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When Vintage Fashion isn't Appropriate Attire

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Have you ever had a moment when you felt a tad...over dressed? When wearing vintage clothes made you feel like a crazy person? It happened to me this morning...

last night, I had the most horrible lower back pain. I tried advil, yoga, a massage, a hot shower- NOTHING worked. Eventually, I got comfortable (or maybe just too tired) and fell asleep. 3:00am rolled around and I was wide awake with pain right over my left kidney and feeling quite ready to toss my cookies. I was good and called my doctor's 24 hour exchange and was directed to go to the hospital.
 It was 3am, I was in my undies and I hurt so bad, I could cry.  I grabbed the nearest, easy thing to wear which was that 1940's wrap dress I just made. As I was packing the diaper bag as quick as I could, I slipped into a pair of comfy flats (black maryjanes) and headed out the door with no coat. Luckily, I had a coat in the car. Unfortunately, it was a 1950's gorgeous green wool coat with a fur collar. So, There I was at 4am, in pain- in the hospital decked out like I was going dancing or something.  I felt completely ridiculous and have never been so happy to put on one of those fabulous hospital gowns!

 On the plus side, they say everything is just fine. Baby is a wiggle worm, I don't have a kidney problem and I probably pulled a muscle or baby hit a nerve. The doctor gave me a few percoset and sent me home.

 The percoset was...interesting. I have never tried acid or crack or anything like that but I imagine that 2 percoset is a lot like what it's like. I took them at the hospital and then Pj and I popped into Steak n' Shake for a much needed breakfast. Breakfast was uh-mazing but by 5am, I was in the Steak n Shake parking lot- nearly tossing my cookies, hanging half out my car in 30 degrees in my little wrap dress with my head feeling like it was made of jello. Not so nice!  Within an hour or so, the not-so-funhouse feeling wore off and I was human again. *sigh*  I'm happy to be back home...and I think I'll just stick with tylenol! :)

23 Responses to “When Vintage Fashion isn't Appropriate Attire”

  1. Oh no, that sounded pretty awful...glad it turned out to be nothing serious, though. :o

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  2. ugh! i had a double lung transplant this past summer...i definitely had my fair share of percosets. They are the worst for hallucinating!

    http://hattitude-hattitude.blogspot.com

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  3. Sorry to hear about your mishap. Stay warm.

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  5. Oh, I hope you feel better! At this time of the year, I often find being warm is much more important that fashion!

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  6. So glad everything turned out ok! I have felt overdressed my entire life! :) In fact, my sisters always tease me because I wear dresses and skirts a lot, and my mommy-around-town shoes are fushia velvet wedges with a ruched strap decked out with a satin rose! They are the most comfortable shoes I own!

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  7. Oh honey, that sounds dreadful! I'm glad everything is alright.

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  8. I've had terrible problems with my back, and the exact same reaction to percoset - just made me sick and tired and who knows if it helped with the back pain because I was so miserable! I really hope you are feeling better, and that the little wiggle worm has found a more comfortable spot for everyone concerned ;)
    I guess it's a true testament to your wonderful vintage style, that even under duress you looked lovely.

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  9. Oh dear, I hope you are doing better! If it's any consolation, I once threw up in the streets of Paris leaning out of a Taxi after an ER trip because they gave me Cipro on an empty stomach. It's kind of funny now but at the time I seriously thought I was going to die from a staph infection! LOL! Get some rest and remember next time you run to the ER to not grab vintage attire! *hugs*

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  10. I'm glad to hear you're all right but...you weren't overdressed by any means! As Oscar Wilde says, "You can never be overdressed or overeducated." I would NEVER leave my apartment building in sweat pants...EVER. I only own 1 pair and trying to find them in a rush would be an adventure in and of itself. The easiest thing for me to grab would also be a 40s wrap dress. And as for a coat, I don't own any modern coats...I wear a Cowichan sweater for most of winter unless its dead cold in which case I wear an Eskimo coat!

    You should be proud you didn't look remotely like the schmucks who think sweat pants, a huge tee and an ugly bright ski jacket are appropriate attire for anything other than bed.

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  11. Poor you I was in pain last week too Kidney stones the pain was bad so I can just imagine how you were feeling plus the worry.Glad all is well.

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  12. Oh dear poor you. I'm glad you and baby got through it all okay.
    xxx

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  13. aww, thank you sweeties! I'm really glad to hear that I'm not the only one who can't handle percoset. I was told by a nurse, a doctor and a pharmacist that it would just make me tired- they lied! Felling 100% better today, though! *yay*
    Nelly- that's terrible about your kidney stones! Hope you're felling better too!!

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  14. oh dear! What an ordeal!! I'm certain you didn't look crazy, though. Just ladylike, even in the most brutal of conditions!

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  15. You poor girl, but at least you did it in style. x

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  16. That sounds horrible! I am glad to hear that both you and baby are healthy.

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  17. Stylish AND health all clear - fabbaluss!

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  18. Oh gosh!! How frightening! Glad you are OK.

    Well, better overdressed than under dressed. =)

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  19. I'm so glad you are ok!

    Percs don't really do much to me, I have a lifelong prescription to Oxycontin for my back and those suckers really get me.

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  20. Glad you feel better!
    Did you acted like this little boy in the famous video???:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqiwrbYGrs

    ps: I hate when i'm over or not enough dressed!

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  21. We should have a bag like the one of Mary Poppins in order to carry all our closet with us everywhere!!:)

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  22. Glad everything is ok - that sounds awful!

    I left you a little award on my blog
    http://littlemissbossysadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/thank-you-speech.html

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