The long wait…

Ah, instant gratification of walking into a store and coming home with your purchase…

Not if you want a deal!

It took about a month to get these boots from Zulily, but for over 50% off…it was worth it!  I have a bad Zulily shopping habit lately.  I think I need to step away from the daily deals!

In my defense, I have bought Christmas presents there.  Oh, and shoes for my kids and a few articles of clothes.  For the last few years I really haven’t bought them much of anything for clothes.  I have made most of it for them.

I am TIRED.  I really don’t want to HAVE to make them clothes so they won’t be nekked.  So…I have been purchasing from stores.  It feels very liberating, let me tell you!

I have also been buying new sweaters for me.  I have bought maybe two or three a year in the last few years.  Our winters are 6-8 months out of the year.  Obviously, they get well used.  I needed to restock.

Oh, and I have gained 10 lbs in the last two years, so those tighter sweaters don’t fit me quite so well anymore. *sigh*

The slowing down of the metabolism sucks quite immensely.  There is no more maintainig the status quo.  It is a constant choice of “Do I want to eat that or gain weight?” “How much exercise do I need to do, so I DON’T gain weight?”  “Is it even possible to lose weight??”.

Yes, growing older does certainly have some little zingers for you to deal with.

Sweater dress: Von Maur

Leggings:  ??

Boots: Etienne Aigner

Necklace: Silpada

Earrings: Claire’s

Hair: braid waves



  1. Gorgeous boots. If you’ve gained 10 pounds, it must be in all the right places, because you look terrific in that sweater dress.

    Posted November 21, 2012 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  2. sabine said . . .

    don’t worry about the zingers. you look great as ever. the boots are fantastic.

    Posted November 24, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink