All posts tagged: Cha Cha Style

There’s just something about that little black dress

In the midst of a search for a real winter coat–week 2, still no luck–I found a pretty little black dress, on sale no less. It took exactly 60 seconds of should I or shouldn’t I before I decided I should. Who was I trying to fool anyway? It’s perfect, just revealing enough to be sexy but not so much it borders slutty. Imagine this dress, but sleeveless. And yes, the neckline  is a plunging one. I tried it on when I got home. I put on the stilettos, and posed in front of the mirror. I began to twirl because I felt pretty. Something, admittedly, I haven’t felt in quite a while. I work, a lot. I’m an editor, a writer and I sit in front of a computer all day. My job rarely requires me to do more than brush my teeth and get dressed. I rarely wear make up, and only brush my hair if it really needs it. I prefer comfy boots or flip flops over anything else, and if I …

Jeans and genetics

With my recent weight loss has come a need for new clothes. I had two pair of jeans, one that I wore until they were to the point of falling off of me, and another that I can still get away with for about two more weeks. Though I have had a serious need for it, I’ve avoided shopping for new jeans for two reasons: 1) I haven’t had the money; 2) there’s a certain mental/emotional armor one has to put on in preparation for trying on jeans. My sister convinced me that the first wasn’t actually a factor to consider because clothes that fit is not a luxury, but an investment in myself. The second was more difficult to get over. The thought of trying to find jeans that fit the combination of my thighs/hips/butt and waist was daunting. Even under the best of circumstances (when I was at my fittest) it was never an easy task, so now pounds heavier (though also many pounds lighter) I wasn’t confident that I’d find a pair that …