(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Friday, October 24, 2008

my newly reignited love affair with belts.

kids, is there anything more loverly than reclaiming a waist and considering adorning it again? For someone who hasn't made the acquaintance of her waist in nigh on to 15 years ... I cry "Non"!

All these long years la waist has sat lonely and unnoticed. Primarily because le stomach has captured all of the attention. Throughout this time, Madame has lavished attention on le stomach, carefully shopping for and selecting all and sundry types of flowy garments to drape le stomach in (hopefully) artful deception.

Now that I'm a mere shadow, I have a sudden new interest in belts! Belts high to create an empire look, belts at waist for emphasis, belts slung on hip ...

I brought a few belts with me. They, by necessity, have mostly become the hip slinging variety. I've been looking for the best instrument to punch some new holes.

And while in Spain, I bought the little number in the picture ... a new black belt. Of the cinch it high for an empire look. To go with a cute dress my daughter made me buy. I'm going to don that dress and belt and knee high black boots tonight and go listen to some music. And indulge in some belts of a different variety.

(I would like to add that there is an endless array of utilitarian and not-so-utilitarian uses for belts ... now if I could just find the right unsuspecting victim to demonstrate, my life would be complete!)


amy said...

Oh la la! How did you manage to drop weight here? I have to go back to the US for that.

I hope this means we might see you tonight? (or is there competition up the road...I wish there was more music around!) And if not, it'd be great to meet up in the next few days...so sorry to read about the restaurant in Brantome.

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

you guys are performing tonight? grr, I didn't know and thought you guys might be taking a break!

well, maybe - I had seen a flier for a blues band in Jumilhac... but that is your general direction so maybe I'll do both! see how I'm feeling!

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

oh and on the weight loss - beats me! France agrees with me I guess cos i'm down over 30#! of course, I was a bit of a fat cow to begin with so ... lmao.

Our Juicy Life said...

congratulations on finding your waist. France does agree with you, that's for sure. We feel the same way, I'm eating the food and we are not gaining any weight, I think because it is fresh food, at least that's what I like to think. I'm sure you could find someone to test the other uses on the belt....nobody in Brantome?

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Loving that belt!

Randal Graves said...

Where the hell did my comment go? And I believe I even complimented you on being freshly extra sexified.

I always knew you couldn't trust the French.

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

Jenny! Did you bring me a burrito? That belt is the bomb!

RG~ have you been drinking again?

Randal Graves said...

Surprisingly, no. I did leave said comment while I was at work pretending to work.