You may have noticed that I've added a little badge on my sidebar from MyFitnessPal. I have needed/wanted to lose some weight for a while, and keeping a food diary is helping me to stay on track. The site is free, and makes it really easy to figure out where you stand in terms of nutrition, exercise, etc...
Now I have a more pressing need to lose extra inches. I am going to be in my brother's wedding in August, and everyone is wearing vintage. Ever try to find cool vintage clothes when you are a large? Really difficult, let me tell you. I am sure there were "stout" girls back in the day, but they must have worn their clothes to death because finding larger sizes in vintage is darn near impossible!
Anyway, I happened upon an AWESOME Etsy store that carries many larger sizes and I want to give the owner a shout-out. The store is called denisebrain and is run by the lovely and personable Maggie. She allowed me to put this beautiful pink dress on layaway, and was incredibly swift and friendly in her communications. I plan on many more shopping excursions at Maggie's store, and hope that you give it a look.
So, the dress JUST fits me, but unless I manage to lose a bit more weight I may have to resort to some sort of corset-y undergarment, which the original owner probably wore anyway. It's very Mad Men, and I have to remind myself that Joan Holloway Harris gets away with being a big girl, so why not me? I suppose it just doesn't mesh with the image I have of myself on the inside, which I need to get over.