Look at me, all sassy. This is the face of a girl who has had two surgeries in as many months, and has survived one round of chemo. Yeah, baby.
This girl is, all things considered, feeling pretty good. (HA! That'll change.)
tee: old…here's my current fav
Oh, and I'm wearing my work shirt like a jacket. But to keep from feeling exactly like my mom circa 1995, I'm wearing mine over a graphic tee, rather than a modest v-neck.
And speaking of my mom, guess what I'm doing in this pic?
Arguing with her. This pic was taken sometime after the second chemo treatment, and I'm all, "oh look my hair's falling out, but it still looks good, so therefore and in conclusion, it'll stop shedding any second now and I'm not going to actually lose my hair. Cause that's absurd." And Mom is like, "Shana, go get it cut off right now. It'll be gone by tomorrow." And then I huffily roll my eyes and snort and lecture her on how different things are today and SERIOUSLY MOTHER you obviously DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. GAWD.
The next day I woke up with a male pattern baldness part. Sigh. And yes, hello, wig.
In summary: Mom was right, and I am capable of – with shocking ease – reverting back to a petulant teenager. Life lessons brought to you c/o of breast cancer. Oh goody.
But let's talk about these 90's work-shirts. Cause I'm kinda loving them. I've been wearing them like a jacket, peeking out from under a jacket (or a vest, again like my mother)….
….and per usual, with a total disregard to complementary color palettes. I call it my 'modern take on color'.
And by "modern," I mean "I have breast cancer and will wear all of my favorite things simultaneously in the manner of the Red Hat Society."
It's freeing, really, this breast cancer nonsense. I mean MODERN.
denim: AG Legging Jeans
But if I had one bone to pick with these work shirts, it's that they aren't all that tuckable. A bit too thick for my bit-too-thick middle. HOWEVER! They half-tuck like a champ. (And are kind of fun and cozy and unexpected on date night/trip to Penn Medicine.)
skirt: old Target….try their midi version
tights: Plush Fleece Lined Tights
bag: Moop paperback
My workshirt is by Penfield, a Massachusetts-based heritage brand, bought at Madewell. They have a bunch of colors available, but it would be pretty easy to grab a vintage one (there's one in my Dad's closet at the Lake that I need to get my hands on before my sister does…)
And Mom? Despite the fact that I can be a total pain in the ass (especially as of late), I love you to pieces. Happy Birthday to the woman who taught me everything I know about fighting like a girl.