Thursday, June 10, 2010

Look of the Day: Love the Skin You're In

I haven't worn anything but hospital gowns since Thursday and since I was only home for half the day yesterday I didn't bother rocking and outfit, I wore a tee. A tee with a message that is. As I mentioned in my previous post after my whole ordeal, my body and health have been on my mind a lot. The hole that developed in my lung even spooked some of my friends who smoke, because the doctor said I would be in way worse shape, even if I smoked causally. I think having respect for your body is always important but sometimes reflecting on that importance is easier then others. The Marc by Marc Jacobs tee I am wearing supports the very idea of loving your body in more ways then one. The Protect the Skin You're In campaign had a slew of celebrities ditching their clothes to make an eye catching statement of the importance of protecting your skin.
I purchased the tee because I love Victoria Beckham, the tee was freaking awesome and all proceeds of the Tee benefited Skin Cancer research. Being someone with susceptible skin(lots of freckles and moles) I'm pretty passionate about getting quality vitamin D, rocking hats and protective gear, avoiding tanning and eating healthy foods in order to keep your skin healthy. Clearly this tee was perfect for me. Chances are if you are doing the right thing for your largest organ, you are also taking good care of your body. And sometimes taking care of your body means eating a chocolate chip cookie or two, because being happy is part of being healthy!
I'm BACK! And I'm all smiles! Still mascara-less though.
And pedicure-less, I need to work on that.
My cool new accessory to protect my catheter. Feel free to cut the foot off an old sock and rock on your bicep if you would like to join in on the fun.
Expect to see my new accessory accompanying my outfits for the next week or so. The goal is to have it removed before my Europe vacation, or that trip is going to be a no-go.
I Love the message of this tee almost as much as I love Marc Jacobs and Victoria Beckham.
My Tee is no longer available but other celebs and models with the same message are available here. I would recommend the Chloe Sevigny one, the Heidi one is fierce too!
Marc by Marc Jacobs Tee, Juicy sweats, H&M headband, and of course my complimentary hospital bracelet.
Yay for loving your body, Victoria Beckham and Marc Jacobs!


  1. Glad to see that your positive attitude never changed1 It's really inspiring actually...

    Love the tee (and the message) and even the super cool arm accessory. Brings me back to elementary school and getting jealous of my friend's casts when they would break a bone haha...

  2. You're very inspirational, Amber-- when I'm sick smiles are hard to come by! Love your attitude, and we're all happy to see you're doing well. Don't scare us like that again, haha! :)

  3. Aw Thanks Ladies! Being inspirational isn't what I was gong for, just trying to keep my spirits up. It's easy to get caught up in the boo hoo all my birthday plans are ruined attitude haha!

  4. I'm glad you're home and feeling better! I love how you're always so positive. :)

  5. Love the positive vibes, girlie. And that catheter sleeve is hawt. If only Missoni made catheter sleeves...jk :)

  6. love your positivity! you look great, and i hope you're feeling better!

  7. Glad you are back. You look great! Really!

  8. I'm so glad to see you on the way back to health -and- using this experience to promote well-being overall, good for you! Prevention and good health are key. Btw, did your team have any idea what might've made you vulnerable to this in the first place? I.e., was it kind of going around in your locale? Or, were you simply just lucky enough to catch it, for no reason at all? In any case, just glad to see you feeling better!

    It's a real testament to always take pneumonia seriously, and I'm so glad you did :)!

  9. Aw so cute! Best part though is that sock!!!! :)
    glad you're on the mend.

  10. How is it possible you look so adorable after all of that?! Your attitude is so inspirational and inspiring. So glad to hear you are on the mend...

  11. You're back and pretty as ever. Good to see you up and around lady!

  12. Thank you so much ladies!!

    Ann-I had a bacterial form of pneumonia. I was stick with strep and just thought it was a really bad cold, since it was an untreated form of strep that turned into pneumonia.

  13. You look adorable! Good to hear that things are going in the right direction. And of course I would totally send you some of my chicken soup if I could :)

  14. Just found you Amber. So glad I came and scrolled through. Very inspiration.

  15. Thank you ladies!

    How sweet of you Denalee, thank you!

  16. Darling hair accessory. <3

    -Dyanna Pure

  17. Hello! I just came across your blog from Silver Strands. I love your attitude!!! You are a wonderful inspiration, and at such a young age. I just became a follower and will be back to check on you.
    I love how, even when you feel so bad you still want to look cute. -And, you do!
    Love & Prayers,

  18. Welcome Back! Glad to hear your are home and healthy and still looking fabulous !

    Have a great weekend Amber!


  19. glad you're better! that sounds scary!

  20. aw you look adorable and I am so glad you are smiling!!