Friday, January 3, 2014

Until I Lose 'Em - Hide'em

Yeah, this is what I'd wear to drive that bobcat around. It's almost as if it has become a permanent fixture in our backyard. And it is most definitely what happens when you start projects close to the holidays. Live and learn.

"Hey Kids! How many times I gotta tell ya to keep off that construction equipment!" And stop throwin' yer brother in the mud. Confound it." Well, we aren't even letting them go back there but that is what I imagine it would be like if we did.

But mud and mess isn't keeping me from taking advantage of some photo opps. I know you're digging my Hollywood backdrop. :)

I enjoy this roomy, graphic sweater from Wet Seal. However, the material is clingy despite the roominess so if I wear bottoms that are snug around the waist, an extra layer must be added due to some handles I need to get a grip on (haha - pun totally intended). Happily I reach for the army green jacket to camouflage what I don't like.

And let's talk VERY briefly about hiding away those few extra pounds I may or may not have put on over the last two months. Afterall, I don't plan on keeping these lovey-dovey handles brought on by some major comfort food and sweets or maybe in part by dare I say it - age!! (Goals and resolutions to come...)

  1. Layers, layers, layers.  Is it a clingy material? I add a vest, sweater, or light jacket over top like in the pics above.   Note - Sweater on top of clingy material equals clingy together and defeats the layering purpose.  Still shows and I know from experience. 
  2. Bulky is in. Go ahead and take advantage of the bulky styles and wear those big sweatshirts. I just make sure that I wear fitted bottoms so I don't end up looking sloppy.  
  3. If it still shows...I choose something else! I don't want to be uncomfortable or self-concious so I will just put it away until later. Hopefully, this will also aid in motivation. I have a couple pairs of pants that I just cannot pull off right now.  Another motivation - no upsizing.  
  4. Spanks? I don't own any and it may be better that way for me. More motivation...I hope. 
Do you have any secrets or tips to share?? Granola Girl went a little wayward!

Outfit Breakdown:

Jacket: Banana Republic (Christmas gift)
Shirt: Wet Seal (last year)
Jeans: GAP (early fall)
Boots: 5th Anniversary (OLD)
Necklace & Bracelet: Premiere
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Purse: Liz Claiborne (Goodwill)



  1. I'm totally feelin' you on this one!! It wasn't the holidays that gave me a few extra pounds, it's been going back to work and not exercising that's done it for me. So frustrating, but I'm hoping to add it back in now that I've got a better grip on my "new normal". Love you, your puns, and your waywardness!! <3

    1. Let me know how you work it back in Stephanie. I need all the help, encouragement and inspiration I can get. :)

  2. i'm all about my body-shaper-cami. i feel a little like dolly parton in 'steel magnolias' talking about her girdle. yeah, i'm THAT age now ... ;)

    1. lol! Alright I may just have to look around for this body-shaper cami. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Haha I love your Hollywood backdrop! For real - it looks so fancy!

    I think that you have some great tips for hiding the extra pounds. Especially the fact that baggy is in right now. It's a good idea to just embrace it!

    1. Thanks Ashley! I just need to get a navaho sweater. :)


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