Because of my new job, I’ve been updating my wardrobe lately. For the last year my work uniform was jeans and a company polo. Even before that, since my position wasn’t in-person customer facing, jeans and a collared shirt was what I wore each day.
Now I am in a professional environment. Although I’m in financial services, suits are not required. It’s either slacks or skirts with a blouse and normally a sweater.
I already owned a lot of sweaters, but I am now becoming a cardigan queen. Recently I was in Nordstrom’s rack and found a really cute addition to my collection.
As I was waiting through the unbelievably long line, I saw this.
Talk about truth in advertising!
Part of my wardrobe updating was the purging of the office wear I’d kept from ages ago. In gong through it, I ditched all the items that never fit well or that I plain didn’t like. I did keep a couple pairs of pants that I love but don’t currently fit. If next fall comes and they still don’t fit, I will let them go to a new and loving home.
One of the items that I let go was a little red dress. Years ago I took it in for alterations, and the woman massacred it. She took it in way too much and cut away the excess so there was no going back. She also raised the slit to an indecent height.
Despite the poor alterations, I did have a chance to wear that dress. It was to the Annual Martini party held just a few weeks before I met DH2U. I was still dancing at that point, and I refused to fall into the end-of-the-year weight gain cycle, so I was able to just fit into it.
I do own a shaping garment, not too dissimilar to Hope on a Hanger, but I wasn’t able to wear it with the dress – it showed through.
So that is really me in the picture without any foundation garment help.
I was so sad to see the dress go, but I was pleased to overhear the sorter of the thrift shop where I donated the dress talking to the merchandiser about how it will be going up on a mannequin. My little dress is going to be appreciated!
Does anyone else do a clear out before buying new things? or Have you ever seen your former clothes in a thrift store?