Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wardrobe Malfunction

I had no idea what a problem finding clothes was going to be. All my "skinny" clothes that I had in my closet for years that I didn't fit into are now too big. There are two spectrums here. While I am of course totally exhilarated about this, and super encouraged to keep going, it is also catastrophic on my wardrobe. There is only so much my budget can handle right now! I have been going through my jeans like crazy. I have been through five pant sizes now, and jeans aren't cheap! I can only wear Calvin Klein jeans. I have a pretty serious metal allergy, and Calvin Klein jeans are the only jeans that I don't get a reaction from the metal button. Well, Calvin Klein jeans are generally $70. When you go through five pairs of jeans over the course of a few months, this is not cheap, however, I recently found out that Ross sells them for $20-$30!

Here is the typical old pants picture. I get rid of my "fat" clothes when they don't fit anymore, so these actually aren't mine. This is my old size, and I'm trying them on at the mall. These are size 18 pants.
This is me in my newly christened size 10 pants. I don't remember the last time I fit into size 10 pants, probably sophomore year in high school. Like I said, I've been going through these jeans super fast, so I already have my size 8 pants ready to go.
Jeans are one thing. Work clothes are an entire other story. Here's an annoying story: I bought a new pair of black slacks for my new job on Wednesday because my old ones were too big. I tried them on and everything, but apparently I was in a hurry, because a few days later I realize that they are too loose. I'm pretty annoyed I bought them. Clothes shopping is a whole new experience now, by the way. I still go straight for the larger sizes, and it takes me a minute to realize those aren't going to fit anymore. It's pretty awesome.

So what should I do??? I can't keep buying clothes every time I drop a size. I usually end up walking around wearing really baggy clothes. It's uncomfortable, and I look terrible, but what can I do? If I find something that fits I'll wear it several times a week. My mom is willing to tailor certain articles of clothing, like skirts, but what about shirts and dress pants? Does anyone have any suggestions?


  1. Buy some black "stretchy pants" that are a little tighter so they fit you while you loose weight. Congrats on the weight loss by the way. I like your sense of humor.

  2. not sure how to help with the clothes problem...maybe use safety pins?? maybe go to Plato's closet and get cheap clothes there, then sell them back when they don't fit you anymore. by the way you look AMAZING!!!! Seriously, my jaw dropped. you rock.

  3. I'm starting to have this problem too (what a shame ;) ) but I'm getting around it by wearing a lot of leggings (black leggings) with tunic style tops. You can wear heels with leggings and really glam them up too!

  4. That sucks about the allergy. How about pants without a button? Or maybe cut the button off some cheap jeans and use a belt so it's not noticeable? Congrats on the losses though!

  5. Thanks for the ideas! Suggestions are much appreciated!!!