An Attempt to be Brave


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Turtleneck: LOFT | Jeans: Madewell | Boots: Similar | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Watch: ℅ MVMT Watches | Necklace: Madewell | Bracelet: ℅ Margaret Elizabeth | Sunglasses: DITTO (Rent designer glasses 1 month free w/ code “ALICIATENISE”)

Can I be quite honest here? I’ve been kind of down these last few days.

I’m ridiculously nervous for my upcoming cubital/carpal tunnel surgery. As much as I joke about how I’m going to take Tinder profile pics in my sweet bandage/splint after my surgery (don’t worry, I’ll still do that), going under the knife is pretty scary. I’m also just straight up frustrated that my condition has deteriorated pretty badly in the last week. I can’t grip a steering wheel long enough to drive myself to work. I can’t hold on to a fork while eating dinner. Actually, the fact that I can’t do these things is lowkey funny, but I’m just really uncomfortable at this point and it’s making me less motivated to do anything/everything.

Anyway, I’m just in a weird funk right now. To put things in perspective though, I’m incredibly thankful for my family and friends who are looking out for me though all of this mess. As much as I want to be a strong independent woman (lol), it’s kind of hard to do that when one of your arms will be out of comission.

So, about the fashion: I’m also kind of tired of the holiday stuff right now and I’m sure you all are too, so here’s an easy, casual weekend look that I’ve been rocking on repeat lately. These destroyed jeans are even approved by my mother, which is a really big deal guys.


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  1. Arielle wrote:

    Good luck with your surgery and here’s hoping for a speedy recovery! And, oh yes, love that bag and those jeans!

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  2. Gentry wrote:

    Thinking of you and your upcoming surgery! Sometime a girl just needs her squad to get her through the tough times. XO

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  3. Aracely wrote:

    Love the look, hoping all goes well with your surgery and you bounce back quickly!

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  4. That does sound super frustrating 🙁 I’m sure you will feel so much better after your procedure, sending you well wishes and good vibes!


    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  5. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    Liz @

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  6. Joules wrote:

    Love the bag, the booties, and the sweater!

    Lifestyle by Joules

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  7. Hang in there girl!!! <3

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  8. You’re going to do great! Just Snap the whole thing :o)

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  9. Iris wrote:

    I wish you the best for your surgery, and may you have a speedy recovery.

    Posted 12.12.15 Reply
  10. JC wrote:

    Best Wishes!!!!. I had CT surgery last year on my right wrist. Wasn’t bad at all. Highlight was I finally finished watching the final episodes of Gossip Girl 😉

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply