Thursday, October 1, 2009

Starting From Scratch

Fall is coming and I have nothing to wear. I know many women say they have nothing to wear but it just means they have a closet full of clothes but may not like any of them at a given moment. But me, I got nothing. I have to start from scratch. This is fun in theory but it's hard dressing a new body, a body that's not going to stay this size for a long period of time. I don't know exactly what size I'm in now and am having a bit of a style identity crisis. For far too long, my style was dictated by what the plus size stores had to offer.

I did a fact finding mission at the mall this morning to find that I'm an X-Large in tops and a size 16 bottom, but very close to a 14. This is very exciting. A little while later, I walked by Lane Bryant and gave them "the hand." No one saw me but it was very symbolic, something just for me. I can't even begin to describe how liberating it is to not have to shop in a plus size store. I don't have to be at the mercy of their over-inflated pricing, poor quality and questionable fashion ideas.

Thank goodness for Lisa, my very own Trinny and Susanna wrapped into one. She was quite frank with me when I came away from TJ Maxx yesterday with something that could have come straight out of Lane Bryant. I returned it today. Now the fun begins, shopping with Lisa for a new fall wardrobe. Somewhere east of here my dear husband just got the shivers.


  1. Oooh, good luck finding some fashionable, comfortable clothing! How fun! My only advice: don’t spend too much money. I was donating regularly to Goodwill on my way down, and it’s hard to justify spending a lot of money on clothes you’ll only get to wear a few times before giving them away.

  2. This is going to fun. I love this part too.