Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gail Carriger's Recent Acquisitions ~ Dresses

OK so some of these where a while ago, but I still need to report them in.

Black Rouched Dress

I found this at Crossroads Trading and I couldn't resist. Rouching in a pencil dress is a little odd but it does hide everything, even as it adds a little bulk. Normally I resist black, I have more than enough, but this looked ot pack beautifully and was so easy to wear.  It'll probably come out tour with me this November.

Tiki Dress

 This one came from a local thrift store. I know, strapless. Bear with me (heh heh, puns). I wear it over my corset and the corset hods up both the dress and the Rack beautifully. Because the dress is thin and stretchy it also shows the corset but I can wear a cream peplim shirt over the top and it's really quite a nice look. Anything that gets me away from a bra on occasion is good in my book these days.

Speaking of which, I've started a new exercise regime. No I am not one of Those Girls. I just would like to be a bit more fit (and the doctor told me to try to get something off the Rack, if at all possible, now, before surgery). However, I needed to figure out how to do it in a lazy low impact way ~ because I am lazy, and because of the Rack. It doesn't help that I used to be a treadmill addict: put it on, get on, watch a movie. Ta da! Exercise. (I know, bad form, but I really am so lazy. Anything is better than nothing.) But my apartment is now too small for a treadmill (and up two flights of stairs). Yes, even a folding treadmill wouldn't fit. (Two people, one cat, one shoe addition, two jacket additions, no closets, one tech additions, and 600 square feet: it's not pretty people. Not pretty.) Anyway, where was I?

Oh yes.

So I bought this lovely little thing:

Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper $53

Referred to by me as the steppy steppy. Oh my goodness, Fashionable Reader, I love it! We are in a Relationship: me and the steppy steppy. It is so easy to use. My knees don't complain about it. I just put it from its corner and get on it. No plugs. Pop in a DVD and ta da! Here's hopping it has some kind of effect on the Rack, or at least stops me from puffing on stairs in future. Hooray, steppy steppy! 

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

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