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Hello :)

Photography by Melissa Issai Photography




So sorry for being MIA! As most of you know, I was on medical leave and had specific instructions regarding my recovery (if you're new here, my medical journey is on this and this post). So that's what I've been doing, focusing on my recovery. I'm glad I did because I feel much stronger than I was right after my surgery and I'm starting to gain back the energy I lost from chemo. I was even able to go back to work earlier than expected! I do miss blogging and creating outfits and can't wait to get back to it! I should find out next week or so if I can get back to doing outfit shoots!


One thing I am very excited about is that my hair is really growing back! Each time a family member or friend sees me, they tell me that my hair is longer and/or thicker, and that makes me happy. I just wish my hair was longer than my husband's. I know I will get there, but I am such an impatient person haha! Every time I see a mirror, I can't help but stare at myself. I love looking at how much hair has grown. I swear, one day someone at work will catch me and will probably think I'm a vain person. It is just so interesting seeing hair grow since I have never seen it grow from scratch! My eyebrows are pretty much back. They're not as dark as they used to be, but hey, as long as I have them, I am happy. My eyelashes are getting there. I am starting to see short lashes and stubbles.




Lately, I've been rocking the short hair out in public. I don't mind that people are seeing my hair growth even if it is not the ideal length. Occasionally, I post some selfies on Snapchat (username: rdsobsessions) and I think I will start posting some on Instagram. So what does this mean for my wig? Well, I love my wig but I really don't see the point of wearing it in public. However, I love the idea of wearing my wig in blog posts. It's like playing dress up and it helps give me more confidence with the blog.  Therefore, you will still see me wear my wig on the blog. For the most part, my real hair (and stuff currently happening) will be on Snapchat; however, depending on the content of the post, you may see it here from time to time :). In the meantime though. check it out on Snapchat.

Top: SheIn (only $16)
Skirt: Uniqlo (on sale for under $20)
Shoes: Asos (only $23) 
Sunglasses: Loft
Bag: Saks Off 5th, also love this & this

Speaking of Snapchat, I think I will utilize it more. I realized that I will not have many opportunities to go out and do an outfit shoot. Tre has been making up work he's missed when we have to go the hospital or when I'm sick, which leads to him working extra hours when he is in the office and me without a photographer.  So I think it would be fun to share my OOTD whenever I go to the office. I only go in twice a week so going to the office is my opportunity to get all dressed up :). Not sure when I will start it, so stay tuned or follow me and you will see my 'real life' outfits. I will most likely create a round-up blog post of my Snapchat OOTD when I have enough outfits to share in case you missed them.

Sorry for the rant, but thank you guys for following along this journey of mine. There's so much to share/talk about in this new world of mine and you all have been awesome listening and supporting!

Happy Monday Everyone!

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xo RD
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102 comments:

  1. I am SO happy to hear that you're bouncing back! And that your hair is growing — my aunt's hair grew back thicker than before, which she was thrilled about. I can't wait to see your hair in a cute pixie! And then when you get to a chic bob — the grow out stage it tricky but you get to try different styles! Have a great week, babe!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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    1. Thank you so much Audrey! I know I am excited to see how I look in a pixie but dreading its awkward growing out stage haha! Hope you have a great week too! It's a big one for you!

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  2. Glad to have an update! So glad you are recovering well and were even able to go back to work sooner than expected. Keep taking care of yourself! That's awesome that your hair is growing back and you are rocking it in public. I bet it is interesting watching it grow. You look beautiful!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. I am glad too! Now I just have to adjust back to reality! Thank you so much Amy Ann!

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  3. That's SO exciting that your hair is growing back!! I'm sure it seems like it's taking forever, but every little bit is a big deal :)

    I totally feel you on the frustration with not having the blog photographer around. That's one my my biggest struggles with blogging, too.

    Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. It really is. Haha It does seem forever so I get excited when someone notices it is longer. Ugh seriously such blogger probs!

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  4. It's okay dear, you needed the rest but nevertheless I missed you on the blog sphere. Am glad to hear the energy is coming back to your body and your hair is growing. I can't to see more of your posts and on the bright side you have brought your A fashion game as always, look fabulous!
    www.fashionstylemogul.com

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    1. I miss catching up on your post! I look forward to posting more as soon as I can get a posting schedule that works for me! Thank you so much Meron!

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  5. Great to hear your getting better! I bet you really suit the short hair you should rock it and ditch the wig. Love your outfit
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren! I might consider it. I need it to grow a bit, it still is really short.

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  6. I'm so, so happy to hear you're continuing to get better and better, babe. You're such a fighter!

    Love this look- how fun are those structured stripes?!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. You're so sweet Ashley! Thank you so much! I know I love the multicored stripes!

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  7. You look amazing with this outfit...I like your colorful top and location is simply wonderful...The second pic looks incredible...you're so lucky to stay there!!!Kisses
    Sophia
    www.sophiasfashiondiary.com

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  8. These photos are so beautiful, Rach! I can't wait to see you tomorrow!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    1. Thank you so much Heidi! Can't wait to see you!

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  9. Love this outfit and glad you are feeling better!
    Xo, Kelsey
    petiteinherpearls.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kelsey! I'm so glad I'm feeling better too!

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  10. Ohh I touched with your blog post, I am so glad that you getting better. I pray that everything will be okay. Just keep praying, stay strong. I know you are brave enough to fight it :) Anyways, love your outfit, you look great on it.

    Checkout my new blog post ALL-BLACK MATCHED WITH SON’S DENIM OUTFIT
    xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: @katrinaisha

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    1. Thank you so much Katrina for your kind words!

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  11. I love this combination of colorful stripes and pleated skirt! You did a marvelous job of styling this look. :) Also, please check out my latest travel post: Tokyo Disneyland experience + a few tips. Hope to hear from you soon! ♥

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
    http://airishabella.blogspot.com

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  12. You are so beautiful and inspiring and I just love reading your blog!
    -Kate // www.classyandkate.com

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  13. Girl, I am so happy for you. I can totally see how seeing your hair grow from scratch can be so weird but yet really cool. It is such an eye opening experience. Just think you went from fragile to so strong in a mater of months which is amazing and I am so proud of the strength you have and continue to have.

    www.naturallyfarout.com
    -Kierra

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  14. Happy Fall. Love this look.
    xoxo, Rachel
    http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

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  15. Happy Fall. Love this look.
    xoxo, Rachel
    http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

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  16. Hi darling! I did not know you had health problems ... I'm so so glad you're okay now, and you're back to do bloggin! Your outfit is fantastic, love this multicolored top!
    Kisses
    Cinzia

    www.callmeblondiebycinziasatta.com

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    1. Things are definitely look better! Thanks Cinzia!

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  17. Lovely skirt ;)
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: STRIPES, DENIM AND PIZZA IN NYC
    NEW POST: <A

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  18. I'm so glad you are feeling better! You have been in my prayers. Keep fighting so you can bring us great outfits. :)

    Missy
    missymackenzie.com

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    1. Thank you so much Missy! You are so kind and thank you for the prayers!

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  19. Such beautiful photos!! In love with that pleated skirt

    Enclothed Cognition

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  20. Wow you have my whole respect for this whole situation you are going through. You look absolutely beautiful dear!
    xx, Carmen - http://www.carmitive.com

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  21. I am glad that you are feeling better and I hope your hair be as tall as Raponzel.
    How about we follow each other on bloglovin'? Follow me and I'll follow you back.
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  22. What a great top! I love the colors and the hem. I'm glad you're feeling better!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://thenomisniche.com/

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  23. I am so glad you are recovering well and I am sure you will have long and luscious locks in no time :-)

    I also love that cute top you styled.

    XX
    isabel
    www.isabelalexander.us

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    1. Thank you so much Isabel! I can't wait until my locks are long!

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  24. This post just made me so happy, I am so glad you are doing fine. I think you rocking the short hair in public is so admirable, I also love the outfit you are wearing today. Stunning as always!

    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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    1. So glad I made you happy Camila! It is so much more comfortable wearing my short hair haha! Thank you so much!

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  25. Great look and nice photos! Kisses
    http://www.atrendylifestyle.com/2016/09/look-mono-azul-y-cazadora-vaquera.html

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  26. Estas increíble bonita. Me flipa como combinas. Un besazo y te invito a pasar por mi blog.
    Las siete maravillas de Amanda.

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  27. So happy to hear you are feeling better!! You are looking great in these photos. Hope to see you soon! xo
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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  28. I think it's great to go out in public without the security of the wig! You never know how you may be impacting someone's life by doing so. As a little girl, I saw a lady at the mall who had no hair. My mom leaned down after noticing me staring and told me she most likely had alopecia, but she was beautiful. Moments like that really shaped who I am today. We do not need hair to define us, and you are most likely someone's hero from your bravery! <3

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    1. Aw that is such a great way of seeing it. I do hope I make an impact! I love how you saw beauty in that lady. Makes me smile!

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  29. love the lighting in these photos! you look super cute!


    kelseybang.com

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    1. Thanks Kelsey! The photographer did an amazing job!

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  30. You look lovely!! So good to see that you are doing so well!! Love these pictures!!
    http://fashiondiariesbyk.com/

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  31. So happy to hear your surgery was successful and hopefully you have a speedy recovery and you're able to get back to regular blogging soon! Can't wait to see the new hair once you are ready to debut it Rach =)

    xx freshfizzle

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    1. Thank you so much Tania! I've been sharing my hair on Snapchat, and just trying to figure out when I should in the blog :)

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  32. These pictures are just gorgeous... Good to see you glowing and looking happy and healthy. Lots of love!

    xoxo, ︎ rachael
    RachaelBurgess.com | Instagram

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    1. Thank you so much Rachael! I'm definitely feeling good!

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  33. I didn't know you're undergoing chemotherapy. I'm hoping for your faster recovery. I'll pray for you, beautiful! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shaira! I just finished a couple months ago. So the treatments now are not as harsh :)

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  34. I'm SO happy that you're back! You are such an inspiration, Rach! And let me tell you: Your hair will be longer than your hubby's in NO TIME! Overall you have pinay blood and we're known for our hair growth! You are SO beautiful - inside and out and I ADORE these pics of you! LOVE YA!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Aw thanks Vanessa! Right now, my hair is longer than his :) Hope your second trimester is going well! Love ya too!

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  35. I found your blog today but I'm already so inspired by your health journey! GO you - you are such an inspiration! I've followed your blog (as I adore your style - especially this outfit!) and I can't wait to see how long your hair grows! :)

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! It was quite a journey, but it is looking good!

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  36. Glad you're happy and healthy! You look great!!

    Xo,
    Itzy
    http://www.lebellagypsy.com/

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  37. that top and skirt combo is perfect and you look so pretty!!
    kisses from the sandpits of dubai ❤️
    www.mahryska.com

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  38. You look good beauty, glad you are healthy and better. Nice blog.

    www.tessyonyia.com

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  39. I was so happy to see an update from you (commenting a little late, I know!) And I'm incredibly glad to hear that you're bouncing back. <3 Always sending love and well wishes to you!

    xx Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    PS. I can relate 100% to the struggle of not having a photographer for the blog. Mine just moved away and it's been a little hard to keep up with getting content out. As a result I haven't been super consistent, but hopefully that'll get better soon!

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    1. Not late at all! I haven't been able to get back to regular posting yet :) Having a photographer is key and it is so hard to blog when there are no photos haha! I hope you find one soon! I love reading your posts!

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  40. That's pretty awesome you've been rocking your short hair. The wig is great but it's still nice to hear that. I definitely know what you mean about the photographer part too. I've been without mine for a while since he's been so busy with work.

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram || Twitter

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    1. Thanks Violet. It is so much more comfortable to be more free with my head haha!

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  41. such a great blog post!!

    www.londonstylegirl.com

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  42. Hope you are doing excellent!! Nice to see you back...By the way you look stunning in this outfit..:-) Keep rocking girl <3

    Xoxo,
    Pratima


    http://beautynfashionnova.com/2016/09/29/transitional-outfit-idea-summer-to-fall/

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    1. Thank you so much Pratima! It feels so good to be back to blogging!

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  43. i went back to read on your two other post and you are really strong Rach. I'm glad you are doing much better, recovering well and slowly building anew routine.
    Thank you for your comment on my post.Like you said, a positive attitude makes a huge different. I see you have a really good one.
    Your posts are so inspiring. I'm sending you lots of positive vibes dear.
    BTW, lovely pictures. Really cute outfit, I love the top! :)
    Have a great week Rach.
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time read. I am definitely feeling better and getting used to my new routine. Thanks for your sweet words!

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  44. I think it's fun you have such an amazing wig to play dress up with while you do your pics for the blog! I'm happy to hear you're having new growth 😀

    All the best, Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  45. Welcome back! Awesome that your hair is growing back, but you're beautiful either way. :) Hope your energy is all back soon and that you're in full recovery mode.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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  46. Absolutely adore this look!!! Could you be any cuter?!

    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

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  47. You look beautiful gal.Am glad you are recovering...you will be fine dear.I love the colourful top and the maxi skirt.
    www.wanjirukariuki.co.ke

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  48. You look beautiful gal.Am glad you are recovering...you will be fine dear.I love the colourful top and the maxi skirt.
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