I got OWNED by the scale this week, +.8 lbs. I chose not to invest any negative energy into my weigh in results. No use in crying over .8, not even a whole pound. I can honestly say I made a valiant effort with my food choices and my tracking. I must admit, my tracking efforts fell by the wayside lately, but last week I set two goals:
- Goal #1, track...If I bite it, write it!
- Goal #2, work on the WW Healthy Guideline specific to incorporating 2 doses of healthy oils daily. To incorporate oil, I added 1 tsp of olive oil to my afternoon smoothie, homemade salad dressing, oatmeal, and/or my morning grits.
On to my post...
MEET MY PERSONAL STYLIST... God's Favorite Shoes. I often visit GFS's blog to drool over her FABULOUS thrift finds.GFS that I lost my fashionista mojo. Back in the day, (the lighter days) I stayed on point with the latest fashion styles and trends. Well, the more weight I piled on, the less options remained for places to shop. AND, for big girls around my age (21...lol), not many stores carry affordable, age appropriate, non-tent resembling clothing like the frock pictured below.
Getting to the point...
I told GFS that I desperately needed some clothes that actually fit and I needed her fashion expertise to try to put some looks together. I no longer wanted to dress so matchy-matchy, Gap ad. I desired a new look to show off my more svelte silhouette. So, me and GFS went shopping and she helped put these ensembles together (Ignore my hair and the price tags thrown on the floor):
BEFORE: Old Navy black dress $9.99
AFTER: Old Navy Dress + Old Navy Jacket $9.99 + Pink/Black Snakeskin Belt $2.99 AND my Halloween fishnets.
I love my Madden Girl shoes! I already had these shoes but decided to try them on with this dress.
New York & Co. Geometric Shapes Wrap Dress $9.99. I paired this dress with my "Beat Ya Down Boots" I almost went to jail over these $150 dollar Antonio Melani boots I got for $35.00. I was trying on one boot, and the other boot sat silently in the box. A lady walked by and attempted to grab the other boot in the box. I informed her that I was already trying on the boots, and then she looked at me like whatever. I looked at her like "try it and see what happens." We stared each other down and she finally walked off. I was prepared to go to war over these boots.
Ralph Lauren Shirt Pinstriped Black Shirt $6.99 + Cobalt Blue Belt $ 2.99
Now, ask me where I purchased these great finds...
That's right! Peace on Earth...Goodwill to me!And if you think you are to good for Goodwill, the you need to get over yourself real quick. I purchased many more pieces like my Bill Blass Tuxedo Shirt. I wanted to show you some of my other looks, but my photographer started to get a little annoyed with my multiple wardrobe changes.