Viscose turtleneck: Forever 21.  Crocheted chain necklace: handmade by me.  Rope belt: Gap.  Skirt made from 3 men’s shirts: handmade by me.  Reversible Black Tights: Hue.  Colin Stuart Devon Convertible Boots (in Cordovan): Victoria’s Secret.

Day 15 in my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 15.  Now past the two-week mark!

Today was not the best of days.  Lil Tot’s fever went up to 105.2 and I took him to the doctor.

She suspected it was stemming from his sinus infection that he had even before we left for Paris in mid- October, and despite a 2-week course of antibiotics it had either gotten worse or he had come down with something else on top of it.

So she prescribed a new, extremely strong antibiotic that costs $147 a bottle (WITH insurance – or, rather, with our crappy insurance that is a short-term policy and the only insurance that will cover children now thanks to all Oregon insurance carriers refusing to insure children under the age of 19 until January 1, 2011 – which is a lovely loophole all companies enacted beginning September 1 so they can get out of complying with Obama’s health insurance reform bill).  Um, sorry.  Slightly ticked off at insurance companies right now.

Yes, $147 a bottle.  (It’s $218 without insurance, so I guess it’s good we have something, even if it only covers the generic prescription at 67%.  WTH???)

And this medication is so strong, Lil Tot spent the rest of the day in the bathroom experiencing its…um…side effects. But at least the fever responded and headed down to 102.1 degrees.

105.2 was a little scary.

By evening he was a bit better and even ate some dinner.  Thank goodness for small favors!

I love Arielle de Pinto‘s crocheted chain necklaces, so I attempted to make one too.  I can’t crochet very well, but I liked the jumbly look I ended up with.

The skirt I made from 3 men’s button-down shirts.  I used the instructions in the Japanese book Kakkoii Couture Remake, which were awfully vague and mistaken in some places.  I managed to figure it out and cobbled this together.  It can be worn hanging down as a maxi-skirt or in a bubble-shape by buttoning the buttons up to the placket.  Or as a dress.  Or as a top.  I’ll be sharing my revised how-to with all of you soon!

Ugh, I can’t wait for this week to be over.  Hopefully my poor baby will be on the mend soon.  (And go figure, he got sick after his birthday party last year as well – from the neighbor’s child who brought H1N1 to the party!!)


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