I’m not afraid to tell you that these past few weeks of recovery have been some of my most challenging times ever!!

Dealing with the big, ugly air cast is one thing…but having both hands occupied with crutches makes absolutely everything sooo much more difficult to do; unless I’m sitting down, I can’t even hold my own Starbucks cup for goodness sake!!  And I’ve certainly never had to give quite as much forethought to my outfit planning as I do right now; getting dressed has become a true “event” all by itself, rather than something that’s more or less a means to an end (i.e. heading out to enjoy the day!!)

Still, it’s been really important to me to “keep up appearances,” as the saying goes…as fans of fashion and style, we all know that looking good plays a really big part in actually feeling good, as well.

And so, dear readers, I will continue to “fight the good fight”…and temper those moments of frustration and impatience (yes, they happen – just ask my poor husband!) with some tricks of camouflage; whether it’s a literal interpretation like pairing today’s shirt-worn-as-a-jacket (remember seeing it in my “Boy versus girl” post?) with a sheer floral maxi-dress, or some other outfit creation that I hope will help keep my mind off my woes – and keep other’s eyes off my toes (funny, right?!)

The battle continues!!



  1. April 22, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    Dear Monika, although you have this cast, and although you have to handle everyday life with the scratches you are always funny and bring me to laugh with your little stories. Your dress is awesome and I like how you styled it – together with this easy "shirt-jacket". And I'm curious about your battle – enjoy your day dear Monika, greetings to Vancouver and today especially to the poor Robin :-), Conny xoxo

    • April 23, 2014 / 2:39 pm

      I keep telling myself that crying isn't going to change anything, so I might as well try to laugh about the situation, dearest Conny!! I am just counting the days when I can wear BOTH shoes instead of only the left one…and I know my husband can hardly wait until I can stand on my own two feet again, too!! XO

    • April 23, 2014 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you, dear Anett!! I love the way the colours of the dress and the shirt are so similar, but the fabrics and patterns of each are a total contrast!! 🙂

  2. April 29, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    You're adorable! I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to try to get around with that cast, and look fabulous while you do it! … I've been dealing with some depression lately over my mom's passing, so I'm a little behind on my blog fun. I thought about just not doing it anymore, but as I feel better, I find myself wanting to blog again!

    • April 29, 2014 / 9:43 pm

      Oh Dawn…I can totally understand that you are still grieving the loss of your mom; of course you need to take some extra time just for yourself. But I also hope that you won't give up on blogging…both because I would really miss you, and because I know from personal experience that it can be good therapy!! XO

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