Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friend Friday Post - Feminism

Hello, long time no see... (See below to see why...)

I am posting the Friend Friday post a day late but better late than never right?
This week's topic is on Feminism...

1. Do you think there is an incompatibility between feminism and a love for fashion?
I don't think so. I think it actually very compatible. Love of fashion implies

2. There is more to each of us than a love for fashion, how do you incorporate every aspect of yourself into your blog?
I never hide that I am a mom. I write a section called 'Today's Activities' under each fashion post that talks about what I did with my kids and my own personal life. This allows me to show my readers who I really am behind the clothes.

3. With the fashion industry still being a male-dominated profession, how do you think it would differ if women played a larger role?
Honestly, I am not sure it would differ that much. I feel this is one industry women should have no problem dominating.

4. How is your self-image and the way you carry yourself informed by your beliefs?
I believe in having confidence, knowing who you are and dressing the way that makes you feel like 'you'.

5. Do you think clothing/makeup/hair helps communicate the truth about yourself or are those things superfluous add-ons?
I think they communicate just one aspect of you but definitely not even close to all.
The aspect that you like clothes and fashion and you have a 'style' and that is it and pretty much nothing else.
When I am out with friends dressed in a leather mini skirt with red tights, chunky platforms and a white fedora hat, no way you are going to get that I am super involved and dedicated mommy who also loves finance. You see what I mean?

So, couple news as to why I have been MIA the last few days:

1. My Brother (10 years my junior) and SIL has their baby boy on Friday! The mom and the baby are doing great.

2. I am hospitalized!

The day my SIL went into labor I started having ear pain and swelling. Wanting to be so much part of their life changing experience I ignored my situation and stayed with them and family in the hospital from 1 PM Thursday on. While her labor was progressing very slowly, my swelling was growing rapidly. By 3:30 AM she was only 3 cm dilated and my right ear had swelled up to half a size larger than my left and had turned beet red. What was worse is that the swelling now had started moving to my right cheek. At this point I couldn't ignore it any further. But since we were in a Naval hospital I had to leave and drive to another hospital nearby to check into their ER. They admitted me right away and gave me antibiotics via IV and marked with a black sharpie (lovely right?) the swollen area. At the end of the treatment course the swelling was continuing to advance pass the markers and they hospitalized me! I am now under critical watch 4 different kinds of antibiotics and my swelling is making tiny little improvements but not much better to discharge me yet! The good thing is I have Wi-Fi! And my current nurse is bending the 'no kids under the age of 16' rule and allowing my husband to bring by the kids for a little while.

I mean what are the odds? There are 365 days in a year and I had to have this the same night/day my nephew was being born! Not a day before or day after but at the same time! Come on! All I wanted was to do was be there for them during that process and then to hold my nephew. Now we are in different hospitals and all I get to do is look at his photos! Hopefully soon I will get to meet him in person.


  1. Congrats for new baby!
    Ear pain are the worse.
    Get well :)

  2. Oh my goodness!! I'm sorry you're in the hospital and dealing with not just ear pain, but that swelling! Now, I feel bad for complaining about my little ole ear infection the past few days.

    Congrats on the new nephew! I hope you're feeling well enough soon to go love on him. =)

  3. Oh my gosh, girl I hope you feel better soon!!!! congrats on the new nephew! oxo


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