My Stupid Tooth


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my pirate pins! given to me by the always lovely and ridiculously smart Kelsey from Charming Pumpkin!
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dress, shoes: thrifted:: cardigan: Forever 21:: tights: Simply VW::
scarf: Rue 21:: pirate sweater pin: Kelsey from Charming Pumpkin


Outfit # 67 of my 6-Month Challenge

I've been having tooth problems for a few days now, and I'm blaming it for my being crazy (or crazier than usual) lately. I had a tooth extracted a few years ago, leaving a gap between two teeth. My dentist told me to think about getting either an implant or a bridge, but not to get serious about it for another 3-5 years. Well, that time is now up, and one tooth is actually moving towards the gap, so there's a lot of bone/root rubbing going on, causing a shit ton of tenderness and pain.

Now, I'm not too fond of dentists. When I was in 3rd or 4th grade, I had to go almost every week of my miserable life to get some dental work done. Most of the time, it was to extract all the extra teeth I had growing in weird places. (I know, this post is just painting such a desirable picture of me) So you can't really blame me for not getting this tooth checked up, right? But I couldn't take it anymore, and I am really serious about getting that bridge, even though it costs a ridiculous amount of money (I don't have).

Anyway, my toothache has just made me really sullen and unmotivated. So, I apologize if I'm coming off as depressed or lackluster. I promise, it's not me. It's just a small part of me. Namely, my stupid tooth.

On a MUCH happier note, Beginning today (December 1) You can get 20% off your purchase from The Shop of Worldly Delights! Just enter the code 10DAYSOFCHRISTMAS during checkout. Good until 11:59 pm (Central) on December 10, 2011.

58 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your tooth. I would rather go to the gyno than the dentist any day! Hopefully things get better for you soon.

    Love your lace scarf and Kelsey always has such cute cardigan pins. Yours is adorable too.

    Heather

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  2. Ugh! blogger. Tried to leave a comment and it deleted. The short version...Love your skirts! Love your thrifted dress so cute and sweet and you put an edge with your styling to it. Hate the freaking Dentist! lol and reading pathfind Orson Scott Card...Really good. I've read all the Hunger Games. Hope this posts :)

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  3. ouch, hope your tooth gets better.

    cute outfit

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  4. don't get grossed out, but i've not been to the dentist in 5 years. Eep! But I brush and floss daily!! i'm sorta lacking in the healthcare at the mo

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  5. Oh how I hate dentists, they are awful places. Loving the pirate pins though - they are too cute!

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  6. That sucks about your tooth - I so hate going to the dentist. Ugh. But you look super cute - I'm especially fond of the pirate pins. Yarh.


    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  7. Aww no sorry to hear about your tooth, I hate going to the dentist too :( Hope it starts behaving itself soon! That dress is super cute, I love the little floral print and it looks great with your coloured tights! x

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  8. Soooo sorry about the tooth issues.....tooth pain can be some of the worst!!

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

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  9. Ugh stupid teeth. I have a couple of those in the form of my 12-year-old molars which never fully came in (and which my dentist says probably never will) It left these little flappies of gum over the backs of each and they are forever getting germies in them and become irritated and hurt. I hope you are able to fix your problem as I know for a fact tooth problems suck. Until then, I love me some Orajel, lol.

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  10. Cute little metallic shoes and I love the colored tights!

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  11. I didn't even realize how bright your tights were until the close up! You work it, hard, seriously!

    As for your tooth, I do hope you're getting it checked out soon. That's the sort of thing that becomes less and less tolerable with each passing day. D:

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  12. Sorry to hear about your tooth! I hate dentists as well. I haven't been in a while and really don't want to go even though I know I should.

    Cute look!

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  13. You're adorable!! I just love your bright purple tights!

    Sorry about your tooth. =( It's amazing how teeth are such a tiny part of us, but when they start hurting they hurt in a really BIG way!

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  14. Ugh, I'm sorry. I HATE dentists too! But I love love love that adorable dress of yours!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  15. Yeah, I hate the dentist too. I think almost everyone does - I mean, who wants to pay to have someone poking and scraping and drilling in your mouth?
    Yup. I sure do make it sound pleasant.

    Well, at least you have cute floral prints and pirates. and you know something about pirates?
    they never go to the dentist.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  16. you look absolutely darling in that dress! I have tights similar to yours, such a pretty color!

    love your shoes and what a cute smile :)

    xoxo,
    daisy

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  17. Oh man - dental issues are the worst. I too hate the dentist. I think it was a result of too much cavities as a kid cause I love sweets. I hope you feel better soon!

    I love this colorful outfit on you today, I hope it cheered you up a bit from the tooth pains. Those pirate pins are adorable. I am thinking of getting something similiar to cinch the back of this dress that is too big. [[HUGS my dear]]

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  18. I didn't mind the dentist as a kid, but it's becoming a much less pleasant experience as I get older. Ugh.

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  19. I hate the dentist too!
    And I also had a tooth extracted because it was a root canal that years later went bad. I had a gap for about 14 years before I finally did the bridge. My teeth didn't move too much, but I did have some bone loss in my jaw. I didn't want the implant-too scared!

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  20. Sorry about your tooth. I hope you feel better soon.

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your tooth! =( I hope it feels better soon!!

    On a happier note, that dress is fantastically adorable. It really is. I'm loving this whole outfit! As always, you're beautiful!

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  22. Ugh, to me the most appalling thing that can happen in life is to have tooth problems. I've had some weird hereditary issues and gone through the most horrible dental things! I hope that your problems will sort themselves out and that you don't have to experience anything too awful!!!

    <3 Cambria
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  23. Two of my teeth were baby teeth and I had no permanent teeth to grow in behind them. So, after five years of braces, the orthodontist told me that one day the baby teeth would just fall out and I would need to get implants. Well, I got my braces off the day I found out I was pregnant with my son. Last year, around this time, my baby teeth finally decided, much to my dismay, that it was time to fall out. The implants here are $3,000 each. Yes, let me just go consult my money tree. A bridge is a little, but not much, cheaper but it requires them to shave the surrounding teeth in order to fit the bridge securely. No thank you! So I ended up going for a "flipper." The artificial teeth are attached to it and it just pops into the mouth. And that is my essay on one of the many complications I have had with my teeth lol. I hope you do something soon so you don't end up with an infection! Onto happier topics: you look adorable! I love your dress, tights, and those fabulous shoes :) - Dreama

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  24. I too don't enjoy going to the dentist :(

    I love your colorul tights and I am amazed at your cute thrifted shoes and dress!!! Love it all and it's cute how you paired it w/ a lace scarf :)

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  25. I am also not fond of the dentist I had my wisdom teeth taken out in 08 and have not gone back since... I know bad... BUT the surgeon who took out my wisdom teeth messed my jaw up really bad literately popping it out so honestly I don't ever want to see another dentist.. lol

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  26. Oh! Oh! Oh! That scarf is perfect with that dress!!

    I feel ya on the toof business. Ive only had nightmarish dentist experiences (feeling my teeth being drilled, cracked teeth, crumbled fillings, you name it). After I heard my dental surgeon telling the assisting nurse about how big the prawn were on his cruise while drilling my teeth (see: hand gestures and all) I knew dentistry was a realm I would always have issues with ._. there, now we can both be toothy and undesireable c: <3

    anastasia!

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  27. Sorry to hear about the tooth! I also have a great hatred of the dentist. When I was younger I had to have a lot of my baby teeth pulled because the adult ones were growing in behind. It was nasty. Good luck with it :)

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  28. Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your teeth problems. Mouth pain is horrible so I hope everything gets sorted out soon.
    Also, I'm in love with your sweater clips! They're adorable and make me want to go out and get sweater clips for all my cardigans.

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  29. I have been pretty lucky with my teeth, the worst was when I had 2 wisdom teeth taken out and I looked like a chipmunk with all the swelling on one side haha. Don't worry, it will be better once fixed!

    I love the pirate pins - so cute!

    Talitha xx

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  30. Oh Laura I hope u will feel better soon! But bad tooth today aside, I love your outfit! The lace scarf is really pretty and completes this outfit perfectly!

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  31. oh, what a lovely dress! this pattern is just extremely cute ♥ fingers crossed for your poor teeth, you doll!

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  32. I always thought that tooth pain was sort of a cop out. How could something that small hurt so much. And then I had one. Worst pain of my life. I couldn't talk, sleep. eat, breathe... until I had an expensive root canal. I understand your pain. It's hard to focus on anything else!

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  33. Oh, darling, I'm so sorry to hear your tooth is hurting :/ I hope you'll get better soon <3 loving the outfit, the pirate pins are so great :) have a great day! xoxo

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  34. This post reminded me to go to the dentist. I have a tooth gap right where I chew my food and meat gets stuck there. So annoying! T_T

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  35. Oh deary *sends anti-tooth-pain force* I can empathise with your dentist hate :( Anyhoo, I thought I recognised that cardi pin, now I want one even more damn it!

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  36. I wasn't thinking about it too much until you said "I know, this post is just painting such a desirable picture of me)". Then I imagined you with teeth growing everywhere. I think you did that yourself. But really, I think tooth pain is one of the worst kinds of pain because it's physical... and in your head. Literally.

    Thanks for the code. Totally pushed me to buy.

    Lastly, I passed the Kreativ Blogger Award to you. Check it out.

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  37. Oh gosh, I cannot begin to understand how much pain you must be in :( Fortunately you look great despite the pain, and I just LOVE that pirate pin and your great tights,

    Can't believe I missed your pumpkin pie croissant post, going to read now!

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  38. this is a cute preppy outfit! Love the pins on your cardigan and adore your bright purple tights too!

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  39. Oh no! I love this dress, though, if that makes you feel any better. Despite my best efforts, I've had two root canals so I know how you feel. Honestly the best remedy is just to get yourself a nice glass of whiskey or a bottle of clove oil until you decide what to do.

    I hate how expensive dental work is stateside. I almost flew to Japan to have my second root canal (that's where I had the first) and I think it probably would have been the same amount. Including the flight.

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  40. Food AND fashion!?!?! Love your blog! (teehee)

    Sucks about your tooth!

    This outfit is totally cute! The tights, the shoes, the pins, perfect!

    luckeysgoods.blogspot.com

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  41. I'm sorry about your tooth. I had the same experience in terms of being scarred for life from having to go to so many dental appointments that involved doing procedures. The sound of a dentists drill is enough to put chills down my spine. I hope you get the dental attention you need to feel better because tooth aches are a major pain!

    On the sunnier side of things, you look super cute. I love those pirate pins, so adorable! :)

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  42. Ugh. I hate dental problems. I've had a couple myself lately and they are the worst. Feel better!

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  43. opps, I hate tooth problems too...hope you can get your tooth fixed with minimal discomfort. Cute outfit as always, the pokka dress is adorable, I like your pirate pin, holds your cardi together nicely!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  44. OH Dear! There is nothing worse than dental problems. I have a receding gum line due to brushing my teeth too hard and I have mad sensitivity to cold and sweets. I have to chew carefully at the front of my mouth argh! I hope you will get it sorted and feel better soon. I Looove those tights!! This is an amazing outfit! Very fun and eclectic.

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  45. Btw, I Looove your shop! I will try to pick up some stuff after the holidays. My kids are just killin me with their Christmas lists Argh!!

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  46. I am loving those colored tights! They are so pretty with this dress.

    Good luck with the dental problems. That sounds painful:(

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  47. oh no...toothaches are the worst lingering, throbing, nagging pains ever. sorry you are hurting. those pirate pins are too cute...AND, i can't stop thinking about those darn pumpkin coissants! i think i will be trying those this weekend!

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  48. ooh. nothing's worse than a toothache!
    hopefully you'll be alright soon :)

    can I just everything you wear in this outfit? please? please??

    <3
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  49. i love the shoes and scarf dear! you look lovelyyy <3

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  50. Yowza that sounds painful! I have a gap too and was supposed to get an implant but couldn't afford it at the time and now the teeth have shifted too much (and this is after 1.5 yrs of bracesw-sigh I hate the dentist too!) On the plus side you look adorable-I love the colourful tights and pirate pins!

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  51. Girl, you KNOW I've been dealing with mine since October. I just stopped talking about it. I go this Monday for hopefully the final visit for awhile. So I understand your situation TOTALLY! It puts you in a horrible mood. Do what you have to do! ((HUG))
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  52. I'm so sorry to hear about the tooth problems, tooth pain can be extremely excruciating. A visit to the Dentist is never a fun time but I sincerely hope you start feeling better soon.

    I adore this outfit, I especially love the color of those tights. Did you get them from Kohls? I love the print of the dress and the scarf as well. I love your sense of style.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  53. Eep, your scarf is so pretty! I like the quirkiness your pirate sweater clip give this outfit :)

    I'm sorry to hear about your dental woes. I need to get some dental work done as well, but I can't afford it either. I'm waiting for some kind of money miracle *coughyeahrightcough* to come my way. I hope it all works out for you!

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  54. Argh! I'm so sorry about your tooth! I hate hate hate dental stuff. I had braces for what seemed like forever and they didn't correct everything.

    You're outfit is so super though. I own those tights!! So you know I love those. :D Those pirate pins are too cute and so are those shoes. You always put together something super cute, even when you're in tooth distress. Hope it's sorted soon for you. Big hugs!

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  55. Laura, I'm so sorry your tooth is causing you grief. I've been there and I know what you must've been going through. If it's any consolation though, you look super cute! That scarf is adorable and as a matter of fact, looks very much like one I gave the Daughter! :) And may I say that if I found a dress this gorgeous in a thrift shop I'd be, oh so happy!

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  56. I feel ya, girl. I've had so many teeth problems in my life, although it's because I'm missing teeth instead of having extra. For some reason I'm missing two of my permanent top teeth. Weird!

    And can I just say those clips are adorable...and I love your scarf! :)

    CJ

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  57. Holy crap, that pirate sweater clip is BEYOND AMAZING!!!

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