Illusions

The setting was perfect. The lighting was perfect. The outfit was adorable. The Missoni scarf was amazing. The Miu Miu sunglasses sparkled beautifully in the sunlight. My jewellery matched. Everything seemed like just another nice day.

The truth, however, was not so upbeat. I wore this on my way to my final doctor appointment before the surgery I was having the next day. A month prior I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The next day I was to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.

My surgery was actually almost two weeks ago now and I can say that I am recovering well. They were able to get all the bad out of me and I will be fine when all is said and done. It is a long road so you’ll excuse me if I’m not posting amazing outfits for a bit. I actually debated for quite some time over whether or not I was even going to mention that I was going through any of this, or if I was just going to fake it like it was “life as normal”.  Then I decided that maybe others would appreciate some help dealing with how to get up, get dressed, and get back out there into the real world.

I do hope that I will be able help out those who have the same or similar challenges that I’m facing at the moment. Let’s face it — there’s nothing sexy about a mastectomy and the “lingerie” that goes along with it is less than appealing. Finding clothing that covers the attractive undergarments is not an easy feat! Hopefully some of my upcoming posts will help at least someone. For now, enjoy this one.

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Top – ASTR
Dark Skinny Jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch
Scarf – Missoni
Sunglasses – Miu Miu
Sanals – Vince Camuto
Beaded Bracelet – Aqua
Watch – Michele Watches

Cheers!

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