DSC_1242 DSC_1256 DSC_1241 DSC_1255DSC_1244 DSC_1265If you’re been reading from the beginning you might recall I lost a considerable amount of weight during the 2012-2013 school year. It was life changing for me. I haven’t really talked about it much here because this is primarily a style blog, not a food and fitness blog, but occasionally I get questions about how to get dressed through a weight loss. This dress is a good example. I bought it at Brooklyn Industries on my first-ever visit to Brooklyn during my trip to NYC for my 30th birthday. It fit well then, but I was just getting going on losing the weight. Later it ended up in the sell pile for months until it came time to actually put it into the ThredUP bag and I just couldn’t do it. I certainly could have it altered and someday I might, but I played with it a bit one night I couldn’t think of anything to wear. The length was too long so I knotted the hem. The waist was too baggy so I belted it. Although this doesn’t make it a perfect fit, I feel cute and confident in it. Win-win. Moral of this story? Pick up a few essential pieces in your new size and get creative with what you’ve got. Save your money for when you hit some milestone goals so that buying that dress, jacket or pair of jeans will be worth it.

And in other news, I have learned to french braid my own hair. It’s not perfect, but it’s been a lifelong dream. What can I say? I’m a simple girl.

OUTFIT DETAILS  dress, Brooklyn Industries | belt, Old Navy | tights, Spanx in Amethyst | shoes, Seychelles | handbag, Madewell Transport Tote