Monday, 18 January 2010

January 18th

I was always known for my colourful clothes.I use to be always shopping for new outfits.But since buying our Edwardian money pit,every penny I have,has been spent on this for the last two years.As I don’t have any spare money I NEVER shop anymore.This has resulted in me wearing comfy,slobby clothes and piling on the pounds.Some of my favourite clothes now hang in the wardrobe as a distant memory.Far too tight to come out to play

I scrapped this a few years ago,just after moving to this house.

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As you can see my wardrobe was full of colourful clothes.This was why I came to choose the name for my blog.

My friend Hilary sent me a link to this blog today.She thought I may be interested in “my year in outfits”

After reading about lots of yearly projects this is the first one I have become really interested in.

I thought this may be a way of getting the old me back again.Even get me interested in shopping again.So out came the tripod and I found out how to take a self timer picture.But that was where the problem began.I was horrified to see how big I had got in the pictures.(believe me this was a good “thin”one)

My original cardigan was stretching at the seams,so of I went to change again ,only to hate my dinner lady arms.

So maybe this will be a torturess project in the end.But as we all know in years to come,I will look back at these photos and think “I thought I was big then ,and look how big I’ve got now!”

At least I know I can wear this to complement the outfit.I love this ring.

Even my bloody hands look old!! At least they aren’t fat as well.

I shall wear this sparkly coat tonight,when I am out on the town.It used to be miles too big for me,but you guessed it,its snug now.

It has been hard for me for the last 3 months not having a bathroom.I am using my Sons ensuite and all my toiletries are in this little basket.

I have gone from using £89 pots of Dior cream to a £2 Aldi cream.I had a makeup case full of Dior make up (I was a Dior consultant)now I have a blusher,lip gloss and cheap mascara.

CAPTURE

Fake beauty

5 comments:

Scrappi Sandi said...

Well...I have to say thay you're being very hard on yourself! You looked stunning in your pink ensemble last night...whatever the camera might tell you...!! Thanks for a thoroughbly enjoyable evening...I keep recalling odd moments & giggling to myself!

Julie said...

Hi Karren. I'm so pleased you've started your on year in outfits project! I should thank your friend for pointing you in the direction of my blog too :)

It makes a great record of the year as you'll probably find you take photos of outfits you wore for special days / occasions and you'll be capturing them too - not just your clothes.

Speaking of which - I love your rose print skirt! Gorgeous!

Hope you have fun with your outfits and your project.

Julie :)

p.s: my face cream is from Aldi too!

Rhona said...

Karen, I know I'm reading this 2 days after you posted it but I have to say thank you!! I had such a chuckle and could relate to everything you said! Unfortunately, I'm probably a good 2 sizes bigger than you lol!!
I already look at older photos and say, I thought I was so big then (and how I would love to be that size again now!)
I look at my hands and despair at how old they look (and how chubby they are!)
So funny to read someone saying the things I think! Thank you!! I don't feel alone lol!

Rhona said...

PS> I also love your skirt and think the top photo is great!

domestic goddess said...

I am with Rhona, i am the largest i have ever been! No longer the trim size 12 of yonder days, i am now a plump size 16 and hate it with a passion.
I think you look gorgeous just the way you are!
xx

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