I was a sucker for a clothing sale yesterday and had a mixed experience. We are traveling to New York City next week for my yearly dose of Broadway, museums, and box seats at The Metropolitan Opera to hear my favorite soprano (Renee Fleming). Since few things in the closet fit me, who could resist buying a few pieces of clothing with a 40% one-day sale going on?
Sigh…. First of all, nothing fits me very well. Probably because I have some idea of where my body image is headed and, wow, it is a long ways off from what I am seeing. Also, I am between sizes. The “Big Lady” store with the sale had a few cute things and some nice travel pieces. But, everything was either too small or too big. For the first in my life I bought clothing a bit small knowing that in less than a month they will fit great, simply because they were on sale. I felt so girlie!
I still am left without “proper” garb for the opera. Didn’t think of me that way did you? (Most people don’t.) The opera is the one place that I will truly dress up. This once a year occasion is a celebration, and I intend to look my finest even being so far away from my goal weight. Next year, I will probably bend the credit card buying my opera duds.
So, it’s off to shop one more place today or have my best black dress cut down to size this week.