over50feeling40: WANT TO LOSE 10 POUNDS???? BUY A GREAT BLAZER!
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Feb 8, 2011


Tweed Jacket, Scarf: Marshall's
Brown Trousers: Coldwater Creek
Black Sweater: Lane Bryant
Bracelet: Kohl's
Earrings: Avon
It’s true you know. You’ll look thinner. Yet, I fought it for years. Living in Texas, I was not a fan of jackets. We live primarily in heat and I would do anything to remain cool. I pondered what Stacy & Clinton on WHAT NOT TO WEAR were saying when they talked about everything a great jacket would accomplish. But it took going shopping and trying them on….I can remember standing amazed in front of the dressing room mirror.

I really did look thinner! Without doing anything….I looked thinner! It doesn’t work with all jackets…they must have a great fit…seaming…great structure. Length of the jacket often makes a difference on how it fits a certain body. Sometimes the longer, boyfriend jacket will actually pile on the pounds. After going through my revelation with jackets, I now own many of them….assorted colors…and different weights of fabrics. Now a staple in my wardrobe….I consider them a MUST HAVE!

BTW….DIET UPDATE….It is not easy…I will not lie. But, after three days I have stayed true to the diet. I now know if you take a 40 calorie slice of Nature’s Own Wheat Bread, spray it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, sprinkle with Stevia and Cinnamon….you can make a decent Cinnamon Toast for breakfast. In three days, I have lost 2 pounds!! But, I am really, really hungry and drowning in water! Gigi has done this diet off and on for several months and she says to hang in there! She assures me the “hungrys” go away!! She looks fabulous and thank goodness I have her!


American Women fell in love with the blazer and menswear when Diane Keaton Played in Annie Hall:


  1. The blazer is great. The heavy belly I have needs the diet more though.

  2. Good for you and your diet, but don´t over do it. The difficult part is to keep the weight lost for ever.... Once you get to the right weight, choose a diet compatible with living happy.
    Love your blazer.
    I see you still have the WORD VERIFICATION.
    See if I can lead you out of it.
    My info is in Spanish, but I will try my best.

    1.- Go to configuration or setting and click there.

    2.-On the second row at the top you will see Comments. Click there

    3.- Read through, and when you come near the end , you will see WORD VERIFICATION option.
    tick NO .
    And that is it.
    Good luck
    So let me know how you get on.

  3. Thanks for your sweet comment! And great job with the diet! You're a strong woman. ; ) Keep up the good work!

  4. Love a great fitting blazer!! You look great in yours..I swear by that bread you mentioned!! They also make hamburger buns...I use those with a Morningstar patty...super yummy!!

    Stop by and say Hello♥
    Let’s Rock the 30x30 Remix..check it out!!♥

  5. Checking, checking hehehehhe.

  6. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.You have done it.
    Aren´t you clever, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I didn't know that blazers were supposed to make people look skinnier. I'm going to have to do it more!
    And yeah, when I lived in Texas the last thing I wanted was more layers - except inside....the air conditioning was always too cold for me!

    The Auspicious Life

  8. I love What Not to Wear! I agree, blazers are great. Sounds like you are doing so good on your diet. Keep up the good work!

  9. You look so great in your blazer, and I love the pop of pattern in the scarf!

    I watch What Not To Wear every chance I get. I love that show!

  10. I love you blazer and you look great in it. I also love the scarf though. It is a great wow piece!!

  11. totally true--you look awesome! love the scarf, too.

  12. Love your style. I'm 40+ and totally loving this new hobby of fashion blogging. Great style knows not of age.

  13. Blazers are such a staple, aren't they? Thats almost all I wear to work! Lock and load as stacey and clinton say! Lookin good, GF! Paula

  14. You read my mind, both about the blazer,( gives me 100% self confidence) and Stacy and Clinton (what the heck, have they never been in Ft. Lauderdale?) So I guess my false thinness comes with a sweaty price..lol

  15. It's so true, Stacy and Clinton are always telling women to buy a blazer! hah!
    I love yours, you look polished and pretty.

  16. I never thought about the slimming possibilities of a jacket. Congrats on the two pounds.

  17. Please solve the mystery for me
    What is the pattern on your scarf in the first picture
    I keep thinking it is some kind of superhero!

  18. You look great in a blazer! I especially love the white one. :)

    Good luck with your diet! Hang in there!!

  19. Agree. Great blazers could make you thinner. And they are great during cold days too. :)

    Cathy@plus size scrubs


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