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I always forget the NSVs....

Monday, May 13, 2013

Last Monday I had to go pick up my bridesmaid dress from my aunt's house (my fitting is this Saturday, but for the pickup I just wanted to Get It Done already).

While I was down there (~40 minutes south) I decided to take care of some errands - exchanging some Spanx for a smaller size (woo) and exchanging a jacket I have an almost identical one of at the LB there since there isn't one closer to me.

While I was there I tried on some skirts for a "backyard"/casual wedding in July, but they all cut me off really weird. Did not love them. So I just didn't buy anything and am saving my store credit for later.

But as I left I looked in the window of NY and Company and went, "Hmmmm.... I wonder....."

Yep. I tried on Regular People Clothes. emoticon

Size XL! Stretchy. But still!!! XL in a Regular People Store! I can almost taste it.....

The dress was cute, the problem was the color. One was light pink. Because it is stretchy, the pattern of my bra was clearly visible through the fabric. NEXT! The other one was a cherry blossom/kimono type pattern. I just didn't like it enough to buy it, and it was mostly black. I want something more summery for the wedding.


The other one was, for the first time in as long as I can remember, I caught glimpses of myself from the side - candid, not sucking it in, just walking down the street like normal, reflection in the windows and didn't hate it. This was last weekend visiting family, walking to Penn Station. Usually I hate my posture and my stomach and everything about me; now I actually don't hate the way I look. Straight on in the mirror, sucking it in and arranging my clothes Just So was the only way I ever looked at myself. So getting that glance of what I look like to most people most of the time, either in a picture or an accidental store window side view, was shocking and negative. Now I'm like... hey, I look okay! go me! I look just as cute in side view as I do in Ideal Mirror View. emoticon

And just for fun, fun with paint shop:

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    1734 days ago
    Yayyyyyyyyy for "regular people clothes"!!!!!! LOL... that is very exciting. I know this might be TMI but I cannot wait to buy regular people underwear. heehee.... I have been in LB undies FOREVER so getting into some regular people undies will be nice. Your pics look FANTASTIC. You're on your way lady.
    1736 days ago
    You look awesome. I'm so happy for you.
    1741 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    The pictures look great! You are so totally getting an hourglass shape! You can do ARE doing it!
    1741 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    Those are great NSVs and if you keep doing all these healthy lifestyle changes- there are more to come! Best wishes!
    1742 days ago
    Yep. Mirror lives, lol. Hubs gave me $ for new clothes for mothers day. I actually FIT in some really cute jeans in colors! Even with being "bad" and gaining back a bit. But, the point was, they fit! Awesome!

    I probably would have loved the pink dress (pink is my favorite color-NOT singer). But you need something you LIKE! (Doenst hurt if husby likes it, either!)


    1743 days ago
  • MINEA999
    I couldn't even imagine being able to shop in a regular person's store. It's a foreign concept for me. But thanks for telling me what it's like!

    You rock.
    1745 days ago
    emoticon The transition to "regular people clothes" from Lane Bryant and Torrid was really weird for me. I waited too long and wore baggy clothes -- enjoy the shopping!
    1745 days ago
    emoticon Amazing job! emoticon
    1745 days ago
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