LINKUPWITHLISA #70 - Hunter Green and Black Outfit

Thank you all so much for your incredible support last week when I wrote about my struggle with anxiety. So many of you reached out and opened up about your own challenges that you face. I feel such a connection with each of you and greatly appreciate all of your kind words. Sending Love XO.

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This outfit almost didn't happen! I was getting ready for date night and my belly started swelling. I had a full abdominal repair with mesh seven months ago and I am still dealing with pain and inflammation. I really wanted to wear this green top with my black jeans but that was a big fail. I needed pants that created a smooth line on my body. I remembered I had these thick elastic waist jeggings and they did look much better. Unfortunately you could still see my belly bump through the long clingy shirt, and it would only get bigger after I ate dinner. 

I was feeling frustrated and I almost gave up to try another outfit. Then I tied the bottom of my shirt and I was so happy that it camouflaged my stomach perfectly. Now I needed to cover my butt! I looked through my closet and found my long black duster and score!! I felt so much more comfortable and I wasn't self-conscious. My husband loved the outfit and kept telling me how hot I looked. That definitely felt good especially since he sees me in my loungewear and abdominal brace every day lol. A woman even told me she loved my outfit while we were out. 

It's funny how an outfit that almost didn't happen turned into an outfit that I loved after a little determination! Don't give up on those days that you feel like nothing looks good on your body. Years ago I would have started crying and not gone out to eat. Keep trying different styles and learn what works on your body. You are beautiful XO.

We had a great dinner at Bnapoli Italian with our friend Angela! She had a steak, hubby had seafood and I had the best vegan veggie pizza I have ever tasted!

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  1. Thank you so much for the nice surprise, Lisa!

    You look fabulous! Black and olive look so great together. So glad you worked through this until it came together perfectly. Have a great weekend!

  2. Love the color combo! I think you look beautiful even wearing a bag!

  3. A really great look, love the olive top, looks fab how you've tied it - great idea. Hope you had a lovely evening. x Your blog is very honest and inspiring. x Jacqui

  4. Such a lovely evening. You look great. I like olive color. The top is definitely better when is tied up. And the most important thing is that you feel better. o)

    Anna xoxo

  5. I absolutely love this combination of olive and black! Super chic and put together!


  6. Sexy top!!!

    Check out how I merged a bit of Fall and Summer in a single look at the blog this week and let me know what you think!

    Happy Monday!


  7. I'Ve often seen you in that colour palette and I thik because ofyour blonde hair it really suits you. Looking good as always! Would love if you can link up to

  8. Your welcome for the feature the other day, you look beautiful Lisa!

  9. i love the color and also the versatility of your top!

  10. Like the colour combo! Thanks for sharing! :)

  11. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great top!