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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Back in the building...


Ok, so I know I've been a bum when it comes to outfit posts but I promise that that will all change now.  A lot of stuff has happened since my last outfit post and I want to fill you all in.  First off, many of you know that I have a son with special needs.  Well, my hubby and I recently visited with a neuropsychologist to get the results from my son's recent neuropsych evaluation.  He basically determined that my son has ADHD which came as no surprise to me.  He did his best to reassure us that with proper interventions his quality of life won't be adversely affected by the diagnosis.  Well "proper interventions" is basically the introduction of meds which I have A LOT of reservations about.  Although I know many people have benefited from psychotropic medications, there's something about giving those type of meds to a FIVE YEAR OLD that just doesn't sit well with me.  Needless to say, my hubby and I have alot of thinking to do and must make certain decisions before my son starts school in September.  I won't lie, this is all emotionally taxing for me.  I am determined however, to do the best that I can to make sure my son thrives emotionally, psychologically, socially, and academically.

Another decision I have come to recently is to start my own online clothing business for plus-sized women!  I am still in the business development phase of all of this but I hope to roll everything out by the end of this year. I will be sure to keep you all posted on any new developments!

Without further delay, let me show you today's outfit!  I had been stalking the blazer for some time on the ASOS site and finally bought it after coming across an online code.  The blazer is from the main range and is a size 14.  To be honest, I probably could've sized down to a 12 because the entire jacket is very roomy and I would've preferred a more fitted look. I also want to do some raving about the chevron bodysuit I am wearing.  Many of you may bypass Forever 21's main range section due to the fact that it only goes up to a large.  You'd be surprised to know that many of my wardrobe staples are from the main range section.  This particular bodysuit is a large and is VERY stretchy.  This holds true for many of their bodysuits.  When trying to determine whether to buy something from the main range line, I look for words like "elasticized", "jersey", and "spandex" in the description of the item.  Nine times out of ten, if an item says spandex, it will stretch significantly and WILL accommodate sizes larger than what the tag indicates. The message here? DON'T WRITE OFF THE MAIN RANGE FOR ANY STORE!!!

Blazer: ASOS
Bodysuit: Forever 21
Belt: Motel via ASOS
Necklace: Forever 21
Earrings: Forever 21
Boots: ASOS
Clutch: Zara


  1. I've went through the same thing, and my take on it is, if you had a diabetes or a belly ache you would take medicine for it, there is such a stigma when it comes to taking ADHD meds. The meds are not like the "old days". Please email me if you need some input as I have a child with ADHD and I'm also a Pediatric RN. Good luck!

    1. Thanks for chiming in! However I do think there is a fundamental difference between taking meds that seek to resolve a physical ailment versus those that alter both the brain's chemistry and one's mood/behavior.

  2. I have A.D.D and had to take meds during school. Unfortunately I was diagnoised very late (16!), I found school extremely diffiuclt. For most part I felt stupid even though I knew I wasn't. It was incredibly frustrating, but with medication I was able to focus more, get in to a great university and feel somewhat normal. I wasn't exactly delighted to go on the medication (Concerta XL) but I knew it would benefit me and it did. I just thought I'd contribute with someone who sufferes with a form of it. You can also email me if you've any questions :)

    Sian x

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience Sian! My son doesn't only have ADHD but also has an expressive-receptive language disorder which makes communicating difficult. Since he's five and suffers from this, I'm just worried he won't be able to tell me how the meds are making him feel. It's just one additional thing I have to consider when trying to decide about the whole med thing.

  3. I will be praying for you and your family. Thank you for sharing with us!

    I love the color of that blazer. Very pretty!


  4. First thank you for sharing with us. Im glad you and your husband will think about meds. Im a social worker in the mental health field and I see too many of "our" children being diagnoised with ADHD. Medication is NOT the only option and treatment for ADHD. Im glad you and your husband will explore all your options.

    As for your outfit, I love it!!! The color of the blazer really pops this outfit. Great job!


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