There’s a lot to celebrate every day – some days more than others, but today especially because 1 year ago today, I finished my last chemo treatment. Some people say you’re “cancer free” after you have your surgery to remove it. Others feel like you’re not truly “cancer free” until you finish your last chemo treatment. For me, I’m a little more partial to the latter since chemo was the last aggressive effort to get rid of any wandering and potential cancer cells in my body. I definitely remember my last day of chemo – all the nurses clapped while I was leaving and they even gave me a “certificate of completion” that they had signed. I just smiled, waved goodbye as I left, and remembered how happy I was to get out of there!
Let me first start this post by saying, Happy New Year! I know, I’m about 2 weeks late, but sickness took over during New Year’s Eve and I decided to take a short break from blogging to give myself some rest. But now that I’m all better, I wanted to ring in the new year with a super fun tee from one of my new favorite artists, Miss Kika. If you follow her on Instagram, she has some amazing “sugar sweet” illustrations that any girl that grew up in the ’80s will immediately love. And if you have a fondness for the kawaii/Lolita fashion of Japan, you will definitely dig her art. This Sailor Moon inspired tee with all it’s colors and gems is just so “fancy” that I knew it would be perfect for a New Year celebration outfit. 2016 was definitely a rough year for me and 2017 couldn’t have come sooner! And with that, here’s to a great 2017!
I’m sure you’re all with me when I say it’s been a sad past couple of days. Losing not only Carrie Fisher, but also Debbie Reynolds in the span of two days was shocking and heartbreaking. I grew up watching tons of musicals and Debbie Reynolds made such an impression on me in Singing in the Rain. Her voice still sounds so velvety and sweet when I listen to it. I always thought that the scandal surrounding her and Eddie Fisher was infuriating, but if anything good came out of that relationship, it was Carrie Fisher. She played the ultimate bad ass “damsel in distress” that didn’t take crap from anyone, and in reality, she was equally just as bad ass. Continue reading
Following my post from the other day, I wanted to take advantage of the week leading up to Christmas to wear as many holiday themed outfits as possible! I can’t think of one Star Wars fan that doesn’t like R2-D2 (I mean, how can you like a character that doesn’t actually say anything and only beeps?), so what’s more festive than R2-D2 wearing reindeer antlers? To be honest, R2 is cute in everything, don’t you agree? Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas week in your favorite holiday attire!
Christmas is just around the corner and I’ve been trying to enjoy every moment leading up to it. I’ve already watched Home Alone, had tons of peppermint flavored everything, put up my Christmas lights, my Christmas tree, finished my Christmas shopping, and have been listening to Christmas music all month long! And, I’ve even picked up some new Christmas sweaters! “Ugly” Christmas sweaters are all the craze these days and there’s nothing more festive than a good Christmas sweater, or better yet a geeky Christmas sweater! I not only love the design of this Batman sweater (Gotham city on your sleeves? YES!), but I was really impressed at the overall quality of the knit. There are a lot of cheap-o sweaters out there so I love that this is not itchy, soft, and doesn’t look 10 years old just after one wear! So, what are some of your favorite geeky Christmas sweaters? I would love to see!
The holiday force is strong in my house and even though it’s easy to get caught up in all the holiday bustle (only 2 more weeks to shop!!!), the sugary sweets, and the non-stop Christmas music, it’s sometimes good to sit back and think about presents. Except not Christmas presents, but more like “being present” in the now. Once in a while, I like to just take a moment to sit, have a cup of hot cocoa, and cuddle up with my loved ones while wearing my favorite kigurumi. I seriously don’t know what took me so long to get one of these. I mean, I have this Pikachu hoodie that is almost a kigurumi, but not quite. And now that I have not just one, but two, I feel like I can’t live without it! For people like me who love being in a nice warm blanket, you will absolutely love these. Kigurumi.com makes the most authentic ones and their designs are freakishly cute. Whether you get one for yourself, your significant other, or even your parents, there’s definitely a kigurumi for everyone!
No, I’m not wearing a dress covered in loaves of bread. Those short blobs of cuteness are in fact corgis! Made by Kira Kira Doodles, I picked up this dress during Stan Lee Comic Con the other month and I have to say, it’s had quite a journey. I had purchased the dress on the first night of the con and stored it away (or so I thought) for the rest of the weekend. A few days later while unpacking from my trip, I could not for the life of me find that dress! I contacted Uber (maybe I left it in the car?) and harassed my Airbnb host to keep checking his apartment, to the point where he started to ignore my messages. Then I remembered that the last time I saw it was on the night I purchased it while eating dinner at a Korean restaurant! Could I have left my dress there?