Wow! Shopping can be fun!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
I still get a thrill when I go to a clothing store and walk right by the plus size section. While I technically still fit into Women's sizes (I'm a size 14), the Women's size 14 is just a little bit too big for me.
I'm in normal sizes now, and it's such a pleasure. Although I sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the choices - we don't have such a large selection in the Plus-size departments!
This weekend we had a neighborhood-wide yard sale, and as so often happens, we ended up buying almost as much from each other as we sold. I'm not entirely sure anything actually left the neighborhood, it all just moved around.
But one of my purchases was special. My upstairs neighbor brought out some of her beautiful clothes that no longer fit her, and several of us tried them on. At first I hung back, thinking there was no way anything would fit, but a gorgeous coat caught my eye. Holding my breath, I tried it on, and it fit! Not only did it fit me perfectly, several other of my friends had tried it on but it was too small for them. Wow! I'm actually smaller than these women, when I used to be much larger. Wow!
Buying this coat was such a triumph, as well as being economical. I have to replace most of my outerwear as winter approaches, and it's going to be expensive. But now I have a lovely, warm coat and I didn't spend too much. And it fits!
For anyone reading this who needs motivation, look forward to the day when you can try on clothes and they actually fit. Shopping can become fun again.