Okay, so I’ve said it a few times, but I generally don’t shop. In fact, my recent black dress purchase from Goodwill was the first clothing I bought for myself in at least a year other than undergarments. That said, two things happened this week that makes me think that I need to clean out my closet a little bit more to make room for some new outfits.
Post Caught My Eye
First, I quickly read a post this week that I can’t find again. Help me out – I really would love to link to it. It was a guest post or staff writer contribution on a personal finance blog about this very awesome lady that has lost 98 pounds, went from a size 22 to an 8, and just rewarded herself with a shopping trip to get a spring and summer wardrobe. I was BLOWN away at all of the clothing she bought for $38!!! It was 13 blouses, 3 pairs of shoes, and some other stuff too. And it looked great. How cool is that?! Does anybody know what post I am talking about? It was within the last week…
Rupaul’s Drag Race
Then I was introduced to Rupaul’s Drag Race via Season 2 on Netflix. Yeah, most of the outfits are over the top – duh, it’s drag. 😉 BUT I was completely blown away about some of the looks! I mean, I wasn’t surprised that some of those men make some really gorgeous women. But I was very surprised that I sort of wanted to pop into the tv screen and snatch away some outfits for myself. I mean, I’d have to cut a ton of fabric off to get them to fit a 5’2″ lady, but I think I could pull off at least a couple of the looks, hahaha.
My Fashion Plans
I was a size 16 in 2010, went down to a size 10-12 in 2011, and am hovering around a solid 12-ish right now. I may be seriously trying to lose the last few pounds and maintain it from then on later this year, but I would like to dress up a bit in the meantime too. Thanks to my sister, I just learned how to put on basic makeup properly again (a skill I used in high school and then completely forgot about). I even bought all of the basics I needed for less than $40. Clothing-wise, I rarely wear anything but yoga pants and a tshirt around the house and jeans and blouse outside of it. It may be time to find a great black skirt again or maybe even some summer dresses. I think I hear Goodwill calling my name…
Have you ever been motivated to dress up a bit more?
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