Que Bella – Lace on Lace

This post could also be titled “Nothing fits!” I’ve been really busy travelling for work and trying to get hired on that I haven’t had any time for blogging, shopping or relaxing in general. I have so many Que Bella’s to post but I have to start with what I wore Wednesday.

This is what I ended up wearing, taking the picture at the end of the day, with bags under my eyes and a crooked belt. I have my lovely Lace Tee from J Crew along with the Ann Taylor Lace Pencil Skirt from a few years ago. This has been sitting in my closest since I purchased it. Because it was a crochet lace I couldn’t figure out how to wear it but when I kept going through my closet purges I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it. I finally had enough and ripped the tags off and put it on. Of course, that was after I found out that nothing fit me.
J Crew Leather Belt
J Crew Sydney Patent Sandals
J Crew Flower Lattice Necklace
I was originally going to wear my sweet Gathering Breeze Dress (aka Tim Gunn Dress) from Anthropologie. I had a dark pink cardigan and my Ann Taylor Porcini Pumps ready to be paired up with this dress. But when I put it on and started walking around it slipped down enough to make me say “WTH!” It didn’t fit! I have apparently toned up enough that I don’t have the boobage to hold up this dress. Yay for losing weight and toning up. Boo Hoo Hoo for my most favorite dress not fitting. 
“OK. Fine.” I said to myself and went back upstairs to my closet and picked out another dress. This time it was the Bike Lane Dress from Anthropologie. And one I haven’t worn. I now had a blue cardigan and the JC Sydney sandals ready to wear with this dress. I put it on and “Mother Effer!” It didn’t fit. It was too loose in the bust and waist. Now I have to take another dress to get altered. 
Up the stairs I went and grabbed the Crochet Lace Pencil Skirt. I added the J Crew Cotton-Linen Striped Shirt, JC Necklace and Sydney Patent sandals. I even took an outfit pic. So I finally finish getting ready and walk out the door when two buttons pop open. “Son-of-a-b****!” This is seriously not my day to get dressed. 
By this time I was ready to toss my whole closet out but I was now running late so I grabbed the Lace Tee, tucked it in and went on my way. But, my clothing calamity didn’t end there. The belt ended up being too small and I kept having to tuck my shirt back into the back of the skirt every time I stood up. 
Needless to say, I’m wearing shorts and a tee today. But really, Yay for losing weight and toning up. I just hope I can salvage my dresses.
Have a Great Evening! Like I said I have quite a few outfits to post and am happy to have a long weekend so be on the look-out. 


  1. August 31, 2012 / 2:27 am

    Congrats on your fitness success, audreybella! Keep it up! The downside is you may need a whole new wardrobe soon. 😀

  2. August 31, 2012 / 4:19 am

    Yea for the toning up! You look fantastic!

    I went through the same thing two years ago, lost weight, had everything altered and then, sadly, I gained almost all of it back. So, again, nothing fits. Boo.

    I really think you look great! Saucy, in fact! 🙂

  3. August 31, 2012 / 4:31 am

    Yay Audrey! I will need to bootcamp it as soon as I get back – Paris and France are not for dieters, though we did walk a lot!

  4. August 31, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    Congratulations on your weight loss/gaining muscle tone! Boob loss is the pits, isn't it? Lol
    I don't cuss but your expletives made me laugh. Totally identify with the situation (frustrating!), unfortunately I was gaining weight, not losing it.

  5. September 2, 2012 / 11:13 am

    I read your blog almost everyday but rarely comment (from down here in Austin!), but I love the lace skirt with all the different top combinations! I have a couple of similar skirts from CAbi and JC and love pairing them with a more casual top like chambray or just a tee…..but I like the white and navy a lot! The striped shirt will be great once the button situation is resolved! You always have a great sense of style! And believe me, I know how hard it is to do when it's 100 degrees outside!