Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Day At The Beach

A Day At The Beach
J. Jill linen shirt, Woman Within maxi dress, Ultrafino hat, La Roche-Posay Anthelios sunscreen, Coppertone sunscreen, Camelbak water bottle, Chaco sandals. 

This day at the beach happened last month, in June.  June 24th, to be precise.  It was a nice day for being at the beach.  I did an outreach with my friend Patty.  She packed cold water, sandwiches and fruit.  I packed the sunscreen and a hat.  I bought along a bottle of water, too.  We were doing an outreach to the community at a Boardwalk Bash health fair at Midland Beach on Staten Island, volunteering for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Staten Island affiliate.  I've been a bit under the weather since then, and not going out much, so no outfits to post.  Also I haven't had much energy or ambition for blogging, sorry to say.  Hopefully I'm on the mend, and I'll be back posting outfits and articles again. 

This is the first maxi dress I've bought, and I like it.  It fits well (no bra straps visible in front or in back), it doesn't ride up and it's long enough to be a maxi, but it doesn't drag on the floor.  The linen shirt is so comfortable!  Perfect for when there's a bit of a breeze blowing, as there was at the beach that day.  

I wear two different sunscreens, one for my face and one for my body, because most sunscreens irritate my face, but this one from La Roche-Posay works very well.  It was expensive, but I got it on sale for half price from either or, I can't remember which.  So I got two, and now I'm set for a good long time with sunscreen.  That's good, because I use it every day I go out.  

The Chaco sandals I've had for a few years now, and they're great.  They're comfortable and they don't irritate my feet, the way some sandals can.  You can loosen or tighten the ties that hold the foot in place.  

I hope all of you are enjoying the summer.  It's definitely my favorite season of the year. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

What to Wear to an Ultrasound

What to Wear to an Ultrasound

Wednesday, July 8th, I went for an abdominal ultrasound.  I've had mammograms before, and the suitable attire is similar - no metal or jewelry, plus you can't have anything to eat or drink but water 6 hours prior to the test.  The only difference is that you can wear deodorant to an abdominal ultrasound.  If you've been for a mammogram, you know you can't wear deodorant, powder or perfume or oil.  

The ultrasound was early in the morning, thankfully.  The test took about 30 minutes.  I wore a t-shirt and elastic waist pants that were easy to move, and microfiber panties, that were also easy to move.  I don't recommend wearing cotton panties for an ultrasound, just because they aren't as flexible as microfiber.  That's my experience, anyway.  Yours may differ, of course!  I didn't actually use the Coach bag, I just thought it looked good with the pink shirt.  I actually used my trusty LL Bean tote:

I finally bought a pink wallet that matches the Coach tote, but unfortunately, it's no longer available, so I don't have a Polyvore picture to show you.  It's on my Pinterest Handbags board, though, if you're interested.  It was on sale!  $68!

Anyway, if you're going to have an ultrasound, I recommend wearing clothes that are comfortable and easy to move, with stretchy fabrics and loose fitting garments, or if you're wearing fitted garments, make sure they have some stretch so you can move them easily.