Wednesday, February 22, 2012

STRIPES, FLORALS AND BOOBS....

Hello and welcome to Suitcase Vignettes, I am so excited to have you follow along with me.  You are just in time for something exciting that is going down for me in March.  This outfit is what I wore to the plastic surgeon's office yesterday to finalize the details of my (.)(.) reduction.  That icon is a set of boobs just in case you didn't get it. Thanks for the icon idea, Kathy!!  If you missed the post where I talked about the good news for me, then CLICK here and follow along on my journey to a new and improved me.  The only details of that story that have changed is that the insurance company won't pay which had delayed my surgery 6 months.  Finally, it is going to happen.   The surgeon and his wonderful staff did the best they could with the cost knowing that my husband and I are paying for this (mostly my husband).  God Bless him, he (Rob) never did complain about them but he listened to my numerous complaints about my boobs.


If I make reference to the (.)(.) job in every post from now on, please understand that it is my way of using humor to get me through this anxious time leading up to the actual day.  Eventually, I will post a photo of me in a bathing suit top before the surgery so that you can get a better idea of why this is a necessary procedure.  I would never put myself through something like this or any other other procedure unless it was affecting my life on a daily basis.  I live my life around a bra.  I have timers set on my bra (mentally).  When I am getting dressed, I dread heading over to the bra and pantie drawer to select something that is going to make me miserable for the next however many hours I wear it.  My shoulders ache as divots form within a few minutes of wearing a boulder holder.  I know that there are people out there with bigger boobs than me but my frame can't take this boobage anymore.  I feel blessed to be able to get this done in spite of insurance companies having no compassion for women who have physical pain from body parts.

Another thing that I am working on is getting the extra pounds off and working out more regularly so that my body proportions will continue to match. The doctor told me that I will appear 10lbs thinner just from the reduction...yay!  I am figuring with that and working out, I should feel better and look better too. 

I could go on but I will save some for next time.  Any boobs jokes are welcome in the comment section so feel free and be creative, I have heard most of them. I have told most of them!!!  Have a great day

Striped Jacket/same as Megan's from Two Birds because we both have great taste when we shop marshalls and tj maxx
floral blouse $3.00 tj maxx clearance
cowl $7.00 tj maxx clearance
thrifted needlepoint clutch less than $5.00
bracelet/yard sale



24 comments:

Shelby said...

This might be my favorite outfit to date! So excited that you're still going to be able to get the surgery!!

Mrs. T. Mac. said...

Oh Dawn...I am loving these stripes and florals together! Fabulous!!! The jeans aren't half bad either. I really love this look!

Now on to your (.)(.)'s ...lol. I am happy for you and your reduction. I have a few friends who have experienced what you describe and had a reduction. They say it changed their lives. If you want to ref your boobage in future posts...have at it! For all the uncomfort you've endured over the years, you have the right!

Blessings!

~Tavia

Dawnya said...

Congratulations Dawn. It is going to be an awesome new experience for you.

Beth Kondrick said...

LOL, I have no good jokes for you! But I wanted to say I'm happy for you - I went to college with a girl who had breast reduction and she said it was the best thing she ever did, all her back problems disappeared!

I do love your striped blazer, boobs or no boobs, lol!

silvergirl said...

Great stripe jacket
I have several friends that have already gone through what you are going through
They have not regretted it for a minute!
All of them said they only wish they would have done it sooner.
Good luck on your journey
brett

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Oh, Dawn, don't worry, everything is going to turn out wonderfully. Wonderfully.

Also, I need that blazer. Actually, I need the whole outfit, but if you wanted to just part with the blazer, that'd be cool.

Shayla said...

Hey Girl - I love this mix! So creative... You'll be more than 10lbs lighter after lopping them down, heck each booboid is 10lbs itself. I can't wait until you're free of them - you'll run faster and jump higher!

pastcaring said...

Love the stripes/floral combination, I'm going to pinch that idea so thank you!
My sister and a good friend have both had breast reductions, and are different women afterwards - so much happier and more confident. So good luck with yours - no jokes, just lots of good wishes. xxx

Maiken said...

good luck with the surgery! think about the outcome and the fact how satisfied you will be with the result ;)
btw, the floral blouse looks so gorgeous and your hair is amazing!

Maiken/
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Asher said...

Ok....first of all - I'm going to HAVE to make a trip to Marshals in search of that blazer because it's PERFECT!!! And I looooooooove that floral top! I also absolutely adore the two paired together :) Awesome look, girl!

two birds said...

i am inspired by you every day, dawn, and today is no different! 1. the floral shirt under the blazer...done. 2. i am so proud that you are doing something that you both want and need done. good for you and best of luck. and another thing...i own a purse almost identical to that and am currently using it. we are style twins! and yes, we would love to guest post, so please email us whatever you need!

Ashley said...

First of all, awesome outfit!

Second of all, CONGRATULATIONS. I'm a D, so I can only imagine being a G. They sound like a huge pain in the ass. Good for you for doing something to change it. It'll be so much easier for you to exercise, too. I just recently discovered the wonder of a high-impact sports bra...before I was running in a normal bra, nearly poking my eyes out with every step. Wait. What does that have to do with anything?

Good luck! I know it'll go fine. And yes, please blog about the ( . ) ( . )s. You know we love it.

Thrifted Shift said...

I love the stripes and floral combination! You look great! I'm happy for you that you are taking such major steps to take care of yourself. I'm sure you and your girls are going to be much happier in the near future. Sending good thoughts your way!
--TS

The Funky Junkie said...

So glad you are doing what will make you more comfortable!! Loooove love LOVE the outfit too!!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

An English rose. A very lush, gorgeous English rose.

Emilie said...

good luck with the surgery! can't wait for the pics of new you!
great outfit combo, loving the striped blazer and the fab clutch!

Kat said...

I'm happy you're going to get the surgery you're clearly thought long and hard about. We'll be cheering for you every step of the way!! (I tried to come up with a boob joke but it's too early haha)

Kat said...

Maybe one....make you you get lots of breast after the procedure.

Salvaged Strawberry said...

This is such a bright and beautiful outfit! I love it! I'm rooting for you and your ()()s!

Asher said...

I went to TJ Maxx today on my lunch break in search of this blazer and I found it! But I ended up buying one almost identical except the stripes are thicker. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Piper Alexander said...

I love this combo. Congrats & good luck on your surgery!

Sherri said...

LOVE the outfit! LOVE your blog! I'm a huge thrift shopper for fashion to wear to work. Good luck with your surgery.

Teddi said...

dawn you are incredible. you are brave. you are doing what's best for your boobs, back, & you. <3

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Dawn, I understand how you feel. I'm heavy chested also and it really hinders me. It's so costly and insurance doesn't cover it. I'm still on the fence regarding it. Good luck to you. You will be pleased.
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