I wanted to share my story on how I got real about my size and started loving clothes again. Let me know if you can relate..
I was pretty sure it would fit but didn’t want to deal with the disappointment of trying it on. I was a Large and was upset about that! So, I took the top in a Large and went home. When I got home, I tried on the top and it was way too tight. It was super tight (you know when a top is a struggle to get on but you keep trying anyway). The feeling that I was “too big” always left me feeling frustrated. Back to the store it would go AND I was convinced that it must be that the brand “ran small”. But I knew that really wasn’t the truth..
The feeling that I was “too big” always left me feeling frustrated.
This was me four years ago. I would go through this cycle of dissatisfaction and disappointment almost every time I went shopping. I had two kids, a busy career, and just a lot going on. Long gone were the days of being a size 8/10. The gym was a luxury and my metabolism was a lot slower. I was a size Large and these brands just needed to get it right!
Then one day, I needed to buy clothes for work. It was the summer and I had changed positions. So, I needed clothes that were way more casual and comfortable. At the same time, I didn’t want to spend too much. That’s when I decided to do something different.
I let go of my obsession with the size on the tag of my clothes. I shifted from being fixated on being a “large” hoping to get back to my good old “medium” to just trying on stuff to see what fit.
I let go of my obsession with the size on the tag of my clothes.
I was at Target (shocking, I know) and just started getting items in X-Large and even XX-Large! I tried them on. The strangest thing happened.. not only did the clothes actually fit, but I also felt better. I could just breathe, move, and actually sit down. I felt like everything I tried on, regardless of the size, just fit better – curves and all! Shopping became a whole new experience!
I felt like everything I tried on, regardless of the size, just fit better – curves and all!
And that was how I was able to start Mixing Up pieces in different ways (like this outfit)and get my long lost mojo back! I stopped trying to be something I wasn’t and collecting clothes I couldn’t (and shouldn’t) wear. The thing is that no one sees the tag anyway! But… people can see if you are wearing the wrong size. So forget the tag and focus on fit is what I say now.
Outfit details: Everything is from Target. This top is from Who What Wear. I’m wearing an XL and you can get it here. The skirt is from Universal Thread. I’m wearing an XL and you can get it here. The boots are from A New Day and you get those here. Lastly, my purse is from Who What Wear and you can get it here.
If this post resonates with you, let me know.
… Because getting dressed (and living life) should feel good!