What Not To Wear

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I am in the process of stepping out of my comfort zone in many ways-and my wardrobe is my latest project. I had gravitated towards the dark side-the majority of my clothes are black & loose fitting- not because I love the "look",but because I thought I was hiding my extra pounds.

I recently visited a friend (Skinnypowell1) & loved the way she dressed-cute,colorful outfits that I only wished I could wear...I asked her her for some fashion advice and this is what she said...

Wow-clothes that make me "happy"??? I had never thought about it that way-instead I focused on clothes that only played into my self-consciousness & insecurities. Now-there are so many ways to look our best at any weight(we just have to step away from the tried & true black rack at the store-lol)

Here"s a link to an article with tips on looking your best(-there are many more out there)

Look at some of the beautiful outfits these girls are wearing...

I love the new blues that are so "in" this year-very pretty!

So-as Madonna 's song says "Vogue" says -Let's Strike a Pose-

Thanks for dropping by & have a great day!

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    I have started looking in my closet with a critical eye! There are many things that I will be recycling, and I will keep your words in mind as I do my September closet purge! Thanks, Sami and Skinny Powell!

    2036 days ago
    I have recently been wearing more outfits that are pastel, bright colors! I used to be that way, black, navy, etc. No more!! Well, I still like black and navy, but only if it is a ravishing outfit that looks great on me! Not because of hiding anything!! But, I still don't like tight clothes, even if I were skinny! To me it looks like it has gotten too tight. Unless you are buff, like some women on TV..but, even then I am not a fan! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2036 days ago
    I can't wait to see your next blog with photos of you in your new clothes!

    2040 days ago
    Great blog love it. No reason not wear what makes you happy.
    2046 days ago
    Super! I looked in my closet and came to some conclusions. There will be some changes for new clothes. Thanks for the wake-up. emoticon
    2046 days ago
    You ARE amazing and you should wear what makes you happy! Glad you are finding what you like!
    2047 days ago
    I guess I'm weird, GF, but I love black. LOL!!! My son swears I am the original goth. Even when I was young I didn't want to wear pastels and my mom and I fought about it as she loved pastels. I do like other colors like true red, emerald green, true gray, true purple and some pink and blue shades but no yellow, orange, brown, white. I'm not even into decorating with those shades much other than for Fall decorations. I would not wear any of those outfits. The reddish-orange one would be the closest. I'll take your black clothes iffin you are done with them. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2047 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/15/2013 11:58:29 AM
    I'm all about this. I love all things fashion. Go out and get that outfit that makes you feel wonderful.
    2047 days ago
    emoticon Sami, I really loved your blog! I love the saying that if your don't love yourself before, you won't love yourself after. That is very true. It is not our weight or size that determines our happiness or fate in life, so don't expect everything to be perfect when we loose the weight or else we are destined to relive our mistakes!

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    2047 days ago
    I loved this blog and I totally agree!!! I do dress to make myself happy and let me tell you; it makes a big difference in my life!!!
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    2047 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    I couldn't agree more, Sami. I have never been a fan of black. It makes me think of funerals, and mourning, and that is the ONLY time I will wear it. I love bright colors and red is my favorite. Bright colors not only make us feel better about ourselves, but when we feel better about ourselves, we'll look better, and we'll feel more confident!
    2047 days ago
    This is an inspiring blog. We are too hung up on wearing clothes that reflect a false appearance. Even our underwear is an attempt to deceive others. Do those SPANKS really make you look thinner???? I only see skinny women wearing them.

    Working at a nursing home, most of the compliments I received were aimed at my bright colorful clothes that the elderly visually-impaired residents could see. They would tell me that I made them feel alive and happy when I wore bright colors. Even in retirement, many of my clothes are bright orange or lime green. I figure if I don't blend in society I can always join a circus!!!!!
    2047 days ago
    emoticon I love colors and Sparkles! emoticon
    2047 days ago
    Your right let's crab our slice of the rainbow and wear it with pride. emoticon
    2047 days ago
    Hooray for you! I've always loved color. The world would be even more beautiful if everybody gave up the black/navy blue parade for colors.

    I just love your spirit.

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    2047 days ago
    Thanx for the motivation.
    2047 days ago
    Definitely beautiful clothes! I always remember the advice Stacy and Clinton give on What Not to Wear . . . dress you body @ the weight and shape it is, not the weight and shape you want to be! So so true!

    HUGS and good luck with the wardrobe re-decorating!
    2047 days ago
    I read an article 20 years ago that really boosted my confidence (and I need a little reminder every now & then). The article said to always know that you are the most beautiful woman in the world! It's truly amazing how much better I feel about myself when I remember that I am the most beautiful woman in the world. emoticon Have fun redoing your wardrobe!!
    2048 days ago
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    2048 days ago
    Enough of the dark side time for all us Sparkers to shine. emoticon
    2048 days ago
    Simple but true....if it makes you happy,,,wear it, if not....toss it out.

    I can see the diva in you ready to bust out with a color explosion. Faboosh !!!!

    2048 days ago
    You hit the nail on the head.

    Did you see the segment on TV on plus size swim suits? They were very cute........yep, the models and the suits!
    2048 days ago
    Thanks for posting this inspiring blog
    2048 days ago
  • LKS2GAB2
    You can wear anything if you think you can. Confidence, or acting like you have confidence can change the way you see yourself in any outfit. Get out there and be colorful! emoticon
    2048 days ago
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