17 Mar Zebras are Rare
I know it is St Patrick’s Day, I should have worn green, I am Irish, but I had something else in mind.Here is my little Love Gibson, who is wishing you a Happy St Patrick’s Day with his Irish green shamrock bandana, and he has red hair too!
Hello all. this where I give a little shout out ( or whatever sound zebras make), to my fellow Ehlers-Danlos compatriots. The zebra is the Mascot for EDS, and I do think illnesses can use Mascots, I think celebrities help get the word out more. Look at Michael J Fox and what he has done for Parkinson’s. I won’t go on about EDS too much, but I do want to say, the zebra was chosen as it is a rare animal, as is EDS. I have the Hypermobility type where my joints can dislocate, but for me it is the pelvis. So, my Physical Therapist and I thought we should have a little key symbol on some of my pictures where there is a circle with a diagnol line across, on the photos where there are certain poses or positions I should avoid. One such poses would be the Foot Up Against The Wall Pose, The Stand TOO long pose, and others. I showed her my blog, and she enjoyed it, but i had to preface one of the pictures by saying, ” I knew you wouldn’t want me to do that”….
Nevertheless, I try and look at other blogs for pose ideas that are ok for me. Reality is I only can stand for 5 minutes, before I need to sit down. So, I wanted to just dedicate this post to people I have met with this illness, as there is hardship, but I began this blog as a creative outlet, and also as a way to keep my mind distracted when I have pain. So, let’s talk about clothes, it is more fun to discuss anyhow!!!
This outfit is currently on Ann Taylor’s site, and I would say I was not drawn to it at first. I used to not do much animal print, except some leopard. Now, I like to take some fashion risks now and again. This is a more modern look, but I still incorporated my antique-like jewelry and blue hues with the outfit.Ann Taylor is my main go to store, as I love their clothes, classic, but at times trendy, and many of their pieces work with my style. I try and add a bit more of “myself” with my accessories,shoes, and vintage look too. I do like to go in the store at times, as the girls know me on a first name basis, and they treat me well ! 🙂 All we need are a couple of martinis to sip, and it would be a nice girls night out!
I bought the brooch at Etsy, and the other jewelry at 1928.com, another favorite jewelry haunt. One thing I liked about the top was that it had a crochet/lace look to the peplum, but also added some structural dimension..Speaking of texture and dimension, that is what I loved about this relatively new Rebecca Minkoff circular bubble handbag, I loved that and the peach color with the gold hardware.
Lace inset top: Ann Taylor( now!), Zebra Skirt: Ann Taylor ( current and on sale!), shoes: Clarks Concert Choir ( here), Brooch: Etsy, Necklace and Earrings, 1928.com, Rebecca Minkoff ( similar without circular pattern and studs_
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