WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: SPECIAL OCCASION DRESSES BY JJ’S HOUSE

Special occasion dresses

Every now and then you have a party you’re supposed to appear in a more formal style of clothing.  These are often then dresses you will only wear once, perhaps twice. For those occasions I will introduce JJ’s House to you today. A site with beautiful special occasion dresses for a nice price. I show you my wishlist!

My favorite special occasion dresses

1.A-line evening dress

2.Coctail dress

3.Chiffon evening dress

They come in all colors you could imagine. I like the more modest colors.

But they also have fantastic casual dresses

1.Print midi dress

2.Knitted dress

3.Knee lenght dress

 

What do you think of these elegant dresses? Are you wearing often more formal dresses?

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Have  a great day!

PINESTRIPED BOW BLOUSE WITH PUFF SLEEVES

Bow blouse on a pencil skirt

I love bow blouses, I have several see here and here. Today I show you my new pinestriped one. I already tried the print on print outfit here, today I wear lines on lines! Vertical and horizontal! You almost think I am crazy….. These kind of bow blouses are very trendy at the moment. The pinestriped ones with puff sleeves. I know I will proberbly like this one only this season. It’s a real fast fashion item to me. I know I am pushing a lot of fashion bloggers now. Because lot of you are really into thrifting and thinking of the environment. And believe me, I do too. I deal with my waste and environment very consiously. But fast fashion exist and I am part of that. So when I see a very trendy item, that I know I will like for only a few times, one season, I order it on a cheap site. I am not going for an expensive and good quality item then. And when I don’t like it anymore, it goes into the clothing container. This is such an item.

Very cheap bow blouse

Sometimes those cheap items can really surprise you. Like this bow blouse. It’s a very thin cotton, which is great for warmer days( and women in menopause!). And the fit is very good. I wanted to wear the blouse on a tight skirt and thought that it would look good on a striped skirt. I want to wear it also on my boyfriend jeans with heels! To give the outfit a smooth sporty look, I wear sneakers. Stylish but also a bit less serious! I wear simple black earrings and bracelets to remain in the same lines as the skirt. What do you think about my new garden chairs? I bought two of these retro chairs! Just love them.

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Bow blouse:  here

Shoes: simular here

Skirt: older one, but you can find inspiration here

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Don’t forget to send us your photo’s of Bad Buy skirts. I am going to the UK in a few weeks so I need them a bit earlier!

 

ALPHA1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY- PART2 & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

Alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency is a heriditary lung disease. It is a deficiency, or lack, of a protein that makes a protective layer for your lungs. I don’t have this protein at all and therefore have the most serious form. This is a progressive disease and the only thing that can make me better is a transplantation. Read here more about the disease in Dutch and English.

Okay, so I have decided to dedicate a post to my disease. Or rather my disease and me. Not to gain understanding or compassion, absolutely not, but to give you an idea of what it means to live with a lungdisease. Not just being out of breath and what you can’t do anymore, but also the fears, the uncertainty, have to depend on others more and more, not feeling worthy, the changed relationships with the people around you. I think many people with severe chronic illness will recognize many of this. There is so much more  than people see on the outside. Because it’s quite a long story, I have devided it over this week. If you have missed the first part, you can read it here.alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

And how to live now with alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency?

After the rehabilitation, I had placed valves in a hospital in Groningen to get more lung content. This was a trial. Unfortunately this didn’t work for me because they closed off one half of one lung, but the upper half stretched out. But I had a lot less trouble coughing up and thus also less infections. My lungs were constantly infected. I could laugh again like I used to do. That sounds crazy, I laugh out loud..real loud. And I could not do that for years anymore because laughing made me cough very badly.

The most important thing to do after rehabilitation is to practice what you have learnt. That is hard. I have always been a very busy person. Every minute of the day was filled up. And now I had to rest a lot between things to do and terminate appointments if there were to many. And do things slowly! Also I was told that I had to use oxygen 24/7. Another huge fight. I really thought this was terrible because I could not hide anymore that I wasn’t a healthy person. I’ve always seen myself as a strong person, always been a manager in my working life. And now people would see me as a sick person, a patient. It cost me more than two years to get used to seeing myself with oxygen. And I still have moments that the stupid eternal tube in my house freaks me out and that I hate to always have to carry that stupid concentrator when leaving my house. But I can handle it better now. Also because I could buy oxygen glasses last year, making the tubes in your face less visible. These glasses are only available in America. The oxygen passes through the frame. At home I don’t wear the glasses because I don’t need glasses.(hum) It also took me a few years to find a meaningful and nice fulfilment to my days. I now fitness four times a week, I do volunteer work, and I blog! And that really helped me to get a little more selfconfidence back again.alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

What can I do, what can’t I do.

I can’t work! I think that still is quite a thing. I can’t walk far, if I’ve walked for 100 meters I’m already breathless. I can’t do many things in one day, I get tired real quick. I now have a lung content of about 24 %. I have to be very careful with getting sick. If I get the flu I can end up on the IC. Only when I am sitting I am not breathless, I am always out of breath when I do things. Taking pictures for the blog is tiring, hence we always make them home and not search for a nice location.

But much more important is what I can do! The disease also brought me some good things. I have become calmer, more accessible. I have learned to appreciate the little things in life and enjoy things better. When the doctors told me: you now don’t have to do anything just to enjoy, it sounded terrible. Now I’m thinking: the sun is shining, let’s go outside and do nothing. And I love to do sports, I can go out for dinner, shopping, visit museums, go on a holiday. Many things have to be adjusted, such as taking a wheelchair, always take the oxygen concentrator when we stay overnight, but it’s all possible.alpha1 antitrypsine deficience

And last but certainly not least, the partner! It’s all very difficult for partners too, because all the attention goes out to the,, patient”. And the partner has to do more  and more in and around the house. They have much less time for themselves and can’t be active on let’s say for example holidays, because the,, patient” can’t be that active. But I am lucky to have a fantastic partner who supports me in everything and better understands then anybody how to handle me and alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency. We have a lot of fun together and that is what is most important!alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

If you have any questions about my illness, please feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer them for you.

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WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: SEE THROUGH LEGGINGS ONLINE WITH DRESSLILY

Looking for see through leggings online

I want to introduce you today to the see through leggings, and transparant panty’s of Dresslily. I have worn to much 60 or 90 denier panty’s in recent years because it is oh so comfortable! And I actually don’t want to wear them anymore. I mean when I was in my twenties, and the winters were real cold, I drove on my bike for 20 minutes to go out for dancing….etc……in a dress and very nice sexy but also very thin panties. Now I take the car which does not require a thick legging or panty! And I could also use some better sportswear. I love to work out in a very oversized jogging pants, grey! I think it’s time for something better!

Here are my favorite transparant panties by dresslily

1.Sheer fishnet floral panty

2.Fishnet panty

3.Tights with garter belts (actually Gerben’s favorite)

Here are my favorite see through leggings by Dresslily

1.Sheer work out leggings

2.Mesh insert leggings

3.Mesh panel workout leggings

I hope you liked my wishlist and perhaps have inspired you to wear some sexy thights yourself!

Have agreat day!

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ALPHA1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY-TALKING ABOUT MY  LUNGDISEASE PART1

Alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

Alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency is a heriditary lung disease. It is a deficiency, or lack, of a protein that makes the lining of your lungs. I don’t have this protein at all and therefore have the most serious form. This is a progressive disease and the only thing that can make me better is a transplantation. I am ,,beyond repair,, as my doctor says! Read here more about the disease in Dutch and English.

Okay, so I have decided to dedicate a post to my disease, alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency.( I told a bit about chronic disease on Nicole’s blog ) Or rather my disease and me. Not to gain understanding or compassion, absolutely not, but to give you an idea of what it means to live with a lungdisease. Not just being out of breath and what you can’t do anymore, but also the fears, the uncertainty, have to depend on others more and more, not feeling worthy, the changed relationships with the people around you. I think many people with severe chronic illness will recognize many of this. There is so much more  than people see on the outside. Because it’s quite a long story, I’ll devided it over this week. alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

The start of a whole other life

When I was about 30 years old I started to notice that I couldn’t breath right, as if there was something blocked. I smoked, worked long hours in a cafe and didn’t do anything on sports. I started exercising but that didn’t help. On my 32nd I went to the doctor because I coughed a lot. And I had a feeling that something wasn’t good at all. A year and many visits later my doctor sent me to a pulmonologist with the message: if I can’t reassure you, the hospital will have to. After a number of tests I had to see the pulmonologist. I was told I had A.A.D( alpa1 antitrypsine deficiency) in the most serious form, a progressive disease, my lung capacity was 33%, if I didn’t quit smoking I would be in a wheelchair within five years and to have children was discouraged because I would not live to see them grow up. Bam! I was 33!

And how the years went on.

Gerben and I are not the people to dwell on the bad things in life. We accepted the fact and went on. My lung capacity became with medication 45%. Of course I had stopped smoking directly after the pulmonologist told me to. The years went on and every day I was confronted with my disease one way or the other, it’s in your head, every day, it’s extremely stressfull( like any other serious disease I think). And you can’t fight it, you’ll always loose. But life goes on, I worked full time, I regularly visited my pulmonologist until he noticed in 2010 that it’s gotten worse. I did not visit him for two years afther he said that…in Dutch we call that head in the sand stabbing. Then in February 2012, after much insistence from Gerben and my mother in law, I visited him again. He tolled me to report sick from work, because I was to sick to work. I didn’t and when I visit him in April again he told me to report sick or he wouldn’t do anything for me anymore. My work was everything for me, I get tears in my eyes when I write this. It’s harder to write this as I thought it would be. Nobody at work knew that I was sick. Only some family and good friends knew. I could always hide my illness at work because I was a manager. For example, if I was to exhausted I went on doing administration. And then I sat completely desperate at my desk(my desk was above the store), not knowing how to continue this. The last day at work I said goodbye to my working life in silence.alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

Then a new chapter in our life began.

Actually the biggest problems started then! I had lived for years on stress hormones. I didn’t even know that that was possible. I was totally exhausted and the first weeks at home I felt so much worse then when I worked. That came, I was told later, because now I felt how I was doing! The fact that I couldn’t work anymore was such a blow to me that I soon became burdened with fear and panic feelings. If you never experienced this, it’s hard to explain how it feels. Something happens in your head and you can’t stop it( you can, but I didn’t know how of course). And it makes you so very anxious. Almost everything triggered an anxiety feeling. When I listened to music, when it became dark, watching TV, many people, getting in my car, going somewhere. All that and much more, going to sleep was horrible. I quickly explained this to my pulmonologist because I new I could not solve this myself. He sent me to a psychologist at a rehabilitation center with the intention of rehabilitating me there. This was the best thing, at that time, that could happen to us. In April 2013 I started, 12 weeks internal, from Monday morning till Friday afternoon.alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

What did I learn during rehabilitation

I have rehabilitated in Dekkerswald. A rehabilitation center especially for lung patients. When you start you are devided into groups according to your ability. I was placed in the group that was the worst! And I thought I was one of the better ones. I was so ignorant. I started in an existing group of 15 people, you don’t start all at once so the group changes over time. There is a common living room and all the meals are together. You have your own bedroom. At first I thought it was fantastic to be there, I had been at home for almost a year and still had the pannic feelings. And here were all other people with lung dissease and all the same problems. We had a very structured program. A lot of sports, a lot of education, of course the psychologist and many other disciplines. Of course it wasn’t all fun. Because I was that ignorant, they made me really clear how bad my health was. I had a lot of sadness there too. I didn’t know how to go further, didn’t believe I would live for that long and that was such a horrible thought. But I also learned so very much of how to cope with alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency. And the bond you get with the fellow rehabilitaters is very special. We still have contact with a group and see each other at least once a year.alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

The second part of this story about Alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency is on Friday.

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SHEIN WISHLIST & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Fabulous items on my Shein wishlist

I have put some incredible items on my Shein wishlist. I think this site really is fantastic. They have the latest trends and ship really quick! I think creating a wishlist is a perfect way to imaginary shopping. So I still can resist to buy all these items! Lol. ( yes I know, I’m kidding myself!)

The first dress looks a lot like my butterfly dress. I love this one! I can imagine wearing this dress with a long cardigan and brown boots for Fall!

1.Floral Print Self Tie Dress

2.Camo Print Dress

3.Blue and White Pencildress

And I love these skirts! The colored one I have seen before, but I think it’s still a stunning skirt.

1.Graphic Colored Skirt

2.Asymmetric Plaid Skirt

3.Gingham Skirt

I hope you are inspired to browse on the Shein site!

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My favorite of last week is: Bi Ti of Pret-a-VivreShein wishlist

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