Monthly Archives: February 2011

cardigans, tunics and a giveaway…oh my!!

Ok, so in a few days I am turning 40 (not that you’d know it from looking, right? RIGHT???) and I have spent the last few weeks contemplating the Big 40 blog post…and then I decided to do this instead…I may come back to the clever, contemplative introspective later – today, it’s all about the clothes!!! Or rather , the lack of clothing…..

Last week I saw an amazing post on how to pair cardigans (with waaay better photos too!!).  Unfortunately (for me – awesome for her) the author looks to be a size 6. But her ideas were refreshing and inspiring.  I decided to take it as a challenge, to see what I could pull out of my own closet, besides the ratty yoga pants I keep rambling on about….

So basically, here’s my take on cardigans.

  • I would never belt them on me.  Ever.  Besides it would simply get swallowed up where my back-fat meets my love handles
  • I would stick to lightweight fabrics, nothing ribbed or chunky. I have enough of that already
  • I prefer to pair them with tunics and dresses
  • I prefer to keep one hand on my cardigan-covered hip at all times apparently
  • I usually go for solid color cardigan with patterned tunic. On me solid colors tend to show every lump, jiggle and gooshy thing more than a pattern would – it’s all smoke & mirrors

Anthropologie tunic & Jcrew cardigan

Part Two Tunic Banana Republic Cardigan

Anthropologie Skirt NEEDS the right cardigan...ideas??

Local Designer Tunic, JCrew Cardigan

Local Designer Tunic, JCrew Cardigan

Esprit Size L NewWith Tags

So I do own clothing – but because my weight keeps fluctuating (and by that I mean going up!!)I have limited available clothing.   So, luckily (?!?!) I get to turn 40 in a few days and have received a few giftcards for shopping…(but not too many that I’d have turn down offers of more….just sayin…)

But if you have any ideas at all on ways to add to this meagre closet of mine that don’t involve the word stretchy or polyester….please please please let me know!!

In return, I’d love to find a new home for this stunning Esprit dress (see last pic). It has never been worn and is a size Large, it simply does not fit me in the right places.  I can see it worn with a cami underneath unless you are um, interviewing for a new job or applying for a bank loan or something….then just wear as is, with heavy perfume and red red lipstick…

Just leave a comment and let me know you want it.  If there are more than one of you, I will draw your name from a hat or something!!  If this is simply not your size or style, I’d love for you to send to a friend, it really is that nice a dress!  You would just have to decide for yourself: to wear with or without a cardi???  Also, I’d love to hook you up with the local designer who made my tunics, they were made to measure – feel free to ask!!

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help wanted

Help Wanted.

So I used to have this one friend and now I don’t ( wouldn’t you love to know)… And the one thing we were really good at was losing weight together.  It was half  competition (that was my half) and half support system (um, yep, she was the good guy in all this).  And it worked.  Between us, I think we lost the equivalent of a husky third-grade boy scout and it was awesome.

And then she broke up with me.

And  I rebound.  A lot. With pizza.  And chips. (Knowing all this would  make her piss herself with pleasure, I bet.  So I guess she wasn’t *all* good (There. Gratuitous insult complete) .  But I digress…

And ever since I have been moaning, whining, plotting, planning, contemplating, pontificating, reading – and now, finally – writing about my attempts to lose weight.  I have turned something simple into an algorithm best left for  the nerdy dude Matt Damon played in Good Will Hunting.

All I really need is some help, gentle reader.

Basically, I am looking for a weight loss buddy.  Someone to team up with.  I have built this job posting to help: (Please note: single-digit sized people need not apply):

Must be committed but not quite as committed as me.

-Must enjoy frantic phone calls, emails, and text messages where you talk me out of the bakery.

-Must enjoy chips, chocolate, cheese, pizza and cookies. I do not want to be the only one being deprived.

Preferably, I am looking for someone one size down from me – you will generously donate to me all your too-large clothing.  However, willing to accept someone one size up, purely for the smugness factor.

-Must  welcome verbal abuse.

-Must never lose more than me in any given week.

-Ability to see through all my bullshit and still want to motivate one another will be highly regarded.

The funny thing is – I am not really being funny!  So, if  you’re in a similar situation and looking to pair up, let me know!  Having this blog is amazing – the feedback truly encouraging, but I would like to go one on one with someone so let me know if you’d be interested.  (Must have email, facebook or twitter). Alternatively, here are some other openings:


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