Fashionistas and clothes-wearing friends, welcome!! It is the third Thursday of the month which means it is time for Ageless Style 01.2023. I chose the theme for this month. Wanted to go with a look created around sumptuous fabrics. But when I pitched my idea to the gals, I said scrumptious fabrics…because I talk to little ones most of my days and couldn’t think of the word sumptuous. So, today we are featuring scrumptious, sumptuous fabrics.
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Ageless Style 01.2023
I signed up for the Get Your Pretty On Winter 2022 Capsule Wardrobe in November and one of the things on the shopping list was a colored, mid-length satin slip skirt. For this item on the shopping list, I ordered this midi slip skirt from Banana Republic in Beechwood. And I had planned to pair it with this JCrew Factory puff-sleeve sparkle stripe turtleneck (also on the shopping list for the winter capsule). The satiny fabric of the skirt and the little bit of sparkle in the sweater seemed perfect for my scrumptious, sumptuous fabric theme. But when I put them together, I wasn’t crazy about the results. Back to the drawing board.
Enter Plan B. I decided to dig around in my closet to see what else I could find. Surprisingly, all through the holidays my scales have been very nice to me. I smiled every time I got dressed this fall and early winter because things slipped on easily and were comfortable to wear!! What a concept. I could get used to that. When I rediscovered my faux-vegan-pleather midi skirt from H&M several years ago deep in my closet, I decided it was just sumptuous enough for today’s prompt. And I was sure it would slip on like butter.
Au contraire mon frère. On Saturday the scales indicated my holiday indulgences have finally caught up with me. My weight was up about 4 pounds. And my normally snug pleather skirt was downright tight. So, I am officially back on Weight Watchers this week. I knew it was too good to be true, but boy I enjoyed being at my lifetime weight for a while.
Where there’s a will there’s a way. And somehow I managed to stuff myself into the H&M midi skirt and even get it zipped. I quickly scrambled into my Loft deep teal bay ruched velvet top (on sale 60% off right now) slipped on my shoes and grabbed PC to snap some pics before I popped the zipper on my skirt. A solid-color velvet top was also on the winter 2022 capsule wardrobe. Alison featured this one but I have trouble wearing sleeveless tops in the winter.
I give you…
Scrumptious, Sumptuous Fabric
PC really liked this top. I think the fit more than the fabric.
I do, too. But will like it a little better after a couple weeks on Weight Watchers. Ditto with the skirt.
Remembering that my daughter told me I am the only woman in the world still wearing panty hose, I opted for these patterned knee-high stockings instead. I didn’t try to sit in this skirt…thought better of that. So not sure if these knee-highs would still work when I am sitting but I can always prop myself against a wall instead.
Gotta love a good skinny mirror. Especially when you are feeling stuffed like a sausage in a casing. I have 2 skinny mirrors. Ha!! The following pictures were snapped in front of one. Instant weight loss!!
And how ’bout our new flooring? I love it. Thank you, PC. Now to replace the raggedy carpeting in the bedrooms with some fresh carpet.
You can see my loft over my left shoulder. It still isn’t completely put together again. I want to go through all of my scrapbook stuff and do a little purging and a lot of organizing. Starting today.
Notice anything different about my hair? Well, yes, I washed it. But something else? I woke up and it had parted itself on the ‘other side’ – the right side. So, I went with it. Made my hair look a little fuller, I think. Happy accident!!
At this point in my ‘photo shoot’, I was turning blue – that same deep teal bay blue in my top – from holding my breath and trying to keep from popping my zipper. I couldn’t wait to get the skirt off. But I am going to put it on again and take some pictures once the number on the scales gets back where it needs to be.
What fabrics does today’s Ageless Style prompt bring to mind for you? Do you like wearing satins, silks, velvets, (p)leather? Join me in checking out the interpretations my blogging buddies have put together for today’s link-up, won’t you? And then link your post below so we can return the favor.
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Bo ~ Bo’s Bodacious Blog
Cathy ~ My Side of 50
Joanne ~ My Slice of Life
Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style
Marsha~ Marsha in the Middle
Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom
Rosemary ~ Distinctly Southern Style
Thank you for joining me and the other ladies in the group. I am off to fold laundry then meeting a friend for a quick lunch before picking up a grocery order mid-afternoon at Walmart. I am subbing for a second-grade tomorrow at Lucia’s school and for her first-grade class on Friday. Glad to have these opportunities to start saving for next Christmas!!
Hugs and kisses,