Friday, February 27, 2009

Successful Retail Therapy!

I left work and decided that I really needed some retail therapy on Thursday, so off to the mall I went. My first stop consisted of picking up a gift for my bridesmaids, which was a success (sorry, I can't share since some of my bridesmaids read my little blog). I was feeling lucky so I ran over to White House Black Market (my favorite store to do damage in) because it has been eons since I last shopped for clothing. I walked into the store and started browsing through the racks when I stumbled across a hot little number! The first thing that popped into my mind was "Rehearsal dinner dress!". So, I grabbed a size 6 and rushed to the fitting room. I was a little worried because lately a size 6 has been a little snug.

I zipped up the dress and to my dismay the dress was HUGE on me! Which turned me into a giddy little school girl in the small 3 x 3 dressing room. I asked the lady if she could grab me a size 4 in the dress. I wasn't about to get my hopes up because I figured that the size 4 would be too small and that I would be in between sizes (don't you hate that). The lady comes back......

Lady at WHBM: I'm sorry, we don't have a size 4 but here is a size 2 (she hands me the dress)
Me: (laughing out loud, literally) I don't even think I can get my leg into a size 2
Lady at WHBM: Well, at least give it a try.
Me: (getting annoyed because I really wasn't in the mood to be reminded about the weight I needed to lose) Okay, I will try it.

I pulled the dress on and low-and-behold......it fit! I seriously did my version of a touchdown dance in the dressing room! After over hearing our conversation another sales lady came and brought me a size 4 that she had found on the manikin. I ended up buying the size 4 only because the "girls" were a little snug in the size 2 and I couldn't wear a bra with the size 2. But I was elated! That put me in such a good mood that I bought shoes, a clutch and a necklace to go with the outfit. YES! I HAVE MY REHEARSAL DINNER OUTFIT!!!! YAY!
I saw these shoes and the clutch and just HAD TO HAVE!!! I am in love! And, they have the same style knot on the top that my wedding shoes have! I am in love!I am in LOVE with this dress! It fits great! Hopefully it will still fit in August!

I am usually not one to talk about my weight but I am just so excited. I have been in a huge rut lately and have felt like I was ballooning up. When I got home Thursday night I decided not to get overly excited about fitting in the size 2 just in case it was a fluke. When I woke up on Friday I jumped on the scale (I have been weighing in on Fridays to see where I am at) and I about fell off the scale. I have lost 4.4 lbs since last Friday! YAHOO!!!

I have been working on portion control and eating 3-5 times a day. I can't say that I have been exercising because I would be lying (but hopefully that will improve too). My goal is to work out at least 3-4 times a week even if it is for only 15 minutes. I have also tried to cut pop completely out. So, far it seems to be working and I feel a lot better! I used to be terrible.....I would only eat dinner so I have been working very hard and so far it is paying off! Okay, had to get that out of my system! :-)

Have a great weekend! I have more DIY projects coming up this week! And a cake tasting tomorrow so keep your fingers crossed for me!

19 comments:

Jessie said...
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Jessie said...

Beautiful! I bet you're going to look amazing!

Adrienne said...

YAY! Huge congrats that would be so exciting....love the football dance in the dressing room! Haha. The shoes and the clutch are adorable!!!

A said...

So exciting! I have been hunting for my rehearsal dinner dress but haven't found the right one yet - will have to make a stop at WHBM soon! :)

Candice said...

What color are the shoes? Red or pink? I love them!

Lynsey and Brian said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those shoes! Where did you find them? Congrats on having your outfit complete. You are going to look amazing!

jessica lynn said...

omg Lo!!! yay! looove the dress but i think i might be more in love with the purse and the clutch!! :)
will we see you this weekend?!! game is saturday night at 7

Caitlin said...

Congrats on the rehearsal dinner outfit and lost weight!! Where did you get those awesome shoes?!

L J said...

Great post! Congrats on the dieting....as I tell Candice the trick is to eat like a skinny girl and not like me (because I am twice as big as her)

LauraAnn said...

For all who may wonder, the shoes and the clutch came from White House Black Market.....on sale!

Carly said...

What a fabulous rehearsal dinner outfit! Wow! I have been obsessed with White House Black Market lately (been on a mad hunt for bridesmaids dresses).

And congrats on losing weight! It sounds like you have yourself on a good plan.

Nicole-Lynn said...

What a great accomplishment! There is nothing worse than not fitting into your size and having to go 'up'... So what a great surprise that you went down! yey! I have been trying to work out and eat healthier too, b/c before you know it will be summer!
Congrats on finding the whole outfit, it all looks lovely!

Jenny.Lee said...

Gorgeous outfit! Yeah for an awesome fit!

Hannah Noel said...

Holy cow, that outfit ROCKS!!!
You are such a lucky girl, I love it! I'd kill for those shoes. Crap, I'd kill for the whole shebang! Congrats :D

My Dream Ring said...

That is a cute outfit!

Amanda B. Young said...

Where do I begin? Love the dress! LOOOOOOVE the shoes! And congrats on the weightloss -- I know how good that must feel! It's all about baby steps and eventually it will make a difference, you know? Yay! Go you!

Jennifer said...

I tried that little number on recently too and LOVED it! I have to wait for it to go on sale, but I want it!

Congrats on the weight loss! Dropping the pop habit is a sure way to help you reach your goal! Way to be on top of it!

E said...

I love the outfit.
And like everyone else said you're going to look beautiful. i believe you and I share the same wedding date and well - i'm dying to try and get into somekind of work out schedule but i'm sucha bum stuck in a rut. :/

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

beautiful!