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Monday, October 25, 2010

Yesterday I went shopping for clothes. Not my favorite thing... usually. I bought. I spent about $100, more than I've spent on myself in a very long time...

I took an aquaintance from the motel, and I have a new friend now too. LOL She'd never been to the outlet mall before. It's known as the SUPERMALL here, and people come all the way from Japan to shop! LOL

I don't usually shop at Nordstrom's, their designer outfits are not in my budget as a rule, but I wanted to try something new-- they have one of the stores there, called the Rack.

Now, I've grown up always being told that every woman needs a classic, chic, little black dress. Yesterday I found TWO. In MY SIZE, even!

One dress is a simple V-neck sheath by Eileen Fischer, normally $108, which I got for under $40, the other is a Lily design with a cross-over bodice and a drapey skirt of smoothly layered flounces... pretty, with a deep decolletage, and VERY feminine. Regular price $99.97, which I got for $28.

One for church and formal family events, the other for a hot date?... hm. LOL

I like them both, and even with all the weight I've gained since my surgery, as fat as I have felt right now, I feel wonderful in these.

Feeling good about myself. That's what it's all about.

That proves what I've believed all along. You don't have to be a skinny-mini to feel good about who you are... and you're more likely to BE one, if you can feel good about yourself along the way! I'm so motivated to see these in a smaller size--WOW, won't that be GREAT! LOL

All I need now to round off my wardrobe is a long skirt, a blazer, a suit, and a nice classic trench style coat to go over the dresses. I already have a casual faux leather bomber, sweats, jeans and shirts, and a fun red hat and scarves... I even have a few belts and a few jewelry pieces, and two new purses... one is a Kathy VanZealand, a very popular young designer. I've been getting comments everywhere I go on the purses alone! LOL

I'm finding I really LIKE better quality clothes and accessories. I'm paying a bit more but they are classic lines so they won't go out of style so quickly--and they're better construction than the stuff at discount stores like Walmart, so they should last a lot longer too... Not that designer labels are the only criteria, but I have to admit what I am buying now... well, they are unique, well-made pieces that suit my tastes, or I wouldn't invest in them! LOL

It must be all that time in the theatre and movie industry... I guess... I'm still a bit of a ham. I'm LOVING all the extra attention, LOL I guess when you feel good about how you look, other people look at you and feel good too... LOL

Life is good!...
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    What a great shopping trip...CONGRATS on your new dresses...black is always a good thing to have. So glad that you are able to buy some nice things for yourself and at bargain prices to boot!!!
    Keep smiling as you continue to feel good about yourself...it will make everyone wonder what you are up to or what you are thinking about...
    Blessings and hugs, my friend,
    3871 days ago
    Yes it feels good to lose a size or two. I can relate. I had to go and buy me a whole new wardrobe and even jammies! But it does a Body good when you can lose it. Enjoy!Its nice to be able to afford it too! Love your blogs! susana
    3879 days ago
    YAAY!!! You are SO right!! It isn't just skinny girls who deserve to feel & look good! In fact, I have always been a firm believer in the fact that EVERYBODY deserves to look & feel good! Clothes that look, feel, and fit awesomly (no matter the size) are the first & strongest step to winning the battle to love yourself! YOU GO GIRL!!!! emoticon

    oh and the fact that you also saved money is a HUGE plus!!
    3883 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2010 1:32:27 PM
    I'm glad you enjoyed your shopping spree. I know shopping for myself always lifts my spirits. It's better than therapy!

    3883 days ago
    lady mary, I always enjoy your comments! You reminded me that once a long time ago I found a Calvin Klein menswear jacket for $1. Yep. $1.

    I wore that thing everywhere, with everything! I rolled up the sleeves with the satin lining showing and wore it with jeans. I threw it on over an ivory colored peasant skirt, or a pair of khaki slacks. It was so useful I wore it OUT, and I'm not talking on a date! (Not that I couldn't have! LOL) The lining fell apart and the jacket collar got so threadbare it was almost transparent when I finally had to give it up. Never did find anything to replace it--and forgot all about it!

    Thanks for the reminder! emoticon
    3883 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2010 12:30:59 AM
    congratulations on feeling so good. I bet you look great. I may have to venture out. I am not liking the wal-mart look so much lately.
    3883 days ago
    may i suggest my friend and 'unstructured blazer' no buttons and looser and can be worn not only with skirts but with slacks and jeans i got a linen one two of them actually for 5 bucks each at goodwill and they are the mainstay of my closet..they go everywhere and make me always feel like i put some effort into things and they are just spctacular one is natural color linen and the other a black linen both with pockets around the bottom and no lining and when it's really casual you can roll the sleeves on both of them i was never able to wear a blazer without looking ancient but these two i'm gonna have to look again because i had to take these up and they are so used that i need to replace them for sure lol and you know someone paid a lot for those two jackets so try goodwill or even value village
    hugs my friend
    the lady mary
    3883 days ago
    Thats awesome :) congrats on the new dresses :)
    3883 days ago
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