Monday, September 22, 2014

Weight loss and Fall fashion!

Hello, dear readers. I am sorry it's been so long. I just wasn't really into fashion for most of the spring/summer season, since I was busy trying to lose weight and didn't feel like trying to dress up a body that would soon be going down a size or two. I finally bit the bullet and joined Weight Watchers Online in May. It's my 2nd time on WW and I know that it works for me. I've lost 20 pounds since joining up this time. This is not an endorsement - different weight loss methods work for different people. For now, this is right for me.

My goal at the moment is to get down to a size 16/XL. I do not want to get to the point with WW where I feel like I am starving (and believe me, I got there last time). I can't do much exercising because I have fibromyalgia and it makes my whole body hurt. Some days I can walk around, and when I can, I do...but other days, not so much.

Anyway, I've gone from a 2X to a 1X, and from a 20 (or sometimes 22) to an 18. This makes me very, very happy. I still have not gone down a bra size, but that's OK for now because I am not looking forward to having to buy new bras!

Having gone down a size has brought me back into shopping mode, because I don't seem to have enough clothing from the last time I was this size. Actually, that's not quite true. I have plenty of warm Winter sweaters that still fit, which is great because those can get expensive. But it's Autumn now, and I want to wear long-sleeved shirts or less bulky sweaters.

I will have to do a shoes and accessories post soon, because I have been kind of obsessed with shoes and socks lately. At the moment, though, I want to share the results of an amazing retail therapy session at Burlington Coat Factory with you.

Sorry about the picture quality (or lack thereof). Anyway, this is a sweater by Design History. I bought it in these colors; and another in navy, black, and white; and another in a gray pattern. I love it. I plan to wear the heck out of it. Also, it's machine wash and dry! Hooray!

This blue top is by Cha Cha Vente. I almost didn't try it on because I was worried that it would be too long and the hemline wouldn't be flattering, but I am so glad I did because I really like it!

And, last but not least:

Here's that same hemline again, this time in a sweater by Joseph A. Sadly, this one has to be laid flat to dry. It's a really pretty color, though - prettier than the picture suggests. It looks better without the shirt underneath, but I wanted to try it that way when I got home so that's what you get a picture of. (Yeah, ouch, I ended that sentence with a preposition. Sorry.)

I haven't been following the latest trends much, so I'm a little out of the loop. Horizontal stripes are still VERY "in" - that much I can tell. I'm also liking the deep, rich colors that I've been seeing in the stores, and I'm glad to see a lot of gray since I love the color gray.

Anyone know what that hemline is called? Is it a handkerchief hemline, or is that something else?

Thanks for reading!