I have nothing to wear… plus, emergency shopping :)

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Four months ago, I would open my wardrobe and moan, “I have nothing to wear!” Everything would be a little snug (or in some cases, way too small).

Actually, the clothes weren’t too small. I was just too big.

Also, when you are larger, clothes tend to be pretty shapeless. I just did not enjoy getting ready in the morning.

Now, today, I’m standing in my bedroom getting ready and saying the very same thing. “I have nothing to wear!”

But this time for a very different reason.

All those clothes that were too small, now just fall off me. I can take my jeans off without undoing the button, straps slip off my shoulder showing my bra straps (I hate that), hem lines on tops swish around my hips and waist all baggy-like.

I am in desperate need of a new wardrobe.
I need new bras and underwear.
I need new PJ’s that don’t fall down when I roll-over in bed.
I need everything!

Despite desperately wanting to go on a full-blown shopping trip, I’m actually rather hesitant. Because I know that in just a few weeks more, all the new clothes that I want to buy, will be too big.

And I will have to do it all again.

And my husband won’t be happy. With the spending that is, not the shrinking wife :)

Anyways, since I’ve kinda reached ‘Situation Critical’ in the clothing department, I did make a quick trip to the shops to buy a few capsule items that will hopefully help see me through the next few weeks.

BEFORE: tops = size 16
NOW: tops = size 12

BEFORE: bottoms = size 18
NOW: bottoms = size 12/14

smaller clothes

Cropped trousers, top and sunglasses: Wallis

(Shhh, I told Hubs I needed smaller sunglasses, too :)  )

new smaller clothes

Slim-fitting jeans and 2 x tops: TU at Sainsburys

So, nothing fancy. Nothing expensive. But I do need some clothes that fit, so here are just some cheap and casual basics to see me through (mostly school runs) over the next few weeks.

I am not done losing weight though. I want to lose another 20lbs and then I will splurge!

There is nothing like the feeling of putting on an old pair of jeans only to discover they are TOO big.

Losing weight is expensive!

~ Natalie


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  1. says

    Ohh, I feel you, the same thing happened to me, too! The best thing to do in this interim is to get things that’ll fit for longer than one size – yoga pants/capris, tunics with leggings, skirts, dresses, maxi skirts, etc. These things will fit you as you get smaller so that you don’t have to keep shopping for jeans every size. I skipped jeans altogether until I finally got down to where I wanted to be 😉

  2. says

    I think any weight change is expensive. I yo-yo up and down a lot with my size, so I try to hang out as long as I can without buying new clothes. I should probably invest more in a regular exercise program instead :)

  3. says

    I started going through this last summer. I honestly don’t even know my biggest size b/c I refused to wear a 16 and went to jammy bottoms as much as possible, or anything loose waisted. By the fall I got rid of 8 bags! Anything and everything size 14 and up. Just so I can’t go back up!

  4. says

    I understand! I’m also in the process of losing weight since I’m on the Nutrisystem diet. I have bought a few new clothing pieces here and there, but I haven’t fully go out on it since I know that some of the pieces will eventually be too big for me! So yes, you’re right, losing weight is expensive .;)

  5. says

    Congratulations! The clothes you picked out are really cute and perfect for summer. I love the light colors. I’m still trying to lose about 40 pounds, so I’m hoping I can make things work until I get to where I want to be. I don’t blame you for not wanting to splurge; it is expensive!

    • Natalie says

      Thanks, Kim! I’ve got ready of 2 huge bags already – my wardrobe has never looked so empty!

  6. says

    I’m like that right now having just had a baby. My pre-pregnancy stuff is still too small, so I can’t wear it, and my maternity clothes are all stretched out & shapeless. But I don’t want to spend too much on clothes that will {hopefully} only fit for a couple of months. Gah. Great job on your weight loss so far!!

    • Natalie says

      Oh the post-baby stage is definitely the most difficult! Focus on your gorgeous baby though- the weight loss can wait :)

  7. says

    Gaining weight is expensive too. I think overall I just remind myself that I like to change trends and have a mixture of items I love.

  8. says

    Congrats on losing so much weight that you need to buy new clothes. One day I hope to be saying that again in the near future. I love the outfits you picked out. They look really cute and comfortable.

  9. says

    Well done you for doing so well! I do undertstand what you mean though, I really want to drop a dress size but I can’t afford new clothes lol!


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