Wednesday, March 03, 2010

They're Heeeeerrreeee...

Posted by Mandy at 11:51 AM
We've all been sitting in wait for warm weather.... almost forgetting what the beautiful spring sunshine brings along with it.


Okay, so I'm sort of a closet fashionista. I REALLY like clothes. I also REALLY don't have too many that I love thanks to a job that requires me to roll around with dogs most days. Mix that with mommy-hood and my daily wardrobe lately has consisted of jeans and long-sleeved tees.

So, with spring right around the corner, my interest in clothes that I actually like to wear has hit its peek. This happens every year at this time. Goodbye sweaters! Goodbye Coats! Hello... oh my..

Hello tank tops and halters that show off my arms that look like.. like I've been wearing sweaters and coats for the past 3 months. Hmm.....

I was on one of my favorite websites - - and I was peeking around at the newest stuff for spring. Yes, I do find this thrilling. I get a rush of "Oh! I want that!" I also get a rush of, "Oh.. I need to workout more!"

I saw this super cute simple dress

I got all girly and had visions of this summer when I could throw this on with some cute sandals and a totally rockin' chunky necklace and run out of the door with my kids to go.. wherever. Then I started thinking in realistic terms. Seriously.. my arms are NOT ready for this big of a step.

Crap. Here we go.

Each spring I go through this. Those extra 5ish pounds (10ish.. whatever..) I let myself gain because I can hide behind clothes start to bug me. It's so difficult for me to eat less when it is dark and cold outside. Can't help it. It's nature or something, I swear.

With the sun beginning to shine, and a bit of warmth starting to come through - maybe, just maybe, now's the time to let my portion sizes decrease. Maybe.

I'm also in desperate need of a tan... I even contemplated the tanning bed. Shhh.. don't tell anyone. I'm such a "I don't want to get skin cancer" phobe that I don't know if I can really go through with it. But, it has entered my mind. I'd look a lot better in that cute yellow dress if I wasn't sporting around this ridiculously pastey white skin....


Anonymous said...

LOL.I thought I would get a few dresses this year,and then I realized,I am so not a dress kind of girl.It just looks wrong on me.

You could always go to the spray tan booth...I am not big on tans,but I have been told that is because I perpetually have one.

I cant do yellow at all,or red,or green...

Mandy on Wednesday, 03 March, 2010 said...

KT, you do have a tan all of the time! No fair! ;)

I've thought about the spray tans but they are SO expensive and they don't last very long. Maybe I'll just hope that being really white will come into style soon..

Just Another Mom of 2 on Wednesday, 03 March, 2010 said...

Oh, I am with you! I get all excited for some cute summery tops or adorable dresses.. then I freak out and realize I better get exercising!!

Thanks for visiting, I'm a follower :)

The Pipster on Wednesday, 03 March, 2010 said...

I need to check out Old Navy. Get a spray tan!

Reagan on Wednesday, 03 March, 2010 said...

Yay for spring! My arms aren't ready. I keep thinking that if I hunt the internet enough my arms will start looking like Jennifer Aniston's. No luck yet.

I have tried a spray tan and they are ok. I've also tried the Jergens gradual tan lotion and thought it was ok too. I'm not a tanning booth person.

Ann on Thursday, 04 March, 2010 said...

Mary Kay has tanning lotion that is a lot cheaper than a spray tan and doesn't leave you looking orangey. I love it!! (And I took one look at my legs and realized that I need to get some on soon so I can wear cute summer skirts and dresses without having to dig out panty hose!!!) Let me know if you want to try some!

Allison C on Thursday, 04 March, 2010 said...

You look healthy and great in your photos, so I don't think you need to worry about a tan or a few lbs. Just find a color that goes well with your skin and get the right size; I think a size 2 person wearing something too tight looks bigger/worse than a bigger sizer person wearing a proper fit.

from someone whose skin doesn't tan even if I tried, it only burns :)

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