All I can think about as I write this post is Queen â€“ By Janelle Monae Ft. Erykah Badu and the quote â€œThe Booty Donâ€™t Lieâ€ is on repeat in my head. Ha! In the last month I have tried to go in my closet and put together these fabulous outfits and couldnâ€™t get certain garments past my lady lumps. Now I will say that I have a habit of going shopping and receiving gifts and letting them sit in the closet or in my drawer FOREVER. I have numerous items that still have the price tag attached and never been worn. So on this particular day I want to play dress up and pair a few items together but, I guess my hips have spread and my butt has increased in size because nothing was cooperating and getting over that bump! I love shopping anywhere from department stores to high end boutiques so the price points of the clothing that I purchase varies and I also have a bad habit of not trying things on when I shop. Iâ€™ll try it on when I get home and if it doesnâ€™t fit Iâ€™ll just take it back to the store. I have something against public fitting rooms and I may be just a little impatient!
Iâ€™ve had a few unsuccessful days where I played dress up, which lead to me wanting to go through all my closets, drawers and storage bins to purge all the clothing I can no longer fit. I remember a few years ago my sister and I did a HUGE closet purge and donated a lot of our corporate attire and business casual wear to Dress for Success of the Triangle. I have tons of business skirts that wonâ€™t go past my hips! I mean Ann Taylor Loft, BCBG Max Azria, Barami, H&M, bebe, Alfani, and Nine West just to give you an idea of the brands I wear. I have a few pairs of jeans that just stop at my thighs! Now, Iâ€™m fine with all of this. So, Iâ€™ve put on a little weight. I just wish it wasnâ€™t when Iâ€™m trying to put an outfit together for a specific event that I discover what I want to wear is no longer an option. I went shopping on New Yearâ€™s Eve for this very reason! *insert big sigh here* Needless to say, Iâ€™m a bit of a shopaholic so I have lots of clothes. Iâ€™m just a little particular when it comes to what Iâ€™m wearing, especially if itâ€™s for a special occasion.
Itâ€™s a New Year so why not go through everything and PURGE! I have two teenage daughters that will grab whatever they fancy as long as I approve and Iâ€™ll donate the rest to an organization of my choice. Itâ€™s usually the Salvation Army or Dress for Success. The next thing I need to do is a shoe purge. The only thing Iâ€™m current on is my handbags, Iâ€™ll switch them out periodically and purge when necessary. Even though Iâ€™m okay with weight gain, Iâ€™m not okay with my stomach. I need to do some sit-ups and tone that baby phat! Iâ€™ve had a few people within the last month insinuate that Iâ€™m pregnant. Umâ€¦ No! I just have a little gut. Mission get it right and tight is going to be in progress immediately! I just need to get motivated and maybe enlist a workout and accountability partner. I wonâ€™t keep it up on my own, so weâ€™ll see how this goes. Anyhow, have you done any New Year purging projects of any kind? If so please shareâ€¦ Check out the Janelle Monae video Queen below Ft. Erykah Badu. It’s overall a positive song that I love!