Have you ever reached into your closet and grabbed the same outfit over and over again?
Or found that the only kinds of clothes you have are workout clothes?
I have my two go-to leggings that are cute enough to wear out, but I have been wearing them “out” for over a year and the 3rd pair finally wore out beyond repair.
I have always been one of those girls who has to try everything on before I can buy it. Some would call it vertically challenged, but I just call myself tall enough (at 5 feet sometimes 1 inch depending on my posture and how much yoga I have done.)
I have also been moving a lot lately and that cuts down on the amount of clothes that I can bring places. In a sense it is a definite advantage because I live with less baggage and less clutter.
This past summer in Maine I bought 4 of the same style of shirt for work just in different colors and I rotated them with the 2 leggings and the same sweater. I rocked those threads like a uniform and it worked for me. Sadly, I carried that same outfit into the weekend and I still wear those same shirts with the same leggings.
I have had this same favorite tank top and this black shirt since 2012:
And to top that my dress that I have had since 2010 that is hanging in my closet right now and has NEVER let me down through the years:
It is definitely still my go-to-dress to this day.
If I am completely honest with myself, I have not been happy in my clothes for a very long time. This was mostly because it was challenging for me to find affordable clothing that fit well. Being overweight has cramped my style for years and I am thankful that I finally decided to get serious about my weightloss journey last July!
I am making progress and have started stacking up some non-scale-able victories. Like in November my friend April got us matching shirts for our Commit Dance Workshop I was immediately going to ask for a Large or Extra Large, but she suggested medium. And to my surprise, it fit so well! I could not believe it!!!
There was also that time in December when my friends Diana gave me a tunic. I was so nervous to try it on, but it fit me like a glove!
I am noticing that I am having a hard time finding clothes to wear that are not gym clothes and it is starting to get frustrating. I end up wearing one of my uniform shirts with that same old sweater or a gym shirt that can pass for normal wear.
I think I am ready to slowly and affordably build up my wardrobe and develop my own fashion sense.
Right now my favorite places to shop are Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Thrift Shops. I am thinking of trying online shopping.
What are some of your favorite stores and online shopping sites? Also, what are some clothing staples that you cannot live without?! Please comment below to share and send me a link to your posts about fashion. I would love to read them!