So. The diet. I wouldn't say it's OFF, exactly, but it's not exactly ON, either. If you could see through the computer screen to my desk you would see Nutella. You would also see an empty bowl that used to be generously full of chocolate-covered dried cherries.
I just. You know? Just, eh. Food is so yummy. I like to eat it. This results in me being kind of poofy and soft. I'm having trouble getting worked up about it WHILE I'm eating the Nutella. Check back later.
Oh! You know how I wear jeans and a t-shirt and maryjanes Every Single Day? Well, it's pretty clear to me after more than three decades that fashion is not going to be one of my hobbies, but I was very encouraged when I bought a new shirt for that Christmas party last year and found I liked it and felt happy in it. I haven't worn it since, of course. But still! So when I went to Target with Rob and Henry this weekend, I left Rob in charge of Henry and I tried things on.
I tried on ELEVEN things! Including dresses, because Miss Grace has totally inspired me about dresses. I didn't buy any of the dresses (they were designed for someone shorter than me, I think, because they fit perfectly from side to side and yet looked very comical in the vertical, like I should be wearing a lace-trimmed diaper cover underneath), and I didn't buy any of the sleeveless shirts (I still don't like the way they look on me: they emphasize my narrow shoulders and soft upper arms, while de-emphasizing my small waist), and I didn't buy the shorts (they were the pedal-pusher length I like, but tiiiiiiight at the knee which I don't like), and I didn't buy the t-shirts (too boxy and shapeless and short). But I DID buy a Liberty of London shirt, and it is NOT a t-shirt! Dig it:
It does not look quite like this on me. Picture it twice as wide and a few inches shorter, so that the ruffle sticks out like a tutu over my butt if I don't occasionally adjust it.
I didn't think I could wear Liberty of London because they don't have plus sizes (in their Target line, I mean; I don't know if the regular line has them), but I tried on the XL in a what-the-heck moment of breezy confidence, and it fiiiiiiiiiiit. I don't know if I'll ever wear it even one time, because every morning I look in my closet and I choose a t-shirt, but even HAVING this new shirt is a huge step! And it's so pretty and colorful! I just love it! And now I have a "cute top" in case I go to something where such a thing is called for! And it was 50% off!
Edit: Okay, here is a picture of me wearing the shirt. Do you know what's tricky? Taking photos in the mirror. I tried not to pose (hip jutting, 45 degree angle, arm flexed, one leg tucked behind other as if needing to pee), but it was difficult to resist.
I also bought a new pair of the Target jeans I like, because one of the two pairs I bought before is significantly tighter (feels a half-size smaller) than the other, and so I never ever wear those, and so I'm right back where I was, wearing pajama pants while the only pair I like is in the wash. These new ones better fit nice or I'mma gonna fling something (possible the Nutella).
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