Archive for May 2010


May 28, 2010

I haven’t felt like blogging lately.  I want a new platform, but I don’t want to give up this home.


BF is still amazing.  I’m a very lucky girl.  I’m glad he feels just as lucky.

I’m at my highest weight, 225 lbs.  I need to eat less, period.  I just don’t know how.

My hair is ok when I get it professionally done.  I’m not loving the constant trouble of wearing short, natural hair straight and I’m not in a place where I want to wear it curly/fro.  I would love to go back to my relaxer, it was easier, but I want a big curly fro at some point – even a curly bun or braid out.  *sigh*  I’m 1 year and 2 months into this journey.  I’ve committed to 3 years, but It’s looking sketchy.  My hair looks bad when I can’t take the time to wash, straighten, wrap, straighten again.  I’m tired of looking bad about the head.  Lord, I wonder every day what BF sees!  lol  This head has been a mess!

I’m glad it’s a holiday weekend.  Maybe I can get myself on track.


fashion find

May 26, 2010

Donna Morgan dress

Retail $138 Ross $44.99!

Donna Morgan dress

weight loss observations

May 19, 2010

I’m never going to lose weight if I don’t exercise.

I need more fruits and vegetables.

today is the day

May 19, 2010


Today is the day I take the first step towards losing 30 lbs.  BF has promised to stop bringing me fried oysters (my favorite) and I have committed to planning out a 1200 calorie meal plan on daily.

I realize that I have a few things to figure out – like daily workouts and how to eat about 400 calories per meal when I can’t work out, but I have everything I need to do it, so time to get to it.

fashion reminder

May 19, 2010

Tim Gunn’s 10 Essential Items

Basic Black Dress – The basic black dress has been around for a long time. It is often called the “Little Black Dress”, and it’s true that shorter skirts on the basic black dress, when they hit you in the right place, can be more flattering than a long black dress.

Trench Coat – The trench coat is one of the pieces that is both classic and currently a hot fashion item. Most any store sells this piece now. It is great for fall and you can pick it up in a wide range of lengths. I have a great black trench in my closet.

Dress Pants – Although it doesn’t say black, this is probably what you want to look for. Black is flattering on all figures and goes with everything.

Classic Shirt – The white shirt is a definite classic. But it can also come in many different styles to make it look trendy and not dated or like a man’s piece of clothing. Find one that accentuates your best attributes and minimizes trouble spots. For example, if you have wide shoulders, stay away from large collars.

Jeans – Everyone has a pair of jeans, but does everyone have a pair of jeans that make them look great? The wider leg, low-rise jean style has been popular (and still is) but a narrower leg is coming back along with a higher waist, which eliminates the unflattering “muffin top” look.

Any Occasion Top – Find something you look great in that can look respectable under a jacket but bring on the fun after hours.

Skirt – If you need dress pants then you also need a skirt. A skirt is womanly and can be flirty or businesslike. Nowadays women do not wear many skirts or dresses, which makes a lot of them fall into a rut of dressing sloppily or like men. See number 8.

Day Dress – Women also are not wearing as many dresses anymore. It was certainly liberating to go from the ’50s when women wore dresses every day to wearing more practical pants for gardening, exercising, and so forth. But the dress does not have to be abandoned altogether. They can be very flattering, and there is nothing wrong with “dressing up” for daytime.

Jacket – A jacket does not have to be masculine. Find one with a proper, fitted shape. Women’s jackets should follow the silhouette of a woman’s body and accent the hourglass curve at her waist. It is also a perfect piece to put with the skirt or dress pants, and white shirt. Or make it casual with a pair of jeans.

Sweatsuit Alternative – As mentioned before, women wear fewer skirts and dresses these days. But some women have taken casual to the extreme and spend days on end in sweatsuits. It is possible to be casual and comfortable without looking like a slob. Find a comfortable material (that’s why this doesn’t say jeans again – denim is not as comfortable as a nice soft cotton) that you would want to wear every day. It could be khakis, cords, a cotton dress, or much more.

Bonus: One Indulgent Trendy Item

(In the second season, the Jacket replaces the Blazer on Tim’s list, and the Any Occasion Top replaces the Cashmere Sweater.)


wardrobe update

May 18, 2010

My spring wardrobe is shot.  I don’t know what the heck is going on.  I can’t find anything in the stores or in my closet. 

So it’s time to rebuild.

Yesterday I purchased a white cardigan.  Now it’s time to figure out what to do with it.

white cardigan

(actual cardigan is short sleeves and somewhat cropped)

Today I’m wearing it with a black sheer top with white floral print and black slacks.

I think I’ll try to track down a few shells and sundress or two to wear with it too.

system overload

May 18, 2010

I have so much to do that I can’t even think about it. I try to sort it out, make a list, categorize, prioritize, or just do it and I draw a blank.

Some of the things floating in my head…

  1. Clean my office (both of them)
  2. Hang my clothes
  3. Buy spring/summer clothes
  4. Lose weight
  5. Buy a dress for the wedding
  6. Buy a wedding gift
  7. Pay bills
  8. Service vacuum
  9. Clean office refrigerator
  10. Add CDs to laptop
  11. Wash hair
  12. Pedicure
  13. Shape brows
  14. Finish projects
  15. Decide what I want for my birthday
  16. Buy a juicer
  17. Clean car
  18. Clean puppy’s crate
  19. Call lawn man about flowerbed
  20. Mail RSVP
  21. Return calls
  22. Cook veggies from the Farmer’s Market
  23. Buy groceries
  24. Buy make up