Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday TMI

I'm going to share something that I haven't kept secret from many people who I know in real life but it may be TMI - Be warned.

Last April I had a tubal ligation. After spending 20 years on oral contraceptives and knowing that I wasn't going to be having any children, I decided to close that door permanently. I was becoming more and more uncomfortable about the amount of time that I had spent taking synthetic hormones and now that I'm 40, it seemed like the best decision for me.

Since then, I've lost a bit of weight. I have no idea how much since I never weigh myself but my clothes are looser and some clothes that I had grown out of are fitting again.

For example, this red shirt

I bought this shirt 2-3 years ago and it fit for a while but I soon gained weight and it was too snug. I tried it on last night, along with a few other dresses that I've been holding on to and things are starting to fit again.

Shirt: etsy*
Skirt: eShakti
Boots: Cubanas via HauteLook.com

I like the asymmetrical design of this top but that also makes it difficult to style. I paired it with this skirt which is decorated with shoes along the bottom. The boots are a recent purchase and this is the first time I've worn them.
I thought I'd show you my Fall coat. It's by Desigual, a brand that I discovered when I was in Paris last June, and have admired on other fashion blogger's sites (Like Already Pretty and Fashion for Nerds). The back has a subtle flower pattern embroidered on it which doesn't show up on camera.

Luckily the weather here has been quite mild for November so I'm getting lots of wear out of this coat.

These boots are pretty boring other than the faux lace detailing that curves up the side.  Funky? I think so.

* I've since learned that this seller on etsy may or may not be making knock-offs of another designers clothes. I didn't know this when I bought the shirt. Caveat emptor.


  1. Good for you for making that decision. I have known my entire life that I didn't want children. My husband never has either (he got a vasectomy the year we got married). Losing weight is a nice bonus!

    This is a lovely Desigual coat! I wish I could see some of the detail...I discovered them in London in May 2010 (where I bought my dress), and was fortunate to find my coat in a boutique here in Victoria.