Smile Friday’s Daily-Attempt-At-Looking-Skinny who-ever-said-brown-and-black-don’t-go-together? post:
* BR Mad Men collection dress
* BCBG belt
* Coah heels
I must admit, I’ve *really* embraced dresses this summer. What a shame I was too scared to wear them previous summers - they make getting ready for work so easy!!
Today’s Daily-Attempt-At-Looking-Skinny post is brought to you by Banana Republic’s new mad men collection. My lady curves seem to have found a happy spot in this dress and I’m somewhat obsessed with their lace details… so win-win-win all around! OH!! and-and, this is my first ever single digit sized dress - size 8!! Internet. High. Five!! Wahoo!
~ Mini Little Friday Non-Scale Victory! ~
In high school my friends and I would spend a lot (a lot!) of time at the local mall, walking around, trying things on, and just being under age citizens, with nothing to do. I was always the queen bee of trying purses, heels and jewelry on. One size fits all? Yes please!
I would always secretly take a gander at all the beautiful clothes, but was usually too embarrassed to try anything on, y’know, in case the garment didn’t fit. (Oh the lies I’d say to avoid trying clothes on in front of friends: no money, don’t like anything, too tired! Oh-my!).
I had the stores down to a science. I knew which stores I could try clothes on in (Gap, Old Navy, etc.) and the stores to not even bother with (Aritizia, Guess, Laura, Jacob, BCBG,) and then there was Costa Blanca - my mortal enemy.
Every week, without fail, the friends and I would venture into that damn store, and their insanely small sizes [or. my insanely large gut. it’s still up for discussion :)] would taunt my love of vintage-style clothes. That store’s clothes wouldn’t even come close (close!) to zipping up, or making it past my thighs. Not even close. But their clothes were so pretty (floral? yes please!) and so cheap, I was so envious my friends could fit them and buy them so easily. Occasionally (on my skinny-diet days) I’d try something on, justincase… but nope, in all my years of going to that mall, and going into that store NOTHING ever fit.
I saw a pretty flowery top (50% off too!) in the window, and wanted-wanted-wanted! I debated the whole thing for a moment, and then figured, as I had no friends there with me… what the hell, and get this, IT FIT! To be exact, the medium fit! Me! It fit me! Oh what a happy occasion! Especially as it was one of those horrid, annoying stores where the mirrors are OUTSIDE the dressing rooms (ugh, I hate that with a passion).
Anywho, check it yo (above!). The white shorts were, wait for it… $3.25 too!!!! No lie (told you it was cheap!). I am a happy camper this Friday evening, as I enjoy watching Say Yes to the Dress with my mumsy, in my new floral top!
Highest Weight: 203
Current Weight: 171
Goal Weight: 125(!)