Thursday, November 4, 2010
Iâ€™m finally doing it. Iâ€™m following through on something I said I would do. I have decided to document what Iâ€™m wearing for a week and then post it on my blog. Iâ€™m not the only one doing it, you know. Itâ€™s a whole â€œthingâ€ in blog land. Everyone is doing it and Iâ€™m jumping on the bandwagon! Iâ€™m linking up to The Pleated Poppy.
For those visiting me for the first time, You should know a couple of things about me.
First things first: Iâ€™m cute. All my friends tell me so. Iâ€™m not being vain. Ok, well maybe a little. But sometimes a girl has to hold on to hope!
Secondly, Iâ€™ve been on a journey to lose weight. It would be unheard of for me to take my picture and then post it for the whole world to see before I lost 20+ lbs. I have a long way to go, but I felt inspired to take better care of myself and not allow myself to look like a shlump all day long. If picking out my outfits and putting extra time and thought into it can help me love my body and myself more, then how can I go wrong?? I canâ€™t!
So! Here we go. ( I must say, most days last week, I felt TOTALLY cute. I LOVE days like that!)
Sunday- Day 1
I wore this to church. Our church is very casual and so most days I do not wear jeans because I am on the Worship Team, but this day, I wanted to be warm and comfy.
Striped Shirt: Avenue
Red Shoes: Keen (my very most favorite pair! EVER!)
Flower Pin: Me, I made it!
Side story on the jeans; I bought them years ago with the intention of wearing them. Like I said before, Iâ€™ve been on a journey this year to lose the extra pounds so now these jeans fit. They didnâ€™t used to. I could barely button them and then once I was wearing them and the seam by the zipper split! I was mortified so I threw them in the closet and forgot about them. Fast forward to about 2 months ago, I fixed the zipper and tried them on and they are my most comfortable pair of jeans and they make me FEEL skinny. Those are the BEST kinds of pants!
Monday: Day 2
Yeah, we canâ€™t always be cute. This day I was running errands and slapped some braids in my hair and threw on the workout pants. No working out was involved though. Need to â€œworkâ€ on that! Ha! Get it? Work? â€¦ yeah ahem. Moving on!
Shirt and pants: Wal-Mart
Gold flips: Old Navy
Tuesdayâ€¦hmmm. I canâ€™t remember what I did that day. I should really write these things down. Iâ€™m sure it wasnâ€™t earth shattering. Most likely I went grocery shopping and picked my kids up from school. It was kind of warm that day because I was wearing flips. Oh, and I had to use a gigantic safety pin to take in the back of those jeans. I have a pile of pants that I need to take in. One of the pitfalls to losing weight: your clothes get too big! Cry me a river, huh?
Shirt: lane bryant years ago
Gold Flips: Old Navy
Necklace: Canton Flea Market
(One side has a cool vintage cowgirl and the
other is a lavender bumble bee print)
Wednesday- Day 4
I ended up trying on two different outfits this day because I was feeling insecure about my middle area. Birthing four kids will do some damage to your tummy area if you know what I mean. As you might have been able to tell, I wear a lot of tanks under my shirts. Is it me or have the neck lines gotten lower? Anyway, it smoothes out the belly and makes things look nicer.
But whateverâ€¦I made this shirt myself. I took two Old Navy Tâ€™s and cut one up and made flowers to put around the neckline.
So I decided to go with something not so clingy. I donâ€™t look as slim, but comfort was top priority here.
Cardigan: Old Navy
Orange Tank: Wal-Mart
Red Shoes: Keen
Necklace: Forever 21
Thursday- Day 5
Oh my goodness you guys! This day, I literally rolled out of bed and put on the hubs sweatpants and a choir t-shirt from my daughters High School! I couldnâ€™t even put my face in the picture because my hair, well lets just say, Iâ€™ve had better days. No make up, no cute what so ever. Youâ€™re welcome. Iâ€™ve spared your eyes.
Later that night though, the boys went to their bible study and us girls went to a jazz performance by our local Senior High School show choir. It was awesome. I showered and dressed. I clean up pretty good.
shoes: Steve Madden from Ross (I canâ€™t wear them that long, they are so narrow, but I love the pattern! boo!)
Earrings: Forever 21
Friday- Day 6
This is what I wore to a bible study Iâ€™m hosting at my house on Friday mornings. It was 65 in the house when I woke up, so long sleeve shirt and a black cardi were in order. To keep my neck warm, a pretty scarf. Iâ€™m not the only one who wears their jeans several days in a row, am I? Whew! Good to know!
Then I went shopping for some curtains for my bedroom and I found a new shirt!!
It was one of those days where I came home and had my own fashion show! I paired it with a lot of pieces in my closet and settled on this one for Trick Or Treating at the hubs office. Or should I say, dropping off the boys at the hubs office so they can load up on candy while I play taxi to my two teenage girls? I love my job! At least I looked cute in the car!
Earrings: Frisco Mercantile
Coral Flower Pin: Me!
Black Cardi: Old Navy
Striped shirt: Ross
(I seem to have a love for all things striped this week!)
Black flats with rosettes: Payless Shoes
I spent that day in bed feeling blah and lazy. No pictures of my pjâ€™s, sorry!
Sunday- Wk 2
I just have to show you my Halloween Costume!
Totally cute huh? Everything but the hat and the spiders, came from my own closet! I made another flower pin out of an old silky polka dot shirt!
Itâ€™s my favorite!
And yes, there is another striped shirt. I bought 4 colors: black, green, mushroom, and beige. Plus a black and white solid. When you like something, buy it in every color!! You never know when itâ€™ll come in handy!
Hope you had a great Halloween weekend! Bring on Christmas!!