Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's Been Quite the Week...

And when I say that, I mean as in, "I-had-an-emergency-appendectomy-early-Monday-morning-and-have-been-recovering since."*

Yeah. Let me tell you, there's no better way to finish a great outfit than with some unplanned abdominal surgery, said no one ever.

Suffice it to say, I'm not 100%, but I'm finally feeling well enough to be interested in pretty things again. (Believe it or not, having a vestigial organ removed will sort of put the kibosh on those tendencies in the short term.) So, you can imagine how well the latest Boden catalog has helped my *ahem* healing process.

(Between the two of us, it was almost better than the heavy doses of ibuprofen I've been taking. Almost.)

1. Lucy Shirt (so sweet - and easy to wear with way too many things. At its current promo price, how does one resist?)
2. Full Jacquard Skirt ( it weird that I just want to eat this skirt? Yes. Yes, it is. But really, I love it that much. The price is a little harder to swallow, unfortunately...)
3. Natalie Dress (so, I was eyeing this one a little wistfully, thinking how lovely it is but how definitely way too long it would be on shorty-me. And then I saw it - petite sizing!!! YES.)
4. Glamour Tweed Skirt (still on my radar. So cute. Love.)
5. Fitted Cable Jumper (to go with the skirt above. That whole outfit is just perfect.)
6. Vintage Heeled Boots (Will be great with skirts and casual dresses. But are currently in the running against these boots for my winter wardrobe. I'm leaning toward the latter...but keep waffling.)
7. Full Skirt Dress (I realize this one's sold out. But I had to show you, so we could share our grief together at having missed it, somehow. Do you think they'll restock?)
8. Skinny Graphic T-shirt (I spotted this on Shopping With M's blog, and couldn't resist the graphic of a girl reading. I mean, c'mon. How is this even a choice?)
9. Marylebone Bag (a great everyday bag for a really great price. My only question - red or green? How am I supposed to decide these things?)
10. Everyday Socks (seriously, how do you say, "no," to these? Adorable.)

Here's to imagining wearing pretty things again really soon...

*More on that in a later post.


  1. Oh my goodness! So glad you're ok and recovering! What a week! You deserve a pretty something after a week like that! Boden has been impressing me this fall with their offerings...they have some very cute things!!! I'm especially loving those Vintage heeled boots... Gorgeous!!!

  2. Oh no! Rest, Carol,rest. Abdominal surgery is NO joke. I had a planned ventral hernia repair surgery in May and it rocked me for a few weeks. (I imagine that is it somewhat similar,mine was just higher on the stomach, but abdominal incisions can hamper SO much movement!)So, lay down, read some cute blogs/fashion mags/online shoppping...and try to get that body healed! Will be praying for a speedy recovery!

  3. What!?! I hope that everything is ok. Treat pain with doses of anthro, boden, jcrew, and a good book! I just found that amazon carries these penguin classics that have been rebound in beautiful embossed fabric: As a fellow book lover, I had to share these with you! Get well soon and take it easy.

  4. Carol, I hope you are feeling better! All best wishes for happy healing!

  5. Oh, you poor thing!! How horrible- I agree, some online shopping is in order...if you want to send some my way that would be swell!!

  6. Oh my! Get some rest, watch some movies, and get back to your healthy self! *hug* Kate

  7. Sending lots of love and quick-healing vibes your way!

  8. Hope you make a quick recovery and are back to 100% soon!
    #2 is definitely nom-worthy and #7 is gorgeous - too bad it's sold out!

  9. Oh no! I'm so glad you're feeling better! Aren't the Boden things dreamy? Thanks for the link love--I'm patiently waiting for my tee to get here on the slow boat...

  10. The newest Boden catalogue was awesome, hope it is helping you to feel better! So we did hugs via twitter, now hugs on here :-) Hope you had a good weekend recovering. All the Boden I wear I don't have a single item from your list above!! I didn't buy anything on COTD either. It's all about waiting for sale now :-)

  11. Hope you feel better! I had an appendectomy 4 days before my birthday. Needless to say it was not a happy birthday that year. I felt pretty normal again after about a week so you're nearly there!

  12. Yikes! So sorry:( I'm glad surgery went well and I hope that your recovery goes well.

  13. Oh my goodness! I hope you are feeling better little by little. Take care of you!

  14. YIKES. We're just glad you're okay and healing up quickly.

  15. Oh no! I had been wondering where you were. I wish you a speedy recovery!