Thought I'd kick off my return to ensemble posts today with a new feature called Way Back Wednesday. In the future, you may see some photos from back in the day (if I can figure out how to use my scanner), and I'm just sayin, I have a photo from sophomore year when I am ROCKING the Sheena Easton/John Taylor Duran Duran mullet. Dude - it is EXCELLENT.
You may, in this case, see some vintage/thrifted duds (aka this dress, which you have already seen before). Deal with it, okay?
Interesting tidbit, on this, my first day back to work since surgery day...I realized my closet is made up of mostly loose, shapeless, slouchy clothes. I think part of the reason is just that so much of that is in style and I really like it because it's comfy, but part of it (probably the bigger part) is because I have been so self-conscious about my belly, so I have been dressing to hide it.
Ames and I have had the conversation before, because she has said to me pre-surgery, but you're not that big, to which I replied - it's a good deal of smoke and mirrors. I am in the middle of composing a post for tomorrow or Friday with some pre- and post-op shots of my belly. They're not pretty. In fact, in my pre-op shots, when I completely relaxed my stomach "muscles," I still look pregnant. I was pretty surprised myself because I had gotten so used to automatically holding them in.
I guess I'm giving a warning about the post because if you're at all squeamish about that kind of stuff you may not want to see the pics, but I have had a few people ask me if I was posting them, and Lord knows I've talked enough about the surgery, so I feel it's only natural to share them here.
Shoes: J Simp Dany