Category Archives: Outfits
I haven’t worn glittery nail polish in years, but my heart melted when I saw this beautiful rosey-pink shade from Butter. Glitter nail polish is just so fun to wear, but I quickly remembered how not fun it is to remove. Wow, that stuff really sticks to your nails! Two days later, I still had traces of glitter on my hands. But I’d happily go through that hassle every time just to feel as girly and pretty as I did when wearing this nail polish.
What does one wear to a baby’s first birthday party? Well, this apparently. I know how observant and into fashion one year olds are, so I thought I would wear something sunny and bright to impress the wee-ones. Okay, so I didn’t get any praise on my fashion choices from the babies, but I did get a “Wow, you’re bright!” from one of the men at the party. Hmmm. . . good enough for me!
If you want to step into the world of print mixing but don’t really know where to start, I find that the two easiest prints to mix are stripes and polka dots. Keeping the prints in the same colour family will ensure that the pieces complement each other perfectly.
I want to give a big thank you to all of you for your wonderful support in my last post. It’s great to see that many of you have the same goal to get healthy this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need a little support or encouragement to stay on track. I’ll definitely do my best to help. Even though it’s only been 2 days, it’s already been challenging to stay away from sugar and sweets (I have a major sweet tooth). I just have to remember to take it one day at a time. Thank you again!
P.S. Linking up with Marionberry and her stripe challenge of the month today!
This is the year. . . to get healthy. Well. . .for me to get healthy. In past years I’ve set New Year’s resolutions only to lose sight (i.e. ditch them) by the third week in January. I’ve always looked at them as something I had to do instead of something I wanted to do, but this year my outlook is much more positive and focused.
Getting fit and healthy is a pretty typical resolution on everyone and their mother’s list, but my wardrobe is actually begging me to shed a few pounds. You see, I’m wearing the cape sweater in these photos for two reasons: 1. because it’s super comfy, cozy and warm, and 2. to hide the extra 12 lbs I’ve put on since the summer. Now I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes while others have just dropped their jaws. I’m in NO WAY saying that I’m overweight. However, 12 extra pounds on someone my height and frame is significant…so much so that about half of my wardrobe no longer fits me. I’m always wearing the same super stretchy H&M jeans because the 11 other pairs in my closet can’t make it up past my hips. I haven’t worn any of my pencil skirts or slim fitting dresses in months, and even these lace pants I bought only 2 months ago are too tight, which leaves me with NOT ONE pair of dress pants that fit. But the piece I’m most upset about not being able to squeeze into is this tropical print skirt. . .it’s just too pretty to be not worn!
Although my motives are mostly vain (yes, I will admit that), I’m also actually really out of shape. I can’t do a push up and I get winded after climbing 1 flight of stairs (no, I’m not joking). As I get older and my metabolism slows, I’m quickly realizing that if I don’t change my “sit-on-the-couch-eat-everything-in-sight” habits, that 12 extra pounds will soon turn into 20, then 25 and so on. Hopefully putting this goal into writing and sharing it with you will keep me disciplined, focused and accountable. You’ll know I’ve reached my goal once you see me wearing that pretty tropical skirt again.
So, today is Day 1 and this is The Year. The year I will get healthy. The year I will set a goal, and see it through until achievement. The year to be happy, proactive and positive. What is this year for you? Did you set any New Year’s resolutions? Do you have a similar goal to mine?