Girl’s Interpretation of a Boy’s Interpretation of a Man’s Suit

I wanted to go for a girl’s take on a boy’s take on a man’s suit from the 1960s. Sort of. For makeup, I tried to go for a Twiggy-style cut crease, but wasn’t quite so successful. Alas. But…ORANGE LIPSTICK! YAY!

Blazer: Mum bought it in Korea for me
Shirt: H&M
Shorts: Also from Korea–it’s amazing my ass fits in this
Tights: Also from Korea
Shoes: Payless
Belt: Banana Republic
Sunglasses: H&M
Lipstick: MAC Vegas Volt

This is actually the first outfit I posted to LookBook (can I get some hype love?). That website intimidates the hell out of me; everyone is so freaking thin and for some reason I associate fashionista thinness with judginess.

Whatever, I am currently on a quest to lose 22lbs, although it is less for thinness than for the sake of running (and my knee). To my absolute horror, when I started running last year, I gained 7lbs! (And then some since my last checkup.) And before any of you tell me it’s muscle weight, IT ISN’T. My doctor sadly disabused me of that notion. According to my doctor (who is a runner and a marathoner herself), many people gain a lot of weight when they start running because they overeat and aren’t burning as many Calories as they think they are. Phooey.

I am slowly but surely bringing my weight back down to normal levels. I have been more or less the same weight my entire adult life (give or take a few pounds), so it was a huge shock when I had stepped on the scale back in October at the doctor’s office. I’ve lost 5lbs since I started diligently working at it two and a half weeks ago. Only 7 more until I get back to “comfortable”, and then 5 more to get to “normal”.

Once I get back to “normal”, I hope to lose 10 more pounds to see if I can’t shave some time off my miles. This is the year I’m in the marathon, and while my first goal is to FINISH AND NOT DIE, I would be lying if I said I didn’t want a decent time. And by “decent”, I mean “before they stop timing”. I want to finish in under 6 hours; ideally, I would like to finish under 5. My times have been steadily improving with all this practice, thank goodness. This weekend I have a 5K, the very same race that I began on when I first started this whole Tryathon venture. I hope to beat my time from last year. I think I can do it; I’ve been on track for it.

Why am I talking weight and fitness on a style post? Well, it’s my blog and I can whine if I want to, whine if I want to, whine if I want to. :)

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9 Responses to Girl’s Interpretation of a Boy’s Interpretation of a Man’s Suit

  1. Ellen 2 Mar 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and somehow never picked up on the fact that you’re a runner. I’m running the same 5k you are this weekend!

    I’m also hoping to run the marathon this year, but will have to do the lottery — definitely in 2012.

    • JJ 2 Mar 2011 at 1:10 pm #

      I don’t write about running on this blog much, although I used to sporadically blog over here about it. Speaking of, I probably should update that. :)

      • Ellen 2 Mar 2011 at 1:18 pm #

        Excellent, I will check it out. :) Good luck on Sunday! And wish me luck in the marathon lottery…

        • JJ 2 Mar 2011 at 1:33 pm #

          Good luck!

  2. Kristan 2 Mar 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    “And by “decent”, I mean “before they stop timing”.”

    LOL I hear that. I used to run with my friend Angie, because she wanted company. Well, she didn’t realize that I need to run in silence (because talking uses up all my oxygen) and I didn’t realize that she could run like a 7 minute mile. Needless to say we are no longer running buddies.

    • JJ 2 Mar 2011 at 1:12 pm #

      Well technically, you should be running at a pace where you can have a conversation. Not an easy one, of course, but enough of one to chat with someone as you run. :)

      I would love the company myself, especially as Psychic Roommate no longer lives with me, it can get lonely going by myself. Fortunately, we were more or less close in terms of times, although she was faster than me by a small margin (being six feet tall gives that advantage to a girl).

      Last year I ran this particular 5K with a 10:01 pace. I am hoping to break 10 minutes this year. I did it this weekend. And on last night’s “easy” run, I ran 3.21 miles with 10:01 times. The only difference is, there will be HILLS ZOMG at this particular race. *weeps*

      • Kristan 2 Mar 2011 at 1:51 pm #

        Oh yeah, that was another big change for me when I moved from Houston to Pittsburgh. Houston is flatter than an eight-year-old girl’s chest. Pittsburgh on the other hand… Up down up down up down holy crap where’d that turn come from up down up down up up uuuuuuup down. o_O

        Now I’m in Cincinnati, and it’s not *quite* as bad… But to be honest, I just don’t run that much anymore. Mostly I walk my dog.

        (And yeah, I later learned I was supposed to be able to chat while I ran. Oopsie!)

  3. Marie Lu 2 Mar 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    LOVE the sunglasses and tights. Also, I did the LA marathon once without training for it and it was the worst mistake of my life. Couldn’t walk correctly for a week and to get out of bed, I had to roll off the edge and fall on the floor. Time for staggering my way through the thing? 7 and a half hours. So believe me when I say you’re going to do awesomely!

    • JJ 2 Mar 2011 at 2:11 pm #

      I ran a half-marathon once without any real training for it. I was fine for the first 8 miles or so. Miles 9 and 10 got hard and then Miles 11 through 13 my legs stopped working. I had to hobble my way to the finish, which was just over 3 hours.

      I am determined not to make that mistake! Especially as my money’s paid and everything. I am IN the NYC marathon. o.O

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