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Trying On Clothes at KMart

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Saturday, March 30, 2013



Today is day 39 of my current streak!

Last week I wrote a blog about going shopping for a cardigan sweater. You'd think that buying a simple sweater would be easy...but it wasn't! I got a little overwhelmed with the experience. So many different colors, sizes and styles! I had wanted to get a cardigan in a pretty Spring color, but I ended up going right to my old comfort zone and getting a black one! Oh well, black is basic, and will go with anything, so it was a good purchase.

Yesterday while out for a walk with my son, I bumped into a neighbor. She is an older woman, 85 years old. I've known her for almost 20 years now. Anyway, she mentioned that she was getting ready to go to Kmart, and asked if I'd like to go with her. So I went home to get my purse and to change my clothes, and then off we went. I didn't need to buy anything, so I just went along for the ride.

Once we got to Kmart, she headed off for the housewares department. I decided to look at the clothes. Even though I didn't have any money, I wanted to look at cardigan sweaters again. While I was looking at the sweaters, I also checked out some other clothes. I found a couple of really cute blouses and some pants, in both misses and plus. Since my friend is famous for being a super slow shopper, I knew I had plenty of time to kill...so I decided to try some clothes on!

I think the fact that I wasn't actually planning to purchase anything really took the pressure off, and made the experience kind of fun! I thought of Stacy and Clinton from my fave show, What Not To Wear, and started trying to put together some outfits.

Some of those outfits I put together were pretty awful, but some of them were actually nice! Some of the clothes were too big, and some were too small...but instead of thinking badly about myself for the clothes that didn't fit, I just brushed it off and tried a different size. I even found one shirt on the clearance rack for just 99 cents that was nice. It was sort of a wrap style shirt with a V neck (not too low) and a colorful print. It looked kind of small, though. It was in the Misses section and was a size XL. It was so unlike the kind of tops I normally buy. Usually I go for something loose and shapeless! This was definitely not loose and shapeless! In addition to the wrap styling of it, it also had a little peplum and a side zipper. I didn't think it would fit me, but I decided to try it on anyway...and it fit! A LITTLE snug, but nothing that losing 5 pounds or so wouldn't take care of. I tried on a little shrug style cardigan over it, and it looked good on me! So I decided to buy the shirt, since it was so cheap.

I tried on lots of clothes, including styles that I would never have tried on before, and I found out a little bit of what works for me and what doesn't. There were more "rejects" than successes, but you know what? I think even thin women go through that when they shop for clothes. Not everything is going to look or fit perfectly. You just have to keep trying things on.



Anyway, my friend finally finished her shopping, and we headed to the checkout lanes. I had to borrow from her in order to buy that 99 cent shirt, since I didn't have any money on me, lol.

She is planning to go to Good Will next week or the week after, and I'm going with her. I think that would be a good place for me to buy a few clothes for now, while I'm still working towards getting to my goal size.






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LESLIE2561 4/23/2013 7:14PM

    I love to find cute clothes at low prices.

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SANDYLH1 4/22/2013 5:27PM

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ISABELLE31 4/22/2013 12:38PM

    Thank you for this. I've come to look forward to your posts--not just for your thoughts (which often mirror mine), but for the images you include. emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 4/21/2013 12:09PM

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WHOVIAN3 4/19/2013 10:59AM

    self acceptance for me is so hard...but i am working on it!!

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KARLIGORGEOUS26 4/8/2013 12:16PM

    Love your blogs! emoticon

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LYNNWANNABE 4/8/2013 4:23AM

    Good blog, enjoyed reading it and can't wait to go shopping for sizes that I can fit into! (Kmart, IS my favorite clothing store for the bigger sizes, they have some cute clothing!)

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CATHEMARIE 4/7/2013 9:31PM

    So cool! I can totally relate ~ glad you had a POSITIVE shopping experience. I'm almost ready to head for Goodwill too.

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IMEMINE1 4/7/2013 8:21AM

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MICKEYH 4/7/2013 1:07AM

    Like the sound of your new 99 cent shirts. I found some cardigan that can wear 9 different way, so they say..it was a designer clothes and I loved it and the idea of you can change around to wear so many deferent ways. But the price were outrages.( At least for me.) it was 99 dollars. I wish it was 99 cent.(*^^*) your shirts sounded like that cardigan I found in online. You are so good in finding stuff. Good luck on clothes hunting next week!!

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/5/2013 2:03PM

    Glad you had a good shopping day. A shirt for .99 is quite a find. emoticon Sometimes those spur of the moment trips are truly the best. You are right about trying things on. Things look very different on the rack than on our bodies. Sometimes we rule items out too quickly. Thanks for sharing.

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BKNOCK 4/5/2013 9:40AM

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Wow .99 cents for a shirt is pretty darn cheap!

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GRAMPIAN 4/4/2013 4:21PM

  Enjoyed this!

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CAMSEDGE 4/3/2013 12:13PM

    Life is just fun sometimesl

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YULLABELLE 4/3/2013 9:59AM

    emoticon You worked hard to get where you are and you should be proud of the hard work because it has made you a strong, healthier, more vibrant person. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMANDACOETZER 4/3/2013 7:06AM

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SHARIKAYE 4/3/2013 2:27AM

    Yay! for you! What a huge step considering how much you dislike shopping. And look how much you discovered about yourself!! It had to be fun!

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BKLYNDIVA 4/3/2013 12:33AM

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RUDITUDI2000 4/3/2013 12:04AM

    Sweet!! emoticon

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ALIHIKES 4/3/2013 12:02AM

    Thanks Pixie for sharing your shopping experience! You made shopping an adventure -- and you had success!

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LUCKY8GAL 4/2/2013 9:28PM

    emoticon Great blog!

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SOFT_VAL67 4/2/2013 8:16PM

    i hope one day that shopping will be fun, when i can actually find something i can wear

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FISHER011 4/2/2013 7:09PM

    Thanks for sharing your shopping experience Pixie-so much fun to read!
Congrats on your 99 cents deal! I love deals emoticon


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SUECHRIS50 4/2/2013 4:32PM

    THE GOODWILL ROCKS!I LOVE SHOPPING THERE.AT LEAST YOU DONT SPEND A FORTUNE ON CLOTHES.I FOUND BRAND NEW NIKE SHOES FOR $8,ALMOST NEW JEANS$5 AND 3 WORKOUT OUTFITS FOR $21..WOOHOO!!IS'NT IT GREAT TO GET SO MUCH FOR SO LITTLE?

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KAB7801 4/2/2013 1:35PM

    Thanks. I'm headed to goodwill

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KALEWINE 4/2/2013 1:02PM

    Sounds fun!

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KA_JUN 4/2/2013 10:09AM

    Great blog! Goodwill has been very useful for me while transitioning into more appropriately sized clothing. Sometimes it's hard to realize how much change is going on until you try something that no longer fits! Great job! emoticon

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JODYELLEN57 4/2/2013 7:49AM

    Wonderful! Isn't it a good feeling? Losing and saving at the same time. Tremendous! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIFETIMER54 4/2/2013 5:46AM

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EATVEGAN 4/2/2013 3:04AM

    That sounds like a good way to decide what your style is, too. If you're like me, anything to cover up has been my style for way too long. The guy from Project Runway says a big mistake is wearing clothes too loose as it puts the appearance of more weight on us. Eeeewie!

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_CYNDY55_ 4/2/2013 1:43AM

    Have the emoticon Time emoticon Shopping and Trying on Clothes!
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GIGI4AUSTIN 4/1/2013 11:15PM

    Great Blog! Thanks for sharing!

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STLADEE 4/1/2013 10:13PM

    Yes DEF check out Goodwill I racked up on work pants at a local thrift store 8 pairs of pants and a jacket for $48 brands like Ann Loft, Eddie Bauer and dockers!

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CANDEE412 4/1/2013 7:22PM

    I have bought lot of clothes from the Goodwill. I truly love shopping for clothes. Congrat on you weight lost.

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MARYGOLD5 4/1/2013 6:52PM

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1935MARY 4/1/2013 6:23PM

    This was awesome. I liked the last cartoon. Thanks. I go to goodwill too because until I lose the weight I want I don't want to spend allot of money on new things ,unless it is a bargain like you found.

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JUNEAU2010 4/1/2013 6:17PM

    Love it!

The thrift shops here are way too expensive for me, but, I hope I can go shopping soon!

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DRB13_1 4/1/2013 5:48PM

    so wonderful that you were trying new styles - never know how something might highlight a "good" feature of the shrinking you and the extra boost of getting something cheery as well as comfortable. I remember when Coach Nicole mentioned making the DVDs and how they fit her into items 2 sizes too small so they would look good on the tape - while that's not what we'd wear "out" it might be fun once in a while to try on the too small knowing that we have a goal to make it fit
And you never know what bargains you might find "at the thrift store"

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SCRAPBECCA 4/1/2013 5:34PM

    You have no idea how much I needed to read this today emoticon !

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SAWYERPATTI 4/1/2013 4:34PM

    Awesome. Think fitted jackets and wrap tops! Congrats! emoticon

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NEWMEN2013 4/1/2013 4:10PM

    What a blessing to read just a little of your journey to self-acceptance and health. It sounds like you have a wonderful attitude and I'm assure will be much more successful as a result.
I'm hopefully headed to the outlet mall in a little bit and this may just motivate me to try some new styles while there. When I married 20 years ago i wore a size 10; shorter skirts and tighter shirts were the norm. Now that I'm 20 years older and 50 lbs heavier, I tend to favor loose and shapeless! I'm sure my hubby would like me to dress a little more like I used to so maybe I'll reward my losses to date with a new style!

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DOTTY7267 4/1/2013 4:09PM

    Wonderful story, and a great way to share time with a senior neighbor, they need to share company with others too.

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NEEDBU66 4/1/2013 3:34PM

    Great story! I also like Goodwill. There, I said it.

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KRISSYDUNN 4/1/2013 2:55PM

    So glad this time around was a good experience. emoticon If you have a Hospice thrift shop near you they often have good clothes at very low prices.

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BRAVELUTE 4/1/2013 1:25PM

    At this point, I vote for Dillards. You deserve something with some style. And they quite often have a 90% off rack!! I'm so proud of you for trying on some new styles, not getting hung up on the size, and just plain being brave to get out there!!

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SWEET_CAROLYN 4/1/2013 1:24PM

    Very excellent! I love that feeling when something on the rack fits - especially something you didn't think you'd ever be able to wear!

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