Sunday, March 03, 2013
Buying clothes drove me psycho even before I started losing weight, and now it's even worse.
I have to admit that the weight coming off has made me more interested in clothing, but since I am still losing, I don't want to buy anything too expensive. I've been haunting the thrift stores, but it's just not cutting it for pants. I found two pairs last weekend, but my new jeans are cut low in the hips, which might be the current fashion, but it drives me psycho! They show my underwear and I always want to haul them up to where they "should" be. I need Mom jeans! I was going to wait to buy a pair in Palm Springs (clothing is much cheaper in the States) when I am there the first week of April, but I'm not sure I can wait.
The flip side of my psychosity is dresses. I love dresses and I want to buy a whole bunch of them to flatter my new figure, but, again, they are expensive and I am still losing weight! Plus, thrift stores are woefully short of dresses - I don't think most women love them like I do. Most of the ones I find in my size are maxi dresses which I don't like. There seems to be some kind of mentality in the dressmakers that means the bigger the woman, the longer the dress needs to be. I wore maxi dresses for years, because that's all I could find in my size, now I want dresses that show my legs (just below the knee, I know I'm not 19 any more!) Shorter dresses are also cooler in the summer.
I have a feeling that I am going to buy quite a few dresses this year, even though I spent part of the weekend packing up some dresses to give to charity. I bought them last year after I lost 20 lbs, and now they are just too big to wear!
Okay, it's expensive, but it's fun!!!