Saturday, February 23, 2013

M.I.A


Sorry I've been MIA for the past few months! It has been insanely busy, mostly due to poor planning on my part. As some of you may know, I'm currently training in acupuncture. I hope to incorporate this into my practice someday (that is, if I can get through memorizing 360 points, meridians, channels and all its functions!) The program involves traveling to Arizona every couple of months for intense clinical needling training for a week at a time. After the baby goes to sleep at night, I usually have more course work to do at home. At the same time, I'm in my research year of fellowship so my days are occupied with chart reviews, data analysis, banging my head against the wall trying to figure out statistics.... yeah.... and a LOT of writing. A LOT. Can't complain though, it's still better than residency :)

Things have finally slowed down a bit, so I dragged poor hubby outside today to enjoy the tundra. I admit, I also haven't been wanting to do anything because it's just been so insanely cold outside. A couple weeks ago, I tried to do a fashion post. I got in my outfit, went outside for 10 seconds... felt the wind, and ... screw it!..  came right back in.





Flower Necklace: Valentines gift from Aaron :) Such a thoughtful guy he is.





Shirt: Pitaya
Sweater: Hilfiger 
Pants: Banana Republic
Coat: Via Spiga
Necklace: J.Crew (Valentine's gift from Aaron)
Bag: Prada
Boots: Tahari


I have a small obsession with Prada. Prada handbags, specifically. There, I admit it. I'll give you one guess who introduced me to it, and now he has turned me into a Prada monster. But who doesn't like beautiful, exquisite, divine italian leather? I don't even have to carry it, just looking at it makes me happy :)


DAILY DOSE OF GRACE


How was everyone's New Year's and Valentines day? We spent part of New Year's in Chicago, visiting family and friends. Grandparents then traveled up to Minnesota to spend Chinese New Year's with us in February. 


It has been almost 4 months since Grace's last surgery. She has been doing unbelievably well! She is standing with assistance, and scooting herself all over the house in her little walker. She is still pretty weak on the left side, and you can tell her left leg muscles are definitely smaller, but she sure is strong on the right side!! Her first words are "baba" and "hi". Now she's really starting to showcase her personality- much more vibrant and sassy than I ever was when I was a baby (according to my parents). It's so incredible to see her grow and finally have a few months of peace and quiet. I finally feel like I'm able to experience being a mom, and not a crazed, sleep deprived lunatic spending every moment in the hospital freaking about her health.

Seeing your loved ones suffer is truly one of the worst feelings in the world, especially your children. There are so many children with medical problems that affect their lives in so many ways. We experienced this with Grace, but I can't imagine what parents with children who have active chronic issues go through, or when they lose their children to their diseases. Every time we pray for Grace, we keep in mind all the families out there who need prayers more than we do. You are in our thoughts!

Have a wonderful weekend


92 comments:

  1. Hello, congratulations on your blog!
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  2. wow gorgeous outfit! you look so chic and so stylish!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
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  3. Great outfit! I so love your necklace and that coat is so pretty too. :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  4. such a lovely look! awesome colors

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  5. Awwww missed reading your posts!! :) Grace is so cute and love her little chinese dress!!

    Cute outfit too on you! I love the necklace and gorgeous Prada bag for sure! :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  6. love your outfit! great layering and necklace
    i hope all is well for Grace, she's adorable
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  7. That necklace and bag are to die for!!

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  8. From reading this post I can say you are a soul Christy. You touched my heart! I am so happy for your little one, she is precious!
    As for the outfit, I looove it! This necklace gives so much to the look!
    Let's follow each other honey?
    Love,

    Amadeus On The Catwalk
    Amadeus Facebook

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    1. Thank you dear! I'm following you back!
      Keep in touch! xx

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  9. Gorgeous necklace!! I love how your colors coordinate too! Beautiful look :)
    <3
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  10. Your handbag is stunning! I love your classic style. Really beautiful.
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  11. What an amazing industry to get involved in! Love the outfit by the way


    please check out my blog sometime xx
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  12. awww she is so cute! nice to hear she is faring well, sending good wishes her way :) props to you for being a trooper in the cold. love the peek of plaid!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  13. u've got a gr8 blog.. want to follow eachother??? if so follow me and let me know and i'll follow back for sure.. :)

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  14. Thanks for your comment!!
    Nice look, i love your coat!
    Beautiful baby!! =)
    Would you like to follow each others blogs?

    xx

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  15. This is such a classic winter look and I love that you incorporated plaid into your outfit too.
    P.S. Your baby is very adorable!
    Happy Sunday :)

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  16. This is an amazing look! I love the colour of your coat, it suits really good with the rest of your outfit :) And your daughter is absolutly the cutest little girl ever !
    xoxo
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  17. Perfect winter layering. The richness of color stands out so well against the snowy background! By the way your daughter is too adorable!!

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  18. You are pretty !! love your necklace :)

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    A chic kiss ;)

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  19. I love your outfit Christy! It's the perfect winter wonderland look. I especially love your coat :). Grace is such a pretty little thing! I hope all is going well in your journey regarding her health. She will definitely be in my prayers ♥

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  20. Thank you for your lovely comment sweetie!
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back 
    Speak soon,
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

    www.and-kate.blogspot.com
    Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Lovely post + pictures! I love your blog. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

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  22. wow really love your outfit and all the layering! your necklace is fabulous!:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  23. This is an adorable outfit!!! Love it so so much! (:

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  24. You have a nice blog. I follow you, visit my page and tell me what do you think.

    perhaps we can follow each other.

    xoxo

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  25. clean and chic outfits
    <3

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  26. How adorable is your little girl?! I'm so glad you commented on my blog so that I could find yours. I love this look and your Valentine's gift is stunning! Looking forward to more outfit posts from you pretty lady.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  27. oh my gosh your little girl is so adorable! & I love your coat, great color!
    & thanks much for visiting my page!

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  28. Love the necklace!

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  29. That coat is so amazing! Mine the same color and I just love it - plus, it helps that people know how to spot me around campus. :P Hope that your studies continue to go well!

    And your little gal is the cutest thing that I have ever seen!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  30. Your flannel matches so well with the blue coat and your purse is to die for! Your daughter is so cute as well! She looks so cute in her Chinese New Year outfit.
    Thank you for checking out my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I really appreciate it :o)

    Nita
    travelinginflats.blogspot.com

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  31. wow so goreous! love the coat ♥♥

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  32. I love reading your blog, you are so positive!! Love the outfit, the bag and necklace are amazing! And I'm so happy to hear that you've been able to experience real mom time outside of a hospital. What a little angel you've got and I'm thrilled she's doing well too:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  33. Aaa you look so lovely! Loving the coat! What a cute baby there. I'm following you now, mind to follow me back? :)

    xx
    crunchy cheese me

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  34. The coat is so beautiful, both the colour and the structure of it! And Grace is beyond adorable!

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  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog! hope the post helped in any way :) You have an amazing blog here, and and amazing outfit post! (love the necklace!) You're daughter is so cute! Hope we can follow each other :)

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  36. Love this preppy outfit! Looks like it came out of a magazine :) And glad to hear Grace is doing well - I read your story and I can't imagine what you're going through. Praying that your little girl will be healed!

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  37. Your outfit is absolutely perfect!! Love the necklace ;)
    xo TJ

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  38. She is adorable! Grace - what a perfect name on her!

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  39. I am so happy that Grace has been doing so well! You look beautiful. I love that gorgeous necklace!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  40. Such a stunning look! I'm loving the necklace and the bright blue, not to mention the layers! Perfect winter look. Glad to hear Grace is doing better too :).

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  41. Sounds like things have been super busy for you but you still took the time to look amazing! I just adore your outfit from the top to the bottom! I am following you on bloglovin now check me out too if you like!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  42. Your blue coat is so pretty and I just love the way you've put this whole look together. Grace is such a lovely girl as well! So happy that she is doing well!
    :)
    Allison

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  43. Awesome outfit! Love the purse

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  44. Super chic! I have a small obsession for Prada bags too :) kiss!
    New outfit post on Tati loves pearls

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    Maybe follow each other's via facebook?

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  45. Love your outfit,love the necklace and your daughter is soo cute! I am following you on GFC, would be very happy if you did the same! Maybe you also wanna follow on facebook and bloglovin? Let me know!I am also hosting a giveaway. Kisses <3<3

    Love sushi and fashion
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  46. Amazing outfit! I love the coat:)

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  47. I love your outfit. The blue coat and the blue in the plaid top seem to match perfectly! Plus that is an amazing necklace. Sweet guy to have gotten it for you. The pictures are beautiful and it sure does look cold there.
    Hopefully work and training and everything will slow down now. Work has been keeping me insanely busy too. I got a surprise call this morning though, before I even woke up to tell me that we would not be working today. A water main break has resulted in no water so no work! I am really appreciating the day off.
    Sorry to hear about your little girl. She is so adorable. I will definitely keep her in my prayers.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  48. Lovee this look so beautiful x

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  49. Love the color of the jacket. Grace is the cutest!

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  50. Great look! Love your necklace :)x

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  51. loving your coat!

    xx

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  52. Thanks for the comment love! Your accessories shot is the best! xxx

    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.ca/

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  53. Nice post and blog!


    Would you like follow each other? Let me know =)

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  54. Your daughter is beautiful and your blog is amazing!
    Please follow nativeflowers.blogspot.com

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  55. Beautiful outfit! Good luck in your acupuncture :)
    I have a small obsession with Prada bags, too!

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  56. You look really great and that coat and necklace are so nice. Have a great day.

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  57. You look great and I am definitely loving that bag!

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  58. Such a cute outfit!
    You live in Minnesota?? I go there like every year! Hahahah to Duluth & Minneapolis. So close!

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  59. Beautiful Pics!

    You got a great Blog.
    Would you like to follow each other?
    (On GFC and Bloglovin) Just let me know ;)
    My Blog: Strike a Pose

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  60. omg i absolutely love your necklace. can never go wrong with jcrew statement necklaces :)

    love your posts girl and cant wait to see more, will def follow and hope to keep in touch :)

    xx
    hope you stop by!

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  61. Lovely coat! the colour is beautiful! x

    http://ecobirdstyle.blogspot.com.au/

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  62. Hi Christy, this is my first time in your blog and fell in love with it--with your style mostly. The plaid under knit? Adorn with a statement necklace? Original. Also, I don't know what happened to Grace but I am happy that she is doing well after surgery. She is beautiful!

    Best,
    Betina
    The Boyfriend Project

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  63. I just discovered your blog and fell in love instantly. Your personal taste and style are just so plain elegant and Grace is completely adorable. Would you like to follow each other? Lots of love! :)

    thisistheplot.blogspot.com

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  64. Hey I loved your style so much! And your bag is georgeus!! :) Grace is so adorable!! :)

    Have a look at my blog! If you like, would you like to follow each other? I'll always follow back! :) Just leave a comment after you follow. Kisses :)

    http://lunaparkqueen.blogspot.com

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  65. Grace is sooooooo cute, words can't describe. Love the laid back feel of the outfit with statement pieces like the necklace bag and coat, works really well together. Keep it up. xx

    A Model Wardrobe

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  66. Lovely colourful outfit :) I like the statement necklace! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  67. Such a gorgeous outfit! And your daughter is adorable~~

    LIVE.IN.LOVE ✞

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  68. Thanks for your sweet comment.
    I like your blog so much!
    I follow you right now, I hope you follow me back! =)

    addictbeiconic.blogspot.com

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  69. Grace is such a strong beautiful girl. Hope she continues to do well! Also your outfit is gorgeous, very chic. I love that necklace.


    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  70. <3 <3
    i am now your new follower! I added you onto my reading list for blogspot!

    xoxo,

    Hannah

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  71. awesome post!

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  72. I adore this outfit! What a great style! X

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  73. love your coat!
    would you like to follow each other?:)

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  74. Oh I love your beautiful blue coat! It looks great with that plaid, and the statement necklace is gorgeous!


    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  75. Love the necklace **

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  76. So darling! Love how you layered the whole look! Beautiful! Would you like to follow each other??

    xo
    Emily
    The Rancher's Daughter

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  77. Ohh I'm sooo glad I came across your blog babe,looks great!
    xx
    B.
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  78. Your baby Grace is super adorable. A miniature of you. I love love Prada too. Such classic and luxury. You look great by the way. This is such a chic outfit. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet thoughts.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  79. First off, your coat is in a very lovely shade of blue that I want to have, but would have no use of here since it's almost-always hot in Manila. Secondly, I read back a few posts and I'm amazed at what you're going through with Grace. She's a really beautiful baby and her strength is admirable. Praying for you guys too! :D

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

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  80. you look super chic in blue! :) and i wish nothing but the best for Grace, she's adorable.. and be strong also Christy! stay beautiful <3

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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  81. Happy International Women's Day! You're truly a wonderful and strong woman. My cousin's daughter is suffering from severe burns and I applaud her for being so strong too.

    I love your necklace and I think snow is the best backdrop for any photos. Have a great weekend!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  82. great outfit! I am really happy for Grace! Give her a kiss from me! :*

    http://landing-in-fashion.blogspot.com/

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