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:
Pants: AG Stilt Skinny Jeans
Shoes: Tod's Lace-up Boots
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":
Shirt: Perfect Shirt in Medium Gingham, J. Crew
Sweater: Fisherman Sweater, J. Crew (more colors available in-store)
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!