November 21, 2012

The fattest day of the year

I'm heading down to ATL today to spend the holidays with my step-sister and her husband's family. This is my first time meeting his side of the fam so it should make for an interesting couple of days.

Wishing you and all your friends and families a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving...LET'S GET STUFFED!

November 16, 2012

Weekend Away

After work today I'm driving down to Philly for an overnighter.  I have a tendency to overpack even if it's only for one night, which tends to astound people.  I'm making the every attempt to pack the absolute minimum for this "trip"- one sweater, one pair of shoes, one pair of jeans- EEK!  Hopefully I can get everything, including toiletries, into my large Longchamp tote.

Little Philly

GAP / Forever 21 racer back tank top / H&M striped shirt, $21 / GAP ponte knit legging / Slim pants / Cole Haan leather boots / Kendra Scott jewelry / Forzieri pashmina shawl

November 11, 2012

I'm Baaaack

I kind of lost my way in this blogging venture over the past year.  I can blame work and life, but it came down to laziness.  During my absence I've been reading tons of fashion blogs, and discovering the black hole that is Pinterest.  Well, these distractions have inspired me to get back on track with my blog.  I'm going through a period of change in my life, work and personal, and I couldn't think of a better time to pick up where I left off but with a new focus:

1. I've become disheartened by the countless blogs written by the thinner than average woman.  You know the type that can fit into anything and have unlimited resources from sponsors and friends in fashion.  I am not one of those women...I'm curvy (or "zaftig" as my Aunt Mitzie so kindly pointed out when I was 15) but more importantly I represent the large population of women that aren't a size 10 and below.  Finding clothes to fit my shape is difficult, and styling them to camouflage my trouble spots is even harder.  My hope for my future fashion posts is to serve as an inspiration for the "average" size woman that style isn't only reserved for size 2.

2.  It's taken 35 years, but I finally accept my body for what it is- plus size, chubby, the aforementioned zaftig.  However, I have put on some weight this year and I'm not comfortable in my clothes.  In an effort to get back in the comfort zone I've started on the Weight Watchers program again.  I'll be tracking my progress on here to keep myself honest.

I doubt I'll be posting every day, but my plan is to post at least 3 times a week as my schedule permits.  Wish me luck!