The heartiest thanks goes out to Chasing Lightning Bugs for giving me the inspiration to sort out my lardy-arsed wardrobe crisis that I wrote about last week. It's only a slight exaggeration to say that none of my lovely clothes, many of which were made especially for me by Mama Lovelygrey, fitted. I'll admit now that the daily ritual of rooting around trying to find something that I could just about squeeze into was getting me down big time. As was being uncomfortable for much of the day in those remaining ill-fitting things that I eventually chose to wear. The prospect of feeling like this for another few months whilst I lost weight was too much to bear.
So, Chasing Lightning Bugs, bless her, suggested that I bought some stuff that would still fit when I get back to being svelte and trim. Genius! I loved her idea of wrap round dresses and here's one of my purchases from Ebay that will tide me through these desperate times and beyond. Her other suggestion of wrap skirts though? Well, they're not really my bag due to a tendency to accidentally expose far too much flabby flesh when I've tried them in the past. But other solutions came to me.
I've shelled out on, what I think the designers call, a capsule collection, starting with this lovely maxi dress that I found in the Fat Face sale during my lunch break in Totnes. There was a non frumpy skirt with an elasticated waist too. After work, I then shot off to Newton Abbot to see what heady delights a middle sized market town could offer to an out of hours shopper on a desperate mission that turned out, against the odds, to be thoroughly successful.
My wonderful wardrobe will see me through the next few months of work, play, holidays and weddings. It's already boosting my self image at a time that I'm feeling lumpy and bumpy in all the wrong places. And all of it, except those larger sized cheap jeans, will be wearable when I reach my 'stick thin' goal of ten stone!