This is my workout face.

I have always been quite self-conscious about my butt and thighs, so it is a big deal when I say that I really like this outfit. I’ve never liked myself in shorts or jeans, because it highlights my butt and my thighs, whereas skirts tend to camouflage what I consider to be my problem areas.

I credit the cardigan for part of the camouflaging done here, though, since it’s designed to fall gracefully in the front and creates a straighter, more flattering line visually.

But exciting news! My family (aka mom, dad, and I) signed up for a membership to the YMCA today. This means I may become the woman with the magical shrinking thighs, and you… um… well… you can just be amazed.

And before you jump on the “you don’t need to lose any weight!” train, know this: I am 20lbs heavier than the ideal weight for my height, and I really need to exercise to strengthen my heart. Because it beats faster than it should, which means I have very little stamina and it’s a lot harder for me to sustain physical activity because in five minutes’ time, I’m gasping and my heart is pounding. So this exercising thing is good for me. Very good.

I’m excited. And I have the feeling that I’m going to be amazing at the whole being healthy thing.


Okay, so I should probably be honest and say I had chips for breakfast.

I’m going to the gym later today with my parents (to get our pictures taken, woohoo!), so I didn’t want to overdo the makeup.

For those of you that want to copy this look (because I’m quite fond of it), it’s incredibly easy: Step 1. Apply foundation; Step 2. Apply light blush; Step 3. Take your blush brush, dab it in your blush, and apply it to your eyelids; Step 4. lightly pat your mascara wand against your upper eyelashes, especially the outer corners; Step 5. put on some bright lipstick, and boom. You’re done. (Oh, I also did my eyebrows. Forgot about that.)

And am I the only one who gets a little giddy over freckles? Because I’ve noticed that mine have been standing out a lot lately, and I LOVE them.

(P.S. if you’re wondering about the different shirt in the makeup pictures… I was cold this morning when I put on my face.)

You should all be extremely jealous of my owl necklace.

And my ability to match my rings to my fingernail polish without even noticing.

And my shoes.

I’m off to buy workout clothes. Because, surprise surprise, I don’t have any. And I should probably get some better tennis shoes, seeing as how I’ll be doing the Couch to 5k program which… y’know… requires running. In shoes.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Details: Shorts(I don’t remember), thrifted; shoes, too old to know; Cardigan ($10.80), JC Penney; Camisole ($6), Target.



  • Jennifer

    I have to say, this might just be one of the most adorable looks ever. I love all your looks (you are ahead of the fashion curve by miles) but this one, perhaps in its simplicity, takes the prize (and we all love prizes, right?)

    I happened to be at Target today and saw an amazing owl purse. A little pricey (25) but absolutely adorable and fun. I immediately thought of you upon seeing it.

    Once again, your makeup is beautifully done, while being simple. It helps to have a great canvas to work on, though. 🙂

    Again, BRAVO!!! I may have to see if I can pull off the makeup. I tend to need a little more, but if less truly is more, then I might be in good shape. 🙂

  • Kelly

    Blush for eye makeup. Never would have thought of that. Hm… I’ll have to try that sometime! I also am starting to excercise because I joined an intermural soccer team and …surprise surprise! I’m waaay out of shape! XD
    I have a light sprinkling of freckles over my cheek bones too and I LOVE them! So, no you are most deffinitely not the only one! Oh, and just saying, you have really pretty eyes! 🙂

    Good luck with the excercising! Perseverence is the hardest part.

  • Jamie Rose

    I am indeed jealous of your owl necklace. I also know what you mean about needing to get exercising for heart health. However, I haven’t started doing that this semester yet. haha. oops. I just hate exercising! It’s so boring

  • TheDorsetFinca

    Yay for workout clothes! I just started running and bought the coolest (in an 80s retro way) bright pink hi-vis waistcoat – for safety on the country roads. It made me want to go out running. Make sure you post anything cool that you buy – good luck!

  • Demy

    Hi!! I do really believe that you shouldn’t lose weight, I’ve already told you before that you have a gorgeous, feminine body BUT if the weight loss will be good for your heart, then I say go for it and don’t stop. We should take care of our heart, esp when we’re young 🙂 To be honest, I kind of wish I could afford going to a gym as well lol. I just believe that when you’ll pay for something, you’ll do it even if you’re bored one day. On the contrary, when you try to work out at home alone, it’s just too easy to say ‘I won’t work out today, leave it for tomorrow’ and then again tomorrow you’ll find another excuse and it…goes on. Anyway, the shorts look really cute on you, though, no matter what you may think of them 🙂 And I ADORE the cardigan, its shape is adorable. It looks like a waterfall. In my mind lol 😛 And yes, yes, I’m too jealous of your gorgeous owl necklace and this amazing nail color! WOW!
    Oh and I almost forgot the make up! You’re getting better and better and I love seeing you trying different make up looks. I mean..blush as eye-shadow? Yes please! I’ll try this! I always love your make up looks, esp because I too have green eyes and I know that what looks good on you, it will look good on me too haha. Thanks for the convenience 😛

  • Annebeth Bels

    I so love your freckles! I totally don’t have any sporty clothes either, haha, even when people invite me for a walk or something I just show up in a dress! 😀 and so glad you are growing towards more love for your hot bod 🙂

  • Avra-Sha Faohla

    I am so happy for you! It’s good to hear you’ll be getting some exercise.

    I generally don’t wear makeup, but lately I’ve been wearing it on weekends (because my sisters are home and they have makeup that they let me use, and it’s fun to put on), and I did that blush thing once! I didn’t use it as eyeshadow for my whole eyelid, but I did dab it in the crease!