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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Turns out, I Like Clothes. Who Knew?!

I've never been much into fashion. I have no idea what the "it" labels are, or even where to find the fancy clothes. I'm guessing they're not at Target or Old Navy, which is where the majority of my wardrobe comes from.

Since gaining weight these past years, fashion has taken a serious backseat and I was all about whatever made me look less fat. My wardrobe consisted of black, and black. And jeans. Fall has always been a favorite of mine, though, because that means I could go back to hiding behind baggy sweaters, and my jeans were totally seasonally appropriate.

Now that I've lost about 20lbs this year (and 25 from my heaviest), and have been at least holding steady in the 160's even if I'm not losing right now, my self-confidence has received a major bump and I'm finding I love to dress cute. It's FUN to put an outfit together, and rock it! I honestly didn't think I'd enjoy clothes until I got to goal, or at least much closer, but I have been so wrong.

Another thing that's really surprised me already is how much I love to take pictures of myself in my cute clothes. My friend, Amanda (hi bitch!), and I have always fought over the best spot to hide ourselves in the back of the picture when taking group shots. She and I have been the "fat" friends for so long, but that's certainly changing for both of us! She's been losing weight as well, and I'm so proud of her accomplishments!

There are very few pictures of me from my bigger girl days because I avoided the camera whenever possible. Now? I find myself taking pictures of myself frequently to show off my pretty clothes because I feel damn good! I'm still a long way away from my goal weight, but damn if I'm not celebrating my losses along the way.



Everyone say hi to Amanda!





Clearly, I love Target. And boots.

16 comments:

  1. I'm so proud I'm not alone. I am still 196lbs but I look SO much better than I did at 240lbs that I feel cute again! I know I'm not where I ultimately want to be but I have realized I can have just as much fun getting there as I will once I am at goal :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pink and white Paisley coat!

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  2. Ditto on the coat! You're totally rocking it!! And love the boots. I still can't seem to get the boots thing right. Are you in my head!? I just wrote a post earlier this week about my lack of being able to dress myself ;)

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  3. The coat is from Target, of course. :) It's on sale right now, so go get it!

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  4. You're totally rocking all of those outfits! I'd be snapping pics and sharing them left, right and centre too! I love the coat too! When I saw the pic of you in it at the store my first thought was 'I seriously hope she bought that bc it's super cute!' I was relieved when I saw the pic below with you in it outside of the store! :)
    I'm totally a fall girl too - cardigans and jeans are my complete repertoire of clothing these days. Although, I'm really trying to break away from that to show off the fact that I actually have a waist again!
    You look amazing Brandi, and I love your style! Keep sharing pics?

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  5. How cute are you Brandi! Love all the photos, you are looking awesome! All of the boots are my target are on sale, because really, who wears boots in Florida.. I tried a pair of the knee high boots on because I have never been able to fit into them.. they totally fit.. so now I have a new 10 lb loss gift to buy myself... Im hoping it comes before my trip to New York!

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    1. I would be buying up the whole store if they were on sale! My Target hasn't had many cute boots in the stores, but I LOVE their online selection. My black boots are my only non-Target boots. :)

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  6. You SHOULD be taking pics of yourself! You look GREAT! And I love all your boots.

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  7. I can so relate :) And also, you can't be THAT far away from your goal weight...you look so good!

    -Brenna (of course blogger isn't letting me sign in right now!)

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    1. Hi Brenna! You're so sweet! I have 30lbs til I hit goal. I've just learned what works for me and makes me look smaller than I am. ;)

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  8. me too me too! I need to go shopping desperately though!

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    1. Fun!! I wish I could go with you. I love to shop now! :)

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  9. I'm so jealous right now! I love the outfits!! I can never seem to put anything together like that! I need you to come be my stylist!

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    1. Girl, post pics for us to see and help you! Are you on instagram at all? I do that all the time to get help. That's the only reason I'm learning what works for me.

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  10. New reader here! you look lovely and all the outfits are so stylish and well put together! aw! :)

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    1. You're so sweet, thank you! Welcome new reader. :)

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