You've done well,
But i see what you mean with the "love handles" above hips, I imagine you have a little on the belly as well.
You said you lift weights a few times a week, what's your average day like, seated job or active?
I do about 2 days a week in a general handyman role, this gives me weight lifting, squats, stepups, etc, etc, Basically it's like 8 hours in the gym and varying in intensity and repitition, I think this all over movement helped me a lot, over xmas break, I gained in all the places you are showing.
The other thing you may consider is IF, I generally stick to 1 meal/day most of the time, this forces the body to cycle fat stores and I think it helps reduce and redistribute problem areas.
Anyway, good luck with it, no matter what, you've done really well, Congrats.