Yesterday a good friend came into town for a short visit. I love when he shows up. That always means I'll be inspired to try a new restaurant or event in my own area. Today we went to a Mediterranean restaurant for lunch and stopped by our local performing arts center for a Photography exhibit called It's Only Rock and Roll, But I Like It. By Janet Macoska & Anastasia Pantisios. Even though my giddy up isn't yet up to full speed I walked around for a bit and took in the sights. I took some photos for the Man and thought this one of Cyndi with her perplexed look fit my post perfectly.
Most of these unloved lbs reside on my thighs and occasional tummy bloating. Between my tummy and the tightness of the tights and the bulkiness of the turtle neck I look like a plump little sausage. So that got me thinking. Am I built to layer under? Or with my body type should I stick with the layer over? This really is starting to sound like the title of a Seinfeld episode! The next photo shows me without the to-tight-tights and the turtle neck has been removed and replaced by a stripped cardigan. Even with the horizontal stripes I look slimmer and less bulky in the middle. This seems to be an issue many of us face as we age. So really taking a hard look is worth the time and effort. I don't have the best of full length mirrors which I hope to resolve soon but I did look both front and back and simply did not see the extra bulk until I took the photo. I think that mirror issue needs to be dealt with sooner than later!!
So what are you? Layer under or over?
On a personal note........... Yesterday the doctor released me to return to work. It was also 5 months to the day since I took my failed flying lesson up the stairs. I am both happy and terrified all at the same time. My job is very fast paced and the computer system has changed since I've been off. I've been working with the new system from home but there is only so much I can do on my own. So wish me luck and send a blog prayer my way I have a feeling I'll need it!
All clothing thrifted under $10.00. Boots clearanced from Carson Pirie Scott last spring. Necklace in second photo available in my Silverstyle Shop.
Linking up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style.