Did you know today is Positive Thinking Day? 🙂 That seems suiting following weigh-in day, and how hard it can be to stay positive when the scales are being stubborn! 😛 We had a great discussion on that though. So today is a good day to stay focused on all we’ve accomplished, and what we’re working toward! 😉
It all had to do with a skirt. No, not this skirt -lol. But I’ll explain, and show you what I mean…
When I had the opportunity to review this Pleated Vintage Skirt, I thought it would be fun! Appcome sent it to me free in exchange for my thoughts.
I love anything vintage/retro! What appealed to me most about THIS skirt is the colorful, mysterious scenic print. 🙂 It’s also very inexpensive.
Confession: I had to ask for an extension on the review, because I couldn’t zip it all the way up while my weight was fluctuating last week -lol. 😛
It’s “A Skirt With A Story.” I love that.:) What I do NOT love is the way it looks on me, lol. It doesn’t have a very flattering fit, and not just on me but on anyone else I’ve seen it on (looking at other reviews).
I agree with those other reviews that it’s really cute, definitely a conversation piece, that the stitching is a little sketchy, etc. It puffs up on you in all the wrong places, and doesn’t flatter your natural curves…
This is VERY important, at ANY size. You want to wear clothes that make you FEEL good, and flatter your figure – no matter what your figure. I tend to buy things that have a slimming effect either with their cut or with their pattern, and of course I ALWAYS wear Spanx with skirts or dresses. That’s important. Spanx rocks! 😉
I’ll show you a couple of photos of it real quick, then I’ll show you what I changed into next – and what a difference that makes…
This was an accidental photo, lol. I stopped to check out the seams & stitching and the cool scenic print. It gives you an idea how colorful it is though, and the slick poofy material.
Here’s my best pose, and my best attempt at making this skirt look flattering (thank you Spanx! haha) – which works best if you stand very still and the wind doesn’t blow. And of course you have to “suck it in” and do the hip & arm thing…
Next, I changed into a slimming skirt from Fabletics, with the same top and the same Spanx of course. 🙂 This skirt is MUCH more flattering!
Wait – we have to do the TRUE test…
At some point you have to sit down, right?
And that’s when everything changes -lol. That’s always the true test of a dress, skirt or even pants for me. You have to look good sitting!
The poofy vintage skirt is cute of course, but it makes me look wider than I really am. It poofs up in the back too. And being high waisted it’s a bit of a “pinch” when you’re sitting down.
In contrast, this fitted Fabletics skirt fits like a second skin and is not only super comfortable – it even looks good sitting down!
That’s also a Fabletics tank, by the way. It got hot so I changed.:)
But there you have it: same day, same weight, same Spanx underneath (lol).
I felt prettier, slimmer (definitely more comfortable) and more confident in the black & white skirt. Something as simple as that can make you feel totally different!
In all fairness, Fabletics are MADE with a flattering slimming effect.
I do like the vintage skirt. It’s definitely eye-catching and interesting! I’m not in love with it, but I do like it. And I think a better top might make a big difference, maybe. But when I’m getting dressed, I’m more likely to grab something more flattering – that makes me feel slimmer and more confident. 😉
What do you think?
I’ve really been making an effort to freshen up my wardrobe lately. Not just because I’ve lost so much weight this year, but also because I’m bad to wear comfortable clothes that I could easily gain or lose 20 pounds in.
I have this one pair of jeans that are MAGIC like that, lol.
It’s not good for my confidence though, or my motivation. The better I look and feel, the more I seem to focus on my health goals.
And it DOES help to wear clothes that carbs just won’t fit in. 🙂
Speaking of, I’m sitting here in my “fat pants” as I write this: a favorite old pair of cotton plaid lounge pants. I better go change (lol)…
p.s. If you don’t have Spanx yet, I recommend the open-bust bodysuit. It’s the BEST, and it’s what I’m wearing in all of the pictures above.
You can see more of my Fabletics outfits here too. That holiday special is over, but I share a good money-saving tip with you that still works!
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