Versatile Style by Tracey

An Off Day….

Posted on: May 2, 2013

I had a stressful homeschooling day with an uncooperative child and by the time he finally finished I was not up for taking blog photos… I was dressed but didn’t have hair done and makeup on… So, thank goodness I had photos I hadn’t used yet…This writing unit is going to be difficult, but I know that I am doing what is best for him and when he finally delivers  he does a great job!  He is determined to make this excruciating,   refusing my creative suggestions  to sing it first into a video camera or act them out(he constantly does both of these spontaneously every day)  

Linking Up with Thrifter Thursday, hope an ebay purchased piece qualifies….


My seventeen year old said I should take a crazy amount of different outfit  photos standing in the exact same pose and use Photoshop to mix them in different ways for days like this… He is just so connected to me and can always make me laugh, which I so needed right then!


I took these photos when I first got my glasses…  I loved how this navy and lavender outfit turned out.  This Ann Taylor skirt was purchased from Ebay and I had so much playing with it and found numerous ways to style it.  So be warned with this much versatility, you will be seeing this quite a bit in the coming months..  The top is one I purchases at Sears and the cute slingback wedges have a cute bow on the back and have been in my closet, but neglected for a few years…My new shoe shelves will ensure I grab these cuties more often…I may have mentioned this before but this navy leather purse was the first purse I purchased for myself 3 years ago when I first began my journey of taking care of myself after caring for my mother and beginning the mourning process.


For so long, I have worn my shirts un-tucked as my weight gain had made that my comfort zone.  I am attempting to tuck in shirts and find that it works with skirts, but I am not so fond of the look with pants.  I think that is what is missing for me celebrating my weight loss… I am waiting for that tipping point where tucking into pants makes my heart sing instead of cringe.  It’s close but just not quite there and it is when I have been at the point in my weight that I have felt the most free and like me…

Dear Readers, Do you ever have those days where everything seems off kilter?  What to you to stay in good spirits?  I for the first time sabotaged myself and actually went to the store for peanut M&Ms.   My 13 year old noticed I was eating a lot and lovingly asked if he could hide the bag as he was worried that I would regret it… I hate that it’s been over a year since I felt this desire to medicate with sugar and that I succumbed…

Food Choices for Wednesday

Breakfast– protein bar and 1% milk ( 7 pts)

Lunch–  apple & peanut butter (5 points)

Snack– Peanut M &M ‘s( 15 points )

Dinner Salad greens, tomatoes, chicken and Lt Italian Dressing   (4pts)

That is 5 points over my alloted points for the day… I am not super worried about it because I never count my exercise points and the consensus is that I might need to up my points to lose weight… Going to exercise tonight and see what the scale shows…


4 Responses to "An Off Day…."

I really like the skirt, Tracy. It has a nice slightly A-line shape that hangs well. I think its going to be a great summer piece for you.

Thank you and the A-line is what made it possible for me to feel comfortable tucking in the shirt…

Beautiful skirt! Hang in there, you are doing a good thing for your children by homeschooling them. There are rough days, but it is all worth it in the end!

Thank you! I am only homeschooling my youngest and boy is that enough. I love this journey but anyone who thinks it’s easy doesn’t have a child that was damaged by the school system…

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