inspiration always strikes me at the most random times. usually i’m in the middle of something else and i have to stop what i’m doing so that i can do the new thing right. this. minute. for example, i’ll be blow drying my hair when i decide to make a new recipe for dinner. so i stop blow drying to go take stock of the ingredients i have and make a shopping list. with wet hair. i have no idea why i can’t finish the first thing i’m doing and THEN start the new thing. i can either look at it as a super annoying habit, or multi-tasking at it’s finest.. i think it’s really just adult ADD.
so anyhow, i recently started reading a blog done by lori, a friend of mine from highschool – it’s called no more sweatpants. it’s a fashion blog that details her journey to be more creative with the clothes in her closet and to test her fashion boundaries. i’ve spent most of my morning reading her archives and i am totally inspired to do something similar. since i started working from home, i have become very lax in my outfits. when i started gaining more weight, i slipped even further. i’m typing this at 11:30 on a wednesday morning and i am still in my pajamas and fuzzy bathrobe. in a few minutes i will most likely change into either workout clothes or jeans and a hoodie to run my errands. if i meet a client i will wear the only pair of dress pants that fits me and a neutral colored cardigan. it’s BORING. and i feel FRUMPY. which makes me feel worse about myself. not cool.
i would love to get dressed up a little, but i’m terrified that i will look ridiculous because or how large i am right now. but that is TOTALLY stupid. i’m going to look the same size in jeans and a hoodie as i would look in nicer jeans, a sweater, cute shoes, and some accessories. yeah i’ll look big, but i’ll also look put together. this will make me feel better about myself which will help lead to better food and exercise choices which will lead to a smaller body and more confident me.
the other thing that inspires me about lori’s blog is that most of her clothes are thrifted or from the places that i like to shop (ross, target, kohls, etc). they’re not expensive, yet she makes them look fantastic! i’ve always been frugal, but a little wary of thrift stores. lately i’ve been wanting to give them a go – make it more of a treasure hunt – and satisfy my shopping desire without spending money i don’t have.
so today, after i put on my jeans and sweater with cute shoes and some accessories, i’m going to drop by the local thrift store to see if i can find something unique to jazz me up a little.
i’ll let you know what i find.