Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Easter Outfit

It's strange, isn't it...  Thinking ahead for an outfit?

Growing up, we always got a new outfit (sometimes new to us, as it may have been from a 2nd hand store) for Easter Sunday.  Many times, my grandmother would make that a big gift to us.  I always remember looking forward to that.  We grew up struggling financially (although my brother and I never knew it... we had clothes, food, most importantly love, everything you needed as a kid) but when Easter Sunday rolled around, I felt so rich...  There was the basket of goodies and the new dress (always a dress... we lasses always wore dresses to church, which is something I've continued for the most part as an adult and with Maya).  When I got married, it always made Peter shake his head when I told him I needed a new frock for Easter.  There were years where, for a myriad of reasons, I didnt buy a dress, but, the last several years, it's become my tradition once again.  I just bought Maya's dress....

And, I'd picked out my dress... But when I went back to find it, it was gone!  Out of stock!  No longer available!  I'm pretty bummed about it.  It was a 3/4 length sleeve with a geometric print.  I was pretty excited.  I'd wanted to wait... To make sure I could wear it.  It was a "misses" dress and I was nervous to buy something like that.  But then, last weekend, I went and scoured the clearance rack at Kohls to try and replace my wardrobe since nothing fit (dont worry... post about this coming... I know I promised once before, but I'm still working it out in my head) and I tried on some misses dresses... and ended up with 3, which are perfect for church (and other stuff too).  So, last night, the courage to order the dress... And it was gone.  Sadness.

But, I found something else.  And, I ordered it.  Even though I'm terrified that it wont fit.  (But that's why Amazon has such awesome return policies!).

Of course, I've been dying to have a pair of "hoochie boots" but my body shape wouldnt allow for them... until now!  So imagine that number paired with these boots!!!

I'm pretty psyched.  The boots I will pair with a variety of other dresses in my closet, but the best news?  Sales... So many sales.... Both items.

I've set my goal to lose 12 more pounds by Easter Sunday.  It's a doable goal.  At that point, I will have lost a total of 65 lbs.  Just saying that is insane.  Even for February, I've been better than I thought I would be.  A lot of triggers, but still okay.

Anyway... Just excited to share. :)  I cant wait to put these on on Easter and be able to say "Wow... You really did that!  You changed your body dramatically and you CAN wear a cute outfit like that, with color!! And sexy boots!"


..al said...

The dress is so chic and the boots are sexy!

I hope you go down to the weight loss goal and surprise yourself and hubby with how superb you look in that outfit.

Maya's dress is perfect. The kind I might purchase myself.

Hope your foot is okay and Maya's cold has taken a breather.

Take Care.

quadmom said...

I just love Maya's dress!! And you are going to look amazing in yours as well. I'm so happy for you!

trennia said...

Love Maya's dress!
And..love...love...love your outfit!

Joanna said...

WOW!! Love them all!! So jealous of the boots, the fact that you can wear heels. All my sexy shoes are packed in boxes and I dream of days when I can wear them out again

Congrats on the weight loss, that is fantastic! Although it kind of seems that I'm packing on what you're losing, ha ha. I'm up 7 pounds since Christmas, I have to start watching my intake as well, and that's the tough part. Keep us posted on how things are going.

Lisette said...

Your going to look so hot! I love Maya's dress. I grew up the same way, always having something new on Easter. My husband still doesn't understand but I don't care. I still treat myself to something new for Easter.

Paula said...

Love Maya's dress. I'm kicking myself - I saw a dress I really liked for Jess the other day on my way home from a workshop but I thought the store near us would have it. Turns out the other was an outlet store and they have their own line. Debating whether I loved it enough to make the 1 1/2 hour roundtrip ride to get it. Love the boots! I wish I could still wear heels; flats just don't cut it sometimes but my foot problems don't allow heels anymore.