Admiring them and the fact that THEY ZIP!
I've marveled at them in my mirror.
Definitely did some happy dancing as well, though I restrained myself during the shopping. Not that Nordstrom doesn't love a good happy dance.
So imagine my utter and complete joy when I pulled a pair off the sale rack, slid them up under my jeans and zipped them right up. No tugging, no pinching.
Then imagine how giddy I was when - knowing I was pushing my luck - I folded my jeans around my leg and zipped the boots up WITH THE JEANS INSIDE!
It was a glorious afternoon.
It is an incontrovertible fact that style and weight are inextricably linked. Yes, one can find clothing that flatters at almost any weight. Almost. But it has been a long time since I was able to personally enjoy certain styles of clothing. Boots included!
A fantastic journey will soon begin for me. 2011 is the Year of the Wardrobe!
I've shrunk out of nearly everything in my closet and need to learn how to dress this new body. I hope you'll come along for the fun. I'll be tapping the style experts (Imogen! Reachel! Tim! Nina! Stacy & Clinton! Trinny & Susannah! and more!) through various books and blogs. Hopefully personally consulting with a few as well.
But this week I'm mainly reveling in this fact....