Last week was a great week. My weight is up, but for once I'm not really going all Rathlin Island banshee about it. I'm calm, cool, collected and just making plans to be more focused this week. It might sound corny, but the positive self talk challenge seems to really have made a difference.
Anyway, you've heard of a fashionista? What about a receissionista? Maybe you have. I bet you've never heard of a brokeass-ista. But alas, here I am taking broke fabulosity to unchartered heights! Going from "in the red" to red carpet ready takes a very pacific set o' skillz.....and intelligents. Let me learn you a little something.
First off, do not be discouraged if you don't immediately see your clothes falling off you right from the beginning. If you are anything like I was, your clothes are probably too tight in the first place and the initial weight you lost just made them fit like they were supposed to. I was a little over 40 lbs down before my pants were falling off.
While you're actively losing weight, don't spend a whole bunch of money on new threads. Lane Bryant has GREAT clearance racks and you can combine those with with cheques for even bigger savings. I never spent more than 25 dollars on any one thing as I was losing weight.
I also got really familiar with Goodwill, etc. I found several items with tags still on them. I specifically remember a pair of black, size 20 bermuda shorts that were too little when I bought them and just months later they were too big. For 3.50, I more than got my money's worth. I still like a good bargain and frequent thrift stores even though I'm not actively shrinking. I recently went thrifting and found these two awesome skirts for 3 bucks a piece.
|Making 3 dollars look good one skirt at a time!|
|Doing it again.|
Pre weight loss surgery, I remember trying to buy the smallest size I could wedge myself into. That wasn't necessarily the best idea cause if they were already fitting like paint all it would take was a few more pounds for me to be looking like a busted paint can-spilling out of the sides and ruining the linoleum. But when you're in your active losing phase (especially the first 6 months) its not a bad idea to buy something that just fits or even one size down. Just don't forget that its in your closet cause you'll pull it out a few months later and it will be too big :)
I have a love affair with Lycra, aka Spandex, aka Magic on a Bolt. It loves me and I love it back, baby. It hugs where it needs to hug and gives where it needs to give. A relationship can't work if it's too clingy. I have a pair of tights that I bought some 60 lbs ago and I can still wear them. They don't fit like they did 60 pounds ago, but they're one of two things that I can still wear.
Some women hate tights and think that they should be banished from a proper wardrobe. I am SO not that woman. About the only place that tights don't have a place is church. I think you should even wear them to job interviews and if they judge you based on your fashion sense, well, you didn't need to work there anyway.To hell with working at all PERIOD. You can do like I do and sell pictures of yourself in tights to rich Europeans. Business is a little lethargic AND my only client is a low ranking Baronet in exile in the Caucasus mountains AND lately he's been a little slow on the paypal AND even though I've been sending him pictures on credit he SWEARS that his Nigerian Jeeves has a millionaire uncle and I will be getting my money AND damn it I love run on sentences.
|$ Ching! $|
What are some clothing tips that helped you during weight loss?