Monday, January 17, 2011
I should have done this years ago.
I have learned more about myself in the last 2 weeks than I did in 65 years. I am so happy that I found the fashion blogs. I think I am following about 100 of them. It all started with Advanced Style and there is a reason that one got me. The people in the blog pics are wonderful looking and have a passion for life that is really inspiring. Ari Seth Cohen is terrific for putting so much time into this. I had descended in to old age hell before finding the blog.
I have a lot in pain now and there isn't much I can do about it except have surgery so I am concentrating on other things. I did LaMaze prepared childbirth and learned to use my mind to block out pain to a certain extent. (I had an almost 11 pound baby without anesthetic.) But that is not the point. The point is that I learned that some pain and depression caused by pain can be dealt with by finding things to be passionate about and taking the mind away from the pain. I have chosen several things to be passionate about. One of them is the improvement of my appearance and of my body. I am going to see what can be done about the weight, the pain, the BP, Cholesterol, the muscle loss, the eating habits, the fashion, and the way I present myself in general. I am going to make myself get out more and I will keep on taking the pics. But I must admit--- before I buy any more clothing I will be taking a much closer look at what I am wearing now. I think you can truthfully say I am stuck in a rut.
I also am more interested in looking at the pics I am posting and seeing, really seeing, what the things I am wearing really look on me. The sublimation top in two of the pics is a favorite of mine because I love the colors. It looks simply awful on me. I have been in the habit of purchasing clothes that I have not tried on. If it looks big enough and I like the colors, I will wear it. If you like the top, it is a 3X and will soon be on ebay. It tells me that I am not looking at myself with a critical eye. I can criticize others for how they dress. And I do. But not looking critically at myself has been a huge mistake. It is a mistake I want to fix.
I colored my hair darker. I love the look of really short hair and done in white blonde. I love the long hair. I look bad in really light blonde hair. It makes me look older. Because it's close to gray I guess. Anyhow, I decided to change and I did it. I am getting it cut again Thursday. I can't wait. The hairdresser I go to is truly wonderful.
The outfit I wore day before yesterday is simply a button down ethnic top. Again, I love the colors and I wore an orange necklace with it. Orange has not been one of the colors I wore so it is new in my wardrobe. The top however is an old one and has many colors to accesorize with. I look at the pics and the orange pops more than I thought it would and I like that. The pics are really helping me to see what is really there.
I really can't list where I got the clothes I wore in the pics because I have had some of them so long that I don't remember. I will tell when I get something new and I'll try to remember some of the things I already have.
Thanks for listening.