Operation Skinny Jeans: Gettin Fancy

Monday, January 20, 2014

Gettin Fancy

I love that my husband works for a big company that has big fancy holiday parties. I never have a reason to dress up, so I love that at least once a year we break out the fancy clothes and go big.

Last year I wore a dress from Forever 21 that I liked, but I didn't feel awesome in it. It was too tight and so it wasn't really comfortable and I was really self conscious of my arms. I don't have a photo of it on facebook, I liked it so little lol.

I still have the dress, and its too big now, so it kinda looks funny, which is why I really wanted a dress that made me feel awesome. Sometimes it takes looking pretty to really feel how far you have come.

So after looking high and low, I ended up going with a high low dress. (get it? I am punny lol)

Dress- Torrid. Necklace and Earrings- Target. Shoes- Madden Girl

I love this dress. 

And how I feel in it. 

At one point I was feeling a little cleavage self conscious so I had my husband take this picture so I could see how "out and about" they were. 

Pretty darn out and about lol is the answer. BUT standing up it still looked classy so I was okay with it. It is just a very bobbalicious dress. If you got em, flaunt em I say!

I also took a couple selfies so you could see me with make-up because lets be honest, THAT NEVER HAPPENS lol. I have never been a makeup kinda gal. I never wore it growing up and I work with electricians so I don't really wear it now. 

And you know that point in taking selfies when your smile looks forced and you just need to reset your face? Just me? Well this happened and I think its my favorite one :D

I am more of a goofy face kinda girl anyway. 

I love that necklace holy crap. I may have to go buy it in the pink/orange combo they have right now too. 

So yeah, there you go. No close up of my shoes, it was the end of the night when I remembered to take pics so my husband was grumpy enough he had to take the pics he did, I wasn't going to make him get on the ground lol

All in all it was a fun night! I wish we got dressed up more often! 

Oh and also. 

I have this picture of me from a year and a half ago in a dress that I had been wanting to use as a comparison pic for a while, but I honestly didnt think I looked any different now than I do in that pic. Until I put them side by side. Its funny how our brains work. 

And honestly I didnt even really see the difference (although you all convince me there is one) until my husband made me get out of bed and put the dress back on now, and he took another pic. My hair is cray and my face is stupid so I wont be sharing THAT side by side, but needless to say, that convinced me. :D

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  1. Very pretty! And GREAT before and during shot! Lotsa progress!!!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the dress.

    You're not the only one that has to take a breather during fake smile shots, sometimes, they're the ones that end up getting snapped for me anyway!

    Great before/during shot. You look fab and have made amazing progress! :)

  3. You look awesome! Your big smile really shows the difference - you can tell from that pic how great you must feel. And, I love, love, love that necklace too! I absolutely see the progress! Congratulations - great pick on the dress!!!!!

  4. You have came such a long way Jess. You look great!

  5. You look awesome! I always love a reason to dress up :)

  6. You look fantastic! There is definitely a difference if the before and after pic of you in a dress also!

  7. You seriously look fantastic. Your skin looks absolutely flawless!

  8. You look so amazing!! Just so chic and classy!

  9. You look beautiful! There is a HUGE difference between the first and second picture, but it is so hard to see in ourselves, isn't it? Your husband sounds very encouraging and supportive...you are lucky to have him! :)

    -Kara @ Two Ton Teacher

  10. You look awesome!! Keep up the good work!

  11. You look greatt! (and super happy!)

  12. You do look great. Except the cleavage shot. Classy ended there.

  13. Your girls deserve a standing ovation for that shot lol :) Best supported asset ;) Hee hee

  14. Wow that is a huge difference! Love the dress, and you look so confident.


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