Ruth Writes is a 30-something Liverpool based blog covering mid-size fashion, pescatarian food and beauty.
Since losing weight over the last six months, I’ve found a lot of my larger winter clothes just don’t fit. However, hitting the shops after losing weight and trying clothes a size or two smaller can be quite daunting. Whilst it’s a fantastic feeling as your hard work and sticking ‘on plan’ is paying off, it’s hard to know how to dress your new body shape and which pieces to invest in for the upcoming colder months.
Rather than getting hot and bothered in the shops and braving the changing rooms, I decided to online shop instead. The change in seasons is the perfect time to perfect your capsule wardrobe, so I turned to LOTD to invest in a couple of pieces that I know I will wear throughout the winter….
I started by delving into my wardrobe and had a mammoth trying-on sesh. Filling charity bags with clothes that no longer fit and removing the temptation to keep items that were on the larger size, so I don’t have any ‘comfort’ clothes in-case I do gain weight back and more importantly, to spur me on to hit my next target – my two stone award…hopefully before Christmas!
The items missing, which I wanted to invest/update were –
At this time of year I love midi dresses as they’re perfect to dress up or down, either for work with biker boots for quite a grungy look or with heels on date nights.
I adored this burgundy popper detail midi dress. The high neck means you feel covered up but still quite sexy thanks to the bodycon fit and popper detailing on the skirt. I can’t wait to style it up with black heels and a black faux fur coat.
Dresses are such a favourite of mine and when I spotted the grey t-shirt dress, I knew I had to snap it up! It’s a fab shape and feels so comfy on. I’ve started to team this with leather look leggings and boots to wear on casual days at work and during the weekend.
I think every gal’s wardrobe needs long sleeve tops and t-shirts to wear under dresses, with skirts or just to team with a pair of jeans. I loved the ruffle detail of this stone/beige coloured long sleeve top. I opted for a size 12 so it fitted nicely as I plan to wear it underneath pinafore style dresses and strappy summer midi dresses, as I transition them into winter with boots and fluffy coats.
Can you even go shopping/make an online order without adding a jumper or two at this time of year? I adored the chevron detail on this cream/beige/navy jumper and it’s so cosy. As soon as it arrived, I had it on the very next day and it’s been worn none-stop and washed a couple of times already! It looks really cute with mini skirts and tights as well as thrown on with jeans and my aviator jacket. I’m a fan, okay…
*Thank you LOTD for gifting me with new wardrobe essentials in exchange for this blog post 🙂