I have a perfectly nice dresser in my bedroom. You’d never know it, though, because it’s currently buried under about four feet of clothing, which my husband has deemed Mount Clothesius.
A few items are things I never bothered to put away after the last load of laundry—oops–but the vast majority are from five minutes ago when I went exploring in my closet and tried on about 23 outfits. I currently have ONE pair of pants that fit. Uno. This is a good thing because the others are now too big. Too BIG! It’s still a shock to see “big” after “too” when I’m so used to seeing “tight.”
However, I don’t exactly have oodles of money with which to go on a shopping spree–especially when I hope to be out of THIS size in a couple of weeks. In fact, I was told today by THREE people that my new smaller pants were too baggy. I only bought them two weeks ago! I can’t believe I’m ready to kick the size 18s to the curb and get some 16s.
This begs the question: what on earth am I going to wear to work tomorrow? My ONE pair of pants have been worn twice this week and got all crumpled up in my gym bag today. Definitely time for a wash. I have three skirts in my closet–two are too big and one is an elusive size 14. The day I can fit into it will be a true celebration. Three work-appropriate dresses as well; I wore one this week, one is too big and the other slightly too springy. My too-big pants make me look like a gangsta with pants that hang around the thighs. EEK.
I used to have a slew of size 16 clothes waiting for the day I’d fit back into them. One day, however, I realized that they were just a source of stress that I had to face every single time I opened the closet. So I chucked them, rationalizing that I’d want a whole new wardrobe if I dropped two sizes anyway. I sort of forgot that whole new wardrobes are rather expensive.
Time to go on another spelunking trip through the closet. I have a vague recollection of a pair of pinstripe black pants that were too small a few months ago. If this doesn’t pan out, I’m not quite sure what I’ll do!
Good problem to have, all in all. But I wish I’d discovered it when the stores were still open!