Versatile Style by Tracey

An Off Day…

Posted on: July 1, 2015

It’s a rare day when I allow myself to stew in negative emotions…

And today was one of those…

I am not feeling well with sinus issues and a sore throat, 

that coupled with struggling in seeing my photos each day and being smacked in the face with my weight gain,

just took their toll on me today…


I went through several top combination before finally settling on this look for the day…

This cream lace top is one I’ve had since before my weight loss and have worn infrequently, but somehow today, 

it felt just right for added texture and femininity that I was craving for the 

Kate & Mallory pants that I bought for the season and are now sold out

I added the lightweight sweater to create those wonderful vertical lines that are visually slimming. 


It was up in the 90’s today , but there was a nice breeze! 

With the stripes and texture of the lace top, 

I kept the accessories simple for today with silver drop earrings and a cream watch,

you can see in other photos.


I decided to bookend my hair with the cognac Franco Sarto sandals, I stalked and purchased from Ebay.

After wearing my peep toe booties yesterday, I felt inspired to choose these for the same “pick me up” feeling only a pair of heels can give this stay at home mother who loves fashion.  

Yellow crops and Aztec print for Summer: Over 40 blogger

This photo on Pinterest is bringing people to my blog a lot the last few weeks, 

and each time I see it, I get that twinge knowing those pants no longer fit me…

Somehow I have to find the motivation to get my butt in gear and lose this weight as my 50th Birthday is just two months away!  I can seem to get there, and get side tracked by my insomnia or headaches…I am blaming menopause, but have to stop allowing it to control me and take back control and responsibility… 


I am grateful for my blog and Dear Readers as it kept me motivated to get dressed and play in my closet despite my not feeling well.  

I am grateful that my son’s new performance bowling ball arrived today, a day early. We had plans to go to the alley with the person we want to drill it for him tomorrow, so perfect timing.  

I am grateful that I had a better night’s sleep last night.

I am grateful that my son is going to see his home-school friends tomorrow, after not seeing them for a month since we stopped the bowling league. 

I am grateful that I decided to give my son’s the trip to Boston to visit their sister for the 4th and her birthday on the 5th since I am feeling this awful sinus stuff right now.  

I am grateful that my husband and I decided to spend our daughter’s birthday away from her by giving to my best friend’s daughter and putting up a loft bed for her..It will take the sting away of being without my daughter. 


4 Responses to "An Off Day…"

I’m sorry you are having an off day. You’re like me; you are hard on yourself, especially when it comes to your weight. Your outfit looks lovely and so do you. As my hubby tells me: be kind and gentle to yourself as you do with other people.

Colleen I really am not hard on myself… My father may have had just 13 years with me, but his legacy to be my own best friend remains his greatest legacy! Just every once in awhile I let it get to me, but not by beating myself up. I just worked so hard to lose the weight and wanted to not gain it back. It is what it is and menopause is surely to blame. It just means I have to exercise more and I in Summer that’s harder for me…

Hang in there! Life is ups and downs-so is weight. You’re powerful and motivated!

Thanks Deb, I feel like I am not as strong as I usually am and for the first time am talking a big game without my typical follow through. It’s not my norm, insomnia and menopause is not helping, I am sure!

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