One of the frustrations I’m facing with losing weight is my wardrobe. I’m currently between sizes, so I can either opt to wear things that are too big or too tight. Depending on what the item of clothing is will determine which way I go.
Today, for example, I had a business lunch and had to look nice. Normally, I wear jeans or yoga pants for my arduous commute down to my home office in my basement. Today, however, I had to ramp it up a bit. Makeup, jewelry, and shoes that don’t have a comfy athletic sole. I needed a nice outfit, but which one? I have dress pants that are much too big and some that will fit better in about 5-10 pounds. I ended up going with the latter pants and wore a really great long jacket that really made the outfit and covered my hips and butt. But I was just so uncomfortable and I ended up wearing that outfit for over three hours. (I’m home now and back to wearing my comfy jeans.)
On a different note, in a couple of weeks, my family will be going on vacation. Ten days in England. (Feel free to hate me.) I’m not planning to do laundry while we’re gone, so I’ll need to pack enough clothes to get me through that time. I’m fine for shirts and sweaters, but right now, I have exactly three pairs of casual pants that fit me. I also have pants in the next size down, but they’re just too uncomfortable to wear. It’s possible I’ll lose enough weight in the next two weeks that the pants will fit, but I can’t count on that. (I do have about six pairs of cropped pants and capris, but I don’t think it will be warm enough for me to pack those.) So I’m trying to decide if I should go shopping at Target and pick up at least one more pair of pants to tide me over. I normally wouldn’t mind except that it’s the end of winter and I’ll wear these pants for, at most, a month. If they still fit me next fall, then I have a whole new set of issues I’ll be blogging about in October.
So that’s what’s on my mind these days. I’m obsessed with fashion, which is just not how I usually roll.