My Wardrobe Today – Wednesday

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Dress – Gap (no longer available – from this past summer)
Cardigan – only mine via Nordstrom (no longer available – from early fall 2010)
Belt – Old Navy (no longer available – bought late summer 2010)
Tights Spanx Tight End Tights
Booties Cole Haan “Air Talia” bootie
Silver cuff

So I am at a point where I don't own a single pair of pants that fit.  I am working really hard to be creative with what I own so I can save up for new spring clothing.  I haven't worn this dress since it was warm enough to wear it with bare arms and legs.  I saw another blogger rock it with a v-neck cardi and belt over both pieces and it inspired me to keep it in my closet for the winter.  This morning I felt like wearing some color so I tried it out.

I have decided to grow out my bangs so they are sideswept again.  I love the thick straight bangs look, but fear it will make my face look rounder and will be hard to maintain once it gets warmer.  You never know, I may go back.  Anyway they are at a strange length now where they don't really blend into the rest of my hair when my hair is air-dried wavy, so I tucked them behind my ear with a clamp-style barrette. 

This week is another hectic one at work.  The past two days I was in the office prior to 7am and I have some major projects coming down the pike.  I have been feeling pretty stressed and my body is reacting with back spasms and a stiff neck in the morning and an upset stomach.  I really wanted to go to the gym this morning, but instead took that time to meditate.  While my husband slept, I took a little corner in the bedroom and really focused on my breathing and let myself release.  It really helped a lot. I'll hit up the gym tomorrow so I can have the energy and stamina to pull through the rest of this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. That color looks fabulous on you – you look fantastic. I’m the same way with pants right now – none of my pants fit and I’m in between sizes. So, mostly dresses – although I did buy new jeans.

  2. You look pretty in purple! I also love that belt! A perfect addition to the outfit.
    And, thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I’m glad Twitter connected us, too!

  3. I’ve been a reader here for ages, but thought it was time to de-lurk to say how fab you look. Loving the colour of the dress with the black, and you look so happy, you made me smile!


  4. Allie — as someone who has also dropped weight on WW lately, I thought I would mention that Gap has some of their nicer trousers and dress pants on sale, plus an extra 40% off. Still decent selection too — I scored a pair of grey boy fit trousers for $12.

    And speaking of my weight loss — you really motivated me to kick it into gear. I am 5′ 10″, and I have been hovering at a size 12 and 172-174 pounds for years, but after four months of Weight Watchers, I am almost down to my goal weight of 154, and I can wear most size 8s now.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!


  5. I agree with Kate – the pictures really show how much you’ve lost! And I think your hair looks really good like that – that was my second thought.


  6. You look terrific! Weight Watchers is really working! Last weekend I was in the bookstore looking at a weight loss book by Dean Ornish, “Eat More, Weigh Less” and he actually advocates that everyday should start with 10 minutes of meditation and breathing. So, you are right on track!

  7. Amazing outfit – but what really prompted me to post is your meditation/breathing comments. When I get majorly stressed it’s usually because I’m forgetting to exhale. Srsly!

  8. For some reason, this outfit makes it really easy to see how much weight you’ve lost recently. I bet you get a lot of compliments today!

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