Daily Special Dress: ModCloth (on sale!)
Customized name necklace: c/o Onecklace
Betsey Johnson purse: ModCloth
Saddle shoes: Payless
As anyone who reads my blog probably knows, I am a sucker for a kitschy novelty print. And when that print has an overload of 1950s nostalgia? Forget it! I knew I had to have this dress when it arrived, and it's fortunate that I love the print so much, because I'm not totally sold on the fit. In my opinion, this dress runs a tad tight. I have to size up for the bust in these types of dresses, and the large just fit; although there is no gaping, I wish there was a little more breathing room. The silhouette is actually a little different than how it appeared on the website, too. There's some pleating on the skirt, but it starts where a drop waist would, so I was concerned that it would be unflattering. Luckily, I think the dress looks fine the way it is, but I have to admit that the Bea & Dot in-house brand from ModCloth sometimes leaves a little something to be desired in the fit department (even though their designs are usually beautiful). I'm sure it's something with which they're still tinkering, so hopefully they'll continue to make improvements to their sizing.
Speaking of making improvements to sizing... I've started back on Weight Watchers (after more than a year-long hiatus), and I'm really determined and excited about it. I first went on Weight Watchers back in 2011, a little while after I graduated college, and I had a lot of success on the program -- I lost about 45 pounds in about 8 months. I had actually been called in to audition for a Weight Watchers commercial, and then subsequently called back, but I didn't end up booking it, which was really discouraging and actually led me to stop doing the program the way I should have been. Ironically, I had gone on Weight Watchers because I knew I wouldn't be able to play the roles I wanted to in my career if I didn't lose weight... so it was an even more devastating blow when I couldn't book a Weight Watchers commercial once I'd lost it. (In retrospect, the fact that I was a performer might have worked against me, but I digress.) I've been dealing with a lot of emotional stuff over the past year, and like many people, I always turn to food for comfort. It's definitely a vice for me, and weight gain is incredibly sneaky! Not only are some of my clothes fitting more tightly than they used to, but there are some dresses I simply can't wear right now because of my weight -- which was exactly the wake-up call I needed! My dresses are some of my favorite possessions (is that sad? Don't answer that!), so it's hurtful to think of not being able to wear them! I decided then and there to go back on Weight Watchers and make a real effort to implement consistent exercise into my routine. I've been back on it since last week, and already feel happier and more energetic because of it. It's so easy to slip into the habit of making unhealthy choices, and it just feels good to make healthy ones! It's going to be an adjustment, for sure, but I'm going to take it one day at a time. :)
Have a great Tuesday!