Thursday, November 19, 2009



Outfit details:

cardigan - JCrew, cami - Old Navy, pants - Banana Republic (outlet), shoes - Aldo

Sometimes you just have to dress for practicality and comfort. Such was yesterday when I pulled on this outfit.

Cute, practical, polished and a little bit preppy. I do wish I'd thrown on a necklace of some sort, but overall I am happy with the look. Partly because...

… I finally fit into these pants for the first time in over three years! Hooray, the last of my pregnancy weight finally came off and I'm back where I began. Not everything is as firm as it once was or looks exactly the way it was before (I don't remember my hips being this wide), but that's another story.

So I have a confession to make. I am a clothes hoarder. Case in point, this J.Crew Tartine cardigan that I'm wearing. I was obsessed with it when it first came out. I so wanted to own it, but couldn't justify the full price. So when it hit the sale page, I stalked it and eventually, it was mine.

When I received the cardigan, I was so sad to find that it was a little bit too small for me, and emphasized how wide I was. On eBay, it was selling for much more than I snagged it for, so I was tempted to sell it and use the funds to buy something else that worked better on me. It wasn't doing me any good anyway, and I could make some cool cash. But in the end, I just couldn't bear to part with it. It was just too pretty. Every so often, I would pull it out wistfully and try to make it work with an outfit, only to bury it back into my closet again in frustration.

Until yesterday. I put it on, and it fit! And it looks good.

So there you go. As long as your home doesn't start to resemble those sad souls on the show "Hoarders", hoarding can pay off. My overflowing closet is justified. Wait until I tell my husband.

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