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Spring is coming, and I have nothing to wear!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I scraped through the holiday season with clothes that no longer fit. I wore the now too big satin pants with no belt loops to the work holiday party, praying they would stay up. I wore the red corduroy trousers to the casual work party, tightening my belt until the waist bunched up and I had to cover it with my sweater.

But not it's Spring and my special occasion outfits have gotten so big on me that I can't wear them in public. I can't even wear them at home.

My company is celebrating a big anniversary, and we are lucky enough to be invited to Las Vegas for a work/fun weekend. The party is at the end of March, and suddenly today I realized I Have Nothing To Wear.

The weekend will be a mix of work and pleasure, and I have one free afternoon that I plan to spend at the marvelous pool. There's a celebration party Saturday night.

I have work clothes since I've been replacing them while they get too big. I have some jeans that I bought this winter. But the last time I wore summer clothes I was almost 40 pounds heavier. I haven't worn a bathing suit for at least three years and 100 lbs ago. And my party clothes have been donated to charity.

Today I dug into the back of my closet and pulled out all my shorts and capri pants. It's still winter where I live, but Las Vegas in late March will be warm enough to wear shorts and capris. Almost all were way too big. I tried on my bathing suits and the results are the same. Who has ever had bathing suits that are too big? I can't possibly wear any of them in public, much less at a work event.

Today was a good day, despite the fact that I now have to buy at least one bathing suit, a party outfit, shorts and capri pants. I haven't even started thinking about T-shirts!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AMGIFF 4/28/2011 1:56PM

    Thanks, JJENZSLIM! It is a good problem to have, and I'm grateful I can be in this position. Since this blog post I have done some shopping and now have clothes to get through the summer. If all goes well, I'll need new clothes for this autumn.

Best of luck to you!

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JJENZSLIM 4/28/2011 12:16PM

    ....sounds like a fantastic problem to have!

Congrats on your progress and success and thank you for the inspiration!

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LILI777 4/25/2011 4:18AM

  I know how you feel. Since I've put on 40 pounds in three years I have five sizes of clothes in my tiny NYC closets. emoticon

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