What I Wore: Friday in September

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Jacket – Limited (at least 10 years old – similar)
Tank – Caslon (similar)
Necklace – J. Crew via eBay
JeansGap “Long and Lean” via the DC Sip & Swap
Shoes Miss Sixty “Jaiden”
BraceletsLauren Ralph Lauren and Ann Taylor

So um… two things going on here. You'll see that not only am I wearing my engagement ring, but also my wedding band! I was able to get it on this past weekend and have been wearing ever since. I haven't been able to fit it since my first trimester and even then it was a tight fit!

Second… these jeans? I picked them up in a rush at the DC Sip & Swap and got home, hoping they would run large. I couldn't even get them over my butt and thighs. This morning I was looking for my old Gap Essential jeans, thinking maybe I could cuff them like boyfriend jeans. Digging through the “To Donate/Swap/eBay” bag I found these jeans and gave them a chance. They FIT! Me, in a size 10 pair of jeans? This hasn't happened in YEARS! Happy Friday to me!

This weekend is my friend's baby shower, and there is a blues music festival in town. Otherwise pretty free. I hope me and the fam can relax, get this bug past us 100% (Emerson is pretty sick again and my husband is also battling it). What are your plans for the weekend?

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  1. You have legs for days in those jeans! This is such a flattering outfit on you, Allie. And I love the pop of color from the necklace. I just love, love love this look.

  2. I will… once I get back to a meeting! I haven’t gone in so long because work has been in the way. Fingers crossed I get to go this weekend and will be sure to have an update after! πŸ™‚ Best of luck with your WW journey!

  3. Mind you, my pair is old and the way the Long and Leans are cut now a 10 doesn’t fit (or didn’t, I’ve not tried for a long while since I fell out with Gap for stopping doing a 36″ leg in the UK, and for their stupidly thin t shirt fabric).  I see some others picked up on Gap’s crazy sizing lower down in the comments.

  4. You look absolutely wonderful!  (You’ve been my inspiration to keep going with WW and force myself to work their program instead of my own variation.  I hope I look as good as you do in six months!)

  5. Hooray on the weight loss!  It’s such a great feeling to slip into a pair of jeans that you couldn’t squeeze yourself into.  Keep taking baby steps to lose weight.  Lately I have been reducing my breakfast portions.  One egg instead of two, a smaller cereal bowl etc.  I was finally able to wear a shirt that fit tight around my waist!  Baby steps.

  6. Allie,
    I have been recovering from surgery and am playing catch up with the blog. You look stunning! Congratulations on the body transformation.  Keep up the great work. And thanks for giving me the instruction and confidence to dress in a manner that instills the idea that “I am important” to my daughter. I am out of the sweat/yoga pant rut.  My daughter (11years old) loves looking at your outfits and accessories!

  7. Yay! And congrats on the size 10 jeans – I remember the first time that I fit back into a size 10, I almost cried with joy. It was right up there with getting back into “regular” sized clothing.

    You are definitely looking lean and happy these days!

  8. I love this look, so polished and perfect for a Friday!  The jeans look fab on you–a great item from the Sip & Swap!  But, the necklace is what caught my eye right away, it is stunning!

  9. They drive me batty. I have pairs from 2001 and since and they range from 8 – 14 and the 8s fit the same as the 12s! Even then, some just don’t fit right. Really a style of jean you need to try on in person and take several sizes into the fitting room!

  10. My immediate thought on this picture was “those jeans look great on you”.

    I love Gap Long & Lean too. I’m not sure about their sizing though – I wear a size 6, but these jeans fit me in a size 0…  I was so confused when I was trying them on and I kept having to go back to find smaller ones!

  11. Congrats to you!
    My weekend plans include grading 180 paper bag projects. But, we are also going to a hot air balloon festival, so it won’t be a total bust. I hope you and the family get to feeling better soon!

  12. You look so great! Very slimming effect that the jeans and jacket combo has on you. Lovin’ it, keep up the great work!

  13. Aw congrats! I know what that feels like. I’ve gone from a size 22 to a 16 in pants/ 14 in dresses. Can’t wait til I get to a size 10.

    When I opened today’s post my first thought was how thin you looked before I even read anything πŸ™‚

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