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Preparing for the best: Building my future wardrobe!

Friday, November 09, 2012

One of the highlights of my recent weight loss is getting to raid my spare closet for smaller-sized clothing.

But now as I am gradually shrinking from a size 30/32 to a 26/28, I find myself thinking ahead to the future. I have a full wardrobe a size down because it was only a few years ago that I was wearing it and I didn’t get a rid of most anything I had at the time as I gained the weight I am losing now.

Ah, but what about this future? Well, it’s the future where I am thinking about when I start to gradually shrink into a 22/24 from a 26/28. What do I do then? After all, it’s been many, many years since I’ve been that small, and I only had a couple items in my closet that I bought as inspiration clothing years ago. My old clothes in that size are long gone and well frankly, good riddance because those clothes probably would look a little outdated.

Anyway, it turns out that have a piece or two of “inspiration clothing” doesn’t necessarily do much for the inspiration if you’re not doing well with weight loss.

But now that I am doing well, I want more than a piece or two of inspiration clothing. I want a wardrobe to shrink into.

So now as I’m looking ahead to that time, and the local plus-sized clothing retailer is going out of business, I decided to get to the business of shopping before it was too late.

Turns out the racks don’t quite contain the clothing items I had hoped to find, or the level of closeout prices that I expected at this point, but I managed to find a few pieces to add to my 22/24 or 2X wardrobe.

It’s official. I’m building another wardrobe. It’s small now, but I look forward to wearing the clothing items I have now acquired.

The sad thing is, from here on out, I’ll probably have to find somewhere else to buy my clothing. I’d be happy about that if the reason I was looking to buy clothing elsewhere was because I had finally entered the land of normal sizes, but I’m stilling wearing plus-sized clothing and will be for at least a little while, while I shrink my middle, and everywhere else, for that matter.

When that happens, the day I can enter a store that specializes in normal-sized clothing will be a day I celebrate. That will probably be a day I cry too – you know, the whole happy tears thing. But I think I’ll save the water works for after the shopping and the celebration!

I feel it already – it’s going to happen!

The clothes I bought the other day to add to my sized 22/24 or 2X wardrobe!
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    Well done, you! I had a 'spree' in my multi-sized spare wardrobe today...! I've been fortunate enough to have kept a lot of clothes for the next 4 (!) sizes down! Some I've been in in a couple of years ago and others have been waiting more than a decade. However, I have put on a few things and decided that the crossover from late thirties to forty have affected the suitability of these clothes!
    I made a huge mistake in the size I am just slimming out of by assuming that I would be in this size for a while and buying a LOT of clothes...
    1769 days ago
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    1955 days ago

    Thanks for sharing!


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    1959 days ago
    Sounds like some great inspiration without going too overboard. Great idea!
    1960 days ago
    hey thats great and something to really look forward to. maybe as the money is there you can pick up an item to add but don;t go over board because before long you will be shrinking out of that size too
    best of luck to you emoticon
    1960 days ago
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