I posted about 10 days ago about needing to go through my clothes and throw out stuff and buy some more clothes. So, yesterday, I went through my clothes closet and tried on lots of clothes. The good news was that a lot of clothes that used to be too small now fit me. The bad news was that I have almost no clothes that fit me. And, the only thing that does fit, is basically jeans and T shirts and some exercise clothes.
I really like wearing T shirts, but I’m very particular about what I like. I don’t like T shirts that are too tight and I don’t like them if the neck is too tight or if the sleeves are super short. In going through stuff, I got rid of some that I bought but never really liked because they violated one of those dislikes. But, I had a lot of T shirts I bought years ago in a thinner phase that I had barely worn before I couldn’t wear them any more. I also had a few shirts I bought when I was close to being able to wear them, then gained weight and never wore them. Those almost all fit me now. So, I’m on good shape on T shirts.
I bought new jeans fairly recently, so I’m OK on those too. I don’t have a lot of them but enough to get buy.
I also can still wear the jacket that is in my picture on the front page of the blog (the leopard pattern one). And I have one other jacket I can wear. I have a knit jacket that I can sort of wear. That is, it is OK now but is will be too big in another 5 pounds.
I have a few shells that I can wear.
And….that is basically it.
I work from home now so don’t need a lot of formal, office clothes any more. What I found out was that, except for the shells, I couldn’t wear any of that. These are suits that are utterly falling off me. They had been loose the last time I wore anything like that a few months ago, but now they can’t be worn at all.
So, I have no “nice” pants. Basically, what I have left is 2 pairs of newish jeans, 2 pairs of ratty exercise pants (these need to go), and 1 pair of shorts (I wear these to weigh in with each week).
A little over a year ago, I had bought some nicer casual clothes. These weren’t dressy, but were nicer than jeans and T shirts. The tops still fit but the pants are too big.
I tend to get cold easily so around the house I have a habit of wearing a T shirt and then putting a loose flannel shirt over them as a kind of light jacket. I’ve worn out the shirt I’ve been using for that (appropriated from my husband) and it is too big anyway.
So – as much as I don’t want to go clothes shopping, I need to go clothes shopping. Right now, I literally don’t have anything nicer than black jeans to wear. I had not realized things were that urgent. I thought I still had some nice pants that were a little loose. Instead, I found out that they wouldn’t even stay up.
At a minimum, I need some nice pants, a nice top or two, something to wear as a light jacket around the house, maybe a blazer or other jacket, and undergarments. It exhausts me just to think about shopping for it.
And, I don’t like spending money on clothes that I probably won’t wear that long. I was annoyed at having to get rid of the pants from the outfits I bought last year since they had hardly been worn. But, I know I need to have some nice clothes now, so this weekend will be a clothes shopping weekend.