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04 May 2009 @ 10:28 am
It's Monday already?  
Where did the weekend go?

I actually got a lot accomplished over it. Let's see - I haven't talked about it much here, but I've lost about 13 pounds or so. Maybe fifteen. Even though I need to lose about twenty more, that 13 has changed the way my clothes fit and what I'm wearing.

I'll also, after three years of talking about it, be going to Vegas for a "weekend" with some girlfriends in June. I've been in lockdown when it comes to spending money, but one of the girls going owed me some jewelry money, and also paid for part of the trip for me as my birthday present and belated Christmas gift. (I am terrible when friends ask me what I want for my birthday or Xmas. I almost never know what to say, so she wasn't able to get me anything at Christmas.) We also got a fantastic deal, so now appears to be a good time if you want to go.

Anyway, Vegas in June = 100 degree weather. Losing that weight meant none of last year's summer clothes really fit me anymore, so a week ago I went looking at TJ's and Ross for inexpensive summer dresses, and I found 4 really awesome buys for $15-$20 each. Two are pretty casual (long, flowy, comfortable) one is a totally adorable retro 50's look from Calvin Klein - in fact, here it is at Zappos for about four times what I paid for it. And yes, mine is even the same color. Apparently, the 50's were a good look for me, because it is super cute!

Oh, I should really close that page from Zappos. Those other cute dresses I can't afford right now. But it's okay, because I already have mine! And do you know how long it's been since I've worn cute little summer dresses, livejournal? YEARS. This is the best motivation to stick with my Wii Fit that I have found yet.

Anyway, the fourth dress is a little black dress with empire waist and tiered ruffles, kinda like this one, except with three tiered ruffles down the skirt. But that neckline is the same, and the basic shape and length are the same.

Even though I haven't purchased any clothes in about, I don't know, six months, maybe? The husband was all "why did you need to buy clothes?" "Duh, because I've lost weight and I'm going to Vegas!" "Well, can't you get rid of some of the clothes that don't fit, then?" *GASP* The blasphemy!!

Why do I find it so hard to get rid of clothes? I looked in my closet, and there are clothes in there I haven't worn in five years or more. Mark has clothes from high school, but he can actually still wear them. Me, I have clothes that are too small, too big, or just not something I've wanted to wear in years, but I keep them anyway. I thought about it for a week, and this weekend, I went through my entire wardrobe and culled about four garbage bags worth.

Okay, so one entire garbage bag was an old set of sheets that have worn through in places, and all the mismatched or stained socks that literally took up a drawer in my dresser. (See? I really don't get rid of clothes - ever!) But this weekend, I did. Looking in my closet, you can't really even tell, that's the sad part. Are all women clothes-hoarders, or is it just me?

Oh, and speaking of, I don't suppose there are any US shoe size 7's reading this who might want some shoes? I have several brand new Doc Marten heels, boots, and sandals that I will never wear, as well as some leather "comfort" heels that would probably work for someone, but weren't enough for my poor little arches for eight hours of wear. I could take pics and post them if anyone would be interested. If not, I may throw them up on ebay. My family has a history of bad arches, and I'm pretty much wearing almost nothing but Danskos now, although my velvet Doc boots and some other shoes I can't give up will always be part of my wardrobe. Seriously, the shoes I'm getting rid of? Most I never even wore, others I only wore once. I got the Docs for $30/pair, which for Docs is a fantastic deal. I can't stand the idea of giving them to goodwill.

I have pics I was going to post today, and sewing and jewelry stuff I was going to talk about, but I think I'll save all that for another post, as this one became longer than I expected.
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anneteanneten on May 4th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Shoes?
I like shoes. And I'm size 7. I'd be interested in seeing what you've got!

Thanks!

lizardbeth: Dereklizardbeth_j on May 4th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
I am TOTALLY a clothes hoarder too. I don't know why. Not like I'm going to be wearing those old clothes again, even if they fit again at some point later. Especially my "skinny" clothes since if I get back down to my wedding sized self, I'll want new clothes to show off that skinny bod again! so, whatever, SELF!
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on May 4th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Those dresses are super cute. And I so wish I could fit in your shoes.

It was the closet clean of a weekend. I also have about three garbage bags of clothes to go to good will. I also have two or three pairs of shoes I'd like to ebay, so if you end up doing that, can mine join yours?
rhienellethrhienelleth on May 4th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Absolutely!
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on May 4th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Excellent.
Patron Saint of Pessimismwoodrunner on May 4th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the weight loss! Though from what few pictures I've seen of you, I doubt you need it!
Dragonsinger: Barney phone five - twisted logicdragonsinger on May 4th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the weight loss. That's awesome!
jomadgejomadge on May 5th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
Congrats on the weight loss! Ooh, Vegas! It's a great time to go. The hotels are tossing out amazing deals left and right.

I just culled a couple grocery bags full of old clothes from my closet, but need to cull more. *SIGH*