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Happy Holidays!

Christmas outfit: gold sequin skirt and black sweater

retro inspired Christmas sweater

gold sequin skirt with gift-shaped novelty handbag

I know most of you aren’t going to be online today to read this, but I ended my last post on a bit of a downbeat note (er, despite the fact that it was supposed to be a post about positivity!), so I wanted to just quickly pop in today to wish you all a very happy holiday season!

As for me, well, yesterday’s blood results were pretty good, and showed that the hormone level is still dropping steadily. It hasn’t quite hit zero yet, though, and as I’d stupidly allowed myself to hope that might happen, and that there would be no more hospital appointments looming over me, I have to admit to being quite disappointed when I found out I’d have to go back again next week – and probably the week after that, too, if the current rate of decrease continues. The disappointment was also pretty stupid of me obviously, because by getting my hopes up, I’d basically allowed myself to turn what was actually a very positive result into a rather negative one: it’s one of my special skills. I should probably stop doing that, huh? One to add to the New Year’s Resolutions List, I guess…

Anyway, although this isn’t going to be quite the Christmas we’d hoped for this year, it should still be a happy one: we’re all still here, after all, and if there’s one thing this horrible year has taught me, it’s that that’s not something you can take for granted. However you’re spending the next few days, then, I hope you’ll be safe, happy, and surrounded by as many of the people you love as possible – have a good one, guys!

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WEARING:

River Island skirt (similar)

Sweater c/o Joanie Clothing

Bag c/o Joanie Clothing

Office shoes

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17 Comments
  • Erin Burrows
    December 24, 2016

    I adore your Christmas outfits! You look absolutely stunning. Hope the good news picks up ASAP for you.

  • Happy holidays, Amber! I’m so glad your blood results came back positive 🙂 And your skirt really matches your hair!

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  • Suz Tam
    December 24, 2016

    Merry Christmas to you, Terry and Rubin. Thanks for another year of fabulous posts and, although you’ve clearly been through Hell recently, the way you’ve written about it has been incredible xx

  • Carmen Romero
    December 24, 2016

    Happy holidays Amber. Glad to know your blood test are ok. Wonderful outfit.

  • Susanne Rech
    December 24, 2016

    I’m with Suz Tam on this….you brighten my days whenever you write, whatever you write about…thank you for allowing me a glimpse into your life. The best thing is that you can always make me laugh when you let your humour out…(the wild beast…) and that is a wonderful gift. I wish you all the best and a much improved 2017….xx

  • Stephen Williams
    December 24, 2016

    Merry Christmas to you, Terry and Rubin too! Bring on 2017, that’s what I say.

  • Natasha
    December 24, 2016

    Merry Christmas to you Amber. Love to you, Terry and Rubin.x

  • Jennifer Drenning Kemberling
    December 24, 2016

    Beautiful outfit!

  • Sharon
    December 24, 2016

    You’re not being stupid, just hopeful. Still good results and as for Christmas not being what you planned, well you and Terry have many more ahead of you.

    Wishing you and your family a peaceful Christmas and enjoy your time together. Xx

  • Nickolina Jacoby
    December 24, 2016

    Hugs and warm wishes. All the good (trendy) hygge stuff, too. It’s funny that cozy and candlelight has to be a trend, huh. Have a good holiday being with those you love!

  • Myra Boyle
    December 24, 2016

    Love the sparkly outfit and the bows, you look fabulous. Merry Christmas to you and Terry and Rubin and everyone you love xx

  • Sarah Rooftops
    December 24, 2016

    Happy Christmas, Amber. x

  • Viliyana S.
    December 25, 2016

    Happy holidays to you too, Amber! I love the outfit, especially the bag. It’s so sparkly and…spirit-lifting!

  • Helen Love
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas, Amber, Terry, Rubin and to your lovely Mum and Dad. Hope you are well. Have a lovely day. <3 xxx

    • Forever Amber
      December 25, 2016

      You too Helen – I know it’ll be a difficult one for you, but hope you’re enjoying being back with the family 💗

  • Laura
    December 25, 2016

    I’m so glad to hear the blood results were better – hopefully they will just keep on getting better too!

    Hope you’re having a lovely Christmas Day! x

    Laura Middle of Adventure

  • Rotem
    December 25, 2016

    That skirt is amazing! Happy holidays 🙂

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