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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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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 4/1/2013 1:18PM

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KABMPH 4/1/2013 12:24PM

    I am thin and trying on clothes is very often very trying! I love What Not to Wear, too. It really teaches me that no matter what my size or shape, I need to find things that look good on. And you can only know that by TRYING.

Can't wait to see a picture once your new shirt fits perfectly!

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/1/2013 11:15AM

    How different clothes shopping is when in 'regular' sizes! emoticon

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KAYLOU6 4/1/2013 11:11AM

    Black is still my favorite color, in fact I'm about to write a blog regarding the color, black. Congrats on the wrap fitting, I know you looked and felt fantastic wearing it.....I'll take those kind of surprises any day... anytime! Happy for you!!

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LEWILL1982 4/1/2013 10:22AM

    I've discovered shopping with no goal in mind is the way to shop. When I go out for something specific I tend to end up up disappointed and frustrated. Great job spending the time trying things on. That's the only way to learn what suits you. Something a coworker of mine always says "you dont know what you dont know, until you dont know it." It's kind of the same thing with shopping, we dont know what works or what doesnt work until we spend the time just trying things on. Way to go! So happy you bought the blouse!

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INSPIRISTA 4/1/2013 9:47AM

    This was so great to read! Thank you so much for your wisdom and excellent example of self-acceptance! emoticon

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    Fun Day!

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ABQSUE 4/1/2013 7:24AM

    Thanks for the inspiration. Even when I try things on, I end up returning stuff because once I get it home, it doesn't work. Reading that many people have the same problem makes me feel better and makes me want to keep trying.
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WATERDIAMONDS 4/1/2013 7:09AM

    how great you must feel, not only to have found a nice blouse that is very close to fitting but also to have enjoyed this shopping trip so much more than the last--taking the pressure off really does work wonders, doesn't it?

When you get your new wardrobe all set, we'll be right here ready for your pixes!!
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SATCHMO99 4/1/2013 6:58AM

    Glad you tried on the lovely wrap top, and bought it. We so often stick to the old ways, which we've outgrown (there should be a word for "ungrown"?).

Are you taking outgrown stuff to the goodwill, too?

I like the last cartoon.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/31/2013 10:51PM

    That sounds like a fun trip! Glad you enjoyed trying things on and getting a different kind of style shirt. :) Yeah, I think everybody goes through more rejects; bodies are so differently shaped, you could have a supposedly perfect body and still find that certain styles of clothes just aren't flattering on you. Enjoy your new stuff! :)

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JAMER123 3/31/2013 10:13PM

    How neat that you are finding clothes that are a new style for you!!
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    Sounds like you had fun!

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GARDENCHRIS 3/31/2013 8:53PM

    good for you!

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MCFITZ2 3/31/2013 8:29PM

    K-mart was one of the stores I loved to shop at. They had the proportions of hip to waist right for my body shape. Was very said they closed our local store. Congratulations for stepping out of your comfort zone and trying on a new look.

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 3/31/2013 7:20PM

    emoticon I frequent Goodwill and Salvation Army often I find brandname clothes, When our shapes are changing these bargains are great to make us feel beautiful on a budget.

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DIANNEMT 3/31/2013 4:24PM

    Shopping when you are "just looking" is the best!! And Good will or any thrift store is the place to shop!

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PENOWOK 3/31/2013 3:46PM

    I love your thinking! Cartoons are wonderful!

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INAFFIT319 3/31/2013 2:57PM

    Sounds like great fun! Enjoy that new top emoticon

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FIRECOM 3/31/2013 2:34PM

    Feel good, eh? I thought I would never fit into a 34" pant, but I am there.

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GRIZ1GIRL 3/31/2013 1:49PM

    Happy Easter!

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SUSIEMT 3/31/2013 1:12PM

    Yea you Pixie! It is what it is and isn't it nice to be able to decide what you look good in and not being critical of yourself. Good job! I think you will have just as much fun at Goodwill as with any other store in town. Woo Hoo to you!

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JOANNHUNT 3/31/2013 12:37PM

    YOU GO GIRL. WE WON'T KNOW WHAT IS FOR US UNTIL WE TRY DIFFERENT THINGS AND WOW YES. HAPPY EASTER

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TRIXIETEXAS 3/31/2013 12:13PM

    Good for you! I'm glad you had a fun experience. And I love Stacy and Clinton!

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JILLYBEAN3628 3/31/2013 12:11PM

    This is the most awesome thing I've read in a while -- while going shopping with my daughter to cute-girl-clothes stores, I'm often called in to the changing room to help her choose. I end up sitting on the bench facing the mirror and realizing how absolutely hopeless it is for me to even think of trying those things on...how my clothes shopping is always buying the largest size available and not trying on until I get home.

I've just started my program, but it's blogs like yours that give me the confidence and hope that I will be able to pick and choose at any rack in any store and try them on with pride.

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PATRICIAANN46 3/31/2013 11:04AM

  Hi Pixie........
Good for YOU!!!!! And, emoticon for an uplifting blog.

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  good blog

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/31/2013 10:44AM

    as usual great blog love.are you going to post a photo of you in the blouse?it sounds lovely.have a nice easter lovetake care and keep smiling

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DANIE0677 3/31/2013 10:43AM

    emoticon emoticon Whle working at Marshalls I often work the fitting room. Your right even the smallest and thinnest ladies do have the same trouble. They also try on about ten or twenty different things and only keep one. I love your attitude and approach. I guess the bottom line is don't go with the intention of getting a particular thing. It really took the pressure off you.

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