Monday, March 14, 2011

Express Yourself

Springing forward always makes the weekend (well, Sunday) pass by in a blur. I slept a good deal yesterday, too, and also spent a good chunk of my evening working on my laptop, so it seemed even shorter than usual. I just needed the sleep! I don't know how new mothers (like my friend, Katie) get through it. I am a wreck and basically can't function when I've had under six hours of sleep.

Overall, though, it was a good weekend. Saturday I had lunch with my mom and sister, Laura, and we did a little shopping as well. On my way home from Perimeter Mall, I stopped at a cupcake place I've been wanting to try called Gigi's Cupcakes. As you know if you read my blog, I am a huge fan of cupcakes, and CamiCakes in Buckhead is currently at the top of my list. But the cupcakes at Gigi's Cupcakes were good enough to possibly tie for first! Chapin and I split the Wedding Cake cupcake last night, and it was delicious! My sisters and I love wedding cake, so I definitely thought of them when I was eating it. Next time I hope to try the Grasshopper flavor!

As for my outfit today, I'm wearing another dress from the "I'm too lazy to make it in to my alterations lady" pile. This ABS by Allen Schwartz belted dress is a little big up top, but overall is flattering. I love the studded belt and bold hot pink color. Bright dresses are definitely "in" this season.

Belted dresses work great if, like me, you are "Hipcentric," meaning you have a small waist and carry your weight in your upper thighs and hips. I recently discovered this website from Gwyneth Paltrow's personal trainer, Tracy Anderson, and I hope to purchase the workout DVDs soon. (If you have tried them out, I'd love to hear about your experience.) The website describes the many different body types -- in addition to Hipcentric, there is "Omnicentric," "Abcentric" and "Glutecentric" -- and how she tailors the workouts to each one.

I also have on L.A.M.B. Platform D'Orsay Pumps in Black. You will notice I'm not wearing my Michele watch today, and that's because I still haven't set the time ahead. That's on my agenda for this evening after work. Have a great Monday!