Fashion

“Hello, it’s Me…”

IMG_3377IMG_3352IMG_3341IMG_3325IMG_3413IMG_3373IMG_3363IMG_3406IMG_3333IMG_3329 Coat [Via Spiga, also here] Sweater [H&M, similar here] Jeans [Loft] Boots [Frye] Sunnies [Ray Ban] Bag [Louis Vuitton]

…I’m sorry it’s been two whole weeks since you’ve last heard from me…. okay, no more Adele references, I promise. Happy Friday, friends! As you know, my health takes priority over, well, everything, and I am happy to report that it’s actually been a positive priority the past couple weeks! As I mentioned in previous posts, December and January were really rough months for me. It culminated to where I was bedridden for almost a week but life works in mysterious ways because since then, I’ve actually been feeling a little bit better! However, I hesitate to say that for two reasons. One, I am not “better” by any means and it saddens to me think of how much progress I need to make before I’m back to my old self again and two, I never know how long the “good” periods of time are going to last. It may simply be a few hours during the day, intermittent periods of time over the course of a few days, etc., but however long it lasts, it’s a huge confidence booster for me. After being sick for a year and four months, I appreciate every moment that I can actually do “normal” things. I’ve capitalized on my increased energy and have been making some positive changes in my life. Given the “New Year” (okay, so I’m still a little behind) I made a resolution to get my life back on track in every way that I physically could. I will no longer allow my health to completely run my life and I’m proud to say that I’m at the point where I can finally start making some small changes.

A goal I set for myself is to get out of the apartment at least one time a day. It may not sound like much but given that so many days have been spent never smelling the fresh air, it’s a big improvement for me. I’ve been walking outside, going to the store with a friend, and even went out to dinner two times last week! I know- stop the presses. It was a major moment for me. I have been using all of my energy to accomplish my goal of enjoying life and doing more that I haven’t had time for much else, hence the lack of posts. As I said, I don’t know how long my boost of energy will last so while it’s here…#YOLO!

I have also decided that I am going to make blogging more of a priority, feeling well or not. When I created Classic & Gray in August, the goal was always to have lifestyle posts mixed in with fashion, beauty, home decor, etc. In the beginning, I wrote several personal (and long) posts about my life and health to help you get to know me and my story better. Lifestyle posts are some of my favorites but also the most time-consuming, by far. Given the lack of energy I had around the holidays, I haven’t felt up to writing one in a while but I have one in the works 🙂 Whether it’s a 1500 word novel post about the time I thought my life would end on an airplane or a quick post about my new coat on sale, I’m going to make the effort to blog more frequently. I also have some really, super exciting collaborations coming up in the next month or so stay tuned for those 🙂

Thank you for supporting this little hobby of mine, it means so much to me. Life is all about balance and after a year and four months, it’s about time I start to find mine again. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading!

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16 Comments

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    That's Alli Style
    February 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Liking this style girl!

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    whitecamellias
    February 12, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Welcome back and glad you are feeling better. Looking forward to reading more. Take care z

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      classicandgray
      February 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate that 🙂 Enjoy your weekend! Xx

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    georgiemac3
    February 12, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    You look so cute! Georgie xo
    https://thestyletransplant.wordpress.com

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    Kristen
    February 12, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Glad to hear you are feeling better and back to blogging! Also…I will not have Adele stuck in my head for the rest of the day!

    Love the look – very edgy and chic!

    xo Kristen

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      classicandgray
      February 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you love! I’m sorry, I had to make one reference but I promise I’m done! 🙂 I hope you have a great Vday weekend and I can’t wait to finally catch up in person soon! Xx

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    Cathy Aiello Martin
    February 12, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I cannot be happier for you Michele:-) So what if you think they are small steps, they Are Steps! What’s the rush? Slow and steady. Enjoy Valentine’s Day♥

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      classicandgray
      February 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you so much for the words of encouragement Cathy! I hit a little bump in the road but I’ll be back to my supermarket trips in no time (to think I’d ever be excited about that!) I’ve learned this is a marathon, not a race! Hope you’re well and thanks for following along xo

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    raysastyle
    February 13, 2016 at 12:03 am

    I’m obsessed with your coat! Happy weekend, beauty!

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      classicandgray
      February 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you! My mom has good taste haha! Enjoy your weekend love xo

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    Kristin
    February 16, 2016 at 11:04 am

    So glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better!! Sending positive vibes your way daily, girl! You look like a celeb in these pics, so at least you LOOK like you’re back to 100% 🙂 xox, Kristin

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      classicandgray
      February 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you love! I really appreciate that 🙂 Fake it til you make it, right? Can’t wait to see you soon! Enjoy your weekend xo

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    Abby
    February 18, 2016 at 3:19 am

    I am loving this polished look! Great coat!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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      classicandgray
      February 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much, Abby! Have a lovely weekend! Xx

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