I used to get frustrated a few days before a special event because I had nothing to wear.
This wasn't code for I'm bored with my wardrobe or I want something new - it was code for nothing in my closet fits me.
I had a media event at work this morning (I do PR for a Museum) and I had planned out my outfit a few days in advance. I live in a world of casual-business-casual, so jeans are my wardrobe staple. But for an event like this, I like to look put together, so I planned to wear a black pencil skirt, a black camisole, a grey and black fitted blazer and a pair of red pumps.
I got dressed this morning and the blazer was a little baggy. It's supposed to be fitted, but I looked sloppy. I thought, Eh! Cinch that waist with a belt! So I grabbed my wide, red elastic belt and slipped it on.
It slipped off.
So much for that outfit. While I'm super pumped that an outfit that was a tight squeeze back in March now hangs off me like a burlap sack...it hangs off me like a burlap sack. So do most of my 'work clothes'.
I have a small selection of clothes that are still too small, but it's pretty much a formal dress and a couple sun dresses. Then I have racks of clothes that are now too big.
I currently have no dress pants that fit me, two pairs of jeans, and enough yoga pants to keep myself clothed for two weeks. Except I can't wear yoga pants anywhere that isn't the gym.
It's kind of frustrating, to be honest. There are some things I can get away with, but I'm really tired of wearing the same thing day in and day out! On top of that, I don't really want to spend a ton of money on clothes that hopefully won't fit anymore by Christmas.
3 more pounds to go until I can bust out that gift card for my 10% reward, and let me tell you, I am so ready.