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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 didnít 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, itís 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, itís been many, many years since Iíve 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clothes in that size are long gone and well frankly, good riddance because those clothes probably would look a little outdated.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 ďinspiration clothingĒ doesnít necessarily do much for the inspiration if youíre 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 Iím 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 donít 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.

Itís official. Iím building another wardrobe. Itís small now, but I look forward to wearing the clothing items I have now acquired.

The sad thing is, from here on out, Iíll probably have to find somewhere else to buy my clothing. Iíd 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 Iím 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 Ė you know, the whole happy tears thing. But I think Iíll save the water works for after the shopping and the celebration!

I feel it already Ė itís going to happen!


The clothes I bought the other day to add to my sized 22/24 or 2X wardrobe!
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CATHERINETP 5/19/2013 2:36PM

    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...

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GOPINTOS 11/10/2012 1:23PM

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Thanks for sharing!

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JUSTLLAMA 11/10/2012 2:42AM

    Sounds like some great inspiration without going too overboard. Great idea!

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ASHBUG1 11/9/2012 7:15PM

    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
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