Buying clothes for my changing body
Friday, May 24, 2013
Moving sucks. OK, so getting a new place, redecorating, that sort of thing is fun. The packing, unpacking, moving boxes, going up stairs - THAT sucks. Admittedly, it doesn't suck as much at my current weight of 182 as it did when I moved out of my parents and weighed probably 240. I have a lot more energy now and can lift quite a bit more than I could. And stairs don't bug me so much.
But the thing I've found complicated with moving is the clothes situation. I've been going through clothes like mad - seems like every week, I put another shirt into the "Donate" pile because it is too big. I haven't bought any clothes to compensate, because I want to finish moving first, but it is in the future.
Shopping for me is weird. I keep gravitating to all these XL blouses and flowy shirts, which end up looking like circus tents on me - WAY TOO BIG. That's why I've had to bring my sister with me clothes shopping. She keeps me away from the XL's and the flowy shirts and tries to get me to pick clothes that show my form better.
But as I think of it, it feels so weird! I've been stuck in the Xl or Plus Size sections for so long, I don't even know how to find my size or even my style! I feel somewhat like a teenaged girl, figuring out her style and what looks good on her body. It's been a great experience, but it's kinda weird for an almost 30 year old!
For instance, take the size 12 jeans I mentioned earlier. I would NEVER thought I could fit into those. I was tempted not to even TRY. They were size 12's and I have NEVER as an adult fit into 12's. But I did - and they FIT! WOW!
This year has been full of so many changes - new body, new clothes, new apartment, new promotion. I am so happy to be alive and to be figuring out my body - even if I am almost 30!!