August 8, 2010

Bejeweled Belt



Love two things in this picture. First of all this belt is gorgeous. I bought it several months ago when I had a little accessory spree. I finally found the perfect thing to wear it with...

The blouse, which I also love, is one that I bought several years ago. It was an impulse buy--grabbed it off the rack and purchased without trying on. I got it home to find it didn't fit due to my body dysmorphia (aka: I thought I was skinny and I was actually, um HELLO?, fat). And over the years I would try it on but it just kept getting tighter and tighter.



A few weeks ago I remembered the blouse. I could not place it for the life of me. I searched high and low, even accused my friend of taking it. I was desperate. I was broken-hearted because I knew it would fit now that I am at least 40 pounds less than I was when I bought it.

Then one day I opened the door of a piece of furniture I had moved from our closet to the living room (I know--strange) and lo and behhold there it sat! Serendipity.





Tonight I went to the track to workout and as soon as I started running I needed to pee. I had been drinking a lot of water today. Yea! So I went searching for a bathroom. I ended up in my old high school locker room--where I used to suit up for basketball and get ready for track meets and such. I never felt very comfortable in there. Tonight I did. Check out the sweat.

Okay--thanks to my trainer, Norma, I am about to do 100 crunches and 25 push-ups. Rock on.
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16 comments:

Scarlett said...

I love that top - and the belt does accessorize with it perfectly! Where are you going to wear it out?

Norma Jean said...

Ok 4 things...
1. No wonder it took you so long to go pee...you were having a photo shoot in there..ha ha! Love that it was a defining mament for you.
2. Thinking the belt in your picture is the belt I want, or one very much like it! Just so excited I'm even wanting one...it's been a looong time!
3. Funny thing...I have one of those shirts too..bought it w/out trying it on, thought it would fit...totally delusional..I'll be trying it on tomorrow. :)
And
4. In the timeless words of the Steve Miller Band.."Keep on a rocking it, baby!"

Maria said...

Super cute! I love the look. Keep at it, you're doing great!

Patrick said...

Did you contact the friend you accused of taking it and let her off the hook? Maybe just send her the link to this :-)

cmoursler said...

love that belt.
very cool. I am really into the clothes thing right now too.
Have fun with your shirt.

Miz said...

love the bejeweled and NEED some some Norma this morning.

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

love the outfit!! I love when things you already had start fitting, it's like shopping for free:)

CJ said...

I have been peeing like crazy recently too! This is what happens when you get your 8 glasses of water :). Love the black top!


I have an award for you at my blog :)

Raegun said...

So cute! It must feel fantastic to wear it and totally ROCK it!
Rae
xo

Tricia said...

love it!

Kate said...

As always, you look fantastic. I even thought of you this morning when I was "accessorizing!" I think my necklace and earrings go with my outfit, but whatever. I tried! mwhahahah!

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

Love the outfit and cute, cute belt. I like all your outfits...you sure got the fashion sense girl!!

It sure feels good to get out and workout. Nothing like a good sweat. :)

99ToGo said...

Isn't it great to walk into a place that previously brought on seizure-worthy uncomfortable feelings, but feel FREE and JOYFUL instead?

The pic of the blouse/belt is cute, but the smile on your face in the locker room is 10 times more beautiful :)

Kelly said...

Rocking the sweat!! Great job on the workout !! and love the top and belt :)

Jen said...

Love that outfit! I can't wait to feel confident in a belt (let's face it girl, we have two completely different body types!) You are rockin' it!

Tiff said...

Whoah now! That belt is HOTT! SO cute! You are doing so great and your blog is truly one of my favs! Glad to be back to reading it :)