Shooting today’s blog outfit was no easy task! I received this Zara fall floral dress a couple of months ago as a gift from my Hubberkins. I loved it right away. He knows floral prints are my life & this dress is the perfect color palette to bring floral print into fall. I couldn’t wait to wear it & share it on my blog. Well…easier said than done!
The first issue that came up was that I broke my foot & toe (first broken bones in my 28 yrs of life). So I was hardly able to leave the house because of the whole standing / walking thing, much less wear closed-toe shoes, heels, etc & I KNEW I wanted to wear my faux-suede ankle booties with this dress!
Next was the time change! This is my first year having a blog & so it’s also my first year experiencing the time change as a blogger. Holy hell it can be hard to get photos taken before it gets dark being that it gets dark 5 minutes after lunch (hardly an exaggeration).
About a week and a half ago I was completely ready-to-go. I was wearing this great dress, had my booties on, make-up done, hair straightened, etc. I was literally grabbing my bag to head out the door when BAM – rain. Not just a light sprinkle either, but a crazy Floridian thunderstorm, that lasted hours, of course. So to the closet went my dress.
A few days later I was like, “Okay this is the day I can get outside & shoot this freaking dress before it’s no longer in style.” … NOPE! One of my foster kittens, Kona ended up getting injured & required a spur-of-the-moment visit to the vet. (He’s fine btw. It ended up being a small tissue injury that he completely recovered from in just half of a day. Thank goodness!)
Yesterday I woke up on day four in a row of super bad vertigo & in turn extreme anxiety. I also had / still have an injured shoulder (dog walking gone bad) & extremely painful lats & ribs (my RA), so I could hardly even move. It wasn’t a great day to do anything, but I was / am so sick of my body & mental crap controlling my life, that I just kept telling myself, “You’re okay. You’re going to be okay. Just freaking do it”. (“It” being whatever the hell I wanted to force myself to do!)
So I did it! I got up. I got ready. I left the house. And I FINALLY shot blog photos in this dress! It was rough: I’m not going to lie. I thought I was going to have a freaking panic attack in the car, feeling so damn vertigo-y. And trying to suck it in with such painful ribs just wasn’t / didn’t happen. BUT despite the hard parts & I do feel super proud of myself for being productive. And hey, if it wasn’t for all of the crappy crap, who knows if I would even know what to write about today, haha.