The good thing is: I don't mind shopping at consignment shops or Goodwill (charity store) right now. #1 You can find some good stuff there cheap and #2 I know I'm not going to stay this size so there's no sense spending a lot of money on clothes. Until I get to goal weight. Woohoo!
Treacle, when I was still looking for work, I ended up, half the time, taking safety pins and pinning up the bottom hems of my pant suits (I don't sew, and thought it was silly to take a suit to a seamstress when I knew I wouldn't be keeping it). Always wore heels, too, otherwise I was dragging the cuffs on the ground.
Right now I am out of bigger stuff and don't even know if what I have could fit you (I don't know UK vs. American sizes). But there will be more at some point; I'm losing 200 lbs. and still have over 70 to go. :)
I must admit - that the one big downside to being redundant and losing weight -
I can't afford new clothes as I shrink!!
I have lost nearly 2 stone in 6 weeks. I am lucky that I had kept some of my clothes from when I was a bit smaller so I do have some things.
I have dropped from a uk size 24 to a size 18 !! Also from a uk size 46D in bras to a size 40B !! Not bad in 6 weeks.
Apart from some new bras and knickers which I won't wear second hand - I have raided charity stores and ebay.
It is going to be tough though as I have 2 suits for interviews - 1 is a uk 24 and dosen't fit at all the other is a uk 16 and not quite into it yet. I hope I can fit into it by the time I get my next interview otherwise I may have to go in just black trousers and top!!
Sizes seem to be mainly 22W for blazers and 26W for pants. Boiled wool jackets are all over the place: XL, 1X and 2X. Plus a couple of button down shirts and a couple of moleskin shirts. I have other casual clothes but need to get these cleared out so I can find things.
Well, not *everything*. Anyway, I am new here. I am not laid off. But my friend Emmasmart suggested I briefly join because ...
I have clothes that are too good to go to Goodwill.
These are interview suits, might or might not be matched too well and you'd want to dry clean them first. I am happy to send (it's a good thing for me to get the extra closet cleared out, plus I consider this to be a Mitzvah). I'm happy to pay postage, or share it if you prefer.
Here's the kicker: the suits are wool (hey, it gets cold here). I can also toss in some pantyhose (I have tons of it). I've also got some half a dozen belts that are huge on me. Might be other miscellaneous stuff.
Sizes are 22, 24 and 26 for the suits, other sizes (those plus both larger and smaller) for the miscellaneous stuff. Pantyhose is like a larger Queen size, I forget the actual dimensions. Pantyhose has never been worn, of course.
I may have other stuff as we go along. Currently I am sitting at the same size but it's smaller than these so out they go.
Send me a private message with your snail mail address and if you have any preferences and I'll send it when I get a chance (might be a few weeks for me to get my act in gear).
This is no joke, folks. I am looking to shed the older clothes with the pounds. And I want you, my friends, to be the recipients. All I ask is that you pass 'em along to someone else when you're done. Pay it all forward.
I am normal height, e. g. these clothes are neither talls nor petites. For suits, my taste tends to run conservative/feminine. For other stuff, it tends to be more casual or classic, usually. I'm of Spring coloration and my clothes tend to reflect that (neutrals mainly, but some brights).
Anyway, I realize you don't know me and this all may seem to be a bit much, but I would rather someone wore these clothes than that they were torn into rags. This is a chance for me to do what we call a Mitzvah. I hope I can help someone out. :)
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