Friday, October 12, 2012

Sometimes you just need to…

dress up for the sake of feeling good about yourself.  Am I the only one that dresses up just for myself.  I walk taller and feel more confident when I know I took the extra effort to look nice.  Today was one of those days when I just needed to feel good about myself.  It is amazing how the clothes we wear can change how we feel and look.

I saw Rachel Ray the other day and she and Gretta as well as another fashion expert earlier in the week said to forget about the size on the tag and just worry about how the clothes fit.  That is so hard for me.  Rachel mentioned she had clothes in her closet from size 2 to 12.  If she can admit that on tv then I can buy the bigger size that fits too.  I wish all designers used the same sizing in their clothes. I really do have clothes ranging from size 6 to 14 in my closet.  Most are size 10 and I love that but I found this cute Gloria Vanderbelt jean skirt . It said size 14 on the tag.  I almost didn’t even try it on because I didn’t want that size.  Well, I tried it on and it fit great.

Today I wore a size 14 skirt, size 8 belt with it and a size XL top that I took in with the sewing machine to fit me.  I really need to get over the tag size because who else knows but me. (Unless I blab it to the whole world on my blog! Smile) I am trying to get away from numbers and just focus on health but it is hard!

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  1. That looks fantastic!!! And, yeah. Sizes in this country are seriously messed up. Some companies are using sizing charts from the 1940's and some are using 'new' sizing charts made for today's Americans. So you can literally find something in 'new' sizing in a size 6 or 8 that would have been a size 14 in 1940's charts. Never mind about the number. It is not standardized anyways. It's all about the fit and you look FABULOUS!

    All dressed up, now you need somewhere to go!

  2. I agree with you 100%!! You look great!