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Thursday, November 04, 2010

And I'm back! nerdy military me OOTD

Wow, sorry for lack of OOTD and style-related posts. Remember, how I was feeling sick last week? Yeah, so Saturday it got worse, and Sunday it got even worse, and then Monday, ugh.

Turns out what started off as a sniffly sneezy energy-draining head cold turned into a full blown sinus infection...which meant what I can describe as full body migraines. Sinus pressure usually gives me migraines, but this was the most sinus pressure I've felt in ages, and it never dissipated! So unfortunately, I couldn't really blog or move my neck or body in anyway without pain. Basically I couldn't do anything since I couldn't keep my eyes open for very long without hurting more. Luckily, I had a few posts set up to run so the blog wasn't completely empty!

This is my 3rd day on antibiotics (woulda been my 4th except the antibiotics they gave me - Levaquin - are pretty hard core and messed something awful with my stomach... so the first dose didn't um, "stick"). Apparently, this antibiotic also has some weird side effect where my tendons are more likely to spontaneously rupture even 6 months after taking the meds! CRAZY. Also makes me scared to go running for like 6 months. My favorite quote from their side effect page:
"Get medical help right away if you hear or feel a snap or pop"

Even though it was pretty warm today (yesterday when I was still dying it was even warmer! Weatherman said it was a high of 74!), being sickly made me want to wear jeans and shoes that I wasn't worried about tripping and rupturing a tendon in.

Also, with all the sinus pressure I've been having, I've been wearing my glasses instead of contacts. Yeah, these are my ACTUAL glasses. This is the true nerdy me - usually relegated to the bedroom.

And that is the big wooden mask that my cousin (who's working for a non-profit in Uganda) brought me back from Uganda. This one apparently symbolizes protection or power. We had it outside for much of the summer because the artisans smoke the wood for a loooooooong time to kill any bugs. This means the mask made my house smell heavily of bbq. So it went outside until it no longer smelled like Buddie's basted dog treats. And it doesn't smell anymore!! :)

Ha, even Buddie gets a chance to wear the mask! Did anyone else watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, btw? This mask totally reminds me of the masks Buffy's mom had that raised the dead and turned people into zombies.

Btw, I was sick and absent for a week and so many of the leaves have fallen off our big-leaf maple! I drove through the arboretum on the way to a meeting today, and I noticed a TON of leaves had fallen. The arboretum looks completely different from a week ago. It's like I woke up from my illness in a completely different season. I blinked and Mother Nature changed the channel.

OOTD Specs
Ralph by Ralph Lauren military-esque shirt sz XS
(thrifted $5)
Vintage silk tuxedo-like shirt tags cut out (thrifted $6)
Lucky Brand jeans size 4 (thrifted $8)
Nicole Winchester Leather Riding Boots ($100 at DSW)
Reddish brown leather belt (thrifted $2)
Army green cap/hat - Target ($8)
Lori's real glasses - prodesian


Cindy said...

Lol I guess my similar glasses make me a big nerd too (; You look great and I hope you feel better soon!

Lori said...

@Cindy lol. I use nerd in an endearing way (I like nerds :) and I do think of myself as one). And I like my glasses, although I think yours look way better on you than mine do on me!

vintageglam1234 said...

Lori! So glad you are back...i was wondering why you were MIA!
Sorry to hear about your illness, you look pretty good for someone who had a head cold and sinus infection. you look really cute in your nerd glasses :-)
the quote from the antibiotic side effect is so funny! Glad you haven;t experienced any of the signs...hehe

Cindi said...

I hope you feel better soon!!! You still look good for not feeling so hot. I think you rock in those glasses!! :)

erimon said...

i love your outfit lori! :) i love wearing glasses. they're a fun way to add a little quirk to your look. the leaves are beautiful. i wish leaves changed color in hawaii. :)

hope you feel better soon!!

Jin said...

Cute outfit! Love the cap and glasses. I'm sorry you're ill! I'm working with Zicam and would like to share with you a coupon for $2 off Zicam Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel. Visit for the coupon. Feel better!

Tanya said...

Such a cute outfit, I love your jacket :)

Laura said...

Personally I like the glasses. And if they make you look nerdy now, I guess I am nerdy all the time.

I get sinus infections twice a year. I usually start feeling run down, long before the symptoms of the infection ever appear. I can't remember the name of the anibiotic, but it also reaks havoc on my stomach.

The best way to prevent them is to get an irrigation kit. It's not fun, but it works.

They say air quality has much to do with it. I wouldn't think Seattle would be a problem.


Elaine said...

I hope you get better soon!!! You certainly don't look sick :)

Matt said...

I think your glasses pretty fabulous actually! Super cute outfit too!! That's an awesome mask! Wow, those are some intense antibiotics! I hope you're feeling better soon!! :)

E said...

I love those big chunky boots! They look great with the jeans and military-style shirt!

Anonymous said...

I love this outfit on you! The military green blouse and hat are super cute!

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Lori said...

Thanks everyone! To clarify, I do like my glasses, I just always feel half asleep when I wear them. I also don't like wearing them when it rains :)

@vintageglammz I missed going by everyone's blogs! I'm still playing catch up!

@Jin Thanks so much for the coupon :)

@Laura I definitely considered irrigation, but I'm timid. Also, the last time my husband tried it apparently it made things worse! But I also have another friend who swears by them. Man, I can't imagine getting a sinus infection twice a year!! This is the first one I've ever had and it's brutal to me.

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