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I am...a Christian, a wife, a "mother" to one Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix dog, a wine lover, a high heel enthusiast and a raging BAMA fan!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Final Outfit...

This is the final post I will do on items I bought at the Belk Charity Sale.  I apologize for not linking the items in yesterday's post...if you really want to know how/where to get anything from yesterday's post, please email me or message me and I will get that to you...

In the meantime, here is the final post on my purchases.  I have a wedding to go to in the middle of December and while I think that is a BEAUTIFUL time to get married, it's a 4:00 wedding and that's a hard time/season to dress for.  Know what I mean??  It is too late in the day for pants to be appropriate and too early for a winter cocktail dress.  But alas, a dress I found at the sale is PERFECT!  Here are the details:

Suzi Chin for Maggy London Leopard Jersey Knit Dress (can't find a link for this AN-NY-WHERE); Black Tights; Black Bandolino Deva Wedges (these are two seasons old so you probably can't find them except with an internet search...); Silpada Sterling Silver & Cubic Zirconia Necklace (item N2302); Silpada Mother of Pearl & Sterling Silver Earrings (item W2218).
The tie waist of this adorable, subtle leopard print dress really helps create the illusion of a smaller waist and the above-the-knee hemline keeps the eye going up.  LOVE IT!

On a side note, all of the Silpada jewelry I post can be purchased through my sister-in-law.  She is a Silpada rep and can do individual sales, even though Silpada is mainly an in-home party line.  Or, you can host a party with her (if you live in North Alabama) and earn free jewelry!  Contact me if you have interest in a direct purchase from her or an in-home party and I'll put you in touch!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Another Weekend Purchase & Feeling Beigey

I've still got a few weekend purchases to share with you!

 French Connection Gray Aztec Sweater Dress; Black leggings; Black Rampage Korrie Boots; Silver Chain Necklace (already had); Silpada Sterling Silver & Carved Resin Earrings (item W2217).
Again, accentuating the waist higher up where it is the smallest and then the flow of the fabric down helps mask any unpleasant lumps and bumps in the waist/hip/butt area.  Can you tell I'm all about dresses this season?  It's because they are the BEST at hiding any body imperfections you have and the right dress can flatter any body shape no matter weight gain/loss.
I am thinking about wearing this outfit for my Father-in-Law's 60th birthday party this weekend.  It should be mild enough to pull it off without a cardigan over it!

Here's an outfit I am actually wearing today and I am about to RAVE over a certain item in it following the photo...

Kim Rogers for Belk Tummy Control Pant; J.Crew Ruffled Tank (already had this); Ann Taylor Loft Jewel Pocket Cardigan (already had); Adrienne Vittadini Velma Flat; Silpada Mother of Pearl & Sterling Silver Earrings.
The item I love in this is the pants.  They have this amazing hidden elastic band on the inside (NOT old lady elastic waist pants) that keep you from having any type of bulge, muffin top or anything similar to that.  They are truly amazing pants and very flattering.  The downside is they are a tad on the short side and I will only be wearing them with flats.

Disclaimer:  So granted my posts are usually done the night before and set to post at a certain time the next day.  And if you're like me, your outfit choices could totally change based on the weather, mood, if I'm having a "fat" day, etc.  So this may or may not be what I'm actually wearing on Wednesday...but you get the drift for the future when I post outfits...

Disclaimer 2:  I promise this blog won't become completely about clothes.  I'll post my recipes I'm making, too!  And funny tidbits from our weekends!  And the adventures of Tank the dog!

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

82 Days...

82 Days...  What's the significance of that number you ask? 

Could it be the number of days I've been pregnant? 
Ha!  Fooled you on that one!  No bun in the oven yet...
(Side Note - It seems EVERYONE I know it pregnant)

Could it be the number of days until I hit the dreaded 29 (last year before 30)?
No...although oddly enough, it is 81 days until that day...

Give up?

It's been that many days since my last blog post.  And for all two of you that used to read it, I'm sorry!

Won't say I'll do better...

I just promise that when I do post, it will (hopefully) be worth it!

Like today...
I have recently (OK, not recently, more like over the past six months) gained back some of weight that I had worked so hard to lose.  Not all of it, but some of it.  Life happened, I got lazy about counting and measuring, and it came right back on.

So I'm trying to get back to loosing for good and in the meantime, the Belk Charity Day Sale happened.  So I got my self up at 5:00 AM to get to Belk at 6:00 AM.  And I really scored big time!  I was looking for items of clothing that I can transition well with weight loss.  Things that could hide the pudge for now, but still look great as I lose, too.  I really think the styles and cuts I chose are going to be flattering no matter how my body changes. 

I'm going to share with you some outfit ideas for the upcoming colder months (although here in Alabama, colder is a relative term...) all based on items I scored at the big sale mixed with things I already have.

Vintage America Jeans (already had), Black J.Crew Tee (already had), Kensie Shaggy Fur Vest in Dark Pewter, Silver Link Necklace (already had), Silpada Silver Crescent Earrings (item W1539 - already had), Black Boots (already had).
The vest creates a great place to hide a little stomach pooch and the black and dark denim are slimming.  Pairing it all with a bold pair of earrings draws the eyes up toward the face more.

Black Cotton Dress (already had), oneworld Lace Trim Cardigan in Gray, Rampage Korrie Boot in Gray, Ann Taylor Loft Beaded Necklace (already had), Silpada Mother of Pearl & Sterling Silver Earrings (item W2218 - already had).
The black dress gives a slimming illusion while the blousy cardigan also hides any lumps or bumps.  The gray pop of accessories brightens the look to keep it from being dull while also keeping the eye from focusing on any one part of the body (like on areas where you may be more insecure...my area is the hip/thigh region).

Brown Print Dress (this is new...but I can't find a link for it anywhere), Ann Taylor Denim Jacket (am embarrassed to admit I have had this since 2001...but when you find a GREAT denim jacket, there is no need for another one...ever...), Bare Traps Jezebel Riding Boot in Brown, Silpada Mother of Pearl & Sterling Silver Earring (item W1525 - already had).
The empire waist of this dress accentuates the smallest part of the body while allowing the fabric to flow loosely over the areas where you may have some extra weight.  The denim jacket also gives coverage over areas that may not be your best feature.

There you have it!  Three of my main "go to" outfits this Fall & Winter that will hopefully mask my "bulges" until they are gone for good!

Any good clothing items you have found that transition well for you no matter what weight you are?