Thursday, August 31, 2006
About a month ago, I bought this outfit at J. Crew on clearance. They only had size 12 in the pants and though they buttoned, they were too snug to really wear, but I was sure that they would fit once I lost a little more weight. This is normally a terrible strategy, but they were only about $12, very nice, and I had to have them. I also got this shirt with a pretty satin stripe in it, also a little snug when I bought it.
I have other size 12 clothes, but we all know that size 12 is not a real, objective thing but a range. J. Crew's size 12 is smaller than NY & Company's size 12, which is a little smaller than Ann Taylor Loft's size 12.
Today I was feeling good and decided to try to wear the outfit. I think it looks pretty good, and the pants were comfortable enough even though I spent most of the day sitting. I love it even though the pants are dry clean only.
This picture is terrible, I know, but it documents that I am wearing the outfit and that it fits. This is why I don't have my dissertation done, because I am trying to figure out how to take a picture of my khakis in an antique mirror instead of writing. The mirror doesn't look that dirty in real life, I promise.
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07