Elizabeth Suzann Cecilia pants (size 6R, Signature 3 style) | gift from ES
Madewell oversized shirt
Elizabeth Suzann wool harper sweater (one size, no longer available) | gift from ES
Marsell Dritta 4 bag
Above, is What I really wore after I posted this outfit on Monday. It was really windy that day, so I needed something warmer and that covered my chest. Anyway, once I put this sweater on, I liked the outfit MUCH BETTER; the white isn’t so jarring anymore, and interestingly enough, I think these items together show my shape in a more “flattering” way.
Additionally, after I wore these Cecilia pants, I decided it’s time to let them go. They have always been rather ill-fitting on me in the legs, the knee specifically, and although I think I could take them in there, they’re also tight on my calves, and maybe I could take them OUT there, but I don’t wear slim black pants enough to do that. And I’d rather pass them on to someone who DOES, and would be willing to do the alterations necessary. Or they might fit someone else much better. They’re still in really great condition because I haven’t worn them too often.
I did stick to my 2018 Wardrobe Planning “list” and ordered the Feit mules this week when I had finally saved up enough credit at Garmentory (when you use my referral link to create an account, you’ll receive a $20 account credit and so will I). That was really tough though, because on the way to saving up that much $$ I was tempted by a lot: this Rachel Craven dress, these Y’s foldover pants (!!!), this Beklina top…
I did it though – stuck to my list! Also, while looking at clothes, I’m reminded that I don’t really want any clothes, aside from the Elizabeth Suzann pieces I mentioned in my post, one piece a quarter. I really love and appreciate the clothes I do have right now, with some exceptions (tight calves) that I’m working on purging.
I did go to the mall this week though, to get out of the house and wandered through Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus, and remembered why sale shopping is so dangerous. The prices at this time are really good usually, and used to be enough to tempt me into buying things I didn’t really need, or want. Now, it’s much easier to just walk right by, thankfully, but if I spent more time shopping in person, I might not have such luck; I do love touching/feeling/ and trying things on. (incidentally, when you do try some sale items on, you sometimes realize there’s a REASON they’re on deep-discount – ill-fitting and not great quality…).
Finished Grace & Frankie this week – honestly watching that was some of the inspiration for my five questions post this week on Age. Just made me think about a lot. Not really watching or reading much else. My sister has been here this week, so we’re enjoying family time very much 🙂
Guys, I feel like a new person (I was actually able to YAWN last night!!!! – it’s the little things haha). Or myself again. A better myself? I don’t know. I just feel SO GOOD. Healthy, happy, content, hopeful, thankful. All of those things. I have no pain right now after getting the wires off yesterday, a few of my teeth still hurt, so I won’t be eating any pizza still for a few days, but we’re going for ramen tonight for dinner, so I’m excited about finally eating outside the house LOL.
This whole experience has been life-changing, but not really. I don’t know how to explain it, besides reiterating again that the only true, real, constant thing in life is change. Every second, every day things inside and out of us are changing, and sometimes nothing will be the same the next day, month, or year. But the changes will change; this too shall pass. It is what it is right this second, nothing more, nothing less.
That didn’t stop me from having a couple of really depressing days while my mouth was wired shut, but I think it could have been much worse. I could have been constantly fighting against it and miserable for six weeks. I am so happy it’s over, but I was happy when it started too 🙂