I don't often buy new clothes. I often shop and buy clothes, but rare are the times I buy new.
This past weekend, feeling flush with tax returns, I went shopping for new things. I didn't spend much, but it felt like a lot. But I was motivated by a colleague's coments about how she's going to report me to "What Not To Wear."
Now don't get me wrong, I would love to be on the show. First, being given $5000 to spend on a new wardrobe: woot woot! But there's also a part of me that would love to go be fat and proud on the show. And, of course, there is the idea of having Nick Arojo's hands in my hair that is part of a wide variety of personal fantasies.
But as I was thinking about what my colleague said, I realized that she is right. I often will go shopping at thrift stores or other places and find things that fit, but may be too baggy. I also know that, I have lost at least a size since finding out about my gluten thing. There was very little real weight loss, but it was mostly inflamation and bloating. So most of those clothes that have fit me not too long ago are getting to the very baggy stage.
And, then, there are the internal rules that I have played by for decades. Baggy is good to hide the "bulges." Neutral is better than color to not attract attention. These are no longer rules that I want to live by.
So true to the WNTW show, I created a set of rules for myself and went shopping. I'm very happy with what I found, for the most part. I do need to have one pair of pants I bought slightly altered (something I've never done, but was wanting to do with these pants...I have a shape that does not always lend itself to typical pants sizing). But, all in all, I am happy with my choices. I feel good. I look good in these clothes. And I got lot's of compliments.
Still, I do have the other clothes. If you'd like to refer me for WNTW, I would willing bring out the old stuff for your video taping pleasure!