Tuesday, November 22, 2011

That Time of Year (OOTDs)

It's that time of year, everyone. And no, I'm not talking about holiday-shopping season...though it's that time of year too (more on that later).

I'm talking about the holiday eating season.

And I have to say, I've gotten a head-start. These past few weeks, so packed with work-related stress means that I've been eating badly - fast food in a rush, or skipping some meals entirely, then gorging at the next, or comfort eating (mmm, bread and butter, french fries, Halloween candy). And being super busy with work has meant I haven't had any time to get out and participate in my favorite form of exercise: mall-walking.  

It's been...unfortunate. I've gained about 4-5 lbs. (Okay, so that sounds lame, but it's enough to make the waists on pants & skirts feel tight.)

Which may not seem a lot, unless you're 5'2". You petite ladies understand, right? The extra weight shows up extra fast when you're on the shorter side. Less room for it to spread around, you see.

And it doesn't help that we're coming up on Thanksgiving this week. Not to mention that everywhere I go, I'm confronted by abundant displays of holiday treats and goodies. Sometimes, it's like the world is conspiring against me. 

It's been over a week since our last post, and well...we'll talk more about why later. The good news is that my work life is easing up - at least in one work-intensive aspect - and hopefully that means I'll have more juice left in my reserves to post on a more regular basis. On the other hand, I was in Orange County a couple weeks ago, visiting family and meeting friends, and...I left my camera at my mom's house. 

*Cue cries of dismay and great gnashing of teeth*

Anyway, I've only got a few, iPhone-snapped OOTDs to share with you, that I happened to take (or ask my husband to take) when I had the opportunity. And as they span a period of about three weeks, you can see me slowly put on the pounds....

What I wore a few weekends ago:

Shirt: J. Crew Factory, 2009 (similar here and here)
Sweater: Sweet Cables Pullover, Anthropologie (similar here, here, and here)
Necklace: Kate Spade 'Hang in There' Necklace (on sale here! Similar herehere, and here)

And a couple weekends ago:

Remember those extra pounds I mentioned...? Well, here's what I wore this last weekend (and I blame that ridiculous grin on my husband, who was helping me by taking the photo with my iPhone, but also making me laugh, so that I'd look, "more natural":

Sweater: Fisherman Sweater, J. Crew (more colors available in-store)
Tights: Frenchi Tights, Nordstrom (similar here and here)
Shoes: Indigo by Clarks (similar here and here)

There were, of course, many more outfits in the past few weeks - some of them quite good! - but without a camera and precious little time, I didn't document them at all. So sorry for that - these are slim pickings, I know.

Coming up over the next week, I'll be posting some gift guides to help you with the already-here holiday shopping season. Regarding the holiday eating season...well, good luck to all of us with that.

Thanks for reading!


  1. I think you look fabulous!  I really love your Kate Spade necklace.

  2. I love the sweet cables pullover on you!! And seriously you don't look like you gained any weight at all!!! (but hey, I know what you mean about shorter girls feeling the extra pounds faster)  Also love the expression: Mall Walking!! Thanks for all the laughs :) 

  3. What extra pounds? You look great! Love that KS necklace and your iphone cover! I was going to get my dad one for xmas, but maybe I should get myself one instead! :)

  4. Thanks! I feel like it was a great purchase - it's perfect on so many levels. :)

  5. Haha, thanks Sayaka! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Aw, you're too sweet. Thank you! And yes, you should (and maybe a little something for your dad too). ;)

  7. So happy to see you back!  Weight like life is never constant.  Take good care of yourself!

  8. ack- that sweet cables pullover outfit is the BOMB!  awesome.

    Love the checked shirt with purple cableknit too... really loving cable knits right now!

  9. I really must get a chambray shirt. *sigh* so many items on my list...I wish I was rich :) I am also loving this necklace - so cute!