Thursday, August 31, 2006

skinny day


About a month ago, I bought this outfit at J. Crew on clearance. They only had size 12 in the pants and though they buttoned, they were too snug to really wear, but I was sure that they would fit once I lost a little more weight. This is normally a terrible strategy, but they were only about $12, very nice, and I had to have them. I also got this shirt with a pretty satin stripe in it, also a little snug when I bought it.

I have other size 12 clothes, but we all know that size 12 is not a real, objective thing but a range. J. Crew's size 12 is smaller than NY & Company's size 12, which is a little smaller than Ann Taylor Loft's size 12.

Today I was feeling good and decided to try to wear the outfit. I think it looks pretty good, and the pants were comfortable enough even though I spent most of the day sitting. I love it even though the pants are dry clean only.

This picture is terrible, I know, but it documents that I am wearing the outfit and that it fits. This is why I don't have my dissertation done, because I am trying to figure out how to take a picture of my khakis in an antique mirror instead of writing. The mirror doesn't look that dirty in real life, I promise.

4 comments:

  1. Who's that skinny girl in the mirror? Why its you! Congratulations! I got a pair of jeans without trying them on and I managed to get them on. Do I save them for weight loss down the road or exchange them? I'll hang on them for now.

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  2. My oldest is looking at colleges this year (junior in HS). I can't remember what your undergraduate background is - I know that you are finishing up doctorate now.

    One thing that I have noticed and son and I have been talking about is - liberal arts vs. State schools where you are IN a specific "school" within the university - I don't know what the name for this is. And son's question: if you go to liberal arts and graduate with BA with a business (for example) major - what is the difference in LIFE/JOBS/GRADUATE school between this and going to Purdue (for example) and graduating from their School of Business with BA??? I don't know - do you? This is a Kid that doesn't know for sure what he wants - so we are encouraging liberal arts so he doesn't hit a WALL his Sophomore year when he has to declare (like IU and Purdue) - can you write about your experiences and those of your family please??? Can you take about Masters and Doctor too please?

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  3. Lori, thanks! I wouldn't normally have kept the too-small pants but they were SOO cheap that I had to buy them. I think the whole outfit cost twenty bucks on clearance. I couldn't leave them in the store. You are losing fairly steadily, so if you got a good deal on the jeans, having an "inspirational" item of clothing might help keep you going.

    Vickie, I sent you an email but it's kind of a difficult question for me to answer -- most of my relatives have gone to regional universities and have done fine, but it all depends on what your son wants. Also, there's a lot to be said for the atmosphere -- does your son feel comfortable on the campus and like it there.

    I can't speak to the value of prestigious schools from personal experience but I'm sure it helps.

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  4. I actually took them back and got a size that fits. I asked the woman, why did this size fit me 2 weeks ago (and before a 4.4 weight loss)...she said oh, the first set of these jeans were cut differently. So I have 2 new pairs of jeans to wear. And I do have an inspirational pair of Old Navy for $4.75....

    PS I'm glad you figured out that they were TOO SMALL and DIDN'T fit. Proofreading is not my forte.

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