Friday, November 18, 2011
Transition is expensive!
Over the summer I bought this great black shirt from Avenue that was a little more than I wanted to spend but the Mr loved it and I got it along with a few other pieces. I felt settled since weight loss was going slow as hell. I grabbed that shirt out of the closet last weekend and put my red waterfall cardigan over it and I was shocked to see it was getting baggy! Seriously!? I just bought that thing like 3-4 months ago! I know I'm no longer in 22/24's at the big gal stores but some of them run smaller and I thought that was one of them. Those big old PJ pants I'm altering? It feels like yesterday that I couldn't wear them, matter of fact it was the beginning of the year. Now they're so huge on me that they look like clown pants despite my leg measurements not changing much.
It is so expensive to have transition clothes until you get to your goal weight. You have to have clothes that are flattering and I thank God I am getting close to the size where I am teetering on being able to go try on things at Old Navy or similar stores instead of relying on their plus sized depts online and hope they fit. I picked up 2 long sleeved shirts for $10 at ON that would've cost me at least 3x that at Avenue. Granted Old Navy has some crappy ass thin material they use but these made perfect around the house or layering pieces. I can't wait until I can get some good deals and have that mean $10 not $20. Transition is expensive and I can't wait until I'm set in my weight and I can just get new clothes because something is cute not because they're falling off my butt and I need 3-4 new pairs of jeans or all new shirts for hot and cool seasons.
What do you do with your "transition clothes?" Do you donate them? Give them to a family member? Keep them "just in case?"
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