Thursday, April 19

Vintage and Old World Couture Bring New Life to Tough Days

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When one of those lemons is cancer, things don’t seem so easy. Beyond the day of diagnosis lies a gauntlet of treatments and doctor visits; cancer doesn’t wait to strike until a woman’s to-do list is lean. Life goes on, despite bouts of nausea, seemingly endless exhaustion and the rush of appointments. Work and school won’t disappear. Family obligations continue. Whether the culprit is breast cancer, melanoma, leukemia or mesothelioma, the challenge drains the most resilient of women.

When treatments and endless appointments find a cancer sufferer tired and drained, therapy of a new sort may be best. Sickness doesn’t define anyone. One possible way to boost energy and morale is take a day for yourself, go shopping for some new clothing. Women who enjoyed vintage fashion when healthy still find joy in browsing for styles from days gone by. Depending on her situation, the process for shopping or browsing may change, but a little creative thinking can make it happen.

Ideally, a woman struggling with cancer such as mesothelioma will be able to find a friend to bring along to do some in-person shopping. Perhaps she wants to plan a trip to a favorite old haunt, or maybe she and her friend would like to try a new spot for vintage looks. If you get worn out, take a seat and let your friend bring selections to you. Save your energy for trying on a few fabulous outfits. Be sure to pick accessories as well as clothing. Hats and jewelry are fun, and also truly complete the vintage look. While searching for the perfect outfit, a few savvy purchases will provide a wardrobe upgrade that raises self-confidence in the coming weeks.

If going out to shop isn't immediately possible, vintage looks online are great for a little “window shopping”. Women who love shopping for vintage clothing might enjoy auction and advertising sites where locals go to sell their treasures. Old World couture has also hit the runways big time in 2012, so browsing through a few designer collections online might be a fun pick-me-up as well.

Dreams only take along those who put action into their ideas. Women who enjoy vintage shopping and putting together retro outfits need to make a couple purchases too. When treatments have her feeling low, the woman who has so often put together the most eye-catching outfit from the fashions of yesteryear will benefit from revisiting her hobby. Doing something enjoyable provides a boost for the spirit, and a fresh vintage outfit will build confidence too. A fight for life demands every bit of strength manageable. An enjoyable  outing, fun online surfing and styling vintage purchases just might be the uplifting activities a woman fighting for her life needs.

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  1. Ooh, that shop picture is so cute - j'adore the mural on the wall! :)

  2. I can imagine that going shopping - doing anything fun and distracting - with a good friend would be very helpful in tough times. X

  3. So inspirational!!!! x

  4. Great post! Love the photo of Kylie post cancer....

  5. Interesting and inspiring!


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