! It’s even better in a cute mug…

Another thing I like if I am coughing or have a dry throat are organic lozenges by Zand. I hate medicinal tasting cough drops like Halls, and so normally I would do without. However, these blueberry flavored lozenges taste like candy. Have them on hand when you are sick and you will want to constantly have one of these lozenges in your mouth!

A couple of other essentials that make me feel a bit more energetic and less crappy are a good lip balm, and my tinted moisturizer by TheBalm. Winter is already dry enough. When you have a cold, you just feel as if every part of you is drying out even faster (except if you have a runny nose, that doesn’t ever seem to dry out fast enough).

Aside from the items already mentioned, my idea of trying to be comfortable on a sick day is to keep warm and wear relaxed clothing. You will usually find me wearing sweatpants or pajamas, a long sleeve shirt, and cozy slippers. I loved these printed pants from Topshop when I was looking for clothing for this post. They looked super comfy, and I adore prints (granted, I probably would not wear $90 pants to take a nap and be ill in, but that’s why this is Fantasy Wardrobe Friday). I chose a basic gray sweater to wear with them, and some toasty looking slippers.

Hopefully, you all find yourselves healthy for the rest of the season! I am counting the days until warm weather is here and I don’t need to worry about catching as many nasty bugs!

Fantasy Wardrobe Friday: Black Friday Shopping Outfit

Black Friday Shopping Outfit

If you’re deciding to brave the stores for some Black Friday shopping, you’ll probably have two things in mind: warmth and comfort. If you live in a cold climate, it is no fun freezing in between stores or in lines. Granted, this outfit may not quite be warm enough for sub-zero temps, but I’ll just pretend for this scenario that it’s not quite that cold.

You’ll also want to be comfortable. You’ll probably want to wear a coat that isn’t too bulky; something you can move around in as you search for your big deals. Also, a cross body bag that isn’t too large will also be beneficial! This outfit is pretty casual with the boots, jeans, scarf, and top. To embellish the look I thought I’d add a bit of glitz with the earrings, and a simple two chevron ring.

Fantasy Wardrobe Friday: Southwestern Fringe

Fantasy Wardrobe Friday: Southwestern Fringe

You know what Friday is? It’s Fantasy Wardrobe Friday! I am looking forward to doing this weekly segment every week because I do enjoy shopping! Albeit this is virtual window shopping, but that’s ok too!

Today’s inspiration was this Southwestern Poncho from Forever 21. Last Winter, I had been at the Mall of America Forever 21 and bought a different Southwestern patterned poncho with a detachable fur collar. It was really affordable, as is the one above. I love ponchos. They are such an easy thing to put on and wear. Speaking from a disability standpoint, I like being able to throw it over my head and not need to worry about threading my hand through a bulky sleeve. That can be a bit challenging. Actually, it’s a downright pain in the ass (my animosity for the cold temps is coming out).

Anyway, when it’s cold like this I still need to wear my Winter coat…maybe if I had a poncho made out of a down comforter I could ditch my coat.

The fringed Minnetonka boots I felt were a nice addition to the poncho. Monnetonka makes really comfortable leather footwear. I have a pair of their moccasins and they feel nice on the feet.

To round out the rest of the Southwestern fringe ensemble, I added a black fringed bag, silver accented rubber bracelets, feather earrings, and a fun fedora like hat.

Fantasy Wardrobe Friday: Fall Classy Plaid

 

FWF Classy Plaid Fall Coat

I decided I wanted to start a new regular segment on my blog by utilizing Polyvore. I call this “Fantasy Wardrobe Friday.” Basically, it’s a collage of pieces I wish I had in my closet, hence the words fantasy wardrobe. What woman doesn’t dream of more clothes in her closet?

Polyvore is a stylists dream. A fashion lover can go to the site, create an account, and choose from millions of items from thousands of designers to create a style board. If you see a clothing online that you want to see in a collage, you can also use the “Clip to Polyvore” button for your browser. It’s just a fun thing to play with. I admit, this is a bit of a sorry looking collage. Honestly, I haven’t worked much with Polyvore, so this is new to me! This will not be the regular format. I’m still in the experimentation stage. The products are linked using the ShopSense publisher website. The site creates affiliate links and widgets that bloggers can use for their websites. I am playing around with using that as well.

Anyway, about the clothes…I was going to a Fall outdoors look that was classy and edgy at the same time. The coat is a classic, larger scale, black and cream plaid. I thought the red lambswool scarf was a nice pop of color since I stayed with mainly black or gray in the accessories and pants. The black booties aren’t likely the most practical for chilly weather, but since this is a fantasy wardrobe, it doesn’t matter, right?

 

Admittedly, this is another short post because I have been trying to get a recipe post together. Those take more time for me to plan and compose. Yesterday I got groceries and planned out the execution of the dish. Since I can’t physically take the photos or cook the food, I direct everything step by step. I got that done last night as well! All the photos need to be edited and the content written now!