Bright Ideas


Muscles and fat have one thing in common, they change your shape and how clothing fit.

Being strong is amazing and fun!  In addition to that, I’ve found that with a progression that includes a gradually improving diet and progressive overloading of weights, one can be absolutely sure of some change.

After having to very nearly re-do  my entire wardrobe [several times], I’ve decided my focus is on things that won’t be affected by muscle or fat.  I feel wasteful rather than generous when I have to dispense with items that are NWT.  That hurts.

  • How could I shop so carelessly?! -> not rich by any means!
  • Why didn’t I think I would succeed?! -> work ethic is on point!
  • Why did I assume my body wouldn’t change thus changing how clothes fit?!
  • Why didn’t I know [or research] how clothes fit muscles differently than fat?!

Even more than that, many other purely fashion related lessons were learned too:

  • I’m not super bold or super into flesh peddling…so some trends should NOT have been bought.
  • The older I get, the more I realize, I like simple outfits that look great but don’t require a lot of fuss.
  • Wash & Wear is my friend; Dry Clean Only is not.
  • Beware of pilling.  Express One Eleven has low quality despite the low prices.
  • I tend to reach for the same things…jeans and a cute shirt with great accessories.
  • I’d rather vary my neutrals than wear a ton of loud colors.
  • Prints aren’t really my thing outside leopard, plaid, and stripes.
  • Shoes, even non-statement ones, are a game changer.  Have the right boots and a white tee and jeans are instantly elevated.
  • Statement necklaces are a must -> they really dress up simple designs.  They are also easier to vary than the actual clothes.
  • Accessories are inexpensive updates to keep classics/basics modern.
  • Cropped tops are great for layering, especially if tucking is required.
  • I don’t need quite so many  jeans.
  • There tends to be an affordable options that is viable [i.e. not super cheap looking or uncomfortable] for every expensive item that I admire [Thou shall not covet!].

I’ve also found that watched pots don’t boil.  Given that, I just watch the fitness process and strength gains vice body changes which can seem to be slow to happen.

As I’ve never been athletic so I had no idea that one can fit the same ‘sized’ body that has little muscle into smaller sized clothing than a body that has fair to decent muscle!

SO – as of today, my revised birthday gift to myself is boots.  And because the Thighland was such a fail and my chosen ones are so much cheaper…I still can do Christmas to myself 🙂

Happy Birthday to Me -> Mark Fisher Humor – here or here.  True OTK vice barely OTK!

  1. Natural
  2. Wine
  3. Black

To a(the) reader(s) -> Macy’s has 40% off of three pairs of shoes 🙂 through 10.16.2016.

Note to self -> you always hate Guess, DISPENSE with them fully, that brand doesn’t work for you!  🙂   Like ever.

Ponder further -> keeping cognac colored leather OTK boot.  Also ponder grey…I love grey 🙂

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