Life Update: Explaining the Hiatus

I can but also cannot believe that a whole entire month has passed since my last blog post! My life has been going through something of a transition phase which has made it hard to keep up with my internet life. But, I am feeling cautiously optimistic that I will be able to get back into the swing of things soon. For anyone who is nosy about why I haven't been as active online lately, keep reading!

About six weeks ago, I started having back pain following a rear-end accident. Since then, I've been seeing a chiropractor, which helped at times, but overall the pain has not gone away. I would have days where it was manageable, but also some days where it would really interfere with my life and felt quite debilitating, to the point where dealing with the pain left me very unmotivated to accomplish even simple things. On this particular day that these photos were taken, the pain was not too bad, but I remember being unable to finish my lunch at a restaurant because sitting was causing me too much discomfort. Often times, sitting or standing for long periods would cause me to have intense aches and pains. Other days, I would feel nearly okay, (for example, I was on vacation in Hawaii and for the most part felt great, if only life could always be a vacation!) but then I would sneeze and the pain in my spine would be worse than ever before. On one such day I called my chiropractor for an emergency appointment and he suggested that I get an MRI because sneezes that cause back pain are often a sign of herniated discs.

The MRI revealed that I do in fact have bulging discs which are pressing upon my spinal canal and causing me pain. So now we've identified the problem and I'm excited to get started on the path to recovery so I can finally put this behind me! The bummer is that bulging discs don't really heal, but physical therapy is usually enough to get rid of the pain for most people.

In other news, my fiancé and I finally set a date to elope after being engaged for well over a year. It's stressful enough for me just planning a little elopement, so I can't even imagine what other brides go through! I know some people talk about how their wedding day was the best day of their life, but to me it always seemed like it would be just stressful throwing a big party and having to worry about all of your 250 guests having a good time, so I've always wanted to do something really small and simple. Or rather, small but epic in its own way, haha. Anyway, it's finally going down in less than two months, and I will definitely share more details once it happens! I've got a laundry list of things to take care of before then, including planning a little mini-moon, and hopefully ridding myself of this horrible back pain before the big day.

Lastly, the third reason I haven't been keeping up with blogging is that I actually haven't really been shopping much lately. That's partially because most of my money is going to other things right now (a real bummer), but also because I'm feeling very uninspired by all the trends I'm seeing around me. Nothing is feeling very "fresh" if you know what I mean. Also, as I embark on this next stage in my life, I find myself rethinking who I want to be and how I want to dress for that role. I guess you could call it a style-identity crisis. Some of the things in my closet are starting to feel a bit too juvenile, so a clean-out is definitely in order!

A big thank you to everyone who cares enough to keep up with this blog and actually read this post! I am definitely making it a priority to start churning out more blog posts for you soon.

Outfit details: Ruffled blouse, Wayf (similar here). Frumpy jeans, Topshop. Platform espadrilles, Pull & Bear (last season). Straw basket bag, Zara (only $30!)


  1. Omg so sorry to hear about your accident and the after-math injury. So glad that you you seeked helped right away and I do hope that after therapy, the were able to alleviate the pain! I have taken breaks from my blog and honestly it was the best thing for me. I started to get my inspiration back and I hope you do too! Good luck planning the elopement!

  2. I hope you feel better now and make sure to do all of your PT exercises. I learned that the hard way. Can't wait to hear about your eloping. Have fun and don't worry about the trends.

    Emma ♥

  3. I am so glad you are on your way towards recovery! Thank you for sharing your story Tania, car accidents are no-joke and in a blink of an eye your life can change forever. It really puts a new perspective on life.

    I've been feeling the same about my style and life in general, I'm trying to live more intentionally and fashion is becoming less of a priority for me and my blog, so some changes are in the works which I'm excited about.

  4. I hope you start feeling like your normal self again soon, Tania! I can't even imagine the pain you're dealing with and hope that PT helps. All that said, you look amazing here. I hope you are able to find some inspiration and grace us with some amazing looks once you're feeling well again.

    Sweet Helen Grace

  5. hope you're getting better now!
    been feeling the same thing :/ haven't shop so much lately.

    take care!,

  6. Wishing you well! Love the background in your photos and how it contrasts with your outfit. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Ah, I've noticed that you've been gone for quite some time, and actually wasn't even aware that you got engaged! Wishing you a speedy recover so that your big day is special and at the very less, pain free!

    Ps. I also get what you mean about things not feeling fresh. I haven't really seen something and thought, wow I really want to try and style this, to myself. But then again, this happens basically every summer for me, so hopefully the fall will bring out some new layering tricks that'll be fun to play with!

    Take care!


  8. Hello my dear Tania! I can absolutely empathise with you on so many levels on this post. I started posting again after about a month due to a transitional phase in my life called pregnancy :)
    So sorry to hear about your accident, I hope you are fully recovered and get rid of the pain soon. I have suffered with my back and disks too and it's so annoying.
    Best of luck with planning your elopement! I can totally feel you on that one too, last year I got married the same way and I could not believe the kind of preparations a 6 people wedding (including us two) was demanding. I can't understand how other brides do it!
    Can't wait for your next posts :) Love this look especially the blouse!


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