Liliya's outfit for a pain-free summer day, 1

Looking down on Liliya's #ootd

This week it was extremely painful for me to make up an ootd (outfit of the day) – literally. It all started last weekend when I had unbelievable back pain. And when I say unbelievable, it was actually worse: I couldn’t walk, couldn’t stand up straight, and couldn’t even turn if I were lying down. The only thing that was relatively okay to do was sit, as long as I didn’t turn my head.

I have no idea whether it was my gym workouts or weekend trip to the beach to blame, but I felt awful, so awful that I spent most of the week in bed. I tested different healing methods. A friend of mine suggested acupuncture.

Keep in mind that I get dizzy every time I see blood, and I can’t help but break out in tears whenever I see a needle. And so, you can imagine how uneasy I was signing up for 2 hours of needle therapy followed by a procedure of having smelly candles burned on my back.

But I trusted the Asian magician-practitioner with the questionable torture (I still have burn marks on my back ?) and started to feel better.

Liliya's outfit for a pain-free day,

The next day I found prescription muscle relaxers I had around. (I originally used them for severe pain, which resulted from carrying heavy camera equipment while shooting my school thesis film.)

They were probably expired, but I was desperate and assumed that it might not be a bad idea to take a couple. It actually was. Remember how Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in ‘Wolf of Wall Street” had to crawl home from his car? That was me. Good thing I took them before going to bed!

The next morning I woke up without much pain. (Maybe I just couldn’t feel my body at all – lol!) But I was able to go to my gym where the sauna and jacuzzi worked a miracle.

Liliya's pain-free back

On Thursday, I was finally able to go out, enjoy the day, and celebrate life without pain; I got groceries and did some shopping in the city. This grocery shopping look is a reminder that life is great in summer – without pain! 🙂

Liliya's #ootd for shopping

Shirt –Abercrombie and Fitch shirt (you can get it now on sale for $27, I think / Burberry Brit Capri pants / Ted Baker bag / TOMS® shoes


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7 Comments on #OOTD – Enjoying a Summer Day

    • Liliya
      July 25, 2016 at 12:24 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you, Sharon. 🙂

  1. David
    July 23, 2016 at 9:40 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for a great post. Glad you’ve recovered, Liliya!

    • Liliya
      July 25, 2016 at 12:25 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, David. Me too!:)

    • Liliya
      July 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you, Allison / Joy and Ivy! I also love the TOMS and the fact that with each purchase of shoes, the company will purchase a pair of shoes for a needy child. 👍

  2. Gabrielle
    July 31, 2016 at 3:04 pm (9 months ago)

    You look so pretty, and the floral printed canvas shoes are very sweet!


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