Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Shoes! Another Confession! Push-ups Work!

This is a very busy entry. Ah, such is life.

I've been mulling over what to wear with my new shoes. I went with yellow.
My favourite mustard cardi - soon to be set aside for warmer sweaters - and my black polka dot skirt (the dots are really small).

The shoes are by Friis Company, from Denmark. They're purple! They're suede!
The shape is very 50s-looking to me, and the peep-toe is nice and small. They were were also very comfortable and did not rub a bit all day. It is worth it to spend money on good quality shoes.

Inigo doesn't care about shoes unless he is digging in them.
That is what a fat cat looks like when he's trying to get up.

And this is what my fabulous shoes look like:
Ah! They are so lovely and the suede is so soft. It says "A bit of Luxury for Every Day". You have to read their blurb - "the triviality of everyday" is such a great phrase.

I made the necklace years ago out of beads that were given to me by my mom - I think they belonged to my great-grandmother? Not sure. Mom, email me and tell me. The purple glass beads are the old ones - there is one oval one and the rest are triangles. I should remake this - the little bronze beads are tarnishing.
Okay, the confession. Just like with the birthday money that I got, I had to top up the gift certificate amount by $15.00 (the shoes were $165.00). I feel it was justified. And I'm still not off the wagon...I will still adhere to my goal.

And finally, the push-ups that I started doing last week - I did keep on doing them. I probably do about 60 push-ups a day, minimum. It's so much easier doing 10 easy ones at a time!

My biceps:
Look out, Sarah Connor! Still looking a little flabby underneath but I do have loose skin from losing weight, so I'm probably stuck with my "buh-byes," ha!

My triceps:
I'm pointing at a muscle that I can see (only me?).

I was stiff the next day after my initial day of push-ups, especially across my chest and in my triceps. Ruth suggested I do some triceps dips (using the arms of my office chair), which helped get past that stiffness. I definitely feel that my back and shoulders are stronger - and it's making me stand up straighter.

Cardigan (Jacob), cami (Esprit), skirt (Precis Petites), shoes (Friis Company), belt (Plum), necklace (mix of vintage and new), earrings (don't remember).

15 comments:

  1. Great job on the push-ups! I love the shoes, and what's $15 in the whole scheme of things. You've been doing such a great job of only buying used. A few new thing with birthday/gift money is a really nice treat.

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  2. This is a a beautiful silhouette on you. And check out those guns!!! Way to go!

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  3. Ooooh nice guns! And the underside is NOT flabby. I am not sure that word means what you think it does.

    Pushups are hard.

    Mustard is yummy.

    Purple shoes are the BOMB. I wish I had new purple shoes too.

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  4. Arms look great and the outfit is splendid. I love the way everything fits you.

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  5. Thanks, Wendy! I can open jars now!

    Thanks, Alison - it's been pretty easy to do them. And yeah, $15 is not so bad.

    I feel like Ah-nold, Sal.

    Thanks, Tina (great new pic!).

    Thanks, Sherylyn - well, maybe not flabby, but they definitely aren't firm! Yes, pushups are hard, but they are easier off a counter or desk. I love mustard and purple together. I have purple shoes in my giveaway pile - what size are you?

    Thanks, BAM!

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  6. Haha -- I thought you were going to talk about push-up BRAS. 'Cause those work too. ;-)

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  7. Ha! Audi, maybe another time I will talk about bras!

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  8. Mustard and purple is my favorite color combo. And I always appreciate a nice pair of guns. Go you!

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  9. I love those colours together, and you really rock them, Kristen. Thanks so much!

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit. I'm a big fan of the yellow/purple color combo, and that skirt is so flattering on you.

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  11. Thanks, FA! I love the combo too - I should wear it more.

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  12. hubba hubba! that is one foxy skirt! love the ochre/yellow paired with the purple and i'm about to steal your shoes through the internets!!!

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  13. Thanks, eednic! Enjoy the shoes! I love them.

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