Monday, March 28, 2011

Not The Last Time

I know this will come as a sort of "duh" revelation to those of you who have been living the dream for a while, but having a job I enjoy has had some unexpected health benefits. Overall, my body is less stressed. It's visible in my face and how I hold my body. Nathan has noticed. I sleep better, and spend less time worrying. And, it turns out, I've lost weight. Not a lot, but some, and because of my steady wardrobe of comfy dresses and generously fitted shorts, I didn't notice until I wanted to wear jeans. I woke up one day last week and it was finally warm enough to wear the butterfly shaped top I picked up when I went shopping with Elissa in February. I was so excited at the idea of wearing it I decided to just suck it up and pull on my ANA denim, even though I knew they was far too small now. And you know what? THEY FIT. In fact, I even have a little breathing room in them.

March 23 2011

Now I'm not actually too fussed about the weight, but I am excited that my jeans fit!

March 23 2011

In fact I wore them for the next 3 days solid. I had been without a good fitting pair of jeans for so long, I had forgotten how good they can feel and how great they can look.

March 23 2011

And I just love this top. It's so flattering (and a size smaller than I normally take at Forever XXI, because that was all they had, so I'm glad it works!) and fun. And the colors are really nice on my pale skin. I'm so into any and everything lace right now, I can't get enough!

March 23 2011

Of course this week it got chilly again and I'm back to warmer clothes, so I'm glad I got wearing of my top in last week!

Top, Forever XXI
Jeans, ANA at JCPenny
Bag, Vintage Coach via Buffalo Exchange
Shoes, Worishofer (now available at Urban Outfitters online)

36 comments:

archives said...

oh girl, i feel you 100% on the happiness front! im definitely more relaxed. overall, i just feel better and like myself more. big change = big results! :)

Sian said...

Really pretty outfit! I'm so glad that you feel so happy at the moment, it's so lovely when things work out like that, without any effort your life just gets better =D
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Chelsea said...

oooh la la! i lurve that top on you... and great fitting jeans are so wonderful! it's funny how being happy has those little benefits. i remember after a nasty breakup a few years ago I ended up dropping weight by accident and getting really active and eating so healthy because I wanted to... because I was happy and full of life and relieved to not be with that person anymore. kinda the same thing, right?

I'm so happy for YOU (not because of the weight loss, but because you're happy! oh and having great fitting jeans is, as I said, amazing).

Liz said...

great outfit!!! Congrats on the Jeans! I love surprises like that!
-Lizzy
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[SMASH] said...

Good for you! Being on your feet all day definitely has perks. :)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Erin, You look amazing in this outfit! The top is gorgeous...you look happy and hot! I think the job definitely agrees with you!

Sal said...

Proof that happiness is good for your health! You look radiant, babe.

Liz said...

So many good things in this post Erin! Glad to hear you're loving the new job and that it's overflowing into other aspects of your life. You definitely look VERY happy :)

Alannah said...

You know, I've never noticed the weight change on you (because you always just look amazing), but that's a great little bonus to add to your happiness!

That top is so cute--the colours are a little different from a lot of the other pieces you wear so it really pops to me. It's very flounce-y and free and you look adorable!

XO!~

FutureLint said...

That's awesome that you love your new job! I do love the colors in that top with your skin tone!

Anja said...

so glad you managed to wear those awesome jeans again! They look great on you and this top is so pretty! A little envy over here :)

Rebecca said...

I'm glad that the new job is working out so well for you!

Chalkdust and Boots said...

Yay! It's so great to love your job. My only two major jobs were NOT jobs I loved, and I just felt so SICKLY while I worked in those places. You look radiant and yay for having jeans that fit!

(Oh, hey, I'm back. Thanks for your lovely comment on my last post over a week ago!)

Pixie in Pumps said...

I love that top! This whole outfit looks fantastic on you. And yeah the wonders of loving your job. Still waiting for that one that will give me that I love myjobglow =) I'm with you... I don't worry about weight until it effects my ability to wear my favorite clothes.... Then I remember that I should probably work out.

Keely said...

I'm so in love with that top. Just gorgeous! And we can even tell through the web that you are a happier, more contented woman! So glad you found a job you love. It's so important to love what you do nearly everyday.

Elia said...

You look great! Happy and glowing!

Melody said...

Such a pretty top! That's so great that you found your dream job and are happy!!

WendyB said...

Everyone I know who has been out of work a long time gained weight and became generally out of sorts :-(

Glad things are picking up for you!

Kansas Couture said...

You look gorgeous! And I'm so glad to hear you're happy at your job. :)

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

I am glad you're so happy and feeling so good!

The outfit is great, and gosh doesn't it feel great with jeans fit like that? :)

Meg said...

The top really suits you! And I love your hairdo! So cute! :)

Megan Mae said...

That blouse is adorable. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your job so much. Happiness is a wonderful thing.

GoodFrameofMind said...

You look great girl - I also had my first Buffalo Exchange experience this weekend, one word..amazing!

TrophyBoutique said...

Look at you, you tall drink o water, you. I love the color of these jeans, they look super rich.

And yes, doing something you love shows. You look radiant, dahling.

Melissa @ ClosetFloorFinds said...

I am LOVING this outfit! You look awesome.

myedit said...

Yup... those side affects of having a job you like...
You look so sweet and pretty in this outfit! those jeans are all kinds of sexy and that top is really sweet. Love it all!

Fashion Therapist said...

I love my job and I love going to work everyday. Having a job you love is so well worth it and you definitely benefit from it in so many ways.

Those jeans are a 10!

Savannah said...

You look awesome, I love that top! and your hair is so chic, my top not never looks that good.

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Angeline said...

Yay on jeans fitting! I actually never weigh myself but really only care about fitting into my clothes. And when I do I feel FABULOUS! Just like you look. Seriously, this top and jeans combo is beautiful.

Cara said...

So glad you're hitting your stride! I love throwing on a pair of pants or shirt and realizing it suddenly fits different - but better! I had the opposite problem today - the pants I wore used to be awesome and high-waisted, but kept falling down to my hips all day! So frustrating!

I love this look on your... so fabulous!

Linda said...

I've noticed your thin-ness. Remember when we tried that diet thing? HA! That was like a year ago. I feel like a balloon...maybe I should quit my job?

kelseywilliams said...

i'm glad you're happy! and losing weight is just a little added bonus. you look amazing in those jeans!

Between Laundry Days said...

Isn't it awesome having a job you love? :)

Juanette said...

Me likey that outfit Erin and I'm lusting after your topknot!

Iris said...

Looking at all these pictures I was thinking you looked thinner and I'm glad it's for all the right reasons!

grace said...

I am so glad to hear you're loving the job so much, and it's so much fun to see the outfits you put together when you can wear whatever you want!