Last week I noticed my favorite pair of jeans were getting raggedy at the bottom. I could have put up with the frayed hems until the weather warmed up and it turned into shorts weather, but I also noticed that those jeans were also getting a little baggy! Time to get some new ones.
It's been quite a while since I've had to deal with baggy clothes. Several years ago my weight had inched up such that I was almost to the plus sizes, and I realized I had to do something. Since then I've dropped down about a size a year until I reached my current size. I'd been maintaining it for a while and was happy, but since last fall I've been more committed to a healthy eating plan. I guess it's made a difference.
Based on past experience I suspect the majority of items on thrift store racks are there because fashion has moved on. That means that this time I had to wade through a lot of low rises, distressed legs, and heavily-embellished back pockets.
The first store I went to didn't have anything in the new size, but I found a nice pair in my current size which I bought as a back up plan. I came up empty handed at the next two, but at the fourth store I stumbled upon a pair that would work. The rise was a little lower than perfect, but I went ahead and bought them. I always wear my shirts long and hanging out anyway.
Five years ago today: Never A Dull Moment