Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Today I decided to spend some money on me and buy some much needed clothing. I am going to Disney World next week with my friend and her daughter and I need summer clothes.
I really haven't been able to go clothes shopping since I was laid off. I have been able to get a couple of pieces here and there but it isn't much.
On Wednesdays the local thrift store has the whole store 50% off.
I went early and started to find clothes. I was there for about 2 hours.
I tried on shorts, jeans, tops, and dresses. Some of the stuff fit me perfectly and some other stuff didn't. It was a huge NSV for me because I did not get upset if a particular size did not fit. I can fit in to a size 4 pair of jeans but according to Ann Taylor I better look for an 8. The old me would have been very upset by this.
The new me moved on and found a different pair to try on.
Now I know, I will never be able to wear a size 4 dress because I do not have a size 4 chest. I can wear a size 10 in that department. I am ok with it. None of the dresses I tried on fit. Better luck next time. It was hard finding items in my size. (I know I won't get much sympathy for that one...hehe)
There were tons of 10-12. I wish I had known this when I was that size.
Overall, I had a lot of fun. There was a lot of trial and error since I am looking for clothes that actually fit. I had to relearn how to dress my body. I have learned it is better to get something that fits and flatters rather than to settle for any size. I still have a hard time with this because I still see myself as chubby and tend to buy things that are a little too big. I would buy clothes that were a 2x even though I wasn't that size. I'm still learning...baby steps. For the first time in my life I was able to find and wear designer labels. I know it is a little vain...but it made me happy. I'm also thrilled for the first time since I started going with them to Disney World I will be wearing all women's clothes. Yes, I wore men's shorts and shirts because they were comfy. Now I am finding women's clothes that fit. You know what? They are comfy too.