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Not long ago I came across this fabulous idea/project via one of my “Bloggy Buddies”. Macey a.k.a Mimi from Living In France (no, she doesn’t live in France) who had teamed up with another mom blogger Short Mama for a weekly Wednesday meme called Journey from Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans. A fabulous idea, a great support system.
So since I am a few posts behind them, I thought I would go back into their archives a bit and dig up a cool concept. Mimi and Short Mama had this great idea to discuss the topic of “how would I dress if I was thin.”
Hmmm…. definitely a touchy spot with me. Not like “comment on my clothes and I’ll clean your clock..”. It’s actually more like “Retail? Seriously? There’s stores out there that sell brand new stylish clothes?”
Apparently I need to get outta the woods more.
Step aawwwayyyy from the Thrift store Franticmommy.
Needless to say, the way I dress now is pretty…frumpy. Mostly its just t-shirts and black dress pants or occasionally Capri’s. Sometimes, if I’m feeling really saucy, I will wear light colored pants with a dark top (as opposed to the wearing the opposite, which I do 99.9% of the time. I can be cutting edge like that once-in-awhile)
Oh yeah, sweatpants are my friend. My BFF.
I confess I have pretty much fallen into the trap of “I’m fat and I look like crap so why bother.”
BUT, I do like the idea of thinking and living “as if.” So how would I dress if I was at my goal weight?? What would I do differently? A lot less of this for sure..
I know I would likely NOT wear jeans (they are just so, constricting). Skirts and shorts? Hmmm…what’s the word I’m searching for…NO.
I am a “comfort girl”. It better feel good on my bod or it will be hittin the road to Donation Land. I would love to be able to shop and buy what I like and know that it looks good on me. And if sweatpants are my BFF, cap sleeves are my mortal enemy. I sure would love to feel comfortable in shorty-short sleeves or tank tops.