I always feel unprepared at the start of the season. In Spring, I feel like I have forgotten how to dress in just one layer, and I forget how to wear bracelets and necklaces, it’s been so long since they worked because of the gloves and scarves of Winter. And in Winter I always wonder where did I GET all those layers I wore last year? And where are all of my pants? My legs are so cold and I have jeans, which we are not allowed to wear Monday-Thursday, but no pants. (I don’t like pants, to be honest and I’m just glad I can get away with black denim). Anyway, I always feel like it takes me a while to settle in and figure out what I’m doing.
I’ve gained a little weight over the past year. 7-10 pounds, tops. But on my frame, it really shows, and I find myself wanting to make excuses for it, and for the fact that I still dress like a slimmer girl. But I’m not sure why. I’ve had inarguably, a rough year. One of the toughest in my life. And 7 pounds? Is nothing. So I’m not really even that worried or upset about it. I don’t feel fat. So why do I care what you think? Body image is such a strange thing. And I feel compelled, once again, to preempt the haters and say "I know my thighs look big in those jeggings. And I don’t care."
I am mixing patterns again, with the tie die and the leopard. I would have never done that before I started reading fashion blogs!
Sorry my jacket is messed up there. I have been being lazy and having my husband help out, and he is great and I can get my pictures done in 2 minutes versus 10 and so I’m really grateful, but he doesn’t see the little things like that the way I would if I were checking the picture between each take the way I do. I’ll take it though, to save 8 minutes.
Some of you might remember these boots from last year. They are ridiculous. They are a size too big. They are from Wal-mart. And none of that will stop me from wearing them and none of it can reduce the sheer awesomeness.
And my current favorite earrings…
Jacket, Forever XXI
Denim Leggings, Target
Bag, Rachel Nasvik
Bag Charm, Self made
Earrings, Prairie Oats at Esty
Scarf, ½ American Apparel circle scarf