Dressed For Success

I'm gonna get dressed for success
Shaping me up for the big time, baby
Get dressed for success
Shaping it up for your love

The above lyrics are by Roxette, a band I've liked since I first saw the movie "Pretty Woman" with Richard Geré and Julia Roberts. The song isn't featured in the movie but most of the time when I discover a "new" artist I search for more of their songs to get a feel for the kind of music they make.

I'm not here to talk about music though, I do that every Sunday at 2pm in my music class which is generally a big success with my students. They really enjoy the class as it's something different and I never do the same thing twice in a row.

Today I want to talk about clothes... You know girls' talk and all. I went shopping on Friday and fell in love with a gorgeous cream-coloured wool dress and a fabulously sylish black wool skirt. Despite the extravagant price tag on both items I threw caution into the wind and handed over my bank card after my fish told me twice: 喜欢就买啊 (If you like it just buy it)!Both pieces fit me like a glove and made me feel super-awesome. For the first time in like EVER I got the chance to ask my friend to get me a SMALLER size because the one I chose was TOO BIG for me.

I'm reaping the pleasures of having lost more than 35kg...I actually enjoy shopping a lot more now. I don't go crazy buying new clothes but when I see something I really like that also looks good on me I do treat myself...even if it's a little pricey. Sometimes you just have to splurge a little. Especially when you know that you deserve it. I can actually wear some figure-hugging clothes now and it doesn't make me look like a sausage. I think I'm starting to enjoy my body a lot more and it does help that I keep getting loads of lovely comments from friends and colleagues. That's the best kind of encouragement I could ask for.

The fish also likes what he sees for he can't take his eyes (or hands) off me whenever we are together. Every guy loves having a sexy girlfriend to show off and my fish hit the double jackpot. Not only does he have a foreign girl to show off he also has a sexy girl to show off (his words, not mine, I'm not that vain).