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Clothes: driving me Psycho!

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!!!
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    I know what you mean about dresses! I find my cheep jeans at Walmart! I'm tall, but they have them to my waist! The dresses I get from Ross & Goodwill & take them up, even if I have to hand sew them! It is worth it for me to not wear maxi's anymore! Not sure you have those stores there, or not! Inexpensive!

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

    *~LIGHT emoticon
    1803 days ago
    I was going to suggest Old Navy, but someone beat me to it!

    While I'm not crazy about their business practices, they are my go-to store to find clothing that fits while I'm losing weight!
    1805 days ago
    I agree this can be frustrating. I've found that Old Navy sells dresses and skirts for a fairly low price and if you shop online, it doesn't cost anything to return them. Last year, I bought 6 skirts for around $100 in total, which I considered a very good deal.

    They have dresses as well. Also, I usually splurge on one new outfit in the spring. It usually lasts me until the end of summer and so it's not wasted money.

    Good luck and Congrats on all you've lost so far.
    1816 days ago
    I work at a thrift store on Saturdays & I love finding a pair of jeans that fit or a polyester top (which I found this past Saturday) And our thrift is in a little touristy town so we get some nice donations. But I'm with you...those silly low cut jeans & high cut tops are for the young & svelt, not shapely grammas like me! LOL
    Good luck with your shopping. Congratulations on the weight loss!
    1817 days ago
    Be a DAREDEVIL emoticon buy "special" underwear to fit the low cut jeans - ya might just like it emoticon
    1817 days ago
    Hear you on the clothes. Do you ever shop Rosses Dress For Less in Bellingham (actually I prefer to go a little further south on the I5)? I have had some success finding great dresses there for a decent price. Now I do have to admit that the last bit they have had a lot of the maxi look which I'm not into either. It seems to be the fashion.
    All the best on finding some new clothes which fit perfectly.
    1817 days ago
    I wish you well on your hunt for clothing. It is a bit frustrating when you are still losing weight, but hey... one of these days you will have achieved your goal and will be able to buy those pretty dresses.
    1817 days ago
    Dear JMouse,

    Sounds like you have some good ideas about how to take care of yourself! Don't let clothes make you crazy, just keep looking! Sometimes it's a good idea to have a seamstress (or tailor) help you "resize" things (maybe? it's just a thought)!!

    Good luck as you continue on your weight loss journey! All the best!
    Riisa emoticon
    1817 days ago
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