Image Map

Feeling Eccentric

Friday, 11 January 2013

I am feeling extremely flubbery at the moment.  Particularly after checking back through the blog to look at the last time I wore this shirt and realising just how much weight I've put on since then.  Doom.  It's not as if I've suddenly put on nine stone over Christmas or anything - that other post is from about 18 months ago and was right at the end of my hardcore diet phase - but work needs to be done now!  I'm not getting fat again.  It's not going to happen.

There are two solutions when feeling like this.  Either hide behind jeans and a hoody or dress yourself like a complete eccentric and hope people are too busy laughing at admiring your hair/massive lapels/incredibly orange jumper to notice the extra rolls of flab.  I went for the latter option.  Mainly because I've thrown all my jeans away and I'm not buying any more until I can get to a Levi's shop.

I can always rely on shoes though. These amazing boots were a present from my brother and his fiancee at Christmas. And I think he was responsible for choosing them, not her!  Good work, big bro!  I love them.

Fancy heel!
Coat - Kookai via car boot sale
Jumper - H&M
Shirt & skirt - vintage fairs
Boots - Irregular Choice, present
Earrings - Wolf and Moon


  1. I love the crazy print on that shirt, and well done indeed, those boots are fab! :)

  2. your hair looks pretty snazzy like that, love the colours going on here too. xx

  3. You look so fab - love all the colours and patterns :)

  4. That's a gorgeous coat you're wearing! Despite everyone thinking that diets begin in January I think they should wait til the lighter evenings - dark nights, freezing weather and post festive misery is not conducive to salads and low fat produce...

  5. Your boots are amazing. My brother would never chose something like that

  6. Alex I feel your flubberiness.. I've put on a stone & a half in the last 18 months.. it's been sneaking it's way on! No more!

    Love the boots :)

  7. I love the print on your shirt xx

  8. I LOVE this Alex, you look amazing xx

  9. Eccentric is good. Love your hair like that. Thanks for your input on the phone dilemma, keep changing my mind but coming back to the i-phone.

  10. I know how you feel, I was so proud losing 20lbs and over the past few months I've put at least 11 of it back on. It feels like such a step backwards especially as I still have so much to lose. I forced myself to read back my 'body confidence' post because I was in a good place mentally when I wrote that. I'm just trying not to let it get me down too much, but it's especially difficult when you're posting daily outfit shots like we do. I still have those days when I feel fat and nothing fits, but then other days I can browse the pictures I've taken and figure I don't look too bad in them. I'm determined not to put all the weight back on though (some clothes already don't fit me) and I really need to work at getting back to what I was. P.S. Love your coat and your hair like that : )

  11. Well you look awesome and that's all anyone would say about you x

  12. I know how you feel in terms of putting on weight- over the past 9 months it has been creeping on and it is so depressing! I am sloooooowly turning that around but accessories have been my friends recently! Love this outfit though, especially with your hair like that!

    Maria xxx


I'm easily pleased - a simple comment will cheer me up no end. So do drop me a line below...

Sorry to readers who prefer to comment anonymously but I am getting clobbered with spam at the moment so have had to disable anon comments. Feel free to get in touch with me in another way!