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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I've been watching "What Not to Wear" this week since one season came out on Netflix, plus there's a game on facebook, "Sorority Life" which is like playing paper dolls and I make my little woman fashionable.

This makes me think about my wardrobe. I had some great clothes when I was on the top of my weight. I was there long enough to gain enough pieces to look good in, even though that is harder when one is fat, I just clearance shopped the "fat girl" stores for long enough to have enough nice clothes that I actually got compliments on. I was really sad when I had to get rid of a great bright top that fit me well at the time I purchased it and was fun.

I've been working on "transitional" clothes for so long that I figured I'd be in medium by now, instead of stuck in large for so long. I have one pair of decent fitting jeans and a lot of plain t-shirts. Not so fashionable as I used to be and the things I do have that are decent looking are in fabrics that don't breathe, so I'm less likely to wear them.

So I don't feel as sexy as I used to in the clothes I have. How much plainer can I get in just some t-shirts? I feel like I'm the gawky teenager working through growth spurts and not fitting right into anything.

I've been stuck in this range for so long that I actually have a completely new wardrobe, but not necessarily a flattering one. I need to work on always buying things that work well for my body and flatter my assets whenever I get new pieces. No more plain t-shirts should jump in my cart. I've been going to Target for too many pieces and since they only have style for teenagers, I'll never find things for my body. It's time to start looking into clothes stores again.

No matter what size we're in, we should always look good in our clothes. Make sure to pick out pieces that flatter your body. Try things on, if it doesn't look good on you at the store, it won't flatter you out in full light either. Some stores you'll only find one item and as long as you have your basics set up, you should be able to throw together a whole wardrobe by the time you've gotten home.

It's time to look hot again!

Today's Holidays: Face Your Fears Day, Tube Top Day, American Touch Tag Day, National Fluffernutter Day and National Pierogi Day.
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  • BRENDA_G50
    The thing I enjoyed most after losing almost 20 lbs was being able to go shopping in my own closet again for FREE. Granted styles have changed, but, as long as I like how they look on me and I'm comfortable...I can deal with it. Guess I'm at the age that I don't care what other people think...I wear what I want to wear. Love scrubs!!! My EMS best friend (who has since passed away) started me wearing them and told me once I started I wouldn't want to wear anything else...she was right. emoticon
    1623 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/9/2013 11:07:00 AM
    Wouldn't it be great if we could all just go on that show and they could "fix" out wardrobes. I also try to follow their advice, but the clothes that really fit I find are not comfortable. I guess I'm just too used to wearing things that are really too big for me. In the past I wore things bigger so they wouldn't cling and I I thought if they were bigger they would hide certain areas. Now everything is just baggy and if something actually fits close to my body I feel too exposed.... or something like that. It's such a conundrum!! Not to mention, it's very expensive to go into the store in which I'd really like to shop and the stores that would carry clothes that would flatter me. emoticon I do have some things that I have been cinching at the waist with belts etc and have been dressing up more drab clothes with a flashy scarf or a nice piece of jewelry and it draws the attention to those areas which seem to work until I win the lottery of something like that!! Occasionally there are good finds at thrift stores so that's a place to keep looking. But I definitely agree with you it's time to get out of those plain t-shirts of baggy clothes. It's high time to be fashionable and make ourselves look and more importantly feel pretty. It does so much for your self esteem when you love the way you look!! Keep shopping. Would love to see a new picture when you find that "hot" outfit emoticon !!
    1623 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    I have enjoyed watching What Not To Wear over their run on TV. It looks so easy when they do the picking and point out what looks good on their guest of the week. Then not always so easy when the guest goes out to shop alone. I also think sometimes the hosts put sown these people way more than necessary--hense effect for the show I suppose. This last year is interesting with more chances of getting extra money for wardrobe. I try to dress well when going out in public and for functions here at the coopertive, just throw less fitted clothes if staying home for the day.
    1623 days ago
    I am lucky that I still have a wardrobe of smaller clothes that I am working my way down to. I never buy things that I don't really like anymore, as I have the basics. I do try to find clothes for special occasions, when I don't have one scheduled, as when there is something special happening, I can never find anything I like. I also love to shop at garage sales, thrift shops, and discount stores like Ross (my Favorite). Some people just buy something and then wear it once and get rid of it. If I like it, I may get a bargain. I have bought several pairs of jeans that way--maybe they shrunk in the wash for the person that was selling them, but they fit me fine!
    1623 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    I am in an in-between stage right now too. I have one pair of pants that fit..the rest I have to safety pin up! Trying not to buy anything new right now. As fast as I am losing I don't want to have to buy two new wardrobes in less than 6 months!!!!

    Congrats on realizing that you deserve to look good though!!!! Get you some pretty things and rock them!!!

    1623 days ago
  • KAREN608
    Since I don't drive, buying clothes in a store has not been an option, and in our town, slim pickings. I've never been interested in clothes and with no clothes closet and one dresser maybe that is a good thing for now. I hope to live in a bigger place someday when I am smaller. So there is hope for the future.
    1624 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/8/2013 1:33:43 PM
  • JENNHAS118
    I love What Not also. I have also tried to listen to what they say & try to buy things that give me "shape". Not an easy thing to do! Good luck
    1624 days ago
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