Casual Friday/Wake Up Call

TGIF all!

I want to apologize for the lapse in posting. I got sick on Monday and have been out of it until today.  I had been having stomach problems for the past few weeks and I just chalked it up to being lactose intolerant.  But on Tuesday, things got worse with severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.  I knew then it was something more than just lactose intolerance.  After spending a few hours in the ER and an ultrasound, I learned that I have gallstones which where causing my symptoms.  The doctor advised me that I would have change my eating and adopt a low fat diet avoid further painful episodes.   So no more fried and fatty foods which much to my dismay, has been the majority of my diet.  It’s one thing to look good on the outside but it’s another to take shitty care of yourself  inside. I’m not gonna lie, eliminating a lot of foods that I love has been downright frustrating, but it’s a must.   I’ll still enjoy a french fry or naughty desert once in a while but just not every other day.

On a happier note, I feel better and what way to show that by wearing a great dress!  When I was contacted by IGIGI to review one of their dresses, I nearly did a somersault!  I’ve been a huge fan of IGIGI for a while now, so this was an awesome opportunity.  I picked the Isolde Belted Dress in Parisian Green because I wanted something different from the dresses that I normally wear.  IGIGI doesn’t shy away from the full figure, they embrace it.  The material is not flimsy or thin.  It’s well constructed and contours to your body but not constricting.  The shape of the dress definitely holds up during the day.  I could easily move around due the stretch in the dress. The dolman sleeves don’t swallow up the dress like some dolman sleeve dresses do. I didn’t feel like I had bat wings or extra material under my arms.  I like showing off my shape so this might be a little too fitted for some, but go up a size if  you want a looser fit. You will still look fabulous!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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 Dress: IGIGI (gifted)

Belt: Eloquii (a belt comes w/the dress, but I decided to wear this one)

27 Comments

  1. Linda
    December 1, 2012 / 12:31 am

    Super cute dress. You look awesome!

  2. Jennifer H
    December 1, 2012 / 1:06 am

    You look AMAZING in that dress! Hugs your curves in all the right places. I had gallstones as a kid (which is super uncommon) and had my gallbladder removed when I was 12 because even a few bites of ice cream would trigger an attack. It’s worth diet changes to end the pain! Good luck!

    • December 2, 2012 / 2:26 am

      Thank you so much! I felt sexy when I wore this dress. I got so many compliments from co-workers.

      Wow! I could only imagine what that was like at 12. Im glad you feel better though. And yes, it is worth the diet changes to avoid the pain which SUCKS!

  3. catherine
    December 1, 2012 / 1:26 am

    You so cute….VA VA VOOM, girl…..you look sexy. Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is the best…..good luck….it ain’t that difficult…..so many yummy foods that you can still eat…..

    • December 2, 2012 / 2:24 am

      You are so right! Im so used to eating the wrong kinds of food, I forgot how many good, tasty things there are to eat. This diagnosis has definitely had me making drastic life changes.

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! 🙂

  4. December 1, 2012 / 1:47 am

    I love love love that whole outfit. I would wear the whole thing. I even got some little suede angle booties that would look fantastic with it.

    I’m also glad your feeling better now. Don’t slim down too much with your low fat diet though, I’m loving this blog.

    • December 2, 2012 / 2:21 am

      LOL…trust me my curves aint going no where! Ill just be a healthier curvy gal!

      Suede booties I think would look great with dress!

  5. December 1, 2012 / 2:32 am

    Lookin great! So sorry to hear about the gallstones. Wow. Reality check, indeed! Glad you are on the road to recovery though. You can join me in the #healthycurves journey 🙂

    • December 2, 2012 / 2:20 am

      I will definitely join you in the #healthycurves journey! Im all about health now! 🙂

  6. December 1, 2012 / 2:56 am

    I’m so glad you are fixing the health issue. And you look awesome in that dress. It’s a different color – sort of teal – and a great color.

    • December 2, 2012 / 2:19 am

      The color of the dress is what drew me to it. Its actually a hunter green in person which I love pairing with gold accessories.

    • December 2, 2012 / 2:18 am

      Awesome! The belt is a great addition to any outfit!

  7. December 1, 2012 / 3:30 am

    That’s awful about the gallstones, but I totally understand how you feel.. I am angry at myself for being so unhealthy and not taking care of myself like I should. I have “pre-diabetes” and I have been trying to be healthier since this summer. It’s definitely not fun or easy!

    That IGIGI dress looks like it was made for you! Super gorgeous!

    • December 2, 2012 / 2:17 am

      Thank you so much! Im glad you can understand where Im coming from. Finding out about the gallstones was definitely a wake up call to eating better & taking better care of myself.

  8. jen
    December 1, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    You look great in that dress-I love it with that belt! I am a med student and had my gallbladder removed last May…you need to be very careful now, not only with eating but adopting a more active lifestyle. It will help. You may not have to get it removed then. Good luck. I enjoy the blog.

    • December 2, 2012 / 2:16 am

      Thank you so much! Im definitely going to become more physically active to keep these episodes Im glad you enjoy the blog!

  9. December 1, 2012 / 10:32 pm

    So glad you’re okay! Good luck with the healthier diet. I know it can be difficult, especially during the holidays to avoid those fatty foods. Love that dress on you:)

    • December 2, 2012 / 2:13 am

      Thank you so much! I know the holidays are going to be challenging, but I remember how much pain I was in so its easier now to stay away from the bad stuff.

  10. December 5, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    OMG I can’t believe I am reading this SO late! I really hope you are feeling better and I’m sorry it took me so long to say that!
    I really enjoy your posts and your outfits so YOU better take care of your self because I need your fashion advise!
    Have a great week and I hope you are feeling better!!!

    • December 5, 2012 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much. I feel 100% better and dont worry, I am taking good care of myself!

      • December 5, 2012 / 2:29 pm

        Well good to hear! I usually don’t leave a comment but I will have to start giving my two cents!

      • December 5, 2012 / 2:35 pm

        Your two cents are always welcomed & appreciated 🙂

  11. Dawn
    December 7, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    Great read…I also had gall stones and one very painful gall attack…yes please take care of yourself but at this point the only solution to never have an attack again is to have the gall bladder removed. Stay well, eat right and do your research

    • December 8, 2012 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you very much! I havent had an attack since I started eating healthier so I plan to continue on this path.