Today was Tuesday. What’s more boring than a Tuesday? At least on Monday you get to be either grumpy all day because it’s only Monday, or giddy all day because you’ve just come off of a really rocking weekend going out with your homegirls and meeting a cute boy who distracts you from even realizing that it is in fact the first day of a 5 day work week. Wednesday is better than tuesday because it is the middle day of the week. It is easy to trick the mind into thinking ‘It’s Wednesday! Only two more days to go!’ Thursday is basically the weekend or at least a good excuse to have a cocktail after work. And Friday… well Friday isn’t really even a weekday because, lets be honest, everyone gives up on working hard, dressing well, and dieting by 6PM on Thursday night. Some Tuesdays are so bad I can’t believe I even make it to Wednesday! So this morning I woke up and decided to make this Tuesday different. Rather than putting on my usual fall outfit consisting of skinny jeans, boots, and either a sweater or some combination of tee shirt, blazer, necklace and scarf, I pulled out my very favorite German top and some stacked heel booties and told myself this Tuesday would be different than the rest.
First of all, who doesn’t feel great when they’re fully put together? When you look good, you feel good… which I’m sure is a mantra that my mother recorded and played on repeat while I was sleeping throughout my youth. By throwing on leggings and a big sweater, you are physically giving in to looking sloppy and therefore acting sloppy all day. And don’t try to tell me that leggings and a big sweater is ‘so hot right now’… even though it is. If you’re not 6’1″ and 103 lbs you do NOT look good in leggings and a big sweater. Something I also discovered during my leggings and big sweater days is that the bigger the sweater, the more room you have to fill it out, consequently resulting in overeating, gilt about overeating, and most likely wearing leggings and a big sweater on Wednesday, too. It becomes a vicious cycle. Take my word on this one – I’ve done the research.
My favorite German top is not my favorite because it’s German (although I do have some very favorite German things including lederhosen, dachsunds, and one of my oldest best friends Annabelle), but because it is the most flattering shape for a lady with an overly enhanced upper body area, namely, the bosom. A trapeze shape is that of a top or dress that is fitted in the chest and flares out towards the hem of the garment, creating a loose shape with movement that does not create a bag like affect on the body. Many bigger women can’t wear bigger styles because they make them look… well… bigger. That is why the trapeze is completely genius! By creating some definition of your upper chest area, you are able to hide your stomach and waist without losing the notion that you are, in fact, a hot mama under all that fabric. Now, ladies who are not as naturally well endowed as I am: do not fear! The trapeze is great for you too! Just make sure that it is fitted enough under the arm so that you don’t look like the liberty bell and you can partake in the wearing of this great silhouette too. Pair with skinny jeans and heeled booties and we can be twins! Well… could have, if you wore that today.
So wake up tomorrow and put yourself together, and you just might be able to trick the mind into thinking that Wednesday is no worse than Friday.