I’m Lori Ballen, age 47, Mom of 2 daughters. I recently shed 50 pounds and am finding the new me.
Confident, and out and about I’m trying many fashion items and sharing along the way.
Feel free to comment on your favorites or what styles you think I should try.
Measurements for Comparison: 5’7 1/2 | 149 pounds 38/28/38
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Striped Long Multicolor Cardigan
I’m wearing a medium. This sweater fits very nice and hugs my shoulders. It’s open wide an does not zip, button, or close in any way. It stays just as it looks in the picture
The seamless black cami is from Venus. I’m wearing a medium in Black: Z54061-M-BK. It’s very comfortable, does roll up a bit on me so I need to pull it back down.
I adore these boyfriend jeans from NYDJ. These no gap waist jeans are great for broader hip , tiny waist women like me. I have owned dozens of styles from this brand.
These are the Boyfriend Jeans in the color Dreamstate and are a size 4. They are meant to be baggy looking yet I think a size 2 might even be a better fit as the 4 is just a bit big maybe.
Sometimes I can find styles and pricing on Amazon and other times straight from NYDJ is best.
I ignored the abundant Rothys Facebook ads for a long time. I thought these shoes were too expensive although cute.
How could flats made out of bottlecaps be so expensive?
Then, I tried them. And like potato chips, I suddenly wanted more.
- Plenty of styles and colors
- Interchangeable insoles
- Completely Washable, just toss into the washer and air dry
- Thin and Travel Well
- Pointy toes do get a bit tight on my larger foot
- They will stretch a bit, but not a full size
- I tried to size up and then the heals were loose.