Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Don’t Think You Know Where Your Head Is

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.

December 8

December 8

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."

December 8

I am mixing patterns again, with the tie die and the leopard. I would have never done that before I started reading fashion blogs!

December 8

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.

December 8

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…

November 17

Jacket, Forever XXI
Sweater, Target
Gloves, Target
Denim Leggings, Target
Boots, Walmart
Bag, Rachel Nasvik
Bag Charm, Self made
Earrings, Prairie Oats at Esty
Scarf, ½ American Apparel circle scarf


Connie said...

I LOVE those boots. I am almost certain my mom has some orange ones in her box of high school stuff.

It's less expensive to dress for spring/summer. I feel unprepared as well but I worked it out for today. I really need more coats!

just my style said...

You look Fantabulous! I say good on ya girl for "keepin on, keepin on" through the rough times! You are an inspiration to us all!

Sabrina said...

Love the mix of patterns here. Really love those boots. They are the type of boots that I would need for a Chicago winter.

Linda said...

Do you even have haters? I wouldn't worry tooo much about it, your legs are lke pegs.

Weight gain happens with age...

OH NO!.... I'm gonna go run now...oh wait I can't run..I'm gonna sit at my desk and eat...yep thats it.

Sal said...

It's perfectly natural to gain a bit of weight during a tough year, and perfectly natural to feel weird about it. I just hope you come solidly down on the side of, "I'm gorgeous at ANY weight and can rock my jeggings." Because it's true.

Jasie VanGesen said...

Heh... I weigh 225 and nothing will stop me from wearing my leggings, NOTHING. My thighs are my thighs, and that's why they kick ass.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Tres chic!

Audi said...

I'm sorry it's been such a tough year for you; I sure hope the next one is better. You look gorgeous, a few extra pounds or no. Keep on rocking those jeggings!

Alannah said...

I honestly wouldn't have had any idea that you've gained 7 pounds. You still look absolutely fab/perfect to me!


BAM said...

You look good and I'm always impressed that even when you have bad days, you look SO put together. It makes me want to quit being such a lazy dresser.

And 7 lbs, eh? No biggie. You look good.

Who else rocks the sparkle butt tights like you? No one!

Stephanie N. said...

Oh, but your thighs are fabulous. Those 7 pounds look good on you!