It happened. It happens. Those 5 extra pounds I really didn’t want to find me right before bathing suit season—did. Mainly because 5 other pounds had already found me and now there is like 10 pounds I really would appreciate finding another place to hang out. But there they are and so it goes. What do you do? I will tell you what I did. I enjoyed my birthday last week with my favorite cake and ice cream. I still put half and half in my coffee. (Can’t stop that)! But I’m finally getting back to regular exercise after a crazy season of busy and family illness. I also re-installed My Fitness Pal App to keep track of what I’m eating. Baby steps, right?
I’m still getting up and getting dressed with a little bit of style and purpose, too. 5 extra pounds or even 10 (ahem) are not reason enough to give up entirely. I want to make good choices because I have 4 girls watching me like crazy. They see my 5 extra pounds and they still tell me I’m pretty and I look like I’m 29. They might be just trying to be nice, but I let them tell me anyway.
Here is what I wore this week:
Left: Jacket (Stitch Fix), T-Shirt (Target), Jeans (American Eagle), Shoes (Payless), Necklace (pendant – American Eagle), Necklace (Beads – Ornaments for Orphans).
I could talk about how much I love this jacket all day. Girls – it has tiny shoulder pads. Not like the ones from the 1980’s which made you look like a linebacker. These are just right. Also it is super soft and the sleeves push up. Perfection. Really.
Center: Shirt (Nordstrom Rack), Pants (Loft), Shoes (Target), Necklace (American Eagle)
My daughter asked for tickets to a Broadway show for Christmas and this week we got to use them to see Beauty and the Beast. We had so much fun! She wore a dress, but I opted for white pants because moms don’t get to wear them too often. Also they were a bit tight (see above) which made me think of Jimmy Fallon and “Tight Pants.” So I laughed a little about that.
Selfie of course!
Right: Sweater (Banana Republic Factory Outlet), Shirt (Stitch Fix), Jeans (American Eagle), Shoes (Target)
I might just live in this outfit, because the sweater and the shirt. Love them both. And also together. I wore this to a ballet recital. Which makes me sound very refined because ballet and a Broadway show in the same week sounds that way. I assure you we ate homemade pizza and I colored my own hair for under $10. So that totally balances, right?
Have a great week. And if 5 or 10 pounds have found you too, I’m here for you girl!
I love your outlook – I have three girls of my own, and I want to always teach them that true beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes – more about what’s on the inside than the outside! I fluctuate 5 to 10 pounds all throughout the year, and they’ve heard me complain about my weight one too many times. Great reminder that my girls are watching me and taking their cues from my outlook.
I love that third top! I’m loving embroidered tops right now!
Girl moms unite! We can do this friend! That top – oh my word I love it too! It is from Stitch Fix – and I’m looking for more like this! Love it!