Sunday, December 04, 2011
Spent time today power shopping, I mean power walking....!
Have a great outside mall near buy and spent time checking out the clearance rack in almost every store. Had a Paleo lunch, got my hair cut and highlighted, and baby got a new pair of boots!
While it was fun trying on clothes from the clearance rack and fitting into smaller sizes, I realize how quickly I've taken off the first 30, how quickly my size is changing and that I'm not done!
I work in a conservative industry (need to wear business professional clothes), but am not in an office regularly. So my clothes strategy through this winter is as follows:
- I found 4 beautiful long skirts in interesting fabrics/patterns with - ready... Elastic waists! I bought them as small as possible for now and know they will not only fit well through many pounds if weight loss, but can be easily altered at the dry cleaners this winter if necessary.
- Next, I purchased knit 'shells' in solids referencing one of the colors from the skirt I wanted to highlight (Taupe, brick red, turquoise, and two basic blacks).
- All of the skirts have black in them, so the only piece I'll need to keep purchasing is a beautifully tailored black suit jacket.
- Finally, I bought a fabulous pair of black boots that will look stunning under the skirts!
Put it all under a dress/trench coat and all you might need are scarf, gloves, and umbrella and your ready for anything your business or mother nature might through at you!
So that's my secret to saving