Thursday, June 16, 2011

I don't usually discuss politics, but…

Weiner Resigns

Why the overwhelming pressure on Anthony Weiner to resign when a former POTUS set a precedent for him?  I don't remember Bill Clinton getting this much pressure to resign after having an extra-marital affair IN THE WHITE HOUSE.  Don't get me wrong though, I'm of the opinion that Anthony Weiner is a liar and agree with his resignation.
I believe all politicians (Democrats or Republican, there's no difference when it comes to responsibilities) should make the American people their highest priority.  If they can't, they shouldn't be allowed to represent the American people.

Gini B

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

You're my inspiration

I have several goals in life - totally attainable - only two of which are to lose weight and to free up some closet space.  I've decided that I need some daily inspiration and plan to kill 2 birds with one stone.  I've never liked birds anyway. 
Here's the plan:
I have some awesome dresses that are a wee bit too small, so I hung them up on the wall in my closet (which was originally a second bedroom, but I live alone, so why not make it useful?)

Why yes, that is a vintage Lilly Pulitzer hostess dress, thank you for asking!

Now, my closets aren't so cluttered, I have unique and what I consider to be beautiful wall decor, and I'm reminded every day to put the damn Double Stuf Oreos down.

I found the little acrylic paintings at a yard sale for $1.  A child may have painted them, but I don't care.  They're better than anything I've done.
Don't know if I can give up the Oreos cold turkey, but now my boring walls are colorful and joyous and every day will be a good day!  I hope yours is a good day too!

P.S. I got the idea from hanging clothes on the wall from Freckles in downtown Roanoke :)

UPDATE 02/28/12:  Guess who's still a big fat fat-ass and can't fit into any of these clothes?  This girl!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lighten up, it's just FAshion.

So, I've decided that I need some summer dresses.  I'm not morbidly obese by any means, but I am a little chunky in the middle, so I need some larger sized dresses.  While shopping for these, I've come to a few conclusions:
1. I don't need to cover up my whole body.  I've found some empire waist strapless dresses at Kohl's and Target that look fabulous and are so comfortable!  Most have an elastic bodice that doesn't squeeze so much that I look like a can of poppin' fresh biscuits when it's first busted open.  My arms don't look as big as they do when I wear something with tight sleeves either.  If you choose to wear an empire waist style, just make sure it's not so baggy and full that you look like you're going to pop out a kid in a couple of months.

2. People were apparently smaller in the 1970s and before.  They must have been!  Based on the size of vintage clothing I wear, I'm an ideal candidate for gastric bypass surgery.  When shopping at a thrift store or Goodwill, I now head straight to the plus sizes and look for cool vintage clothes.  They're easily taken in (by a professional, not me) to fit like custom made clothing.  Here's a pic of what I found last week.

Freakin' awesome, right?  With some minor alterations it'll be updated for this century's style.  I'm doing to have it chopped off into a short party dress, but in the mean time, here is a "before" picture.  I'm aware that I need to pose better, but it's hard to learn when I have to use the timer on my camera to take my own pictures.  At least I don't take creepy, pathetic pics in my mirror.  *shudders*

My point is that whatever your size, buy stuff a little bigger, then have it tailored to fit.  Even Tim Gunn will tell you that.  Also, don't be concerned about the size number on the tag.  Sizes will vary quite a bit.  I can wear 8-18 depending on brand, age and style of clothing.

To sum up, show your assets (mine are my hooters is my smile), anything old can become current, and most importantly, size is just a number.

Hugs and kisses,
Gini B

PS. Thank you Michael Kors for my clever blog title, and thanks to Santino Rice for putting it in song.