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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

To outfit or not to outfit?

Some of you (well, a lot of you) may not know this, but two years ago I was a fashion blogger.

Like, I used to do outfit posts and shit.

I was 15 pounds lighter and I could still fit into my clothes. Plus, I had a job, so dressing up was required.

Well, I haven't weighed myself in a while, but my best guess is that I now weigh close to 600 pounds.

I don't do outfit posts anymore because none of my clothes fit me. And I don't have a real job anymore. I actually spend most of my days wallowing around my apartment building in my boyfriend's Raiders t-shirt and old soccer shorts, drinking Diet Coke and scowling at our neighbors.

But I want to do outfit posts again! It recently occurred to me that the reason I loved doing outfit posts so much wasn't because I'm a vain cow, but because it inspired me to be creative with my style. I found myself emulating interesting ideas from other fashion bloggers. I suddenly became more adventurous, more open-minded when it came to dressing up. Dammit, I had fun!

Well, anyway, I decided to share with you a handful of my old outfit photos. I figured it is appropriate timing since IFBCon is in action right now.

My photos are modest. Don't expect anything fancy or sexy like mega fashion blogger, Chrissy.

Here they are:













What do you think?

45 comments:

Asta said...

yay. i love it. keep them coming.

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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I think it'sd an excellent idea that you've decided to do outfit posts again. Try and do some walking daily if it's even 30 minutes. Good for the mind, body and so forth. xx

Silver Strands said...

hahaha - after seeing your pictures, if I had to guess my weight it would be nearly 700 lbs :)

Vix said...

I think you are stunningly beautiful with the best hair in blogland.
Get outfit posting and regain your confidence. You know we love you and we are all on your side. xxx

Style Journey said...

You should definitely post outfit photos! You looked beautiful in all of the photos you posted here. What a great motivator to take your photos everyday :)

Lady-Pa said...

i love the second one with the fur vest!



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Melanie's Randomness said...

You have awesome outfits and I would love to see your outfit posts!!! Definitely get back into them!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Josie said...

Jen, you are just too cute. Pleeeease go back to doing outfit posts!
xo Josie
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Shannon said...

I'm with the group here - keep the outfits coming.

Even raiders t-shirts and soccer shorts. :)

JUST ME said...

That adorable rose / hatbox purse...I must have it!!! Where is it from?

Also - Stacey and Clinton always tell people to dress up, even if they work at home. It helps to motivate you to A) feel good about yourself and B) take care of yourself!! Try it (maybe?) and do style posts from TODAY!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous looks, darling!
You are lovely :)
Make this awesome blog your reason for getting dressed up!

xoxox,
CC

amy b.s. said...

i think you have great style. and i too am about 15 pounds heavier than i'm used to being and my clothes don't fit right and it's so annoying!

Angie said...

I love love love the one with the tan fur vest! I keep wanting to buy one of those but I never feel like I'm "cool" enough to pull it off! Keep the pics coming. You might bring out the adventurous stylist in all of us!

the nyanzi report said...

you look lovely. love the last one.

Sarah said...

I think you should! I've been thinking about it too, if only to prove to myself that I do have things to wear!
x

jos xx said...

love them! i think you should start posting more of these photos! i'm sure everyone will love them :)

jos xx

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I am not the weight I want to be, but I do outfit posts because I enjoy the challenge and the fashion blogging community, glad to see yours!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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Amy said...

YES! I use to love your outfit posts and I am so happy to read you are thinking of starting back up. YAY!! :)

Steve said...

What do I think? I think you got it going on girl. Fashion isn't about dress sizes; it's about style.

Stephanie said...

You're such a beauty! I'd love to see your outfits. I think I should start posting mine too. Do plaid pyjama pants and my husband's t-shirt count as an outfit? Ha!

Al Penwasser said...

Fabulous!

Movies on my Mind said...

You're too hard on yourself at times Ms. Fabulous. I think that somebody with such a grand sense of style as yourself should do everyone a favour by showing them how to dress well.

Why, I was just saying the other day to my sister how people who know how to dress well seem way more splendid in every capacity than those who do not know how to dress well. You my dear fall into the former, not the latter.

creativefashionglee said...

I´m missing all yout outfit posts. I remember most of these photos. I love the white coat the most. :)

p.s. my blog has moved to a new home. :)

David L Macaulay said...

well you look fab - I have to admit I cracked up at the line re you mooching round the apartment in an old shirt, drinking diet coke and scowling at neighbors.

BlueVanilla said...

Doooooo ittt!!! :) :)
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Francesca R said...

You have to re-start outfits posts! These were great! What are you waiting for? You don't have to be anorhexyc to be fab. If you think that now you are overweight maybe this is not how we will see you.
C'mon just do it!xx
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Misfits Vintage said...

I second Vix's comment, darling. Weight schmeight - you are GORGEOUS. And I ADORE that super cute bag from the third pic - show us more!

Sarah xxx

Kavery said...

Loved these photos- you rock girl - no matter what your weight. I get jitters before every outfit post and I've been doing them for over a year!

Gayatri said...

Love those photos, especially the 3rd one. You have such a gorgeous smile ... Please start doing outfit posts again. Take it from someone who gained 25 lbs and is working to lose them now ... Weight comes and goes. Don't let it interfere with your life :)

Gayatri

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You're a gorgeous 600-pounder. (Silly gal!)

I follow a few fashion blogs because I like the pictures and, moreover, the bloggers are nice people (like you). Plus, I'm a walking fashion faux pas and could use the inspiration. Whatever you post, I'll keep coming back.

xoRobyn

Bonnie said...

You are totally gorgeous, and if you don't hold true to your promise for outfit posts, I will punch you in the face.
With love.
P.S. Can I come over and wander around in Aric's football jerseys and scowl at your neighbors with you? That sounds like a good time.

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Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I am sorry you feel down about yourself. But, yes outfit posts are not all about looking skinny and sexy they are about reflecting your own creativity and style. And they motivate you to dress up even when there is no reason to and you feel good about yourself as a result even if it is just to run errands.
I know all about not having any 'real' reason to dress up for!
The weight gain => I would suggest you make peace with your body and look for clothes that fit you and compliment your current size. That should make you feel soo much better than trying to fit in your smaller clothes. I did this after my first pregnancy and was so much more at peace with my body then trying to wear my old clothes.
your old outfits were super cute. Hope to see some new ones soon.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Punctuation Mark said...

you look fantastic in all of them... but my dear, diet coke is terrible for you and gets you all bloated... substitute it with something else like fresh brewed iced tea (any tea) or something that is good for you... take care of yourself!!!

fashioneggpplant said...

i definitely think you should start posting your outfits again! keeps us all young :)

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Bad Joan said...

You look great. Keep them coming!


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Sherin said...

I miss your outfit shots now!! You are so pretty!! I love the one in the white dress. It's a gorgeous picture.

I spend a lot of time, unemployed, in my baggy t-shirts and sweats, so when I get the opportunity to dress up, I really go for it.

Leia said...

I miss your outfit posts! Please start doing them again! <3

Leia

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love you in the second outfit - so seventies fabulous! Start posting outfits again, Jennifer - you look amaze! :)

Mouthwash said...

I actually remember an outfit or two from above. I think you should get back into it! Heck you should even do a satirical Chrissy post. LOL that'd be hilarious.
I like your outfits, I think they're lovely.

Amber

Belle Armed said...

i always loved your outfits

Tanvi said...

I love your skirt in the last one!!! and you should get back to it right away! :D

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em.me.ma said...

cute collage!

Mimi said...

aww, please do outfit posts again! :)

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Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

What a cute outfit in the photo number 3!! Reminds me of some movie but I absolutely cannot remember which one unfortunately!!!