Styling Orange Jeans Challenge- Look #4
Posted January 9, 2013on:
Well it’s Wednesday or Hump Day, so what better day than to reveal my favorite combo that my husband and I photographed together on Sunday…(when I was just having sinus issues and before the full blown flu set in)
Pardon my hair here, I was changing into several outfits that day and something had to get missed…That being said I love this color combo and any excuse to wear my navy boots. When I first began realizing that I had not been taking care of myself style wise and vowed to change that three years ago, I purchased these boots. I have them in three colors and when I got these navy ones, I really felt a surge of
” oh yeah, I have navy, boots, not black, brown or grey, but NAVY, I have turned the corner to really taking care and dare I say spoiling myself….” It was quite a realization and a memory I cherish
For years I didn’t carry a purse( mother of four who spread children out every four years, I was carrying diaper bags forever) and a few years ago I decided I wanted to change that. It was around Christmas and I told my husband that I wanted leather purses, not necessarily expensive ones, but real leather… We found this one by Stone Mountain at BJ’s for just $50 and I was in heaven! This was the year before the navy boots and once again it just felt special that my first leather purse wasn’t black,but navy.
Now for this necklace it is by Samuel B. via QVC and my first jewelry purchase in years. It is sterling and sapphire, my two favorites. Sapphire is my birthstone so stands to reason that I love it. I wonder if that is why I put so much stock into having a navy purse and boots as something so special and not just the basics….
I have one final thing to point out about this outfit… It happens to be the tightest fitting outfit I have worn to date. That top is one I just thrifted last week and almost didn’t purchase because it was an Ann Taylor Loft X-Small… I tried it on and was surprised especially since I still have a few pounds I’d like to lose… Anyway, back to my point, I can really see my weight loss here, there is nothing to hide at all. It was tough to look at these photos at first sight, but I settled down and really am working on that body dysmorphia that comes with weight loss. I can’t wait to reach my goal weight and then do a reveal of my before and after photos. That’s going to be fun!!!
Gratitude: I am grateful that my 17 year old who never made it back to school last week is well enough to head back today! I am grateful that the chills have gone away,now if the fever would just fight off this infection and do it’s job…I am grateful my daughter and youngest son had a very mild case and that my daughter was able to back to college on time today! I am grateful that so far my husband seems immune to all of this(he attributes it to his inoculations when he went in the Navy).