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Taking A Sick Day

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What to wear to lounge around in on a sick day? Lace. Lots of lace. I'm not talking about racy lacy, but comfortable, snuggly lace. Yes, such things do exist, and will make your stuffy nosed, head ached, fever ridden existence just a tad better -- because even if you're sick, you can still feel some semblance of being a presentable human. My cozy lace sweater and crochet lace shorts were everything I needed to stop being a snotty slob and get working on my blog. Why be sick when you can be fashionably sick?

slytherins wear lace

Some seasons just gently graze along gently at first, but then punches you right in the face (and sinuses). I had almost cruised through the entire winter with no illnesses, but when it hit me last week, it hit hard. Between the DayQuil and NyQuil and tissue hoarding, I was dwindling into an unrecognizable frizzy haired cave yeti after a few days. I was itching to get a photo-set lined up for my weekly Monday posts, but going outside into the cold with camera gear was just... not very appealing.

fashion blogger stays at home, wears a lot of lace

Something happened when I finally changed out of my baggy sweatpants (that will never see the light of day outside of my apartment), and semi-brushed my hair. On one hand, I'm still in some sort of lounge wear, but on the other hand, my lounge wear is now cute as hell and I felt... more alive. That soft salmon pink was optimistic, the lace chipped away at the building sedimentary grunge, and by some miracle, the sun peeked out (even if it was just for a few hours.)

blue hair don't care

So how do you handle sickness? Do you sleep until it's gone? Or are you like me -- forcing yourself to work work work until you can't feel your face anymore? If you're the latter, then please take a moment, slow down, make yourself some tea, and listen up.

Self care is essential.

It's a hard lesson to learn, and it still eludes me because I have that mentality of wanting to power through any kind hindrance to getting shit done. I wanted stuff to do, wanted my mind to be occupied even though my brain was screaming for me to take a break.

everything is pink and white

So here's a sick day check list of DUH, aka. a lot of things I forgot to do... Just a friendly reminder to:
  • HYDRATE! Keep a few bottles of water around you at all times!
  • EAT! Fresh fruit would be best. Absorb those vitamins.
  • HOT SHOWER! It'll clear up your nose and get you warm. (Don't look at me like I didn't shower, I only skipped a day... or two. Don't tell anyone.)
  • REST! Something I didn't do as I went down the feverish rabbit hole of reading, researching, and for some reason, doodling Pomeranian puppies for 4 hours at 3am.
  • CHANGE! By this I mean your clothes. When I couldn't be arsed to change out of my ugly sweats and cat hair coated t-shirt, it actually began to drag me down mood-wise. Putting on fresh, comfy, clean clothes (cute ones if possible) really snapped me out of my haze.
  • LAUGH! Even if you're down (physically or otherwise) laughing at dumb things is a sure fire panacea. During this whole week, I've exhausted all the stand-up comedy I could on Netflix. I'm generally not a stand-up lover, but wow, it really did wonders to lift my mood a lot.
Take care, everyone. See you next week!

P.S. It's my birthday today! Make me happy and go check out my Instagram | Pinterest | FB | Bloglovin


Outfit details: Hooded shirt: Forever 21| Pink lace sweater: Target | Shorts: I got these so long ago I honestly don't remember.| Penguin pom-pom socks: A gift from one of the coolest people I know. Love youuuuu~
31 comments on "Taking A Sick Day"
  1. Happy birthday! Sorry to hear you're sick.
    I love your lacy outfit - I'm a sucker for salmon pink mixed with grey <3.

    Alex
    XOXO

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  2. Girl, I love your hair and your lace shorts! Couldn't be cuter <3

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  3. I'm loving the lace details! Looks very chic!

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  4. You're the cutest most fashionable sick person I've ever seen .

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    1. AHAHAHAHA thank you! I actually laugh-coughed.

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  5. This outfit is gorgeous! I definitely tend to lay around and mope when I'm unwell, but I find that when I do get the motivation to get up and do something.. anything.. I feel much better.

    Christie's Take on Life. x

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    1. It honestly felt like an accomplishment to walk to the kitchen to get a cookie...

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  6. Happy Birthday! I always try to sleep off any sickness - or maybe I just use being sick as an excuse to get more sleep. Feel better soon!

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  7. Love your attire! These are wonderful tips. Self-care is essential especially as a blogger. Happy Birthday

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    1. Right? Sometimes I go crazy and am like... MUST... PIN... THINGS when I should rest.

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  8. Great sick day advice! Also, I love the lace idea - so luxurious!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  9. Even you are having a sick day, you are still stylish! Cute laces though :)

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  10. I think we are a lot alike. I, too, forget to just take it easy when my body is telling me to slow down - but today I am going to take it easy .. and watch HARRY POTTER!! I saw that sticker hehe

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    1. WOOOOT! Fellow potterhead high five!!! But maybe not coz I have germsssssss~ Long distance high five~~~

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  11. The lace shorts are super cute! When the seasons are changing sinsus can be such a bummer, I hope you feel better. Thanks for the self care tips, they are super important!

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  12. I wish I could do all of this on a sick day. I still end up taking care of the kids when I am sick, but such is the life of a mom.

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    1. Bawww that's too bad. Maybe you can plop them down and do a movie night!

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  13. OK I need to do some self care and I need that lace. It's so cute and girly.

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  14. I was sick a couple of weeks ago. This was not very fun. I had to recouperate all week long. Couldn't even make it to the gym once.

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  15. Ohh Happy Birthday dear! be well and still enjoy your day. And yes, Be dehydrated, rest and laugh! oh by the way, i love your lace outfit. - Anosa

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  16. I love your lace shorts! Hope you're better now! I totally agree with you that one need to dress comfy during sickness!

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  17. I love how you take care of yourself during your time of illness. I love that laptop.

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  18. Belated happy birthday beautiful. I think we share the same birthdate,mine was on 13th of march. I hope you have recovered now, and I love lace any day and everyday.
    Whenever I am sick I drink loads of fluids as well,that helps a lot.
    XO,
    Shreya|https://mymagicaltrunk.com/

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    1. Ahh! We do have the same birthday!! HAPPY BELATED! Feeling much better now~

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