Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Introducing...What I Wore Wednesday

Since a year ago, February 2010, I have lost 20 pounds.  It had a lot to do with the fact that I had just weaned Billy, and for the first time in 7 years was not nursing or pregnant, but I also joined a gym and worked out with varying degrees of intensity, and also started paying attention to what my body really needed to eat (rather than all of the extra calories I was accustomed to consuming to account for always having to also nourish another tiny human).

As the weight started to come off, and all of the pregnancy/nursing hormones started to subside, I began to feel something I hadn't felt in a very long time: I began to feel like myself.  As I started to become comfortable in my own skin again, I finally felt like I might want to cut my hair again, dye it fun colors, wear occasionally dramatic make-up just for fun, wear skinny jeans, put on a pair of great heels, explore my closet for long forgotten vintage finds...

I still don't fit into everything -- when I first became pregnant with Sparky I was 22, and I'm almost 31 now, so my body has changed a little, and, while I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight, a few pounds may have settled slightly differently than they started.  But overall, I am feeling more confidant in who I am and what I look like than I have in a very long time, and that makes me excited about playing dress-up on date nights and experimenting with make-up -- dabbling in working my own style like I did before the children.

Recently, I've been reading some style blogs, and as I've played around with putting my own outfits together, the thought has crossed my mind: I kind of want to blog about this.  So here we are with a new blog feature "What I Wore Wednesday".

This new feature is intended to be a fun little diversion from the crafty/cooking/mommy posts that we usually have around here.  If you do the same on your blog, please leave a link so that we can all check it out! I love to see how other people put clothes and accessories together.  It's inspiring!


"Going To The Rock Show"


New hair color: Garnier Nutrisse "Hot Tamale"


VS Kiss Capri in Foil print, Steve Madden Hondd booties, long-sleeved black pocket-T from Old Navy.


Smokey grey and black eye shadow with black gel liner and black mascara.


(For a DIY version of these jeans, use metallic fabric spray paint on a well fitted pair of your own jeans)


(Sorry that the heel was hidden in the grass!  It's not easy to take a picture of your own foot...)

Let me know what you think about What I Wore Wednesday; it just might stick around for a while!


Melanie said...

Love the outfit! Love the idea! Love the hair...haha have I said love enough?

Mouse said...

Love the post & the outfit! I'd also like to punch whoever 'disagreed' with your post right in the nose!!

Kimchikimono said...

love the idea of 'what you wore wednesdays!'

you're awesome Faith!

Nancy said...

Love it! I'm a big follower of style blogs and your blog, so this is a bonus!

Lexi said...

did you bleach your hair before using the dye or just apply it to your natural color? i've been wanting my hair this shade of red for awhile but the stylist can never seem to get it bright enough! i've had a box of garnier's hot tamale for about a month but was weary that the color wouldn't come out well. any tips to get results like yours? thanks :)

Glitch Switch said...

I'm wondering this myself as I HAVE used that particular dye before on platinum blonde hair and I came out looking radioactive! It was not cute at all and I hated it. I see so many wonderful photos of beautifully dyed red hair and they all say to use this dye. I'm thinking they are already a red head or light brown.

Lisa said...

what color was your hair before you dyed it hot tamale? I have that same box of hair color, but my hair is light brown. i wonder if your hair was blonde before coloring it? thanks, Lisa


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