Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How To Get a New* Wardrobe...For Free!

1. Finally lose a little bit of the baby weight.
2. Have a really nice sis-in-law who is also losing weight and doing a better job than you give you some of her old clothes.
3. Clean out your closet!!!

A perfect storm of events has taken me from wearing the same pair of maternity jeans everyday to owning more pants than I can possibly wear (hmm...and no where to wear them!). I was just feeling like I was still huge so I wasn't paying any attention to what actual size I was anymore. I really didn't want to buy any new jeans in an in between size since I really wanted to just lose weight back down to my old jean size, and my maternity jeans, while hanging off me, had not actually fallen off yet, so I just kept wearing them and trying to not care what they looked like. When my sister-in-law offered me some of the clothes that didn't fit her anymore (thanks Jess!) I tried them on skeptically, because I did NOT think I was down to the size of the jeans yet. Low and behold, they fit! So I was very motivated to go through some of the clothes I put away into storage when I got too pregnant to torture myself into them anymore. Now I've got a nice expanded wardrobe! (and two practically new tubes of Burt'sBees Honey Lip Balm!!)

*To get this "new" wardrobe you must meet some of these preexisting conditions: you must have recently given birth, you must have a nice sister-in-law, you must be a cheapskate who doesn't really love to buy new clothes, you must refuse to weigh yourself or pay any attention to numbers like that, and you must have a messy closet and a baby who keeps you a little too preoccupied to care much about what you're wearing! Lastly, you must also have a rather broad definition of the word "new"!


Jen said...

If it's new to me, it's new. Hooray for new clothes! The only thing that would make this post better are PICS!

Kassie said...

Aren't those the best? I can't say it has ever happened to me but Chelane wears all of Aislynne's old clothes and Dallas has sizes 5-10 stored up in a box from my little brother's old clothes. So not only do I get free complete wardrobes, my kids get clothes picked out by people with amazing taste!

Anonymous said...

You're welcome! :)