Simple Start » Basic + Neutral plus Bridesmaids’ Gift

Last week I confessed that I gained weight. Well I finally went back to the gym (after a 10 month hiatus) for a measly 30 minute workout, which by the way, I am achingly sore from. Playing up the attributes of my body, I wanted to cover up and create an illusion of being slimmer. With a drapey, a bit over-sized top, I tucked it into a pair of jeggings. The drapey top is a thin cotton material while my jeggings are a dark, dark wash to create a more streamlined look.



I would not wear this outfit to work unless I take off the heels. I cannot wear non-platformed heels to work without a warm soak at the end of the day and the wounds to show for it. I feel like this outfit is a good start to looking slimmer and creating a more toned body image. I feel good in this outfit unlike the gut showing one.



About the Bridesmaids gift, I had received the Fleur De Lis necklace when I was a bridesmaid for my friend Clare. She was also my bridesmaid when I got married. I have known her since 6th grade when she first started at my elementary school. We weren’t close until probably after she transfered to another high school in the 10th grade. It is funny how close you grow with someone under really strange circumstances. I’m not sure how we just gotten close, but I believed it was because we were there for each other at our lowest moments. Those moments defined our future and it moved beyond our past. And when I look at this necklace, it is beyond a gift, it becomes a memory. For that, I will cherish it forever.


Top: Loft Soft Cotton Tee
Bottom: A/X Jeggings
Heels: Zara Basic Sandal
Bag: Coach Madison Signature Tote
Jewelry: Jewelmint Wrap Bracelet, Fleur De Lis Necklace (gift)


Author: dietingfashion

I'm a mom of 2 girls. I struggled to lose the baby weight the second time around and by blogging my struggles helped me deal with a lot of the stress. During my struggles, I had random strangers ask me "How far along are you?" or "When are you due?" I was embarrassed. Most of the time I told them the truth, that I had given birth X months before. There were a couple of times I lied and said what they wanted to hear. When I was at a normal weight, I then struggled to find what clothes fit me. Everything about fashion went out the door and I had to re-learn what clothes and sizes fit my post pregnancy body the 2nd time around.

2 thoughts on “Simple Start » Basic + Neutral plus Bridesmaids’ Gift”

  1. You look beautiful!!! I don’t keep in touch with many elementary or high school friends though we are facebook friends so I know generally what’s going on with them. Most of the close friends that I still have are from University, work or even through blogging now! Friendships are strange like that, some are there due to circumstance like seeing each other on a daily basis and others endure no matter how long you go without seeing one another!
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