Last week’s trip to the 99 cent sale did not disappoint. I found a ton of clothes for me! I spent just under $25 if that gives you any indication of how much stuff I brought home. It was all good stuff, too. A really nice Eddie Bauer dress, a couple of skirts, a few sweaters and a ton of shirts. It’s a good thing, too, because a lot of my shirts were starting to look like they’ve been worn by the mother of an (almost) four year old.
I had good luck with size, especially since I didn’t try on anything at the store. It was a madhouse and the lines for the fitting rooms were crazy. Only two shirts that I bought need to be re-donated.
When I got home, I had to face some things in my closet. Not only did a lot of my shirts need the heave-ho, but there were other things I needed to put behind me, like clothing that was too small. It was hard coming to grips with the fact that even as I lose weight, my 40 year old body just isn’t the same shape as my 30 year old body. Also, I had to take care of some items that had sentimental value. Do I really need to take a trip down memory lane every time I walk into my closet? No.
Two big trash bags of clothes left my closet while my new duds took a spin in the washer and they are headed up to the People’s City Mission this week. I went through my stack of refashioning-to-do and weeded out a few things, too.
It feels good to only have clothes that I know will fit and will look nice. It was hard work, though. Some silly emotional decisions, a lot of trying things on, and too many loads of laundry. I’ve also renewed my interest in what’s my refashion pile and will have some things to post here on the blog soon!
thrifting: The above Lapis skirt is one of my favorite finds. I think it will look great in both late Summer with flats and into the Fall with boots.