a personal style blog by Lauren Pfieffer

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year, New Coat!

Purple Worthington Walking Coat: JcPenny's.
Brown Tights: JcPenny's (Gift).
Leopard Scarf: Target.
Leopard Flats: Target.

Hello everyone!

Well it's a new year and I recently just got a new coat! I'd had my grey Delias pea coat for quite a few years now and it was getting somewhat shabby. I've always wanted a purple coat, and I think that's what I like the most about this coat: the gorgeous, deep color. I also love the tight, streamlined fit. And what a perfect time to get a new coat, too! The temperature has dropped down in the low twenties again. Grr...

It's funny to say but I have to admit I usually don't ever make New Year's resolutions. I just don't believe in them. For me, I wake up the same person on New Year's Day that I was on New Year's Eve. I know that I have plenty of things that I can/need to improve about myself, but I feel like they should be things I work on all year instead of just the first few months of the year and then give up. I somewhat do have a resolution for this new year, 2011. I want to defeat my OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

Long time followers of my blog are aware with the daily struggles I face with my disease. Within the past few months I have been going to therapy again and while it does help some, it certainly does not help enough. I try and remain positive and upbeat on this blog, but my real life is being taken over by my OCD. It's affecting my sleep, eating, and just general peace of mind. My therapist has suggested going on a light anti-anxiety medicine to somewhat take the edge off of my worrying. Although I think I will eventually turn to medicine, nothing would make me happier than to defeat this horrible disease in this new year so that I can finally start to enjoy my life again.

Hope you all are doing well!
With much love, Lauren.

P.S. Fifteen comments on my last post?! My goodness. That's the most I've ever received! You all are incredible :)


JordanMayTwigs said...

I think that's a great resolution dear.
Living with mental disorders is very tough.
I too have daily struggles because of a few different mental disorders.
Which have recently begun to worsen.

Hang in there.
You can overcome anything you set your mind to!!



Shady Del Knight said...

Don't look now but you're soon ready to hit 100 followers, Lauren. Woo-HOO!

Marg said...

That is a wonderful resolution! I know you can complete your resolution. I love your new coat. Great post!!

Jenna said...

Love that jacket!!
You'll defiently be able to defeat the diease!! I have faith in you!!
You're almost at 100 followers!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

Love, Trixie said...

Lauren! I have to say I'm in love with your new coat. . . one of my favorite outerwear pieces is from J.C. Penny's too. A faux fur vest that I wear all the time :)

I also really understand where your coming from struggling with OCD. From ages 15-17 I struggled with depression. Like you, my disorder affected my entire life, and made every day such a struggle. Eventually I was able to overcome it, with a whole lot of therapy (luckily I never had to use medication) but I still have my days. . .

Anyways, what I'm trying to say is hang in there. I know how hard it is dealing with something like that every. single. day.
Here's to 2011 being your year :)

By the way, you look super gorgeous in these photos :)
hearts and hugs,

April said...

I have a real love of coats and I'm super jealous of your pretty purple one. It looks amazing on you and I love that you're wearing it with animal print. Perfecto!
I'm the same way about resolutions. I don't make resolutions, I make life changes! haha
I wish the best of luck to you with your OCD. <333

S and O said...

I hope you stay positive and win the fight against OCD -- I'm sorry to hear about the effects it is having on your life all I can say is fight on girl :)
I hope that everything turns out and that this is the last year you have to deal with that disease...
Your coat is super cute, my sister would just love it -- purple is her favorite color :)

fashion doctor said...

so pretty coat,love it!!!kisses

jemina said...

Hi darling, how lovely is your coat, and you look absolutely stunning and beautiful...
I have bipolar disorder and have been taking anti depressants for months, I hope to be drug free too one day. Be strong and have hope my dear, I believe one day you will overcome your OCD

Best Wishes, Love, Peace and Joy for you dearest

Cherie said...

your leopard scarf is just so chic against the coat. the whole outfit is love!

it's my first time here but i'd like to wish you wellness and happiness in your struggle

Nini said...

yes you're right it's more than strange....
O h yeah I first read the book and then I just needed to watch the movie and it is...I don't think better than the book...but it's different but very lovely and romantic too! Which girl doesn't dream of the one and true love like this?
I guess it was cold as you took the picture, huh?
thank you for your cute comment!
xx Nini

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

It is wonderful how you are dealing with your OCD!!! I am proud of you for seeking help in it. I don't think many people do that at all. I congratulate you for your hard work. I spent a few years fighting dyslexia and that was not easy at all since it was ingrained in me. It took about 3 years of hard effort before I got through it (which I do believe I successfully have done). People always make it seem like if you are born with issues or have problems in an area, that there is nothing you can do. It is nice to see when people are willing to fight and make an effort to change how they do things in their lives. Bless you!

Sarah said...

I am in love with tis coat. It is so stylish and that color. Prefect and beautiful.


LyddieGal said...

The new coat is so pretty, and i love your leopard scarf!!
OCD is a tough thing to deal with, I hope you are successful in releasing it's hold over your life.

Chic on the Cheap

Kelly said...

What a beautiful coat and I love the leopard touches! I am so sorry for what you are going through. I wish you all the best! What a tough thing to deal with.

Isabella Kiss said...

really like your hair!

oomph. said...

beautiful coat, and love it with the leopard scarf!
wish you well with the OCD...know that you are not alone and people are always willing to help. take care.


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