I went through my stuff last weekend after going shopping for some new, smaller clothes. All my bigger slacks are in a pile to get donated, but luckily all of the sweaters are now just looser and more flattering, and will work just fine for this winter. I wouldn't be heartbroken if they are too big by the end of the winter, though! Even though I'm in Idaho, it was 90 here this weekend but is supposed to be down to the 50's by Wednesday, so I've got kind of a collision of winter and summer clothes going on in my closet right now!
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Eek. I recently went to a conference where I had to wear real 'business casual' clothes for the first time in months. I usually can get away with short sleeves and tennis shoes as a scientist, but I needed long sleeves for this one. I didn't even think about it until the day before I left for the conference and then freaked because nothing fit. I bought two new shirts for the trip but realize that more shirts and pants are in my future. Darn it, but even ties don't hang right anymore!
I got out a few pants that fit me from before the birth of my daughter 2 years ago! They finally fit me again! It is such a good feeling!
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My changeover was actually a really happy occasion this year. I had put up a bunch of stuff that was waaaaay too small because I thought "maybe someday it'll fit". Guess what? It all fits now and some of it is too big. :)
I haven't changed over yet. (SW Virginia) I'm getting ready to start a new job which will require more dressing up than my current job so know I'm in for some shopping after I switch out. I'm a huge Goodwill fan and have a trip planned for next week.
I'm still a month or two from the changeover (California) but I already know I need to go shopping. I have one sweater that I bought that fits me; no jackets, no long-sleeve shirts. Ugh. I shop the resale shops and goodwill, but that's so hit or miss.
My changeover is different this year as I don't have anything that fits anymore. It is all TOO BIG. Because I am still losing weight, I am shopping consignment shops and resale shops like GoodWill and Savers.
It's time to pull out the sweaters you put away last spring and welcome the return of fall.
Last spring, I went through my wardrobe, pulling things that were unflattering or unseasonal and chucking them all into the same box. I also "flipped" my hangers to mark any clothing that I didn't wear.
The only things I claimed from the box were two sweaters and a velvet jacket. I'm adding most of my "flipped" closet to the re-boxing as well. Some of the pants I can offer to my husband because I haven't bothered to shop in the women's sections since waistbands started dropping in the 90's.
I know that the common wisdom is to donate the clothing to charity, but unless I can get $200 consignment from that box, I'm better off upcycling everything into frankenclothing. And the stuff that I didn't wear this summer, I could probably tolerate it if I move into an area where the humidity doesn't make me suffer from claustrophobia when my shirt touches my body.
Has anyone else had better luck with their clothing and seasonal changeover?
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