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If You Can’t Lose It…


…decorate it.

This is an ode to the 40 pounds that keeps moving in to my house, every time I think I’ve succeeded in banishing them.   Some people wear the same two things and refuse to buy any clothes because they’re planning to lose weight.  (You know I’m talking to you, S.)   My theory is that if you can’t lose it, decorate it.  I’ll just own lots of clothes in four different sizes.

However, the decorate it theory jumped to a whole new level tonight.

My mom bought me a new jacket for my birthday.  Yeah, that was three weeks ago.  I cleaned up the pile on the edge of my bathtub and found the jacket.   It’s white and has big rhinestone buttons.  I love anything that looks like diamonds.

She was thinking I could wear lots of my shawls with it.  Hmmm….good idea.  So, I tried it on and it fits.  Then I turned to the side and this is what I saw.

This may be overdoing the decorating a bit.  I’m going to have to sleep on it.  Or, I am having my hair colored again next week.  Maybe I can drop that 40 pounds by then and pull off this look.

Whad’ya think?


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

10 thoughts on “If You Can’t Lose It…

  1. That is just a damn brilliant idea girl!

  2. Oh, wear it when you come to Texas. The glitz will fit right in.

  3. Isn’t it rather relaxing to get to the point where one can accept oneself as we are. I had Nia class last night. I have come to accept and understand that my body simply will not “shimmy.” Just accept it and move on. What a freeing experience.

  4. I hate that my name begins with an “S” because you might be meaning me.

  5. I say go for it. You have a knack of looking gorgeous when you want to. Notice I’m not talking about the pajama days. (Besides, you saw my extreme glitz jacket- and I’m old.) A Betty

  6. Git yourself a pair of Wranglers and wear it next time your in Montana.

    Hee, hee. I say that jokingly – I can’t see wearing it with a shawl with all the bling on the arm, but I’m the last person who should be giving advice on fashion. I wear Wranglers quite often too.

  7. My stylist looks like she wants to cry when I bring in pictures. o.O I’m getting a new color on Friday, I hope it draws the eye up, as they say. 😀

    Still, a fun jacket even if it isn’t a shawl display jacket.

  8. I am SURE your daughter can give you some tips for the “messed up hair look” (you already have the color and sassy look) and then get some big hoop earrings to go with the jacket: we only live once, right?:)

  9. thanks for stopping by my blog …. I think my cupboards are cherry. Since everything had to come out of the kitchen, after I clean up the insides, I’m going to oil the cupboards before I put stuff back. They are very dry! It will be interesting to see how much clutter I can avoid putting on the counters as we had tons of stuff out before. The granite guys did a great job; the plumber … well, put it this way, I had to get another plumber in today. Sigh. After this was done I reminded myself that THIS (contractor issues) was why we bought a house that we didn’t have to do too much to — I just don’t have the nerves for it anymore LOL. I have a friend who has been remodeling FOR A YEAR … yikes.

    PS … decided on the hair yet? LOL

  10. I think I’d skip the shawls with that jacket. I’d be worried that the sleeve bling would catch on something!
    Meanwhile… if you figure out how to lose those pounds, let me know. I’ve got fifteen or so I’d like to leave with yours…

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