Have you seen this book? If you haven't this post could very well be for you. I saw this book the other day, picked it up and began to leaf through the pages and was immediately drawn in to it's clever way of sorting out our shapes. The basic premise of the book is that whether you are thin or not so thin we all have shapes that generally fit into certain categories.
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First of all it explains all the different types of shapes. It seems that some of us might have more than one type of shape. I scanned quite quickly through all the shapes thinking . . .no . . no . . . no and then I got to the second last one .. . I felt the blood drain from my face.
. .. what do you see? Yup, that's me. . . I'll never feel the same way about poached pears again.
So, the best part of this book is this .. .once you have cleaned out the clutter of your closet you might . . .just might feel tempted to go do a bit of a shop. What will you buy? More of the useless things that you just only rid your closet of? Nope, not me. . .I found the page of the best things for me.
I also found the page of what never to wear. That was fascinating since all the things listed were right on the money. Stay away from bias skirts, pencil skirts, skinny jeans, Jodphurs ..(what are those? I don't know but I'm sure not buying them) Ankle straps and stilettos are a no no. Woo hoo. Stroke those off of my Christmas list for next year.
As we continue on through the pages, it has real photos of real girls and this basically gives you the for certain or not idea of what type you are.
The clincher was the saddlebags.
If you are still in doubt, it gives you another view.
I'm quite convinced.
Now, I'm not suggesting that you all run out and buy the book. Perhaps you were already quite good at this sort of thing. I must say I knew but somehow having seen in print which things would be best for me, it helps me to shop with a chance of less regret.
So, I wanted to show you my first purchase with the new instructions in mind.
It said, that every pear shaped woman should own a decent pair of straight boots with a chunky heel. I saw these and tried them on. They were comfortable and were on winter clearance.
I whipped out my Christmas money from my dear MIL and am now the proud owner of a pair of boots to wear with my coats . .(oh and bliss. .. it says that I should own a coat for each and every season. I do.
I'm off for a walk .. . have a wonderful day my friends.
Later today . ..I'm getting my hair chopped. Perhaps you'll see a picture with my chopped hair and new boots tomorrow .. I'll see how it goes.
The book didn't address the hair . .. (I can still think a bit on my own)
Oh and don't forget to come with your week's average steps tommorrow.
I'd love to know how much more we walked because of those pedometers . . .