Buying Big Clothes
Saturday, June 08, 2013
My weight is going down very nicely at 6.4# since the high on Monday. That's rather typical in the first week of a diet change, so no worries there. Besides, I was just coming off TOM as well.
So why did I buy the big clothes? It was something I was hoping to avoid, but I had a few things coming up for which I'll need to wear a business suit and nothing suitable in my closet that fit. I have a video interview with a recruiter on Monday. I'll be doing a shop on Tuesday for which I need to dress in Business Professional attire. And I will finally have my Torrance business license on June 18, and I have clients who want to come in.
So I looked around to see who was actually selling appropriate suits. Macy's had them, but they were too expensive for something that might fit for only a month or so. I looked online to see who else might have one. Kohl's was the only other store that had what I needed.
Fortunately, Kohl's sends me coupons on a regular basis, and I had just recently gotten one. It was one of their peel-off coupons. These coupons are generally for 30%, 20%, or 15% off everything. My most recent one turned out to be for 30% off. It also came with a bonus coupon for $5 off that could be combined with other offers. And the stuff I needed was currently marked down as well. Jackpot!
I ended up getting a suit suitable for interviews and client appointments for just under $50, including tax.