Navy Blue and Acupuncture

Navy Blue and High Waisted

So, you may notice that I can barely keep my head up in these photos, or maybe you are just totally distracted by my fluffy hair, but either way, this was an outfit I threw on after having the weirdest day EVER. I went to get acupuncture for the first time after suffering from chronic allergies/sinus infections/super sore throat for the past few months. I was told that I need to have my tonsils out, but I am willing to do nearly anything to avoid surgery again. I thought that maybe I needed some restoration of balance or something, and that acupuncture would be relaxing at the very least. Well, as soon as the needles were in, I felt a wash of anxiety, followed by…nothing…then the Dr. was waking me up saying I had passed out, complete with eye rolling and face-twitching. Of course then I really freaked out, and had to lay there sweating and recovering for a while. As I was leaving, I was given a few vitamins to take “to make me stronger” but on the drive home (as if having some kind of panic seizure wasn’t enough) I had to stop to throw them up. All in all, it was a very uncomfortable experience. Have any of you tried acupuncture and had anything like this happen to you?

I felt better after a few hours of couch time, and got dressed to go out to celebrate the cameraman’s new job. Navy on navy was all I could muster. I added the red earrings for a touch of color, and the loafers because there was no way I was putting on anything that would make it harder to walk!

Navy Blue and High Waisted

Navy Blue and High Waisted

Top: Zara, Jeans: J-Brand (The Maria), Loafers: Goodwill, Earrings c/o KouklaMou Designs

May 13, 2011

16 Responses to Navy Blue and Acupuncture

  1. Ashley says:

    I absolutely adore this outfit!! Seriously, love the whole ensemble.

    As far as acupuncture….I have never tried it. And probably never will after hearing about your experience. Yikes.

  2. annebeth says:

    loving the sexy sheer blouse and how well those high waisted jeans fit you! not an easy thing to achieve but you look fierceeee

  3. annebeth says:

    also, accupuncture has recently been proven to cure nothing 😀

  4. NodToStyle says:

    i am a huge fan of acupuncture but i think it really does vary by provider.
    i used to get it after work and feel totally high and out of it on my subway ride home. often i would get sick for a day after (ringing endorsement, right?) but always felt better in the end.

  5. Yeesh!! That kind of scares me! I haven’t done acupuncture before, but I have considered it. At least you look pretty and gorgeous in your all navy outfit. I love it!

  6. Kate says:

    I am glad you are feeling better, and so sorry you had to go through that. Rest up and take it easy, my dear!

  7. carrie says:

    ugh laurel! how awful; i always thought acupuncture was supposed to make you feel better. but cute outfit!

  8. Oh my gosh! I hope you’re feeling okay now. That’s awful. But what’s not awful is this outfit! :)

  9. Hilah says:

    I love this outfit! You’re super hot!

  10. Stef says:

    No experience with acupuncture here – sounds like it sure isn’t for you.
    Hope you’re feeling better :)

    You look lovely :) The red earrings are perfect with the double helping of navy.

  11. Elissa says:

    That sounds like an all-together unpleasant experience. Ugh. Personally I’m impressed that you braved acupuncture at all. Props to you. For real. I’m not sure I’d make it into the office. But I’m glad you’re okay. Sinus infections are awful – hopefully you’ll find some relief outside of having surgery.

    Those jeans are rad on you. Love how you paired them with your sheer top. Awesomesauce.

  12. I am so glad you are okay! I’ve heard mixed reviews on acupuncture- some awesome, some meh, some awful. This will definitely make me thing long and hard before I try it. I love your loafers :)

  13. Kathryn says:

    Oh, Laurel, I’m so sorry acupuncture was a bust. But congrats on the new job in the family?! For what it’s worth, I had my tonsils out a few years ago. Best thing I ever did for my health. Recovery was a bitch, but I feel so. much. better. since I did it. Fingers crossed that you get better on your own, but let me know if you end up having the surgery and I’ll bring you some recovery popsicles.

    • You’re the nicest. I might just ask you for a good ENT one of these days…I picked one named Dr. Morgan because he reminded me of Dexter, but in hindsight I probably shouldn’t have selected a doctor based on my fondness for a tv serial killer. He wasn’t my best friend…

  14. J. says:

    You look great for having such a crazy experience!
    No acupuncture for me but I’ve had really good results with the chiropractor. Some people aren’t into the whole neck/spine cracking thing but I swear everything feels better afterwards!

  15. lisa says:

    oh noooooooooo, laurel! thats AWFUL!!! i cant believe you were able to drive home after that. glad youre feeling better now, though.

    im actually a HUGE fan of accupuncture. i had several treatments as a holistic alternative to surgery for carpel tunnel syndrome, and i couldnt be more pleased with the results! i was very skeptical but it worked wonders. something tells me you wont be giving it another whirl…!

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