My Wardrobe Today – Wednesday Jan 19, 2011

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Blue merino cowlneck Ann Taylor (two years old – similar)
Ivory and black wool pencil skirtAnn Taylor
Black patent and stretch belt Ann Taylor (several years old – similar)
Black tightsNordstrom
Black Mary Janes with red heels – Nine West (several years old – similar)
Silver cuff

Yes, it's an Ann Taylor sort of day!  So many people dismiss Ann Taylor, thinking it's just a store filled with boring pantsuits and twinsets.  I love Ann Taylor because I can find amazing pieces that are fun, on-trend but classic enough to wear years later.  The quality is also stellar.

I purchased this sweater soon after having Emerson.  I was very large and excited I could go into one of my favorite stores and find something that would fit my postpartum body.  However I did a lot of stretching to the hem of this sweater to get it to cover my waistband – now it's pretty misshapen and rolls up on me.  I decided to try it out tucked in today as that I love the color, weight and details (not too deep cowl, puffed sleeves) of the sweater.  Tucking in was also a smart choice because horrors of horrors… this skirt is starting to be too big!  Man, I just bought it!

Also seeing today that my weight loss is really showing how soft I am.  Monday I went to the gym with my sister and I have been trying to do more yoga and crunches and such at home during commercial breaks and in the morning before the whole house wakes up.  I hope to fit the gym into my schedule at least twice a week – we have a date to go again on Friday morning.

BTW I totally cut my own bangs last week.  I hated the result and have been blending them into my hair, but this morning they kind of work!

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. I keep wanting to try the belt around the waist or under the bust. When I try it, the outfit looks good but then I test it out by sitting down and the belt is uncomfortable. Am I doing something wrong?

    I’m a size 12 and I just feel like I look ridiculous with some of my tummy muffins peering around the edges of the belt. Is it all in my head? Would it be possible to take a pic of yourself with the big belt while seated and maybe show how us larger gals can pull it off?

  2. You look great! I love the navy and black together. Perfect shade of navy for pairing with black.

    And you are losing so much weight and looking good! Very inspirational for me – I need to lose baby weight as well! Not being able to tie my shoes without some effort just is not how I want to live the rest of my life!


  3. The first thing I thought when I saw this picture was how GORGEOUS your hair looks! If you could just fly down to Georgia and cut my hair, I’d really appreciate.


    Also, love the outfit!

  4. Love the hair. I am not such a fan of the blue sweater with the black and white skirt though…red would look better IMO, or maybe orange. The blue sorta…almost matches but not quite. I’d go wth either matching (black) or more contrast, like a brighter colour.

    The weight loss looks great!

  5. I like your hair too. I’ve been nervous about tucking in sweaters…maybe I’ll give it a go after seeing how well it works in your outfit. Congrats on your weightloss. I’m a WW lifetime member working on getting back to goal.

  6. I would totally rip that outfit off and wear it myself today! That is so cute!! The skirt is amazing (I know I’ve told you that before!) but I love the top and belt (and tights and shoes…) You look really great today and I LOVE this outfit!

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