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Yes, I have become one with my wall.
It isn’t like me to try to blend in with my surroundings, this dress is the exception to the rule.
I added a little boho lace vest on top because it is a bit too chilly today without it. A couple of days ago it was too hot to sleep, 33 C with the humidex. The weather is all over the place it seems.
This shift dress is another piece I picked up while thrift shopping at Talize.
My expanded waist seems to love this style of dress although I will mention that I am making a concerted effort to lose those extra inches simply because too much of my wardrobe no longer fits. The vast majority of my vintage dresses require a small waist.
They said 50 is when the weight comes piling on and damn if it didn’t happen exactly like that.
My 51st birthday happens in a couple of weeks.
At the tender age of 51 I’m learning that I really can’t
have eat it all.
Granted I had to stop running and working out for over six months due to a pinched nerve in my neck causing pain with numbness and loss of feeling in my fingers/hand and arm so I’m sure that didn’t help matters.
This time I’m serious about the effort I’m making to lose the extra padding.
The first time my weight loss diet consisted of no eating after 6 pm, no snacks and reduced dessert.
That didn’t work.
Like, at all.
I gained one pound at the end of that week.
Now it’s time to get serious.
I’ve done loads of research and began my own super secret diet plan about a week ago.
I can’t follow other people’s diets. As soon as I’m told I can’t have something it is all I think about. I needed something that was dead simple so I made up my own plan.
If it works I’ll be sharing my success with you.
If it fails I’ll pretend it never happened.
Ha! Isn’t that how 99% of diets start and end?
I will give it another few days to see if it is making a difference.
I’m too scared to step on the scale to see that I’ve gained weight yet again so instead I will simply try on one of my favourite vintage dresses next week and see if I can do up the zipper.
Hopefully that’ll be way less traumatizing than stepping on the scale.
If I fail again I plan on crying uncontrollably and ripping up all my vintage dresses in a fit of rage.
Hopefully the pug will stop me.
She has had her own issues to deal with lately. She has an eye ulcer that refuses to heal despite the $700 we dropped at the vet opthamologist.
I’m preparing myself mentally for disappointment. I’ve never had any luck with diets in the past.
With lots of steadfast determination and some magic beans hopefully in a few days I’ll look like this…
Then I will promptly go ahead and write a best selling diet book and become a millionaire.
That’s my retirement plan folks. Well, that and playing the lottery. Duh.
And you thought this blog post was going to be about how to wear florals over 50.
I can tell you exactly how to wear florals over 50 in two simple steps.
- Buy yourself something with a floral pattern that you love.
- Wear it.
Works for me.
Linking up with the lovely Patti for Visible Monday.
Gingham For Summer
I can tell what time of the year it is when gingham prints make their annual appearance.
Without fail gingham ushers in spring and summer with its timeless playful print.
I am drawn to gingham because it is a pattern that combines effortlessly with other patterns.
Depending on the size of the check, gingham can read like texture to the eyes.
The top I’m wearing below is a very small gingham.
More Gingham Love
The photo below is one of my favourite vintage dresses of all time.
My husband gifted me this ruffled midi gingham skirt when I was in Hong Kong recently.
To make it my own I added some red trim to the bottom hem and the embroidered floral patches.
This may not be a vintage piece but it is one-of-a-kind.
Aren’t the little vintage shoes wonderful?
I discovered them as well as this beauty at Salvation Army recently…
I’ve been buying and seeing lots red lately at the thrift stores. Red is a colour that I didn’t often wear in the past but lately I’m really loving this powerful statement colour.
I picked up this gorgeous vintage blue velvet chair this week from an online estate sale for $35.
It came with a matching foot stool. I still haven’t figured out where I’m going to use the footstool but I knew this chair would be amazing in both my office and bedroom.
Added bonus…it’ll be great for photos : )
Yes, bloggers think of weird crap like that.
Are you a fan of gingham for summer?
Linking up with the lovely Patti at Visible Monday.