To buy or not to buy…that is the question

Hey Guys,

I’ve finally come to a point in my weight loss journey where I HAVE TO buy new clothes.  I thought I would be able to hold out until I reached my goal weight, but that’s not gonna happen.  Things are starting to look saggy and frumpy.  I’m constantly pulling up pants and skirts, shirts are gapping where they shouldn’t…it’s time. 

Normally, the thought of purchasing basically a new wardrobe should be exciting; but I have some trepidation.  There is still 7-10 pounds (depending on the day) that I still want to lose.  Will those pounds translate into another size drop?  If so, do I buy with that hoped for size in mind?  And if I do that, what do I do in the interim?  I still need something to wear now.  With the amount of time it took me to lose the weight that I have, it could be December before I get down to the goal (please Lord don’t let it take that long).  Do I buy classic pieces that may cost a little more (my work slacks were $100 a pop); or do I go the inexpensive route just to get started.

I’ve begun the process, and decided to go a little of the middle line.  Those items that would be more expensive, I’m looking for those on sale.  My inexpensive pieces are of great quality, but they are trendy and may not stand the fashion longevity range.  I‘m buying with future size expectations in mind.  And you know what?  I’m looking at the fit more and not the size.  That has been so helpful to my mental headspace.  Me wanting to be a certain size can be frustrating.  All designers don’t cut their clothes the same, so I shouldn’t expect one persons medium to be the same as someone elses.  How is the clothing looking on my body now?  Is it flattering?  If so, it’s going in the “cart”.  I mean, I’m wearing fashion belts now and not feeling frumpy or wrong doing it.

And what would a new wardrobe be without some new shoes to go with it?  Y’all know I couldn’t NOT buy some new footwear to go with the new looks.  Sneakers with my dresses,

slides/mules for my slacks;

and it’s summertime, I need new sandals to show off the pedicure.

Friends, associates, Goodwill and the Women’s Shelter can benefit from the closet clean-out.  It’s a good thing.  Has anyone had to get new clothes for due to weight loss?  I am open to all suggestions.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope that you continue to visit the site. 

Until next time,

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