Monday, April 8, 2013

Chemical Pneumonitis












Shirtdress, tights: Gap; Boots: Target; Coat: Lilies; Belt: H&M (similar); Necklace: Hand-me-down

These photos were taken about two hours before Ben inadvertently poisoned us with toxic waterproofing fumes in our tiny apartment and we headed (back through this same park) to the ER across the street. Basically, yesterday was not the Sunday I'd anticipated and not a Sunday I'd be interested in repeating for at least a few weeks. Word of advice? If it says "earth friendly" on the aerosol can, it does not mean "people-friendly" and "spray in unventilated spaces." We went into some (scary but not life-threatening) respiratory distress and then spent four hours in the ER as Ben was put on a nebulizer containing essentially, asthma meds, while I read a book, froze to death, and listened to the other patients in the nearby rooms with their various ailments. When googling the waterproofing sprays we found a million results about people getting sick. Great! Thanks, REI.

Since then, Ben and I have been taking it easy, trying to move as little as possible to avoid coughing and waiting for our headaches to finally dissipate. I was so out of it yesterday evening that I had a hard time changing our laundry out and think I shrunk one of my favorite button downs! Darn! Hope you all had a much more successful weekend than I did!

(Linking up with YOLO Mondays, My Style, Style Sessions)

50 comments

  1. You're a doll and this dress is soooo cute!!

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  2. That sounds so scary, I hope you're both feeling better today!

    If it helps, you looked adorable before ( :

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  3. Cute dress!

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  4. I mean, at least you looked good while being poisoned. Oh and I have completely learned that earth friendly, etc. does NOT mean people friendly. I nearly poisoned myself doing that.

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  5. That sounds pretty awful! My landlord resurfaced my bathtub when I first moved in...but didn't tell me he was doing it. I came home to a very sick dog and two cats. Glad you guys are feeling better!
    Tara
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  6. I love the color and pattern of the dress, and how you styled everything! You look great!

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  7. Oh my goodness! Sounds horrific!!

    Glad you're OK now!

    Bundana
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  8. That's terrible! I'm glad it wasn't too serious... fyi, that dress is fabulous!
    Hope
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  9. Killer cheekbones! And your hair is so voluminous....I'm jealous. The color of that tunic is wonderful on you, too.

    I'm sorry you had an icky Sunday experience!

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  10. I hope you get better soon, so bad... :/ You look great althought.
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  11. Oh my gosh - this is so scary and I'm glad you two were alright! What were you waterproofing, out of curiosity? We're about to treat the top of a gazebo we just assembled, but will definitely do it outside.

    You look fantastic, however!

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  12. Oh my goodness. That's horrible! I hope you're both feeling better!

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  13. Gorgeous dress!

    xo
    Melissa
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  14. Aw, I am so sorry about what happenned to you this weekend. It sounds awful! But atleast you got a good story out of it, haha. Anyway, I just found your blog and I really love your style. It is so classic yet unique and totally gorgeous on you. I love this outfit! I will be following along now :)

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  15. What a beautiful dress. The color looks great on you!
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  16. Cute dress! I love that color on you!

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  17. love the color of that dress xx
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  18. What a pretty dress, red is a great color on you!
    xo Dina
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  19. Amazing post!!
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    xoxo


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  20. I'm in love with how you styled this dress - great tights and boots!

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  21. Omg! So scary - glad everything is ok. Your dress is beautiful :) x, Kat

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  22. Oh NO! So good to hear you two are on the mend! Are you are looking super gorgeous in this coral color my dear!
    xx
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  23. That is a very nice shirt dress!!

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  24. Such a beautiful dress, the colour really suits you!

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  25. That dress is SO cute, and red looks gorgeous on you!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  26. gorgeous outfit.
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  27. gorgeous outfit.
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  28. great dress! love the geometric pattern and color :)


    XO Meghan
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  29. If it says earth friendly it harms humans? Aren't we a part of the frigging earth?!?! That's crazy, people can put anything on a label and simply not care... But I must admit you look great in this red number, that Gap dress is frigging prefect!!

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  30. Ohmygosh that's CRAZY?! Seriously that would suck so much - holy crap. Anyhow - you look adorable!!! That shirtdress is adorable on you

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  31. Great dress! I'd love for you to link up to My Style Monday. http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/2013/04/my-style-monday_8.html

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  32. This colour it's perfect on you!!!
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  34. Woah, so sorry to hear!
    {i do love the dress!)

    alyson
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  35. so sorry about your crazy weekend! love this dress on you, though - your eyes really pop!

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  36. that dress is so pretty! love the bright color and subtle pattern!
    xo,
    nancy

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  37. Lovely dress!! You are so pretty girl ! :) xo

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  38. love your shirt-dress! :*

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  39. thsee pictures are so lovely! you look so great
    x

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  40. You look gorgeous in the dress! Glad you are feeling better, that can be serious stuff! Stopping by from the link up.

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  41. Lovely dress, and great pictures!! Love your natural waves.

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  42. I love that dress! And sorry to hear your weekend didn't go so well - glad you're ok! xx Sarah

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  43. That dress is so gorgeous, the color is really flattering. Hope you're feeling better!

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