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My Wardrobe Today – Wednesday

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Blue oxfordLands End Canvas “Heritage Oxford”
Black pencil skirtCalvin Klein
Black patent belt – Ann Taylor (no longer available)
Black tightsNordstrom
Black leather bootiesCole Haan “Air Talia”
Silver cuff

These pictures show why I just can't “do” bangs.  I play too much with my hair and they end up being parted, moved, start feathering to the side.  I think my husband finished all photographs in 30 seconds and my hair style changed this drastically. Think I will stick with sideswept bangs that can easily blend into my hair.

I have very exciting news to report (Twitter followers, you already know) – This skirt is two sizes smaller than what I wore six months ago.  This is a NEW pencil skirt.  I bought it over a month ago on clearance in a 12 Petite because I KNEW I would be that size before spring, and my original black pencil skirt has just become too large to wear (it's a 16).  When I bought this skirt, I couldn't get it over my booty.  Now, it zips nicely, and fits without looking hoochie-mama.  Hooray!  Also check out the new shoes – another weight loss milestone!  It is so exciting to be back into a 12 petite – and not a stretchy item like my Gap Perfect Trouser Jeans.  This is a fully-lined skirt – no give going on here. 

A very early morning today – up by 4:25am for work.  Didn't want to wake Emerson but I swear that girl can smell me and as soon as I tiptoed past her door to go downstairs and let the dogs out I hear, “Hey Mommy! What are you doing??? MOMMYYYY!”  So my husband drove me to the Metro and I can have another day with my car buried under snow.

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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19 Comments

  1. The nine months on, nine months off is a crock of… well you know! Emerson is two and I am just getting back to my pre-baby size. It’s hard when they are little because you’re so tired and so taxed. The body knows when it’s ready to change. πŸ™‚

  2. As soon as I saw the pic I though “she looks skinnier”. Well done. You look great at any size, but it is inspiring anyway. I still have 3 kgs to go to get to my pre-pregnancy size. I thought it was supposed to be “9 months to go on, 9 months to take off” – but it’s been a year now. And I am still so hungry even though I’ve now weaned Maisie (was blaming the increased appetite on breastfeeding). I keep on thinking I should get up earlier to exercise, but more sleep always wins…

  3. You look amazing! I thought to myself how slim you look before I even scrolled down and read that this is two sizes smaller. WAY TO GO, MAMA!

  4. Congrats on the weight loss! And, holy cow, this picture really shows how much Emerson has grown! It’s hard to believe I started reading your blog before you were even pregnant with her! She definitely doesn’t look like a baby anymore.

  5. This belt rocks because it’s wide and elastic so it doesn’t dig in. The belts I have that aren’t elasticized practically bruise my belly button by the end of the work day and they ride up or stretch out. 90% of my belts are elasticized and when I consider buying one I try it on first and sit down and see if it causes any internal injuries. πŸ˜‰

  6. I agree, you look great! And I noticed that you aren’t afraid to tuck your shirts in. I haven’t tucked in YEARS because I was afraid it would look bad. But you’ve given me new courage to try it. I haven’t done it yet because weather has been crappy here (outside Philly) and I’m sticking to jeans these days for work.

    The only thing I’m not sure about yet is belting a skirt with a shirt tucked in. I have a few belts that I got when they started coming back in style, but I wore one yesterday and it darned near killed me by the end of the day. They can just be so uncomfortable! And I’m constantly adjusting when I sit, stand, walk, etc. Is it just me, or does this sometimes happen to you too?

  7. hi allie, long time reader but i’ve never commented before. you didn’t need to tell us that the skirt is 2 sizes smaller, ignore the tag, you look phenomenal! congrats!!

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