Have I ever mentioned that Joe is an engineer by trade? He graduated from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, and that is where he and I met. He is an Industrial and a Quality Control engineer, although he doesn’t use either of those in his everyday life. I only mentioned it because he was fussing at me today that I need a work station. Apparently, my kitchen table does not suffice, and I am not ergonomically correct.
My chair sits me up too high, and that cuts off the circulation to the back of my leg. So, I came home from working at the lumber company, and Joe had my chair turned upside down. He was trying to figure out a way to get the chair to sit lower, but he finally gave up and told me to get a stool for my legs. I kept a straight face, but on the inside, I was cracking up. I kept thinking, “wow, all of those hours in college to become an engineer, and you come up with a stool?” Lol! Actually, don’t tell him this, but I think that the chair might have lowered about an inch or two because it isn’t hurting my legs today. However, I am on the lookout for a cute desk to eventually get me off the kitchen table. We might want to start eating off the table once again.
I hope you can see my sweater well enough. Thomas was watching me take my photos through the sidelights on the door, so I scooped him up to have his picture taken with me. The big hairball is so massive that you can barely see how pretty my sweater looks. This sweater checks off all the boxes. It is casual and comfortable, and it is a little bit on the oversized side. I am wearing a medium, and it is still pretty big on me. I love the large chunky cable-knit pattern, and that it is a v-neck, which is my favorite neckline. You can layer the sweater, like I have done, with another shirt under for adding some color around the face. I added a festive plaid button-up shirt, and that helps to break up all the cream color which could wash me out. This sweater is super cute, pretty heavy, and under 30.00. The plaid shirt is one that you will get a lot of wear from. I wore it (here), and here I am already pulling it back into duty. It just reminds me of the holidays, maybe it looks similar to the scotch tape plaid, except in Christmas colors. Haha. I am wearing a size large in the button-up.
I wore these cuffed ankle boots (here), and I mentioned to you that the time of the day I take my photos could change the colors of my outfit. Today’s coloration on the boots is accurate, but the one from the other day looked deep red. I love the cuff at the top of the boot; I think it makes it look “smart” looking. The heel on these boots is 2 3/4″ high, but the boots have proven to be very comfortable to me. These come in a couple of more colors like gray and latte, which is a lighter brown than the pair that I am wearing. The color that I have on is called Whiskey, and I think that they will go with almost everything in my wardrobe. You will see me wearing these over and over again. Here is the link to these boots, and I found a couple more that you might like.
I mentioned yesterday that wearing skinny jeans can help to balance out a chunky sweater. So, this morning, when I picked out this outfit, I decided to see if my theory was correct. I first put on a pair of flared jeans, and then I put on these skinny jeans. Hands down, the skinny jeans looked much better; at least they did to me. Because I had chunky going on up top, I went with skinny on the bottom. The same holds true for wearing wide-leg pants; they look better when paired with a tighter shirt to help balance out the look. Grab a mirror, and try it for yourself to see if I am correct. The skinny jeans that I am wearing are the old faithful pair that I will always reach for first. These are the Diana jeans by Kut From The Kloth, and here is the link.
Some of you messaged me about the book that I mentioned in yesterday’s post. I am still reading the book, but yesterday was the first day that I tried implementing the “plan.” My sister and I are doing this together, so I have support…somewhat. I texted her today and said, “I am hungry.” She told me to drink some water, and I told her that I already had and that it wasn’t helping. Then she sent me this message. “Remember this – if you don’t eat, your body looks for fat to eat! So, hang in there. In a minute or two, your body will chomp on some butt fat!” Yummmmm! Good ole butt fat for lunch! Lol! I managed to hold on through the day with the image of my body eating my butt. I might have been starving, but my body had enough to chew on for months! In case you want to join us, and let your body eat your butt also, then here is the book that we both ordered. Also, today is the LAST day to become my customer and have the 19.95 enrollment fee waived! That is already a good deal, but if you also purchase 200.00 (before tax) in products, then you get my favorite eye cream for FREE. I use this eye cream 2x a day, and I NEVER forget to use this product. If you have any questions about what products you need, then take the solutions tool by clicking here.
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