Since a year ago, February 2010, I have lost 20 pounds. It had a lot to do with the fact that I had just weaned Jonah, and for the first time in 7 years was not nursing or pregnant, but I also joined a gym and worked out with varying degrees of intensity, and also started paying attention to what my body really needed to eat (rather than all of the extra calories I was accustomed to consuming to account for always having to also nourish another tiny human).
As the weight started to come off, and all of the pregnancy/nursing hormones started to subside, I began to feel something I hadn't felt in a very long time: I began to feel like myself. As I started to become comfortable in my own skin again, I finally felt like I might want to cut my hair again, dye it fun colors, wear occasionally dramatic make-up just for fun, wear skinny jeans, put on a pair of great heels, explore my closet for long forgotten vintage finds...
I still don't fit into everything -- when I first became pregnant with Andrew I was 22, and I'm almost 31 now, so my body has changed a little, and, while I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight, a few pounds may have settled slightly differently than they started. But overall, I am feeling more confidant in who I am and what I look like than I have in a very long time, and that makes me excited about playing dress-up on date nights and experimenting with make-up -- dabbling in working my own style like I did before the children.
Recently, I've been reading some style blogs, and as I've played around with putting my own outfits together, the thought has crossed my mind: I kind of want to blog about this. So here we are with a new blog feature "What I Wore Wednesday".
This new feature is intended to be a fun little diversion from the crafty/cooking/mommy posts that we usually have around here. If you do the same on your blog, please leave a link so that we can all check it out! I love to see how other people put clothes and accessories together. It's inspiring!
"Going To The Rock Show"
New hair color: Garnier Nutrisse "Hot Tamale"
VS Kiss Capri in Foil print, Steve Madden Hondd booties, long-sleeved black pocket-T from Old Navy.
Smokey grey and black eye shadow with black gel liner and black mascara.
(For a DIY version of these jeans, use metallic fabric spray paint on a well fitted pair of your own jeans)
(Sorry that the heel was hidden in the grass! It's not easy to take a picture of your own foot...)
Let me know what you think about What I Wore Wednesday; it just might stick around for a while!