Thursday, 28 February 2008

Project Alabama


Project Alabama you can see more of these beautiful clothes here
The detailing is exquisite I love the 'rawness' of their clothes. I have a habit of cutting the hems off my skirts to create this feel, I also like the silhouette of the nipped in waist and the shape of the skirts.



I took this photo last year in our old bedroom, my feet look filthy but I promise you that's how dark I am, also we have no shoes allowed in the house and only bare feet in the bedrooms, so all photos at home will be sans shoes. I had intended to document more of my wardrobe mix, but ran out of light and time, its a bit like photographing your breakfast, I love the idea but I always run out of steam and appear to lack the discipline. I have posted this to encourage myself to do more. Now the wardrobe is upstairs next to a very well lit window it should help. However a small self conscious blip also stopped me, that of the increasing girth around the midriff. I have previously tried hard to keep it under control through exercise, but since giving up the car my gym regime has lapsed really badly. Exercise does not come easily, as I can only do short bursts before my foot goes completely numb (a very old injury of badly torn ligaments across the bridge of the foot) but I did try hard to go 3x a week. I have now joined a gym closer to home, I can walk there and back and then shower at home. I am going to try really hard, as the 'view from here' is getting fat. I did reflect that everyone in my family is overweight, not obese but non of us are slim, and we all struggle with our weight, so I am fighting the genes as well as the flab, oh lucky, lucky, me.

5 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

I really like the top skirt and your skirt. I am longing for a brown skirt to go with my new brown cowboy boots. You have only intensified my longing.;-)

indigo16 said...

I found brown very hard to find, so i managed to find this one on ebay. If you are petite, check out www.ebay.fr its got loads of lovely skirts.

materfamilias said...

oh dear! we're so hard on ourselves, aren't we? I've always really enjoyed your wardrobe mix posts and copy them occasionally. It's very vulnerable-making, I have to say. I like to see what your artist's eye puts together, though, so I hope you continue.

iwantaluxlife said...

I know how you feel and that is exactly why I won't put pictures of myself on my blog, although would love to. I blame the fact the 4th child was born after an 8 year gap from the previous 3 and also it was my first c-section. I am sure celebs must have a tummy tuck after a section, as to be honest, 7 years on, my tummy still looks like my son is in it and where as pre his birth the problem was lower tummy it now comes straight from under my bust as in a 3rd trimester pregnency tum! still I don't care and still heart fashion! If I ever get to joining Slimming World, I may take some pics!

indigo16 said...

I take my hat off to all women who have more than 3 children, because my 3rd sucked every ounce of goodness out of me and stored it in her 10lb 10oz little body! Once again its that work life balance I honestly beleive it's a full time occupation staying slim.