With all of my progress in my weight loss, one of the big benefits is that my clothes are getting a lot looser on me. Over the weekend I wore a shirt that I’d purchased because I loved the print, but never wore because the 18/20 was always just a bit too snug. It finally fits, and it looked adorable, if I do say so myself. A couple of pairs of work pants are getting almost too big to wear (slouchy crotch is not a good look on anyone). That’s especially exciting, because pants are always the last thing to change on me.
So, last night I got home from work and decided it was time to take a shopping trip in the closet of my guest bedroom. If you guys remember, my friend Meghann sent me boxes of clothes that had become too big for her once she was shedding pounds after VSG surgery. Up to this point, I’d only been able to wear a few of the items that she sent me. Not anymore!
I was able to pull out 3 blazers, 2 sweaters, and 3 tops, and a dress. This is perfect timing because I need to supplement my wardrobe now that quite a few of the items in my own closet are getting a bit too large to wear. It’s so exciting to actually be able to type that last sentence!
I love using clothes to indicate just how much progress I’m making, because it seems more accessible than just a number on a scale. I can visually see how much smaller I’m getting as clothes skim over my hips or no longer tug across my rear. My bras are getting so big that it’s becoming almost indecent, so I think a trip to a lingerie store is going to be in my near future.
And I still have lots of jeans, pants, and dresses of Meghann’s waiting for me, all ranging in sizes from 22-16. Tinkerbell also said she’d give me some of her clothes once they no longer fit her, so that will help me get through a few more sizes, too. Anything I can do to stay fashionable and spend as little money as possible is great.
Don’t get me wrong, I love clothes, and I have no problem spending money (well, except for being able to pay for them on a tight budget), but I’d rather not invest in transitional clothing. Of course I’ll buy a few key pieces at each size as I’m on my way down the scale. But in terms of a true fashion frenzy, I want to wait until I’m closer to my goal weight and then really spend money on pieces I’ll have for a long time.
For now, I had the best time putting new outfits together with some of my other clothes and a few items I had bought and never been able to wear. The best part is that I got to play around with fashion without having to spend a dime! As I wear each of these new outfits, I’ll take photos and include them in future Friday Fashion posts.