WIW 1/10-12 Sick FFBO x3 grey cardigan/burgundy skinnies/ballet flats

I was on call this week and unfortunately got sick--I had a cough, runny nose and chills and felt sore all over and incredibly fatigued. It was all I could do to power through work and go home and fall asleep. I couldn't even eat dinner or take care of the kids--DH took care of everything. I called my OB's office to see if I could come in and get tested for the flu (even though I had already gotten the flu shot this year) since the rest of my family had all gotten sick in the last couple of weeks and one of my patients had tested positive for the flu. But they didn't want me to come to the OB office if I was sick and scheduled me to see my primary doctor instead, who called me and told me not to come either since they are not doing testing and that he was just going to put in a prescription for Tamiflu since I am pregnant and higher risk for complications if I have the flu. So I started it and wow, I felt amazingly better within 12 hours. Like Lazarus! So I'll never know for sure, but I think maybe I really did have the flu. So glad I'm better now, because you know all those stories about pregnant women dying or miscarrying when they have the flu. We're pretty sure DD got H1N1 when I was pregnant with DS (she had fevers to 105) and that was the first year of the swine flu scare...she had only had 1 of the 2 shots for H1N1 when she came down with it. So I ended up on prophylactic Tamiflu back then too. The flu is really scary...so our whole family gets shots every year!

Anyways, since I was feeling sick and chilled, I went with a "sick FFBO" to keep me warm and comfy...grey cardigan, burgundy skinnies, and ballet flats (because I don't have any flat booties). I just swapped out the shirt, flats, purse and necklace each day. I felt much better today but stuck with the formula. Here are three variations...which do you like best? Hope you all are staying well this winter!

1-3. Pea in the Pod grey cascading cardigan
Pea in the Pod Mavi burgundy maternity skinnies
Pea in the Pod grey and white floral maternity blouse
Gap black maternity tank underneath
DSW Michael Kors Astor black studded satchel
Born silver floral ballet flats (to match the flowers in the blouse)
Black and white glass bead necklace

4-8. Pea in the Pod grey cascading cardigan
Pea in the Pod Mavi burgundy maternity skinnies
Pea in the Pod mustard cowl neck sweater
DSW Betsey Johnson burgundy hearts satchel
Stuart Weitzmann leopard ballet flats
Ann Taylor gold and burgundy long necklace
plus Betsey Johnson cream puffer (because it was super cold in the morning)

9-12. Pea in the Pod grey cascading cardigan
Pea in the Pod Mavi burgundy maternity skinnies
Japanese Weekend black and silver striped shirt
Fossil black and silver striped satchel
Born bronze ballet flats
Silver circles necklace

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  • lyn* replied 7 years ago

    Aww, you poor thing! On call and the flu is never fun!!! :( But you look so fabulous still!!! HOW DO YOU DO IT? Maybe it's the bright yellow of your second outfit ... ;)

    PS: Arent' those Born flats comfy? I have them too.

  • Jenava replied 7 years ago

    Stripes! My favorite is the striped one. Poor you, being sick. I got a flu shot and I think I still got sick, but just very slightly. Fever a couple nights in a row and then felt better.

  • christieanne replied 7 years ago

    So good to know you feel better! We are getting flu shots tomorrow (better late than never although apparently Cali is better off than rest of U.S.) and hope to avoid the whole thing although colds have lived in and around me for months it seems.
    Flu and being pregnant would be horrid! Rest :)

    You look absolutely fabulous and not like a lady that feels bad at all - love the mustard and burgundy. And cute puffer (cold is right!).

  • ManidipaM replied 7 years ago

    I'm so sorry you caught the flu, between work and pregnancy especially :-(
    But glad you're feeling better :-)

    And how totally inspiring and admirable to look so fab and fun despite it! :-D You go, Natalie!

    I love the matchy details in all these outfits --- you always show me how matchy can be made stylish as opposed to twee. You're amazing to take the time to accessorize so thoughtfully while under the weather --- hope it boosted your mood and energy! Loving the striped bag with the tunic, the floral top with the flats, and that heart-quilted bag is SUCH fun!

    Also: YAY for an easy formula that comes through in style for those extra-challenging days!

  • Zapotee replied 7 years ago

    Awww... poor thing. I hope you are back to normal now.... and you don't look sick at all. I love your fallback formulas here.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    I am in total awe of your fashion awesomeness! Looking as great as you do even when you are sick - WOW
    #4-8 is my fav - love the colors you have put together.
    Hope you are back to your normal self soon!

  • cobaltblue replied 7 years ago

    Natalie, I'm so glad you're feeling better. The flu is a scary thing, especially when expecting! You look so great in all of these, definitely a winning formula! You're my burgundy Pea in the Pod skinnies twin! :)

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    I'm so glad you're feeling better. I'd wondered where you'd gone. I've had the flu three times in my life and I do my best to avoid it because you're right it feels like the edge of death.

    I love the burgundy b/w combination and the bronze flats are super cute. I also like the burgundy with mustard combination. I must say I love the burgundy purse with the heart details. It looks so rich! (brings out my inner girl). I am so glad to have you back on the forum.

  • Scarlet replied 7 years ago

    SO GLAD you are feeling better and that everything is going well. I hope nevertheless you are able to get some extra rest. You look, in a word, amazing.

  • deb replied 7 years ago

    I am so glad you are feeling better. You hid your illness well and look great in all outfits.

  • sopranomom replied 7 years ago

    You are an inspiration! To keep going when you have the flu is one thing, but to look fabulous at the same time is utterly amazing! Each outfit is wonderful, totally put together and adorable. So glad you're feeling better and that you pursued medical help. Hope you and your family continue to do well.

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