Minty fresh. That’s how someone described my outfit this morning. Not sure if they meant in a toothpastey kind of way or not, but I’ll take it. All I know is this particular combination popped into my head last night and I went with it. I haven’t worn this top before and I’m now wondering why! It’s so comfortable and easy to wear I’ll definitely be looking for more ways to wear it. An added bonus is the gathers at the waist and faux wrap hide my tummy!
When I started this blog I had a secret goal not to repeat any outfits for as long as possible. Looking back at posts since I first wrote in February I see that I’ve succeeded! I’ve repeated pieces, but not outfits and that’s quite an accomplishment!
I’ve been rebuilding my wardrobe since losing 30 pounds last year (you can read about my journey here: https://thisjoyfuljourney.wordpress.com/determination) and it’s been a rewarding yet frustration proposition. Going from a size 12 to a size 2 has presented some unique challenges – one of which has been learning how to dress my new, thinner body at the young age of 54. It’s been interesting to hear people say they never knew I was overweight – I was pretty good at camouflage. I understood the challenges of my body type and dressed accordingly. I know how to hide a tummy, minimize a larger bust and accentuate the good stuff. I wish I had more photos of myself back then, but I was a little camera shy. Oh well.
Learning to embrace your body type and understand the best way to dress can be a challenge. I’ll be talking about some of the most common issues in the weeks to come. If you have something in particular you’d like me to write about, let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Black knit wrap top: Ann Taylor
Merona mint skinny pants: Target
Comfort Plus black pumps: Payless Shoe Source
Silver earrings: Charming Charlie