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Weigh In: 137
Total Weight Loss: 16 lbs
My gym membership expired and my kids have been sick for the last 3 weeks. Wow. Am I sleep deprived or what? I felt like I was a zombie. I barely ate until I felt like I was coming down with something. When your kids are sick, you forget to take care of yourself. Luckily, I live near so many restaurants that I’m able to pick up something to boost my energy and keep my immune system revving.
Unfortunately, I stopped my Paleo diet. I need to start it up again. If you follow me on Instagram (@dietingfashions), I have been taking pics of my grain free meals. I find that eating “clean” (no grains or beans) really helped me lose the weight so far.
I still have 12 more pounds. Hopefully I can lose the final 12 pounds by Christmas.
I had purchased this dress on Loft.com back in August. It was a bit tight but the extra 2 pounds I lost since then helped me fit in this dress. The dress is very demure but sassy with the stripes. I really like the pleated skirt because it helps to hide the tummy. The nipped in waistline defines my post partum waist instead of making me feel like a blob. The fabric is a stretchy material that is lined. I didn’t have to alter this dress. But I do feel the neckline to the armpits are a bit too tight on me. It’s not too uncomfortable. The sleeveless part of the dress is cut a bit too far back so my bra straps tend to give a peep show.
Overall I really like the dress and I think it’s going to be one of my favorites for a long time.
Dress: Loft Striped Pleated Skirt Dress Size 10 Petite (no longer online – check stores)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Patent Leather Perfect Pumps Size 7.5
Purse: J. Crew Beaded Gem Clutch (ebay)
Armed with a $20 Rewards Card from Ann Taylor Loft (and the expiration looming), I decided to find something suitable at Loft. I have been a dedicated Loft customer for about 3 years now. I am always purchasing tops at Loft. I wanted something different. Maybe a dress, maybe a skirt, or how about a pair of pants.
I purchased the Marisa Drapey Crop Pants using my $20 rewards. Retail price is $59.50 with a 30% off that day. Total price with tax for the pair of pants is $23.44! Not bad.
I am wearing a size 4 Regulars. I did not see a Petite version in stores, but I now see it online. But I think the length is just right! I love that it has pockets.
Size 6 was a bit too roomy in the hips. So I sized down to a 4 and the fit is much better. However the waist to snugger. It should motivate me to curb my carb addiction and to work out more. These pair of pants are so light and airy! Perfect for Summer!
Top: Ann Taylor Loft Sweater (2 seasons old?)
Jacket: Banana Republic Trench Coat in XS Petite
Bottoms: Ann Taylor Loft Drapey Cropped Marisa Floral Pants (Sooooo comfy, almost like silk pjs) (get ’em here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Snake Pattern Wedges
Scarf: Ann Taylor Loft Floral Printed Scarf
Sale ends 04/22/2012. I have been waiting for this event for quite a while! Unfortunately, I already spent my $20 rewards coupon several weeks back. But I do see a couple of items from both retailers that I am itching to get my hands on. Check out my picks!
Top: Ann Taylor Loft Lace Inset with Ruffle Shoulder (similar here)
Bottoms: Zara Zipped Trousers (similar here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Loft Floral Ballet Flats (similar here)
Jewelry: Ann Taylor Invisible Tiered Necklace (similar here), Loft Bangles set (similar here and here)
I hope everyone is having a great day! I am very happy because the project I’ve been working on at work is almost finished. It’s taken me almost a year to complete and I think it’s my most thorough project ever. Super happy and excited. I just have to make a few more tweeks and hopefully I get a big O-K!
I have been wearing these Zara zippered trousers everywhere! Not only are they comfortable but I love the Rock N Roll look. I am wearing a 40 in Zara sizing. That’s equal to a size 8 in US. I can fit a size 38 (size 6 US) however it was a bit tight. I always size up in pants while in tops I stick to my true size.
I have been shopping zara.com almost every night waiting for new arivals. Their clothes this season just appeals to me. I don’t know if Zara ever has any sales. On another note, I’m a big Ann Taylor Loft fan and hopefully they will have a sale soon. I cannot wait to use my $20 rewards coupon.
Has anyone ever heard Zara.com having a sale? Like 10% off or more?