My recent weight loss has brought a renewed sense of self-worth and self confidence. I wish I could say that I am one of those women who feels gorgeous at any size, but that simply is not the case. I allowed my weight to get out.of.control during the first six months of 2010 and as a result I pretty much gave up on myself. However, I am now 15 pounds lighter (and losing more everyday!) and the weight training/intense cardio at CrossFit is slowly changing my body composition so I have become significantly more comfortable in my skin.
As a part of my new "pretty Amber" pledge, I decided it was time to step up my fashion. Hubby bought me a gorgeous pair of leather riding boots for Christmas and I finally invested in a pair of skinny jeans. I am proud to announce that I have officially rocked the "boots over the jeans" look.
Which brings me to my question......
I found an outfit on the clearance rack at Target last Thursday evening. I'm in love. Nothing too special - just a pair of jeggings and a brown large button cardigan that goes perfectly with my new boots. Match that with my new large, brown drop earrings and I managed to put together quite a fashionable outfit. I felt like it said, "I'm old enough to know how to dress for my body - but young enough to look damn good doing it!"
So, of course, I wore the new outfit to work on Friday. My female coworkers immediately commented on my chic appearance. As soon as I got home, I changed into PJ's and settled in for a quite night with hubby.
Saturday evening, my closest friends and I had a "girl's night" planned at a friend's house. The "old" Amber would have thrown on jeans and t-shirt and ran out the door; however, the "new" Amber felt like being pretty. I stared at my closet trying to determine what to wear as my mind kept flashing back to Friday's outfit - my new, fun outfit.
After about a minute of internal struggle as to whether it would completely disgusting for me to wear the same outfit two days in a row - I threw the jeggings/cardigan in the dryer for a quick refresher. Five minutes later I was dressed and out the door in exactly the same outfit (minus socks) that I had worn the day before.
I mean - it's not like I was doing lunges or anything at work on Friday. I didn't wear the outfit out to dinner or to some smokey bar....just straight home. But I can't help but wonder - does this make the smelly kid? I mean, I know it's okay to wear the same sweatshirt two days in a row or pajama pants two nights in a row (or at least I hope it is!) but is it acceptable to wear the same outfit two days in a row if you are around two completely different groups of people (and if it's your new favorite outfit?)
I really pray I'm not the only woman who has done this and that it really is acceptable...otherwise, I may be the new smelly kid on the block!