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#29. Devil in a Blue(berry) dress…

Posted Jun 23 2010 7:34pm

I worked in a high end fashion boutique 2yrs ago. Most of the clothes didn’t fit, (size 0, 2 & 4 were usually the only ones in stock). But I loved the place regardless. My boss was super sweet and nice, I got to ride my bike to work, it was near a sweet japanese place for lunch, the hours were great….and most of all, I was surrounded my some of the most beautiful dresses and fashion pieces I’ve ever seen.

Due to tough economic times, the store was being closed. But not before an incredible blowout clearance sale! We had names like Trina Turk, Kinross, Joe Jeans, Sweet Pea, Joyous & Free (one of my faves)…and also…Yoana Baraschi.

Yoana Baraschi, probably more recognized as being the Creative Director for Betsey Johnson and created her own samples and showcased them in 2002. Heavily influenced by a trip to India (bright vibrant colors), hand-loomed textiles and vintage embroideries.

Just something about these pieces, were just SO… alive! So unique. And as a devout SATC follower that drools over the latest Hermes’ bag or Christian Louboutin shoes…fashion is what kept me in my day dreams. But, the sensible girl in me would NEVER waste a months income on something that didn’t feed me, house me or drive me around. And a chubby girl like myself…would never see the day that a high-end fashion dress zipped up. So, physically impossible… made the financially impossible… easier to deal with.

But something about the coy lil pink vintage tag attached to every garment… I just HAD to have a piece of it!

And I still remember the day….when that $400 dress got marked down to $30. It was 3 sizes to small…and I just didn’t care… I wanted it, and I wanted it BAD. Damn near 75% off…. I just wanted ONE thing hanging in my closet that didn’t come from Targets clearance rack. (I have since, learned how to shop quality…thank you Ann Taylor and Macy’s!)

So I bought it! And I told myself “Maybe. Just maybe one day I’ll fit into it”.  I did try it on.. and it PHYSICALLY fit on my body… but I couldn’t breathe… or move my arms…and thy CUPS…ahem… filleth-over….doth protest tooo tooo toooo much. Un.Wearable. But who cares!!! Its goin’ in my closet!!!

Here it is… a print that looks like blueberries…but I think is just as adorable as can be.

Yes…thats the price tag STILL on it. I haven’t worn it once…and I still can’t part with it. When I see that cute lil pink tag stick’n out, I just can’t bare the thought of parting with it.

So my goal is… to fit into THAT dress by September 4th. A very good friend of mine is having her wedding and I’d like look stunning… coincidently, is also my boyfriends 35 Part III Birthday. Two reasons to fit into this dress.

So I’ve got a little over 2 months to kick this into gear. Short term goals always help me. It keeps me focused and I’m much mroe strict with myself. But I am also very good with long term goals. In fact… I already have #1 goal ready for Dezolutions 2011! It involves something teeny weeny…and ends up on the beach.

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I already fit into  it!!??  :)

No.. this was NOT a set up. Its been well over a year since I’ve tried this dress on. I tried it on today to see how far I’d have to go…and it zipped up nice and smooth, clasp closed, no cupeths runneth overth, I was UTTERLY shocked! Now, all i gotta do is just make sure I CONTINUE to stay in this dress! I am going to work on tone’n those arms and calves!

But #29 was relatively easy to complete…and I really didn’t notice it. Just some of the perks that comes with a healthy living!

But I, Dez…. not only OWN, but can fit into a high end fashion dress.

Hmm.. I wonder what else I can get :)


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