Petite Friendly Cropped White Top + Wide Leg Linen Blend Pants

Petite Friendly Cropped White Top + Wide Leg Linen PantsPetite Friendly Cropped White Top, size S | LOFT Pull On Linen Blend Wide Leg Pants, size XXS regular | Celine Pico Belt Bag (buy pre-owned here) | Zara Pearl Slides (true to size, old review here) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me

I’ve been searching for the perfect petite friendly cropped white top and I finally found it on Amazon. Last month I bought a cropped top from Uniqlo as seen here but this top is an inch shorter. I ordered the one I’m wearing with the cuffed sleeves which is 17″ total length as well as the 18″ version for comparison but I prefer the shorter length on me. The one inch difference is noticeable on my torso and proportions since I’m petite. I don’t like doing a front tucks since I think it looks awkward when viewed from the side and it often comes untucked.

Petite Friendly Cropped White Top + Wide Leg Linen Blend PantsClick here to view a clip of the outfit on me

I’ve been using my black Uniqlo round mini shoulder bag in black a lot so I just got the off white color to match my lighter color summer outfits.

Ralphie is now at early stage 3 of Chronic Kidney Disease. He was at stage 2 for over 2 years. I’m always afraid waking up to the sound of him throwing up even though I try to feed him every 4-5 hours. The most difficult symptom to manage thus far is uremic gastritis. He’s often nauseous (a common sigh of nausea is when they lick the air/their nose non stop) and we’ve added a phosphorous binder after meals. I’ve been really exhausted caring for him on top of work and my other responsibilities. I haven’t been sleeping well and sometimes only get 4 hours of sleep or less so I haven’t felt like showing up because I don’t look or feel my best. Thank you for reading if you’ve made it this far in my rambles.

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  1. Madie
    May 9, 2024 / 1:16 am

    So nice to see you post, Jess! Miss your cute smile and of course outfits!

    Im sorry to hear about sweet Ralphie. I too have a cat with CKD and get so anxious when I have to get her blood work done at the vet. My Mocha is right at borderline stage 2. We just both really love our pets that’s why we spend so much time on their care.

    How is Ralphie’s water intake? With humans and cats with CKD, water intake is vital; so I’m assuming same with dogs. This is going to sound “abusive” but I force feed my cat water via syringe. I’m not only one doing this (Facebook CKD cat group members even give their cats IV fluids). I syringe about 2/3 to 3/4 cup of water per day. She is very tolerant for the most part….Sweet Mocha never hisses nor scratches anyone. Maybe worth a try for Ralphie….but warning: it’s very time consuming so I spread out during day and with treats to make it quicker.

    Sorry I’m not much of a help….I know u already busy.

    Give pets to Ralpie for me 🙂

    You look fabulous as usual, Jess. The pants really suit you. Classy all the way. I like you can wear this either dressy or casual for warm weather. Maybe I will try these pants for this wide leg pant trend….

    Anyway, you take care of yourself.

    • May 10, 2024 / 10:28 am

      Hi M,

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment and support all of these years!

      I’m sorry that your cat also has CKD but it sounds like you are managing it well and caught it early. It’s so difficult to take care of them when they can’t speak to tell us what they want.

      Ralphie loves to drink water and he drinks a lot of water. Usually he goes through two water bowls a day. He prefers to drink water after every meal and he does it on his own thus far. I have to make sure his water bowls are clean since he’s picky about “old” water (he’ll sniff and turn away from the water bowl) even water from the same day. I’m constantly dumping it out and refilling it with fresh water if he doesn’t drink it as usual. I make sure to wash his bowls daily and check that there’s no lingering smell from his saliva which can coat the bottom of the bowls. I know I’m sensitive to drinking out of cups/mugs that have a smell when visiting other people’s homes so I can understand how a smell could be a turn off for dogs since they have a stronger sense of smell.

      Thanks for sharing your tip. I’ve tried to syringe feed Ralphie water in the rare instances when he doesn’t drink as much but unlike other liquids such as medication and goat milk kefir he doesn’t tolerate when I syringe feed/force feed plain water. It causes him to choke and spit it out so not much goes down even if I slowly release the syringe. I don’t want to cause him to wheeze from choking on water so I have learned not to syringe feed him water.

      I started adding the chicken broth/water that collects at the bottom of the Instant Pot after I steam his drumsticks to his meals for added moisture which helps flavor his home cooked meals. For now this “trick” has worked well to entice him to eat. He also eats a lot better once my husband is home from work.

      Since he has to eat a low protein diet there are a lot of vegetables in his food which adds to the bulk of his stools. If he’s not eating (especially at night) then it’s likely that he has to poop in order to make room for more food.

      I hope that Mocha will be stable at her stage in the disease and continue to do well with you attending to her needs. She is so lucky that you’re such a caring and patient mom!

      CKD is a cruel disease and I found that it can be lonely and isolating as the primary caregiver with all of the added anxiety, extra care and mental load that is required to understand why they’re not eating or drinking. I know we’re all doing our best to ensure their best quality of life. I hope that you’re taking care of yourself too.

      xo,

      Jess

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