Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WWD: Faux Real

Welcome to the Fauxest of the Faux vests. SOME of us (Shannan) didn't buy the Rachel Zoe Faux and have to make due with this little number. While I wish it was the RZ version and wish it was more at the hip, I can live with it.

Why is that? (That was you.) Because this The Limited vest from The Scholar Shop was eight whole dollars. (That was me. Gloating just a bit.)

True story: My husband was laid off a few weeks ago and we were really looking to move to Boston. One of my biggest concerns? Moving away from The Scholar Shop. Faux real. How sad is that? The place is a GOLDMINE though. 99% of the time I list stuff as "resale" in these posts it means it is from there.

My fears have been silenced though as the Mr. got a fantastic new job here in St. Louis already and starts tomorrow.
This is awesome on many levels. One being the obvious: No po house.
Two: This soothes the best of another fear I have: Driving. I don't drive on the highways. I have mayjah panic attacks. Faux real.
So, faux now I get to stay here in St. Louis where I know ALL the sideroads in town to get me just about anywhere I need to go.

Yes, this post is my turn to share. I've had an anxiety disorder for about 17 years now. Yay me! It's come and gone and been way intense and less intense. I've driven on the highways off and on over those years but definitely not in the last four. During those years there have been times I've been freaked out in the grocery store, quit flying, I've avoided social situations, been in therapy, literally didn't leave the house for 3 months straight with agoraphobia, tried meds, hated meds, quit meds, more therapy, gotten SO MUCH BETTER. It's been a struggle but maybe this is my "it gets better" post. It does get better.
It's not easy and it takes a lot of work and trial and error, but it.does.get.better. Faux real. Pretty much these days it's just the highway driving that is my ticket to Crazy Town.
THANKFULLY, I'm no longer agoraphobic. Missing out on Scholar Shop finds would be tragic. Gasp! I shudder to think.
Limited Vest: The Scholar Shop
Dress worn as a tunic: Three years old and can't recall to save my life.
Jeans: Old Navy
Jewelry: Local little shop
Shoes: F21
If anyone suffers with anxiety or panic attacks, feel free to hit me up on the email over thurr. I may not have the best advice but I can empathize the heck out of things!


Silver Strands said...

First off - SUPER cute vest. You have STYLE!

Secondly, I'm glad you don't have to move far away and drive. Aren't those fears the worst? So hard to overcome.

Great post, I think everyone needs to hear the words "it gets better" once in a while :)

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

I'm in love with this outfit...and you! xoxo

Jackie said...

Thanks for sharing your struggles-makes me feel better about my own. I have major travel/flying anxiety. It runs pretty deep...makes it hard for me to get excited about any vacay, though I try my hardest!
love your outfit, I wish I had a cool shop like that where I live! And your earrings are gorgeous they remind me of Alexis Bittar jewels.

Natasha said...

Remember that one time you drove on the highway??? 1/2 Marathon weekend, after lunch? I was tote-bag McGee in the passenger seat to witness it the quarter-mile jaunt!

Peetzi Jen said...

Love this post! The older I get, the worse the anxiety. And when it starts interfering with life fun, it's just no bueno!

And yur big crystal ball necklace...bananas!! Gimme.


this free bird said...

I love your faux Ames - and the Chef has suffered w/anxiety for 17 years. It's no picnic in the park, but you're right - it can and does get better.


Alicia said...

Ah anxiety is the worst, I have had a few panic attacks in my day - no fun! Love the faux fur!!

Dobbygirl said...

Anxiety sucks, I'm right there with you. I've had a couple of panic attacks in my life and they scare the crap out of you for sure. It's like a cycle of pain - sheesh.

At any rate, you look amazing!!