Top: Marshalls, $15
Skirt: Charlotte Russe, $16
Purse: H&M, $28 (exact here)
Necklace: Forever 21
Boots: Forever 21, $22 

I have been so good all winter about avoiding the flu or a cold or even the sniffles. Yes, I've been neurotic. Yes, I use hand sanitizer like it's required to sustain life. Yes, I wipe down every solid surface around me with countless Clorox wipes wherever I go (including when I was on an airplane last week... I have no shame in wiping down a filthy airplane). I don't touch door handles, I don't touch my face with my hands, I don't touch people, I AM HARDCORE. And it's all worth it if I can avoid being sick.

But last night, I started feeling a tiny itch in my throat. I tried to ignore it by drinking buckets of water all evening, but by bedtime, it was quite apparent: I had a sore throat. And by morning, it was even more apparent: my throat was burning like a thousand suns.

And what's even worse, is that I feel I can narrow down where I got this little annoyance from to one particular event, the only time I can think of that I wasn't on crazy germ patrol. It was last Saturday. I was at Old Navy. My alarm went off on my phone, reminding me to take my birth control pill (we're all adults here, right?). And as I went to put it in my mouth, I dropped it. Onto the floor of Old Navy. Gross, right? But what could I do though? I couldn't skip a pill, right? And I figured I'd rather have dirt in my system then a baby. Let's just be real. So I tried to dust the pill off a bit, popped it in, and I went along my merry way.

Well 48 hours later, after a long 3 mile walk in 23 degree weather with my husband, I found myself with a sore throat. At least, I guess, I don't have a baby. Right?

Anyway. This is my outfit. Just an excuse to whine about a sore throat.


  1. I was neurotic this winter and it's the one time in the longest time that I actually got a cold! I'm like forget this, I'm done being neurotic since it didn't work for me.

    Bring in the germs and I won't get sick. Funny how that works.

  2. Blue and yellow looks lovely together! I haven't gotten sick yet this winter (knock on wood), so I totally know what it's like to be a germaphobe!

  3. My friend, your priorities are spot on. There is very little I wouldn't put in my system as a non-baby trade off ;)
    Oh and also you're hot.

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa Loquitur

  4. love the bright blue and the black booties!


  5. Hope you're healing up soon!

    Thanks for being a light for us sharing your wonderful outfits. Glad to see I'm not the only "germ-conscious" one out there :)

  6. I don't think I have ever seen that color look bad on someone! Love the skirt! I hope your throat feels better :)

  7. Those boots! Ahh want them! I hope you aren't sick for long!

    XO, Kelsey

  8. Love the mix of yellow and blue! And that necklace is so lovely! Sorry to hear about your sore throat... hope it is better soon!

  9. You are too funny Lynette! So sorry you have a cold :( I literally sleep with cough drops in my mouth when I have a cold, weird right? As for the outfit, I sooo love that necklace and that skirt is the perfect blue!

  10. omg you're hilarious. I adore this look on you first of all. Second of all, feel better soon. And third of all - your BCP story made me LOL at work. Which is sometimes embarassing, but luckily there aren't enough people here to look at me funny, yet. I try and take mine at night so that there are never any "awkward" moments, but I always love when someone catches me and I'm like "don't mind me! just takin' my baby blockers!" Girl problems. Le sigh.

  11. i literally can't tell you how many times i've done that "dropped on the floor, dust off, pop it in your mouth" move. i should probably have a pretty year-round sore throat with my track record!

    hope you feel better soon!


  12. First off LOVE the top !!! from the soft yellow color to the cuffed sleeves! That's a must have in my closet piece! Secondly, über fun necklace! Where from? Thirdly, better to have dirt in my system than baby...omg, I die!! You're too funny!

  13. Love love LOVE this outfit!! I have that same necklace- it's so beautiful yet so simple! Forever 21 makes great jewelry :)

    -Jenna Brianne

  14. This look is for real gorgeous. I seriously had a mini-gasp-out-loud moment when I saw it! I love the colors and the simplicity--but it looks so classy!
    Fab. U. Lous.

    1. PS: I've had something for going on five weeks now...I think it's about time I see a doctor...? Here's hoping you feel better soon!

  15. Your hair looks fantastic in these pics - and I am loving your tote, what a great piece!

  16. oh i dono, maybe a baby wouldn't be so bad! you have a cute husband (or ya know, whatever is appropriate to say to your blogging friend), you're pretty. your babies would be adorable! as a future doctor, i think you should have skipped it (that's how this works right? hahaha)

  17. You look adorable! My throat just starting itching today and I am SO mad - trying to fight it off so much. I hope it passes quickly!
    -Bree @ aBree Fashion

  18. Ok, your story is hilarious, and I would have definitely done the same thing. It's a bummer that you're feeling sick now though. However, this outfit is awesome! I love the color of your skirt!

  19. Icky, sorry you're getting sick! That's the worst...when you feel it coming on and you just have to go with it.

    On the flip side, I'm in love with your hair. Your curls are seriously perfect.


  20. Oh my goodness. Girl. I thought I was the only crazy germaphobe freak lol!!!!! I hate getting sick with a passion. Colds..I can handle. Flu...I'll take the flu shot and hope for the best. Stomach virus thingy...SHOOT ME. You know what's funny...I take all those precautionary measures and still get sick. So annoying. Anyways. End rant lol. Feel better girl! You look gorgeous. Your hair looks gorgeous. And I love the blue pencil skirt with the yellow top! Super cute necklace too!

  21. Sooooo Lynette... When are you going to show us how you curl your hair?? I used to know how to curl mine awesome, but since mine has grown a couple of inches (only a couple unfortunately) it just hasn't been looking right! Hope you feel better soon!

  22. Love your colorblocking! Ripe for Spring yet still warm enough- anchored by the black tights- for Winter. Found you from Pretty Pieces Blog! Love your site <3 ..

    -Brittany of @suburbchicblog

  23. i love this look so much, the blue and pale yellow look great together with the fun necklace to tie it all together. just perfect. i hope you start to feel better soon! i have been pretty crazed myeslf lately about attempting to remain germ free but sometimes you just can't control germs coming your way.