From the blog title, you probably think this is going to be an informative post. Especially if you know I live in Florida, which is a red state in regards to Zika (we’re purple when it comes to politics?). Zika fever is a mild febrile illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause West Nile virus. The illness is typical resolved within a week, and here in Florida our doctors are saying to just be extra cautious – wear long pants at night, bug spray, stay away from large puddles, etc. For pregnant women it can be extra worrisome because it’s been found to cause microcephaly, genetical abnormalities, and other infections harmful for the baby. I have checked with my doctor, no need to worry, just be extra extra cautious. But some friends in Indiana are being told to not vacation in Florida because of it. So EVERYONE is freaking out for me. My mother in law who I love so much (no seriously I do) decided I should wear a bee keepers uniform helmet included while outside. My husband is not as concerned, but he did insist I not buy anymore maternity shorts and that I buy a jacket to wear at night. Well, that I can get behind. So I used it as an excuse to finally buy the perfect olive military jacket. I love the linen fabric! It’s so easy to wear and my one concern with all this zika concern – is that i’ll get hot. But not with this jacket!