Monday, February 10, 2014

The AHA! Moment...

Errr, I'm still here! After a month of frustration, I finally found out what I'm allergic to (not the Christmas tree after all... Whoops. Sorry, tree!). I've lost count of how many doctor's visits I've had, but the allergist (along with my excellent sleuthing skills) finally helped me solve the mystery. Even with all of my allergies, this is actually the first contact allergy I've ever had! And hopefully the last.

This outfit is a direct result of having 90% of my wardrobe in the wash or hanging to dry (my allergic reaction was caused by a couple of chemicals, one very common, the other not so much, found in hand soap/cleaning products/everything in my house... which meant I proceeded to wash ALL the things to get rid of them). And, I have to say, it's one of my favourites so far! 

I just bought a bunch of new tights from ModCloth to replace my many ripped pairs, and this is the pair I love most. For whatever reason, I knew I wanted to pair them with this mint skirt. And so, just as the solution to this month long medical mystery came to me (seriously, I was getting ready for bed around midnight one night when it hit me... It was a random hand soap I'd picked up around Christmas. A three day (horribly itchy!) patch test helped pinpoint the exact substances), so did this outfit.

 (Olive & Oak from HauteLook blouse, ModCloth skirt & tights, vintage boots)
Since all of this nonsense basically consumed my every waking moment of the past month, I feel so out of touch with the blogosphere. So, barring anymore mysteries, I'm hopefully back for good. I'm also very slowly catching up on all my blog reading. It's ridiculous how easy it is to fall so behind. But I'm getting there!


  1. Glad to hear that you got to the bottom of what was causing the problem. It often takes ages to identify what is responsible!

    I love the outfit - green is one of my favourite colours.


  2. Oh, good thing you finally figured out the cause of it all! I'm happy to hear that :) I've also been feeling less connected blog-wise lately. I'm blaming it on the relentless cold weather, hah!

    You look great here and I think this may be a favourite of mine! Like I always say, you look fabulous in green and that skirt is so precious! And those boots - I want!

  3. I'm glad you finally figured it out!! Hopefully it's not too much to alter your hand soap and such. Did you find out the exact chemical? Or just the general soap/cleaner...

    I'm so in love with mint green lately! Such a beautiful skirt!

    ~ K

  4. Haha <3 For a "laundry day" outfit, this looks pretty f*ckin' awesome! Love the mint and pleats!

    - Anna


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