Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Hi darlins, I wore this outfit yesterday because I was freezing and needed warm wool to keep me from shivering.  I am becoming a little (just a little) intolerant to the cold lately.  I still prefer to be cold over being hot, though.  I am so excited that I won't have to worry about big boobs this Summer.  I will be able to wear a bathing suit top that fits and that won't dig into my skin on my shoulders while pulling on my neck.  Bathing suit season really sucked the last several years.  I've had to shop in the "more mature" section  for suits to hold up my top, which meant that the suits were usually very unflattering with the big girl bottoms that wear like the underwear that are saved for dateless nights, bedtime or "that time of the month".  The prints are usually huge Hawaiian flowers with a skirt attached at the bottom to  make me feel like a hippo doing water ballet.  Ok, maybe I am exaggerating about the skirt at the bottom but the prints and cuts on these suits are really awful.    I know, I have worn them.   I want to be the pirates dream this a sunken chest.  Get it, sunken chest?  You can laugh now.  How about the carpenters dream, flat as a board!!!  Sorry, if this offends you, but you have not walked in my bra the last several years.  Be happy that your 32a, b, or c cup is full.  When it is spilling out all over the place, call me.  I will give you my plastic surgeon's number.  

Pendleton skirt/thrifted $3.99
Pendleton striped sweater/thrifted $3.99
cardigan thrifted/$3.99
clutch thifted/$2.99
jessica simpson shoes/Macy's gift from friend Bonnie
80's big pin/thrifted $1.99
dkny sunglasses/thrifted less than $5.00

Anyway, I had my labs drawn yesterday and I am picking up my prescriptions tomorrow for after the surgery and I will be set.  Pre-op completed.  I am not completely nervous, yet.  I have something to take the morning of the surgery to calm my nerves prescribed by my doc, who told me he would hold my hand when I go off to sleep and be there holding my hand when I wake up.   I thought that was sweet and encouraging.  My husband will be home to take care of me for the first and second day but then I have a close girlfriend, Bonnie, who will come over and help me with the pups, cats and with things I may need.  I feel very fortunate to have such a great support system between my family, friends, and blogger buddies, I am blessed.  Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement.  It means sooo much to me.  I pulled out my bible to find a verse about fear to calm my nerves if I become afraid thinking about "things that can go wrong" and came up with this one from Isaiah 41:10 fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee ; I will help thee;  I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  Amen.  Basically that means that God has my back and front.   Dawn xo


Teddi said...

you're gonna be okay dear dawn. i believe so. just be kind to yourself, & don't expect to be up running around. nice outfit to keep you toasty warm.


Amen! God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]

So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified] (Heb 13:5-6, Amplified).

That skirt is gorgeous by the way; that you are, is a given :)

my thrifty closet said...

aww..I'm sure everything would be fine. *hugs*!

You look gorgeous now and I am sure you are going to look even better! I can't imagine it. You're always so funny, making jokes of "serious"situations. It's good that you re so positive! You are in good hands -good doctor and a faithful God. So I will praying for a safe surgery for yoU!


Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

Sending you lots of love and luck across the pond, Dawn - you're a brave girl, what a fabulous decision to make to improve everyday life for you! Will be thinking of you :))

Catherine x
P.S. Love your stripes btw, great colours on you!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You can do it doll!! All will be just fine and you will come out looking smashing!! I know it will be a great deal taken off your shoulders. You didn't offend at all, I rather have my chest the size it is as it looks to heavy and un-easy to have larger breasts. And I do feel larger ones don't have a good range of styles to wear and if they are causing you back problems and what not, doing something to help is the best!!Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!! xoxo

Dawnya said...

You always look classicly chic. Gosh I wish I could but an outfit together this well.

Beth Kondrick said...

I love your skirt and sweater!

I am thinking good thoughts for your surgery and I'm sure everything will go wonderfully!

Prosperidad said...

I love your skirt, and shoes!!! I love your style...

BostonSportsGal said...

Best of luck, everything will go great!! and I love this outfit! :)

Shayla said...

I wish I were going to be around to help out but you'll be in our thoughts - as always! I love this outfit. You're so good at mixing patterns which is something I need to work on! That red belted sweater is great too.

You do such a good job at hiding your bodacious tatas that I don't think people realize what you have going on there. Free them pups - let's get a good "before" pic! LOL!

Style Agent 909 said...

Love your blog and your style. Will be back to take a look around.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Dawn, I couldn't stop laughing at your description of bathing suits. Aren't they horrid! I despise them, and want to round up the designers that make them. They make the SAME one's each year. Ok maybe in different prints and colors or a NEW flower. I want to design for bigger women. I wish I could. HAHA I'm enjoying hearing how you're preparing for surgery. I never knew the process, so if I decide to do it this definitely helps. Big boobs are a drain. Sometimes I feel like I need an over the shoulder boulder holder. HAHAHAHA Girl, LOVE your outfit. The colors look great on you AND use whatever post you want from my blog. I am so honored to even be considered. It's weird. I put that post together last minute and everyone liked it. HAHAHAHA It really came from my heart. I saw MORE than a girl falling. I looked much deeper in that picture. Hope you're having a great day my friend.

angela said...

You are in my prayers but as you said GOD has your back.All it takes is FAITH.Those are his words.You know what he said about if two or more are in agreement.Everything is going to be great. Also this is my favorite of them all.
I keep coming up as anonymous because I don't know how to get my name in here. I am not good at this. Also a couple of my comments are not listed so I guess I pushed the wrong thing. But I'm a fan!!!

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

1. You look beautiful, lovely sunny photos!

2. Stay positive, you are going to be just fine!


Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Dawn, you will be okay. I can almost guarantee you it will be much better than you think it will be.
You do look warm and pretty in the sweaters.

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Wow you are so brave Dawn- it's funny because I've always wanted a breast augmentation but I never stopped to think about the weight and strain of it all. You look lovely- red is truly your colour.

“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”

“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”