Hope y’all don’t mind that I’m on a total fashion kick lately ’round these parts.
These past few weeks I’ve been really frustrated with myself for not working out, gaining weight and biting my nails.
I know the nail thing is TOTALLY random, but for-reals it’s just another sign of me not taking care of myself.
The other day I posted about getting super chunky, not working out, being annoyed that I wear sweats everyday that I\’m not going somewhere “important” and feeling discouraged about not putting cute outfits together because honestly, I love putting cute outfits together and it makes me sad not to engage with fashion just because I feel like a fatty fatterson.
So. Last Saturday I was going to throw on jeans & an over-sized shirt (AGAIN) to take my kiddo’s to a halloween party, but I said to myself: “NO. This ends right now”.
So, here’s my look:
Jacket - I invested in this GAP jacket in 2001(!), POSITIVE it would be a wardrobe staple for years. I was right.
Dress - I found this super stretchy blue/black striped dress at Target the other day for $5.28.
Black Skinny Belt - Also from Target. It is too big, but it was $4.38, so I decided to make it work.
Black leggings - very thick, striped, wool leggings from Meijer. $10
Gymies - Payless. $8 Bought these in 2005.
Necklace - Meijer Clearance.
Purse - Aldo’s – Gift from the Hubs a few years ago. =)
Bracelet - A gift from my lovely friend Dana who bought for me in Italy. It’s remarkably beautiful.
I was hesitant to post these at first because my belly flab is showing, but this is me. I’m trying to love me, belly flab and all. Although I was cold in this little get-up here, it felt nice to at least try. Just that bit of effort made me feel better about myself.
It’s like saying, “I am amazeballs,” even though I don’t feel amazeballs, but just saying it makes me think I could be, and it reminds me that I actually am amazeballs to God, to my hubs, to my kiddo’s…so there belly flab. You can kiss it.
I include the price, the location, etc. because people always ask me where I shop, etc. The truth is, I shop clearance where-ever I am…and I keep key pieces. Seriously. I still have things from high school. Not even playin’.
The reason I have so many accessories from WalMart & Meijer is because I grocery shop there! Why not check the clearance? I typically don’t buy anything on clearance unless its $5 & below or $10 below AND off the chain. (translate – beyond cute).
There you have it. All this lead me to this…
Today, in a minute, I’m not even kidding you, I am going to work-out. I just downloaded a 20 minute fat burner from itunes. Not that you care, but I’m really going to try!
(And, it doesn’t hurt that I’m emcee’ing an InterVarsity conference for 700 College & University students in two weeks). Nothing like being out in public to give you that extra oomph, eh? =) And I am going to be amazeballs whether I lose weight or not.
How are y’all doing? Anyone want to boast and brag about how consistently you work-out? Seriously. It could be good for us lazy types. Anyone else trying a little harder with loving yourself? Making an effort with fashion? Let me know what’s going in your world regarding health, fitness or fashion.