Thursday, May 17, 2012

Project MILF: Dressing a thinner me

Well it's taken me nearly 40 pounds to get here, but I've officially dropped one pant size.
Yep.  One.
People think I'm kidding when I say my weight can fluctuate vastly before I can really tell.
Sure my clothes might start to fit differently.  Be a little bit looser.  Lay a little nicer.
But when I try on a smaller size?  It's a no go.
I envy those of you who can drop 5 pounds and immediately squeeze into smaller jeans.
Just ain't happening for me.
So you can imagine my excitement when I started trying on some of my old "maybe one day these will fit again" pants only to discover they fit!
It's always fun to get to rediscover your own wardrobe.
Especially when some of the gems you find circa 2009 are adorable and surprisingly still in style.

What's not fun?  Realizing that the rest of your "new" wardrobe consists of some heinously out of fashion jeans and a bunch of skirts that haven't seen the light of day since BB {before baby}.  Translation?  You're too damn old to be wearing things you bought in your mid early 20's.  Plus no one needs to see your ass all over the playground while you chase around your crazy toddler.
Well my dad must have read my mind.
Or got tired of seeing me prance around in pants that practically fell off.
Because for mothers day he gave me a visa gift card.
My first thought?
Sweet!  I can use this to buy our summer pool pass!
My second thought?
Heck no...mama's going shopping!!
And shopping I did!
I didn't want to buy a ton....just enough staple pieces to get me through the summer.
Hopefully by fall I'll be another size down!
Here's what a whirlwind shopping trip to the Gap Outlet will get you.
{Please pardon the after work hair and goofy smiles.  I never know what you're supposed to do in these self pics!}
 {1 pair of questionably short shorts that I'm still not sure I'm confident enough to wear yet and the most comfortable coral colored tshirt I've ever worn.  The black top is actually from last summer, but fits now.  Also from Gap Outlet -- I love that store.  Way cuter than the acutal Gap for some reason.}
 {You can't tell in the pictures, but these shorts are a royal blue.  I love them!  My dad picked out the top on the left...I thought it was a bit wild at first, but now I love it!  And the striped tank has a fun pattern to it.}
{And a pair of fun bright colored shorts!  The cream top might be my new fave, it has a keyhole/tie opening in the back.  Super cute!  And I loved the coral T so much I picked one up in grey too.  I may be back for 20 more, seriously softest shirt ever.  The floral top was another pick by my dad, what can I say, the man has great taste!  I love it and it will be perfect for summer just maybe with different bottoms, not sure I'm digging it with the coral color}
I think I did pretty good!
It's amazing how just putting on clothes that fit can make you look thinner.
And feel 100 times better!

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22 comments:

i'm jess said...

Haute Momma! Love the fashion show... those are some great outfits and your dad sure does have a keen fashion eye! Sounds like you guys had fun shopping! You look fabulous, I love all your new outfits!

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

I love seeing everyone's new summer styles! So cute.

Ari Mack said...

Good for you - 40 pounds!! Wow. I agree, wearing clothes that don't fit (either too big or too small) are not flattering.

SG to SP said...

40 pounds is amazing! Good job lady! And your new outfits are so cute! Love the top your dad picked out.

This past week I was finally able to fit back into my BB skinny jeans and it made me so happy.

Molly said...

You look awesome. Love all the clothes. Good for you for doing the hard work it must take to lose weight!

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

That is so awesome! Love the bright colors :)

Moe said...

You look AMAZING!! I love the new clothes. Those tops are so cute. :)

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Dont' want to beat a dead horse but still so proud of all the weight you've lost so far! Girrrrllll you are gonna feel (I know you already do) so dang good! You look great. Your hubby must be loooovin' it ;P

Love all the new clothes, gonna feel great this summer! Unlike me, who is a WHALE. Cannot wait to be skinny again!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

You look absolutely fantastic! I really like the coral top. I've just bought a few coral pieces myself and the color is really growing on me.

Ashley said...

Lookin good mama!! Love all the new clothes! Your dad is a great shopper!

R said...

I just wanted to say you are doing a kick butt job! I know how hard it is to go on a weight loss journey. I'm proud of you.

Also you look killer in the coral shorts gray shirt combo.

Katie said...

Cute clothes!! You are looking awesome, mama!!

KatiePerk said...

Nice work~ You look fab and you picked out great summer looks. I love the striped top your Dad picked!!

dave and jenn said...

Look at you! And your dad! Seriously, the guy does have good taste. You look really good in prints. And I don't think the first shorts are too short at all. Enjoy your new wares!

Emily said...

Shopping for new clothes is always fun :] especially when you don't do it often! ha.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

girl!! you are looking AMAZING!!!!!! i can't get over the change! and 40 lbs?! you go girl!!! super cute new clothes!

Melissa said...

You look awesome! :)

Jess said...

You look fantastic. I'm the same way with clothes sizes. It takes losing a LOT for anyone else to notice and for me to drop a size. It sucks. I wanna be one of those five-pounds-one-size women.

Tiffany said...

You look AMAZING! And, I love the clothes!!

Gina said...

Your dad DOES have great taste! Looking good, girlie!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Wow! That's great! You're looking fabulous!

Lucky in Love said...

Just catching up...but wanted to tell you that I am SO proud of you! You are such an inspiration girl :)

And I am actually the exact same way about sizes. I have to lose a ton of weight for it to move. Annoying...for shiz.