Babushka + How to Feel Better When You're Sick

outfit details: vintage dress and cape, vintage Dooney & Bourke bag, Rag & Bone Newbury booties, and parrot pin from a shop in New Orleans.

Hello from my sick bed! I've pretty much been cooped up inside since last week, but I did eventually have to venture out, so I snapped these photos before I raided the Whole Foods tea aisle.

Comfort is non-negotiable when you're ill, and piling all these long layers on made me feel like a babushka, or old Russian granny. I ended up really liking this outfit, and it got me to thinking about how much better I felt in a cozy-yet-fashionable outfit than in a dirty old hoodie and mismatched socks.

Here are my top three ways to bring back some style when you feel like a pile o' crap.

1. Layer up: If you have to venture out into the world for work, school, or soup, layer on the cozy materials and you won't even realize you're not in sweats. I avoid jeans in favor of loose dresses and comfy slacks. Add a chunky knit sweater, beanie, or scarf to top it off.

2. Clean up: Wash your face, take a shower, change your sheets, and you will feel so much better.

3. Stock up: The moment I feel a cold coming on, I make sure I've got all my sick necessities: vitamin C, soup, tea & honey, cough drops, and tissues (blowing your nose with t.p. is THE WORST). I also drink lots of apple cider vinegar to alkalize my body and fight bacteria.

Hopefully this round of the flu is almost over! Do you have any weird sick remedies that you or your family do?