Weight Loss Support - Pretty Clothes! What are you dreaming of?
05-27-2009, 01:21 AM
Hi lovely people, I am still kind of new to 3FC, so forgive me if this has already been done before.
One of the ways to help me keep myself on track is to think about all the pretty outfits I can shop for when I get rid of some of this weight. Iíve been playing around with this website called polyvore(dot)com which basically lets you flick through a LOT of pretty clothes and put together a collection of things you like, which you can save and share with people.
I was fooling around the other day and thought it might be fun for you guys too. Might even be something positive to print out and stick to the fridge to keep you motivated? Here are some things I would love to be able to wear:
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-set/BQcDAAAAAwoDanBnAAAABC5vdXQKFjdOV0gyaWxBM2hHVmVGQk tSamtSSkEAAAACaWQKAWUAAAAEc2l6ZQ.jpg (http://www.polyvore.com/one_day/set?.mid=embed&id=8694805)
1. Pretty, flowy lingerie.
2. Stay-up stockings.
3. Singlets without covering everything with a cardigan
4. High heels (just sometimes) without my legs looking like tree trunks.
5. Pants! Tight ones! Maybe even skinny jeans! I forget what it's like to wear pants, I haven't worn any in probably 9 years.
6. Shorts for summer - how lovely are these ones with the bow?
7. Shiny belts for my PANTS!
8. Super cute retro swimmers - I love this two-piece with the frills!
9. Short skirts without having to always wear tights underneath them
10. Fitted dresses.
11. Cardigans with all the buttons done up.
(I hope that image works for you!)
I keep my little print out by my desk so I can see it every day and keep things in the front of my mind.
What are you all dreaming of?
05-27-2009, 11:33 AM
Those are all really cute outfits. I especially like the swimsuit. I bought a vintage halter one similar to the one you have, only it is a one piece. Same color even. I was thinking that since I was "curvy" (yes, I am being a little too optimistic here, lol) it would look good because it worked for Marilyn Monroe, right? NOT. It looked hideous and it doesn't quite fit yet. Also, I want to be able to wear the thigh highs without my thighs muffin-topping out of those either. Yes, even my thighs do the muffin top thingy.
I like all things vintage and my choice of style is about the same as yours.
But mostly, I would like to look in the mirror unclothed and like what I see. I have become quite an expert over the last couple of years in hiding/downplaying what I don't want other people to notice by my choice of clothing. I want to be able to shop and not think SOOOO much about the cut and such and hiding everything. The day I wear a sleeveless top or something belonging to my daughter is the day my goal has been reached.
05-27-2009, 12:17 PM
Oooh very cute choices. I just love that little yellow skirt you chose. For summer my favourite colour to wear is yellow and I'm very into 50-type clothing. I'd really like to be confident enough to wear a bikini and then I'd like a really cute polka dot one for the beach. Anyway I'll stop back here when I have some pictures of clothes I like :)
05-27-2009, 12:24 PM
05-27-2009, 01:10 PM
Dresses, I am looking forward to buying and wearing one fancy floor length dress and feeling amazing in it.
My riding breeches
05-27-2009, 01:12 PM
05-27-2009, 01:19 PM
There were really only two things on my list, pre-goal...pretty knee length dresses and sleeveless tops. I wear both now, regularly (and I have to say, my arms are pretty awesomely toned, so I can pull off no sleeves, which I -never- thought could be).
05-27-2009, 01:39 PM
Thanks for sharing, that was fun! Here's the stuff I wanna wear!
Apparently I just wanna HO it up! ;)
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-set/BQcDAAAAAwoDanBnAAAABC5vdXQKFnFucGM5TnhLM2hHdUhBQU 1maUFDZUEAAAACaWQKAWUAAAAEc2l6ZQ.jpg (http://www.polyvore.com/skinny_clothes/set?.mid=embed&id=9015298)
I do love the blue dress with the flowers, though! I wish H&M sold their stuff online. I think I can fit their clothes.
05-27-2009, 06:54 PM
I'm mostly just looking forward to the day that I can wear a reasonable size pair of jeans and look really good in them! I don't think I'll ever manage the belly baring version but a size 8 pair would make me very happy!
That and a shirt that buttons up and tucks in.
05-27-2009, 07:35 PM
Great choices everyone! I hope you can all be wearing your dreamy clothes really soon.
Mandalinn82 - That is AWESOME news! I bet you look amazing with your hottie arms in singlets and dresses! Can't wait to experience that myself.
Valrock - Love those all those summery clothes you picked! You will look gorgeous in all those singlets!
BeautyandtheBeast - it sounds like you love all my favourite things too - 50's style (love full skirts and empire-line dresses), retro prints, POLKA DOTS, bright colours, etc. I would love a sweet retro swimsuit too, but I know I'm not ready for it yet. 6 months to summer here, maybe I'll be closer to it then! Sigh!
Neicy - Your swimsuit sounds gorgeous - I'm sure you'll be able to fit into it perfectly soon enough! I know what you mean about those muffin-top problems though - I am totally the same! And there are so many pretty patterned and coloured tights and stockings I'd love to wear but just can't right now. I feel the same as you - would love to not have to THINK about what limited styles/cuts I can choose in order to hide things. One day...
05-27-2009, 07:36 PM
flowers99 - I would love to wear jeans too - you know I've never owned a pair? I hear you on those button up shirts too!
05-27-2009, 08:23 PM
Oh my goodness, I love that site. Hope that this response works! of course I had to be a dork and add accessories ;)
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-set/BQcDAAAAAwoDanBnAAAABC5vdXQKFlRPU0pMUlZMM2hHT2Rkbj lhVHNrdGcAAAACaWQKAWUAAAAEc2l6ZQ.jpg (http://www.polyvore.com/pretty/set?.mid=embed&id=9025379)
Eta : I do know that when I hit goal I'll be getting an awesome pair of seven for all mankind jeans. Thankfully I live near an outlet so will get a bit of a savings :D
05-27-2009, 08:53 PM
05-27-2009, 09:40 PM
amynbebes - Love your gorgeous collection! and the accessories too (i added some into my picture as well!). Love that bright-coloured dress, you will look suuuper in all of those sweet clothes.
05-27-2009, 11:47 PM
I remember years ago, I was at a store that sold athletic gear. They also had a small gym area where people would work out. This girl came out of the fitness room and breezed through, headed for her car. She was slim, but more importantly she was really, really buff. Beautifully muscled arms, slim hips. She was wearing a white tank top and a pair of perfectly-fitted jeans.
That's my dream outfit. And I want to look like her when I'm wearing it.
05-28-2009, 11:22 AM
Vintage 50's and 60's dresses.
My daughter is going to kill me when I start dressing up like June Cleaver!
05-28-2009, 12:19 PM
What is really want to wear with pride is my birth suit.
When it comes to clothing, I always wanted to wear tops that require you to go braless. I don't think it will ever happen because my boobs have never been that small (I am a C cup) and at 49, gravity has taken its toll.
I was going to post a picture of Dara Torres that I saw many times - in a white tank top and blue jeans, her thumbs hooked up in the pockets. But I found the one I am attaching. I simply want my body to look like Dara, that is the ultimate goal for me, the very tip of the Olympus. And of course I never will look like her, but I want to get at least as close as I possibly can.
P.S. And that is why I will swim for 50 minutes this afternoon!
05-28-2009, 02:38 PM
a two piece bathing suit, a close fitting halter top and a sexy pair of jeans, and a tight fitting summer dress are the clothes that keep me motivated!
05-28-2009, 02:52 PM
a sleeveless white sundress
cute retro dresses, like the ones several of you have picked out
I love finding cute stuff at goodwill or vintage stores, but it's tough b/c you can't choose sizes and most of the stuff I like is too small - I'm down 20 pounds (as of today) and I think in about 20 more I'll be able to make some good purchases from consignment/vintage places.
05-28-2009, 06:41 PM
OH! I can't wait to go to that website. There are so many things I would love to be able to wear!!! I haven't been able to shop in a normal store in so long!!!!!
--a great summer dress (I haven't worn a dress in about 15 years!! LOL)
they always make me cute and girlie!
--a great pair of jeans, cute sandles and a great sleeveless top
--a swimsuit (and actually feel comfortable wearing it!)
05-28-2009, 11:58 PM
for the most part, i just want to be able to wear my clothes and not constantly be wondering if my fat is showing. i want to feel comfortable and beautiful no matter what i'm wearing. i am tired of always being the fattest one in the bar/room/restaurant. i am now about back to the weight i was in the latter part of college which is good cause i'm just on the normal bmi/overweight bmi cusp, with most days on the normal side. and i look MUCH better than i did 10 months ago. but being at this weight was sorta the beginning of my massive downward spiral because at this weight, the aforementioned problems still stand. things got out of control for me at this point because i grew frustrated with being fat, exercising, and constantly having to think about what i ate and still not losing any weight. so i just gave up. i think it'll be another 10 lbs at least, maybe 15, before i can feel good and confident about my body and i'm hoping this time it'll actually work for me because i understand a lot more about the process this time around.
05-30-2009, 02:09 AM
Wow all you chicks have great style I seen some really cute stuff in there.
I want long cashmere sweaters and yoga pants with ugg boots...Sweater dresses,heels,tight abercrombie jeans lol....
Kelly ripa she has great style love all her little dresses
I have a closet full of skinny clothes I am still wearing maternity though ick
05-30-2009, 09:27 PM
I think that's a wonderful way to motivate yourself to keep on trying to lose weight every day despite of obstacles.
05-30-2009, 11:23 PM
I'm looking forward to:
-Tight fitted t's
-Shorts (I haven't worn shorts in YEARS :()
-THONGS !!! yes it's so weird but I've bee dying to wear one, but I won't look good in one until I lose this weight
-Pretty much all clothes are going to look 10x better on me after I lose weight so I'm just looking forward to looking better in everything I wear :)
The clothes I typically buy (Hollister, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Gap etc.) are mostly designed for "skinny" teenagers and they don't look too good on me but I'm trying to fit in, so I'll continue to wear them after my weight loss and I'm sure I'll finally look good in them.
05-31-2009, 10:32 AM
shirts w/ buttons
05-31-2009, 12:50 PM
Wow, that site is fun! Unfortunately, most of the shoes look fetish-y to me.
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-set/BQcDAAAAAwoDanBnAAAABC5vdXQKFmtwWUdPdnBOM2hHdTZoUF FBZFIzTXcAAAACaWQKAWUAAAAEc2l6ZQ.jpg (http://www.polyvore.com/untitled/set?.mid=embed&id=9115757)
I look forward to wearing: sleeveless shirts, tank tops, dresses (I look like a schoolmarm right now), more skirts, shorter skirts, bras that aren't industrial-strength. I look forward to trying things on and knowing that I will look somewhat like how it looks on a store model or in a catalog.
05-31-2009, 01:42 PM
Imma go try it as soon as I have time!! Too fun!! This is just what I need to do because my dad is giving me money for my next to last goal and my main goal, just for clothes!!! $500 then $1,000.
I cannot wait to go spend it and this is perfect. I even was looking the other day to see if I can save outfits on sites I was browsing so I can go back and look at what I'd picked out. Yay!!!! Thanks soooo much for sharing!!!!! :hug:
PS I am sooo gonna print out my choices and keep them where I can see them!!!
05-31-2009, 02:12 PM
This might sound silly to you guys, but I've always just wanted to be able to dress really slutty on Halloween. I don't mean like, in underwear... But in short shorts, net panty hose, spike heals... I'm sure you know what I mean.
05-31-2009, 03:30 PM
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-set/BQcDAAAAAwoDanBnAAAABC5vdXQKFjZ0cHVIeEJPM2hHOW5ELT FBZFIzTXcAAAACaWQKAWUAAAAEc2l6ZQ.jpg (http://www.polyvore.com/helena/set?.mid=embed&id=9120115)
That site is so cool! I had fun picking out stuff. I never knew I even had a style!
05-31-2009, 08:18 PM
Wow. This is a really nice topic. I like sporty look.
06-01-2009, 11:48 PM
Wow! I love all of your lovely collections! It makes me happy that it might help some of you in some way to stay on track. You girls are great.
Hyacinth - LOVE that green jacket you have picked out!
aneleh - you totally have style! love those heels!
beautiful ace - those outfits are cuuute. love the candy striper dress!
I hope we're all on our way to shorts, yoga pants, sporty outfits, skinny jeans, swimmers and vintage dresses really soon!
06-02-2009, 01:03 AM
shorts! oh my goodness i dont even know the last time i wore actual shorts! other than the Bermuda shorts that i sometimes wear, i haven't worn actual shorts since like middle school. When i have thin-er thighs, i am totally going out, confidently, in a pair of shorts :D
06-02-2009, 02:21 PM
low slung khaki shorts and white tank top with no arm jiggle! So fun to daydream : )
06-02-2009, 04:15 PM
I want to wear shorts! I can't remember the last time I wore shorts.
Cute little summer dress and maybe a blue jean mini.