One of the benefits of shedding 70 pounds last year was that a few of the tops I used to wear, which barely fit over my former 190-pound girth, now serve duty in my wardrobe as comfortable tunics I can wear over leggings. So it is with the blouse I wore today – a polyester/spandex pullover by Elementz in a brown and beige snakeskin pattern. I paired the tunic with brown leggings by HUE from Macy’s and cinched it with a wide leather belt from Chico’s. Chic brown booties by Cami from Spiegel.com and a chandelier necklace and earrings of amber glass beads from Fire & Ice Jewelers of Baltimore (http://www.fireandice.com/) completed today’s look.
As the snake moults his old skin once he outgrows it, so I have shed my former, obese, self. Today’s outfit was an ode to the metamorphosis that transpired when I slithered out of my former persona as a "middle-aged fat broad" and emerged as a slim, fit, energy-filled and extremely happy "young" woman.