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Yesterday reader Taleia noticed I made my blog post's title, “Thursday.” I think it was wishful thinking that it was closer to the long Labor Day weekend! Well TODAY is Thursday, and we are one day closer to the end of the week. Hooray! Another uber-early morning for me, another day of dressing in the dark and taking my picture in the office bathroom. Gotta love dresses, it makes early mornings so easy!
Dress – Max Studio
Belt – Ann Taylor
Shoes – Sofft (my black patent T-straps)
Earrings – My mom got them for me when she went on an African safari
Bracelet – natch!
Hair is second day, just put big sections in the curling iron and then finger combed once cool. I REALLY need a cut and color, today I will call to make an appointment! Makeup is very very basic – Max Factor Pan-Stik, DiorShow mascara, the ivory shadow from my Revlon ColorStay shadow quad, Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey on lips and cheeks.
Last night after work I drove to my friend S's house. She, my friend B and I had a quick little girl's get together of sushi takeout, Miller Lites and catching up on one another's lives. My friend S made an awesome and Weight Watchers – friendly dessert – she grilled large rings of fresh pineapple, put a dollop of light ice cream in the center and drizzled toasted coconut on top. So delish! And did you know you can toast coconut in the microwave? I had no idea! Anyway, what she made was a variation on this WW recipe (not coconut sorbet and no mint leaf), so I tracked it as three points.
It was such a nice evening, my husband took care of Emerson so I could get out and see friends I don't see as often as I should or would like. Nights like that with friends are what keep me balanced and sane. Thanks S & B for such a lovely time!
Thanks everyone! I find the key to belts is not have them at your middle where you carry your weight, but closer to (or on) your ribs, which is usually your smallest part. This is an empire waist dress and by adding the belt over it, it makes that part get the focus, so you don’t notice much what is happening in the lower “I carried a baby for nine months and don’t like crunches” area 😉
And glad to hear it Randa! I hope to have another contest soon, there are a few in the works!
There must have been something in the air Wednesday. I posted as if it were Thursday, too.
I agree with the others – you look great!
Ooo girl! Lookin’ good! Sorry, I absolutely had to. Also about the belt – I tend to shy away from belts as I am a possessor of huge… tracts of land. In my head I picture myself as all boobies and caboose with this big dividing line across the middle. But maybe I need to rethink that! You are also curvy, and the belt just says “hello, I am slammin’!”
You look amazing this week! I don’t know if it’s the weight loss, but you are just glowing, your skin & hair – just wow! But then you are talking about cutting your hair! Wait, or if you do, pls just get a tiny, tiny trim.
Allie, you look awesome! I love your hair. Tell them to not go overboard with the cutting. That actually drives me nuts.. and the colour looks great! Very soft. You really seem to have gotten your groove back. WOOT!
Allie, this is a very “sexy” look….long flowy hair (we can’t see the issues you know are there;-)
I would never think of putting a belt around my middle as it is my least favorite part, but seeing it on you in a better spot of the middle it looks really good..do you think it is the fact that this is a wide belt that makes it look so good? I am wondering if a thinner belt would have the same benefit and impact?
I absolutely love that dress! And I wish I looked half as good as you do when I have to get up early.
P.S. – I received my box for winning the Facebook contest the other week – absolutely love it all. Thank you!
Lini, I have to admit that is why I have been so slow with getting my hair cut and recolored. I haven’t had my hair this long since 2001. I know it’s full of dead ends and would look better with a trim and touch up, but I fear that it will be chopped off somehow.
You’re hair is so long and looks so pretty!
Bests are a super cheap and easy way to change the whole silhouette of your current wardrobe. I wrote about it recently on Wardrobe Oxygen: https://www.wardrobeoxygen.com/2010/08/to-belt-or-not-to-belt.html
And I have in the mail two more of these belts. I have it in purple, will now have in black and brown:
FYI it is stretchy, my purple is an XL and is veering on too big. I ordered the new ones in Large.
Oooooh! I LIKE this look. I’m going to have to move out of my comfort zone and start trying out belts (you and I are quite close in terms of body shape.)