I always say, “I wish I was as fat as the first time I called myself fat”. I was a size 6. Stupid girl.
Me too. Finding things in my own wardrobe that fit is better than shopping!
I wouldn’t have been caught dead wearing shorts before. Yesterday, I got 3 pairs!
Random side note - I feel like I’m in that weird in-between sizes place right now. 12 is big at the waist but comfy at the leg, and 10 fits at the waist but is a little too snug at the leg
Well, I hate to tell you but that might be an issue going forward now that your shape is emerging. I have a friend who is always very thin and she has the same problem. She just sews the waistbands in a bit very unprofessionally but not obviously. “There is the right way, and there is the Cheryl way.” The Cheryl way works for me!
To make a waist band smaller (not if there is an elastic band inside): cut it, overlap the sides, sew back together. Repeat until they’re tight enough.
To make it bigger: cut it, spread the cut into a V, sew wide elastic into the V for a stretchy place in the waist band.
That’s my ugly but effective way.
It always feels so good to do that! It’s the “I know I am am never going back” sense of victory.
I am wearing long shirts with leggings now, I never would have done that before! My main issue is actually telling my brain that I am actually a size 4 now everytime I go shopping I automatically go to the size 14s!
I think @juice will approve of your background. No messy unmade bed is
And that’s a great looking blouse!
Today I wore a t-shirt that is a slim fit. Not tight (anymore) but body skimming. It looked lumpy over my pants so I thought I’d try the half tuck thing, but I think that looks better with a loose top. So tucked the whole dang thing in. And it looked good! What the hey? I also attribute this to blessedly higher waistlines being in. Not sure I’d be so confident with a full tuck in lower rise pants. But never in my life before have I prefered a tucked in top. Except 7th and 8th grade when I was all about suspenders with jeans with ripped knees. Can’t untuck with suspenders. #fasionista
This is huge! I know Becca recently wore a body suit with jeans and I was very proud of her also. Go Ruina!
Go you! I’m sure you looked amazing
@PetaMarie - I’m gonna get you to wear a bodysuit next bodysuit and biker shorts
Well I have a wedding next Saturday (18th) and it’s a pretty casual vibe. I typically hate shopping for dresses but this time it was really fun! Ended up going with a mustard yellow dress with pink and burgundy flowers, and teal leaves. Then got a blush and gold necklace to match the flowers, and a little teal colored purse to match the leaves. And some tan shoes. I didn’t take a pic of me wearing it cause I forgot, but I’ll be sure to take one next Saturday
Oh, AND I bought the dress in a size medium, and I’m not even buying spanx
Love, love, love this!! Can’t wait to see a pic, very springy and nice length too!
Looks cute, bet you’ll be smokin in that
no but seriously, thanks for the compliment @anon2571578
Thanks @MooBoom! I’m not gonna act like my 10 year old didn’t help me pick it out
Lol. I got some new clothes yesterday. Normally I wear plain tops, and would never have chosen this top myself, but my 8 year old son pulled it out so I figured why not, knowing that I could always take it back later if I decided it was too much. Well, it’s staying! I love it, and not just because it’s 3 sizes smaller!