Faux Pas and Underwear
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Over the last few weeks I have been working on reducing my amount of clutter, raising a little cash, cleaning things up by sorting through what I have and selling or giving away some of the rest. That sorting has included my stash of clothes. I have clothes for every size I have ever been. I no longer have the space to hold them all and it is weighing me down in so many ways. Instead of focusing on the recriminations of the tiny jeans - I am keeping only what I can fit into today or will be wearing within 5-10 pounds from now.
The other day I was getting ready for work and found a white pair of pants that I have had and are very comfy but I have not been able to fit into them for a while.....and guess what? They fit!! Still a bit snugger around the waist then what I would have liked ....but they fit. I was so excited that I found a black sweater with white trim. The sweater is a bit long (can cover the butt) with a cute empire waist - hid the flaws of going from elastic waist clothing to non-elastic waist clothing...feeling good....looking good.
So later that day at work, one of my coworkers started telling me and several others that she was talking to another coworker about the faux pas of wearing white before Memorial Day and after Labor Day - and low and behold - I walk by and .....drum roll.....my sweater had raised in the back and she could see what color undies I had on that day. I thanked her for letting me know and mentioned at least you can tell I was wearing undies and laughed with everyone. But what I really wanted to say was "DO I care???? NOOOOOO! I have not been able to wear these pants for sooooooo long and I am thrilled about even getting my periwinkle blue undied butt into these pants!!"
Later she apologized if she had offended me - and I brushed it off as no big deal. Because you see ....it was no big deal. Her idea of what I was wearing was a fashion faux pas where I saw what I was wearing as a sign of victory in this new healthy life.
So for the rest of the day - I pulled my sweater down when I rose from my seat - but I celebrated inside - dancing in my white pants with periwinkle colored butt showing.