What the hell am I thinking?
Shoes – G.H. Bass & Co
Jeans – Levi
Shirt – Ben Sherman
Well occasional reader, it’s now ticked over to August and I’ll be heading to the airport in just under 48 hours for three weeks of the tropical life.
I’m just too damned excited to think of writing anything witty or engaging. (That’s also my excuse for anything written previous to this post that I may receive complaints about).
I suppose I could show you a picture of my nearly packed suitcase.
I could also be super lazy and post a picture that was taken a few weeks ago, but was deemed to be “too fat” for public viewing.
It’s amazing what a looming holiday can do for one’s care factor.
Feast your eyes on this fatty!
Shoes – I’m going on holiday
Jeans – I don’t care
Shirt – Whatever.
Jacket – Thailand, here I come! (In 48hrs)
I’ve been on a bit of a weight loss quest lately, and thought it was time to check the results.
Rather than take notice of my bathroom scale, which has footprints embedded in the bloody thing because I’m on it that often, I thought the best way to check would be to pose with an outfit on that I wore for one of my first posts just over 8 weeks ago.
Now while my sweet deluded lady love assures me there is a noticeable difference in body size, I’m not sure I see a change.
What are your thoughts, occasional reader? Be brutal now. If you knew me, you wouldn’t want to be nice about it.
Shoes – Giorgio Brutini $80
Jeans – Ittierre $200
Shirt – Bossini $20
Jacket – Ben Sherman $90
I have no idea why Spanish people get so excited about carpet products. I promise not to do that again. Sorry.
Anyhoo…… I was feeling a bit flat this morning, so what better way to make oneself feel better than look like a pinata? Now if only I could stop people from hitting me with sticks.
Shoes – Supra $50
Jeans – Hugo Boss $120
Shirt – Ben Sherman $60
Vest – Wary $30
Recently the subject of my blog came up and I was asked how do I keep track of the prices I have paid for items of clothing.
It turns out I just remember.
I can recall, for the most part, how much I paid for each item of clothing in my wardrobe. Occasionally I’ll have to jump online and search for a particular jacket, but this happens very occasionally.
My shoes? I can recall exactly what I paid, and exactly where I bought EVERY one of my pairs of shoes. Now this might not seem a big deal to those that have a nice, but modest collection, but we’re talking 100 pairs of shoes here.
It’s also just dawned on me, that I know how many of each item of clothing that I own, which I have listed below. This is the number I think I have. I have put in brackets the actual number that I have.
103 pairs of shoes (98)
36 Jackets (37)
25 pairs of jeans (25)
16 pairs of trousers (18)
61 long sleeve casual shirts (61)
14 vests (13)
24 short sleeve shirts (24)
32 business shirts (36)
4 pairs of shorts (4)
Seriously, is that just weird? Am I some kind of wardrobe savant?
I seem to be missing five pairs of shoes! I have no idea what happened there. Obviously I haven’t kept track since my last cull. I’m a disgrace to savants!
I don’t have a problem. I don’t have a problem. I don’t have a problem. I don’t have a problem.
Shoes – Stacy Adams $62
Jeans – JoneAA Jeans $50
Shirt – Woosh $20
Jacket – Ben Sherman $90
I mean, nobody loves them on me, least of all myself!
My partner doesn’t gaze longingly at the bulge above my pants.
I swear if she ever grabbed them during the horizontal waltz and started making motorbike noises, I’d be on the first plane to Tibet to live the rest of my life honouring a vow of silence/celibacy/no more cheesecake.
There’s a couple of ways to hide the dreaded handles.
The first is to start wearing your shirts hanging out. While this seems to be a current trend, especially here in Australia, I find this only really works if you’re relatively lean to start with. If you have a bit of weight on, it just looks like you have given up trying to dress properly, and you’re a step away from public tracksuit wearing.
If you ain’t thin, tuck it in!
The second option, and I find the more stylish and friendly option, is a vest. Because my muffin top looks more like a souffle some days, I have a fairly big collection of vests. They hide the handles quite well, and if they are a 4-5 button or more, and are buttoned completely, they can be quite slimming with the right outfit.
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