First things first: Yay for Mid-Century Mom...new post!
Mad for Plaid. In 2010. by dinagideon featuring J Crew
Second: Today's outfit will be published either late tonight (ha, right, Lost season premiere on) or tomorrow am (well, we are probably going to be snowbound for the millionth time this year, so a much more likely scenario). I look forward to doing today's outfit, though, because it is of the Vintage Bateau top (camel color), which means I get to do a mini-review. (Well, okay, a mini-mini-review: Love!)
Here is the polyvore of the outfit I wore yesterday, February 1, 2010. I wore this out to chill with HeidiG. and my kids at Tysons. I had promised Ms. HeidiG. a birthday lunch (her bday was in December--late much, dinagideon?). We had a yummy lunch at Legal Seafood (Shrimp "nuggets" for the kids, a Crabcake for HeidiG., and a Shellfish Salad for moi), and then we went to the Crew to check out the new wares. HeidiG. was great and bought nothing (good for you, very awesome)! I had a return, so I did that, and exchanged it for a tee and a top. I spent $3. LOL.
Before I get to sizes, I have a quick announcement. As of today, 2/2/10, I am now 1.5 lbs. away from my "ultimate" goal weight. YIPPEE!!! I told myself when I started this blog that if I never made it to my ultimate goal, I was okay with that, because as Mr. Dina says about the photo on the left, "gee, you have lost weight, but you still looked good in the 'before' photo!"
Okay, yeah, that's good and all, but ladies, you all know what I mean? It is an elusive weight that we all want so bad, the weight from whatever time in whatever era of our lives that we want to achieve again. For me, it ISN'T the weight I was at 23 (way too SKINNY--yikes) or when we got married (it was fine and all, but eh, not a goal I am hoping to reach), it IS the way I was in the summer of 2004, when we went to Hawaii. I just felt perfect at that weight, you know?
And now, through an odd combo of 1/4 actual contrived exercise, 1/4 good eating (try to be fresh if possible), 1/4 nursing, and 1/4 exercise from running around after crazy toddlers (definitely not "traditional exercise" by any stretch of the imagination)...I have done it. Since I started this blog, I have lost over 25 pounds...and as it appears, baby CW has taken most of those for herself, and most of my weight loss was from my face. :) LOL.
Okay, Sizes. (Not from the pic from last year...come on now!):
Shirt: Crewcuts Boys' Size 12. Very comfy, but again, is on the shorter size. I feel very Kurt Cobain in this, but I think keeping it a closer fit has helped to keep this look from going over to that side of grunge. Since I owned over ten plaid shirts in college, I am planning on having this be the only one I own in 2010. I think if I am to have one, this is the one to own!
Tee: Size Extra-Small. I want to point out that I forced HeidiG. to try it on, and she looked amazing. That is all. ;)
Pants: Size 30S.
Shoes: Size 9.5. I think I am forever done buying J. Crew size 10. It appears I am either a size 9 or 9.5 in the Crew shoe.
Well, there you are...Mad for Plaid, 2010!
Talk with you all tomorrow. Off to go sing some ditties from REM's Losing My Religion album.