Pale Pink and Me…
I’ve written in the past that I’m not a big fan of pale pink on me as it tends to wash me out, and I just have a crazy preference for vibrant and bright colours.
I’ve been gradually picking myself up since the surgery two months ago and wanted to get summer ready so put on some fake tan and a pretty new dress and I was pretty happy with the result.
I used to steer clear of larger prints but they do seem to be everywhere here for the summer and I quite liked the placement of these stunning flowers and leaves on this lovely dress.
Comfort and a Nice Shape…
I love this dress, which is quite similar to the one I posted last week, Here, which is v-neckline, cinched waistline, fitted around the hips, with a little pleat across the tummy that is pretty, flattering and comfy!
It’s also roomy across the back and has pretty, fluttery sleeves.
I really love these roomy, cool and airy sleeves as they are perfect for taking the pressure of my Lymphedema arm, which has been giving me some problems of late.
I’ve found that a tight pressure sleeve when it starts to get sore and tingly and also avoiding salty foods and alcohol assists in improving the swelling.
Last week I was determined to get back into my fairly rigorous exercise routine but alas the arm played up and I realise that I need to progress much more slowly, so I’ve reduced the weights and reps for now and have picked up some yoga again.
My mother’s thoughts about ageing was that you don’t want to look like an old woman before your time, so look after your posture and flexibility!
I believe she was right as I noticed I’d been walking with a stiff gait and that I’d been favouring my chest and not standing up straight in recent months. I know the yoga and other stretches I’m doing will help return all of that to balance, and I’m not taking anything for granted anymore!!
Pretty Little Things..
I added my wide, woven belt, little round woven bag, my unbelievably comfortable espadrille wedges which I could walk around in all day, my drop pink earrings, some little bracelets and my tortoiseshell sunnies.
These, along with the fake tan made the look great for a warm evening out for some bubbly and some Arabic food – fun times!!
Fun Fact!! I’m not an Ambi-turner!!
All my life I’ve tended to the left … whenever I walk out of a shop or a building I always turn left – even when I’m supposed to go right!!
I also seem to only be able to take my photos from the left – the ones I take from the right are always hideous! It’s so strange!!
John laughs because I’ve always done this plus I’m left handed, I always park to the left in the mall not to the right and my politics have always been distinctly left of centre … anyway I just thought I’d share!!
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