Sometimes I will wear an outfit all day and LOVE it. I feel great. Sexy, sassy, confident, and fun. And then when I see it in pictures…eh. This is one of those outfits.
I seriously loved wearing it. And I’ll probably wear it again (next Winter, I suspect it won’t be cold enough again this Spring in time for me to wear the knee-highs over tights.) But I don’t feel like it translated well to pictures. I STONGLY suspect this can be attributed to the 10 pounds of depression weight I have put on over the course of my, and now my husbands lengthy unemployment. I’ve vowed to work on it. I don’t think of myself as “fat” by any means, but this is above my “happy weight”. “Happy weight” is that weight where you are thin and fit enough to feel good about yourself and you don’t have to devote every minute of every day struggling to stay that size. At happy weight one can still have onion rings sometimes, but one also feels killer in their favorite tight pants.
At any rate, I do feel better about the way it looks sans jacket in pictures (although in real life I think the jacket looked really cute). I just feel you can better see the actual shape of my body, which, I’ll just say it, is nice. Really. I am not one to brag, but I also got really tired of hating on my perfectly good hourglass figure a long time ago.
I really loved the accessories today too.
Key earrings, one of the first things I “made” when I got back into jewelry making. And by “made” I mean threw on a fish hook.
My signature necklace (I’ve sold a few of these in the turquoise at church, and sometimes at service or Wednesday night community, there are 2 or 3 people wearing it at once. It just fills my heart with untold joy to see that) in brown.
And a super fantabulous necklace with a locket watch I got on etsy. I mean, super. I have tiny wrists and so traditional watches look really dumb on me. And I looked for a while on etsy before finding this one, for $20 bucks even! $20 bucks. Such a steal. I’ve worn it every day for almost a week.
Jacket, Dress, tights and knee socks, Target
Earrings and bird necklace, self made
Watch necklace, finkgifts.etsy.com