Sunday, January 17, 2010

Finding Motivation

My husband and I decided to get out of the house this afternoon and take the baby to the mall to run around in the little play area that they have set up for toddlers (yes, this play area is for TODDLERS and small children! I hate it when there are older kids running around in there. See my post on this topic at Happily Home.)

Anyway, as we were walking around the mall, I noticed that they were already putting out Spring fashions! This jerked a knot in my tail for sure! I thought, "Oh my! In no time, it will be Spring, then in no time it will be Summer and Fall, then back to exactly where I am now...Winter!" I had a moment of clarity and realized that if I wanted any results at all this time next year, I'm going to have to start making changes NOW. Little deposits that will pay off big rewards in the end...that's what it's going to take. Wouldn't it be great if next year, I could waltz into my favorite store, White House Black Market (I would be waltzing and dancing on air if I could fit into their clothes!) and buy something like this to actually wear?

Right now, the only store I shop at is Lane Bryant. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for that store. It's one of the few stores for plus size women that sell anything remotely fashionable. But hasn't every "bigger" girl dreamed of being able to graduate from Lane Bryant to an Ann Taylor or a Banana Republic or White House Black Market? If you don't, then I'm sooooo glad that you accept and love yourself in your plus sizes. That kind of confidence is amazing. But I'd venture to guess that most of us girls wish with all our hearts that we didn't ever have to set foot in another Lane Bryant ever again! I do.

So here are a couple more winter fashions from White House Black Market that are out right now that I'd like to be wearing this time next year. The exciting thing is this doesn't have to be just a dream. I could totally be there next year!

This is sassy! Totally me!


Darcie said...

I can see you now...anything and everything is possible.

Debbie said...

I'm right there with you in this. I love Lane Bryant's fashions, but oh how I would love to shop in ANY store instead of a specialty store...
CUTE fashions. I like the 2nd one a lot - and sassy is always good. =) Thanks for sharing this new blog with me.

Michelle said...

I was listening to Oprah on XM yesterday, she was doing a fashion show talking about Chicco's and Ann Taylor and I thought how great it would be to walk in Ann Taylor and walk out with something other than an accessory! said...

i feel the same way!!!
love the clothes!!!