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Something to aim for

We have a wedding to go to this August, and I have the hen night to look forward to as well in July - which is a spar day & night in a hotel (inc a meal we're dressing up for). And what do weddings mean? NEW FROCKS AND SHOES!

I love love LOVE Lindy Bop dresses! I bought a load last year and wear them for work, nights out, special occasions... all sorts of stuff. One of the reasons I want to get my weight down again is that half of the Lindy Bop frocks I bought last year are now too small and I want to get back in to them.

I also love Iron Fist clothes, especially the shoes. Again, I have a few pairs that I manage to team up with my Lindy's. I'm always thrilled when I find a match! Irregular Choice frequently match Lindy's but they are well out of my price range at the moment - I may treat myself to a pair of those when I get to my Goal Weight though.

So last night I ordered these; two Lindy Bops, and two pairs of Iron Fists, roses for the wedding, cherries for the hen night.

The dresses are 14s!

Currently I look best in an 18, and can wear the 16s but they look and feel a little snug. I can't zip up my 14s without fear of popping the seams! It breaks my heart to see them just hanging on the rail, unworn and unloved. I need to get back to a 14, and I need to do it before the middle of July!

Wish me luck?

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