Last time I wore this tunic I think I mentioned that I would try belting it next, so I did!
I get so many compliments whenever I wear this. It is just so…chic. And easy. I cannot say enough nice things about it.
I am realllllllly starting to itch to add my black leather biker jacket to outfits, but it is just too hot. So instead I added a bit of edge with a latex/leather look legging.
So I bet you are all wondering how my ear piercings are doing. No? Well that’s too bad because I am going to tell you anyway! Yesterday they were “healed” as far as the calendar goes. But that is outright lies. Last weekend I actually broke down and changed the earrings a week early. I did that because they were just not healing well. They stayed swollen and puffy and sad. Not oozing or anything, just unhappy. I knew this was probably because I was wearing post back earrings. In the past, I have never had any luck with post back earrings. I need a hoop or a hook, something that is open on both sides, or my ears get irritated. So I went and got some teeny gold and silver hoops at Wal-Mart.
I washed my hands like a Dr, with the run-off going down, and for a long time. Then I cleaned the earrings with rubbing alcohol. I also coated the posts in antibacterial ointment. Then I set about taking off the starter earrings. Good night it was hard! I had to pull so hard on the posts I was scared I was going to hurt myself! And when they came off…ugh! The scabbing and grossness that was in there! So super gross. Once they finally came off, I cleaned my ears with the stuff from the piercing store, and also added antibacterial ointment to them. Then I put the hoops in. It hurt. My ears are nowhere near healed so they did that thing where they didn’t go straight through right away but sort of swum around in there until I found the hole on the backside. It was much worse than the actual piercing. But I got it done.
The good news is I was right about the post backs hindering my healing and my ears have made a LOT of progress in the past week. The swelling has gone down altogether, and no more scabbing and gross bits happening. Plus they FEEL good. I will leave these in another couple of months, but I am glad I was able to get them on the road to recovery…
Belt and latex look leggings, Target
Bag, thrifted by Nathan
Necklace, Moon Raven Designs at Etsy