Lace Dress & Pink and Neutral Details

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Dress: Lulu’s | Necklace c/o Mimi Boutique | Bag c/o Mimi Boutique | Shoes: ShoeMint

This is my I didn’t watch the Oscars but if I were going to the Oscars party this is what I might wear kind of look.  I love the look of navy paired with pinks and neutrals.  And you can’t go wrong with lace!!  It’s really ironic I am posting this outfit today seeing as we just got an additional 6 inches of snow on top of the 12 inches we got last week.  Thank goodness we were able to take these pictures a couple weeks ago, because we haven’t been able to this whole past week, I just can’t stand to be outside in the snow for too long these days!

On a separate note, over Christmas time, I was the heaviest weight I’ve ever been in my life (not including when I was pregnant of course).  The belly is kind of out of control (hello Spanx) and I just had to do something about it.  I’ve tried many diets in the past and while some do work or I stick to it for a week or so, my body still gravitates back towards the same weight that I am not a fan of.  πŸ˜‰  So for the past month, I decided to start going to bootcamp classes over lunch at my work on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.  I used to always think that working out during the work day was so inconvenient, especially to have to shower in the middle of the day, but I have grown to love it.  It’s a great break from work and doesn’t mean I have to wake up earlier or get home later or anything!  I’ve also started using the FitnessPal app on my Android to track my net calories.  My goal is to lose 1 pound a week, for up to 20 pounds total… which means I’m only allowed to consume 1320 calories a day (well if I work out, I can eat more).  I’ve also tried to cut out snacking after dinner – it’s soo soo hard, but I’m allowed to cheat once in awhile too.  πŸ˜‰  So far, I’ve lost about 4-5 lbs. and I can’t believe it.  It really feels great and the weight loss is keeping me motivated to keep on going!  I’ve also heard about the 17 Day Diet plan and am interested in trying that out too, maybe!

I’ll be linking up to Because Shanna Said So, The Pleated Poppy and Style Elixir with this post!

P.S. If you like the necklace and/or bag I’m wearing, don’t forget to enter to win $75 shop credit to Mimi Boutique here!

P.P.S. The three winners of the ShoeMint giveaway are Courtney of Splendid Actually, Jessica of Jeans And a Teacup and Kayn Kosal!  We will be in contact with you, CONGRATS!!  πŸ™‚

Any other weight loss (and keep it off) tips you have for me?

36 Comments

  1. February 26, 2013 / 8:15 pm

    Navy is such a beautiful and versatile color and I love it in lace! This dress looks very nice on you – so classy and elegant!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  2. February 26, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    Yeah!! Bootcamp πŸ˜‰ I have the same goal as you…but my snacking is out of control πŸ™‚ Be my inspiration.
    P.S. LOVE LOVE LOVE THE dress. Show those thighs πŸ™‚ You did after all work them out with all those squats!

  3. February 26, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    I need to lost about 8-10 lbs. I just have to get back to the gym but work has been so busy. I know I should make excuses. Good luck to you and a lunch time boot camp program sounds perfect.

    Love your dress. Navy and lace is gorgeous.

  4. February 26, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    This outfit is gorgeous. I absolutely love the dress but I love the accessories too. Those shoes! Love!

  5. February 26, 2013 / 11:44 pm

    I love lace dresses. There’s just something so classy about them. This look is fab!

    Dhruvi
    Stilettos & Sequins

  6. February 26, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    You look beautiful in that blue lace dress. Congrats on the weight loss – boot camp sounds intense! Keep it up! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

  7. February 27, 2013 / 2:39 am

    Love this dress on your, Sandy! One of my favorites ever – so stylish and pretty. Well done on the weight loss! I wish I had magical advice but could use some myself, too. πŸ™‚

    xo

  8. February 27, 2013 / 7:22 am

    Gorgeous! Might be my favorite look yet Sandy.

  9. February 27, 2013 / 7:33 am

    I love that bag, and did a double take because I thought it was from fendi at first. I am battling a case of the winter and possibly the middle age bulge, although does 32 qualify as middle age??? Oh god, anyways great look and glad you are enjoying the boot camp classes. I just need to resume my daily 2 mile walk.

  10. February 27, 2013 / 7:51 am

    You look fantastic in this lace dress! Way to go with changing your habits. I was doing really well for about a month and fell of the bandwagon. I need to get back to eating healthy because I’m feeling so sluggish!

  11. February 27, 2013 / 8:51 am

    I don’t have any weight loss tips but mostly because I’m pretty sure I’m at the biggest weight I’ve ever been. Sigh. It needs to change.

  12. February 27, 2013 / 9:02 am

    That dress looks SOO pretty on you! That is awesome that you’re doing the bootcamp…good luck with it! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a snack after dinner if you’re still hungry, as long as it’s a healthy snack πŸ™‚

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

  13. annie
    February 27, 2013 / 9:06 am

    You look SO pretty in that dress, and I’m loving that pink necklace with it πŸ™‚ Congrats on the weight loss so far…I’m trying to watch what I eat and work out more too…have to wear a bathing suit in 3 weeks…eek!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  14. February 27, 2013 / 9:06 am

    I think the biggest weight loss tip is to eat whole foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, lean meats etc.) and not prepackaged items. If you’re breastfeeding, all of the weight may not fall off until your done since you need fat to produce milk. Think of it as a lifestyle change and not so much of a temporary change. Good luck! You look adorable in that dress. πŸ™‚

  15. February 27, 2013 / 10:02 am

    Perfectly laced….very classy and timeless. Its a great color on you.

  16. February 27, 2013 / 10:25 am

    I love lace, and it looks so great in navy with just a tiny pop of pink. You’ll be able to wear this dress for years and years to come!

  17. February 27, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! I think you look perfect, you don’t need to loose and weight (but if you still want to, the Wii Fit helps)

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

  18. February 27, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    I love love love that dress! The color is amazing and the lace is so pretty! And I’m so excited about the giveaway win! Thanks!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  19. February 27, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    That is a gorgeous dress Sandy! I love the great combination of the dress and the necklace!

  20. Kayn Kosal
    February 27, 2013 / 8:37 pm

    Hi!!!
    I can’t believe I won!
    Thank you so much for hosting this amazing giveaway.
    You made my day and now I can’t wait to order form Shoemint.

    Thanks,
    Kayn Kosal

  21. February 28, 2013 / 3:21 am

    Hello! It’s been a while since my last visit and in time for your post I notice that you loose weight most now more than the first time I saw your blog way back months ago. Great that you find weight loss that suits you. I started doing south beach diet six years ago and it did work for me, for now I learn how to balance my food intake of bad carbs and cleared my pantry as well. Good luck and stay as charming as you are.:)

    Btw I agree that lace really do well as an outfit, a classic look as always.

    <3,
    Angie
    audrinajulia.blogspot.com

  22. February 28, 2013 / 9:43 am

    Lace is so feminine and chic. You look absolutely gorgeous!

  23. February 28, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    my weight loss/exercise tips:
    – drink lots of water/tea– i heard that often when you think you’re hungry, you’re really thirsty!
    – cut back on sugar/salt– those things make you hungrier.
    – I also eat smaller portiosn throughout the day– that’s helpful too. πŸ™‚

    And I work out three times a week during lunch too– I absolutely love it! I don’t wash my hair, but I rinse off. I just depend on dry shampoo (sauve is the best.)

  24. March 1, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    OMG I love navy…. and I have been wanting to buy a lace dress!!!! I am so checking out Lulus.

  25. March 1, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    gorgeous and soso classy!

  26. March 1, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    love your heels and such a sweet outfit. the lace is great.

  27. March 2, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    Love the shoes! They look great with navy. You look beautiful.

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