- Red clip-on boy's bow tie $1
- Arrow gold work shirt $3
- Short black cardigan $4
- Gold studded belt $2
- Cabi grayish skirt $4
- Frye boots $10
- Red clip-ons $1
- Target tights $5
- Knee socks $0
- Headband $0
What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
- Add a fez, maybe?
- Just kidding!
- Or, maybe not just kidding. I mean, if I'm gonna go all costume-y, maybe I should just *actually* wear a costume.
- I love these colors - gold, gray, black, red. Love.
Total outfit cost: $30
P.S. Remember that time I wrote about weight? Yeah, that was fun. Umm, many people read it! Thank you! And I received quite a few emails (you guys, srsly, you should comment! Bloggers really dig comments!). The email messages fell into two camps:
- "You go girl! Way to tell the world that you can be beautiful at any size." While I totes agree with that sentiment, it wasn't what I was saying which just proved to me (yet again) that talking about weight is weird. And that maybe I shouldn't write a rant-y thing at midnight.
- The other camp was basically saying, "Oh my, I have NO IDEA what I should weigh. Halp!" You know, I really don't know what anyone else should weigh. I know only for me...and in addition to looking at the BMI, this is how I got there:
- Taking a picture every day is helping me see not just what looks good on my figure but also at what weight my figure looks best - I can see it in my face and my belly most when I gain a little.
- I originally set my goal weight too low - as in, what I weighed at my very lowest in my adult life, when I was 22 years old, eating almost nothing, working out every day (jazzercise!), working three jobs, and in school. That's crazy for me to even consider. My new goal is about 25 pounds above that - and I set that after reading quite a bit about what I would need to do to maintain that much weight loss as well as the effects of age etc.
- I also got reacquainted with my shape. I have a curvy, hourglass type shape and my weight is fairly well proportioned on my body. That's the figure that *I* am supposed to have. Yours is probably different. For example, I have a friend who has gorgeous perfect slender legs (FUCK HER) (JUST KIDDING), but she carries all her weight in her middle. She is my height, and weighs quite a bit less than me, but is dieting and exercising focused mostly on her middle because she feels out of whack, proportion-wise. Similarly, many people have told me that when they lose weight, their ladies are the first to go. Not so with me! So, I'm gonna carry some extra weight there no matter what. And, the fact that I don't lose lady-weight is my body's way of telling me what's supposed to be there vs what isn't.
- I trust the way I feel, deep down in my squishy insides. Now, to be clear, I have almost always felt healthy and energetic so that's not what I'm talking about (although that is a good indicator for others). No, for me, the way I feel is about comfort in my skin. When I was heavier, I felt like an overstuffed chair. Too big for the room. That sounds kooky, I know, but it is how I felt. I was constantly trying to make myself feel smaller because I just felt too big. Weird, right?
- Hey, check it! My P.S. is now way longer than my post.
- Is this at all helpful?
Thanks again for reading and, umm, yeah, to be continued. Ad nauseum.