I’m in such a cheery mood, even though this will post on Monday (it’s a couple of days before Halloween) and I just love Halloween! So even on a Monday I am happy! I love Fall, love all the holidays, (only tolerate the snow, except on Christmas Day), and I love to decorate and shop for special gifts. This is my season! But I digress…
I’ve learned something I want to pass on to my friends: wearing clothes that fit is such an important rule. I don’t necessarily believe really any rules but this one. WEAR WELL FITTING CLOTHING.
Three years ago I lost 50 pounds and am trying to keep it off through healthy eating and exercise, along with minimal sweets. I have to admit I love sweets. I’ve discovered I can eat a type of fudge that is made with coconut oil, maple syrup, almond butter, and cacao that is heavenly and one little bite does me for the whole day (keeps me satisfied). Since losing that weight I’ve had some discoveries in my closet: I hold onto pieces even though they no longer fit! Ahhhh! I have emotional attachments to clothes? That’s so odd right? Well the last couple weeks I’ve posted pictures of my outfits on a wonderful women’s Facebook page (I just adore these ladies- it’s called Style Your Way to Success Over Fifty-love this group). Anyway, as I’ve posted pics, some of my friends have noted that I have a tendency to wear some clothes that don’t fit, they’re too big. I got rid of most of my clothes when I lost weight but several items I did not: a black moto jacket, gray moto jacket, pink moto jacket, gray dress, and a couple of sweaters….so when I wear these items they look big on me and it’s not very flattering.
So Friday evening I went through my closet, and purged my large clothing…so difficult. But at the same time it’s a very healthy and positive action to take. I think sometimes I feel uncomfortable wearing well fitting clothing because it feels like I’m showing off my figure? Seriously I’m the therapist; I need to figure this out, I wonder if other women feel the same as I do? Let me know what you think about this? I would love to hear other women’s point of view?
To prove my resolve: here I am in a great fitting dress 🙂 It’s a blue number with gorgeous sleeves and great hemline length from Rachel Parcell collection. The material is not heavy but a tight weave and it is curve hugging so compliments my figure, although feels a little bit uncomfortable haha…Happy Monday! Wear clothes that fit! (This is similar to mine) Flutter Sleeve Dress