Spring is coming, and I have nothing to wear!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I scraped through the holiday season with clothes that no longer fit. I wore the now too big satin pants with no belt loops to the work holiday party, praying they would stay up. I wore the red corduroy trousers to the casual work party, tightening my belt until the waist bunched up and I had to cover it with my sweater.

But not it's Spring and my special occasion outfits have gotten so big on me that I can't wear them in public. I can't even wear them at home.

My company is celebrating a big anniversary, and we are lucky enough to be invited to Las Vegas for a work/fun weekend. The party is at the end of March, and suddenly today I realized I Have Nothing To Wear.

The weekend will be a mix of work and pleasure, and I have one free afternoon that I plan to spend at the marvelous pool. There's a celebration party Saturday night.

I have work clothes since I've been replacing them while they get too big. I have some jeans that I bought this winter. But the last time I wore summer clothes I was almost 40 pounds heavier. I haven't worn a bathing suit for at least three years and 100 lbs ago. And my party clothes have been donated to charity.

Today I dug into the back of my closet and pulled out all my shorts and capri pants. It's still winter where I live, but Las Vegas in late March will be warm enough to wear shorts and capris. Almost all were way too big. I tried on my bathing suits and the results are the same. Who has ever had bathing suits that are too big? I can't possibly wear any of them in public, much less at a work event.

Today was a good day, despite the fact that I now have to buy at least one bathing suit, a party outfit, shorts and capri pants. I haven't even started thinking about T-shirts!
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    Thanks, JJENZSLIM! It is a good problem to have, and I'm grateful I can be in this position. Since this blog post I have done some shopping and now have clothes to get through the summer. If all goes well, I'll need new clothes for this autumn.

    Best of luck to you!

    2883 days ago
    ....sounds like a fantastic problem to have!

    Congrats on your progress and success and thank you for the inspiration!
    2883 days ago
  • LILI777
    I know how you feel. Since I've put on 40 pounds in three years I have five sizes of clothes in my tiny NYC closets. emoticon
    2886 days ago
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