We stopped at Cracker Barrel yesterday, on the way to my son’s neurologist appointment. We were seated beside these pics of advertisements for men’s clothing. The fine print says that special tailoring costs $3.00. Nice price, huh?
My son just has to do something special on Saturdays. A few weeks ago, we had a cold and rainy Saturday, and he couldn’t stand it. We both like to dress up, so he suggested we dress up and go out to dinner. There are very few restaurants in our small town, and fewer that are open in the off season. So just before I called the cab, I called our favorite restaurant, and the owner told me they were closed until March 1. We were a little overdressed, but we ended up going to a pizza place. We pretended we had just come from somewhere really important, and we had a great time.
I wore a Ralph Lauren dress I had never worn before, and when I was getting ready my son actually told me I should wear my hair up. His sense of style is amazing!
Here are some pics of what we wore:
I remember thinking that once I had a pair of gold jeans, I would no longer have to worry about putting together an outfit. I thought that anything would look good with gold jeans! And maybe it does, but I have trouble making outfits I will actually wear! This is one of the first ones, and I think it turned out pretty well. It’s a relaxed, casual look.
I feel like this should be the epitome of kid’s fashion, just like the adult runway is the ultimate in adult fashion. On the runway, the models do show every piece of a designer’s collection. But on the Red Carpet, we get to watch the stars wear the evening gowns from each collection. Millions of Americans tune in to see what their favorite stars are wearing. I don’t think the kids tune in to see what their favorites stars are wearing, but I know the adults do! So I m posting a link here to a history of kids on the red carpet.
I didn’t have time to put on makeup today, but I did like the outfit I came up with. Once again, even when I feel really good about an outfit I have put together, In the pictures I see that something is wrong. The worst thing is when it isn’t the clothes.
In this case, I like how the clothes go together. I had seen how women wear their boots with leggings, and I really like that look. I put the houndstooth leggings together with the plaid scarf, and I thought that looked great too. The cobalt blue cape (which I love) brought the pop of color I wanted. So this look should have been a real success.
And it was, until I saw myself in the pics and realized how huge I looked! As I have said here before, I really hate my weight. I hadn’t noticed it before but the shirt actually made my stomach look much bigger. It is gathered just under the breasts, but somehow that combined with the attached wrap just makes me look fat.
All in all, I think the outfit was a fashion success. I just need to lose 40 pounds!
I am still trying to build a better relationship with blazers. I am honestly starting to wonder if they simply don’t look good on my body? I do have certain physical challenges: being 5ft tall, and somewhat busty, I always look chubby. It doesn’t help that I am extremely short-waisted. There are literally 5inches between the bottom of my breasts and my natural waist. If I am not wearing a bra, there are 2 inches between my breasts and my waist! Sometimes I think I need to go on the show “Double Divas”! I wonder if they could help me? I did got to Victoria’s Secret this fall, and I was fitted properly for a bra. But somehow I came home with a padded bra. I don’t know why I didn’t tell the sales associate that I wanted something different. The mall was closing and we were in a rush. So the result is that I still don’t have bras that fit me well and give me the right kind of support.
You might notice I went with a bright lipstick with this outfit. I thought that with all the grey a bit of color would look nice. I do like how it looks with my complexion. After seeing these pictures, I do think I will wear this outfit again. I like the blazer a little more now.:)
One great thing about my daughter being a preemie is that she is so tiny, her clothes last much longer than baby clothes usually do. She is 14 months old, and she is currently wearing a onesie that is sized 0-3 months. It doesn’t quite snap, but it is roomy around the shoulders and the stomach. Don’t worry, she is almost on the growth chart, and her doctor assures me she is just growing at her own pace. But when I buy her clothes, I can rest assured that they will last a long time.
Buying designer clothes for babies is great, because it is so much cheaper! It really is easier to dress my daughter well than it is for me or my son. In these pictures, she is wearing a Calvin Klein vest, an oversize Target shirt that fits her like a dress right now, and these wonderful leg warmers I found on amazon. You pull them up to cover the baby’s legs, and they keep her legs warm under a dress. They are so much better than tights, because you don’t have to do all that work of pulling off the tights to change the baby’s diaper. They are the best new clothing invention I have seen since my son was a baby!
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