Yesterday was my October appointment with my surgeon. And it was the first month since surgery that I haven't gotten a fill. It was weird walking out without getting a fill. Really weird. According to their scale I've lost 6 pounds in the last month. Clearly I was ok with not getting a fill. To be honest I think I could have asked for a small fill and she would have given it to me. But I want to see how this month goes without it.
Do you have a Clothes Mentor near you? (they have no idea I am plugging them!) If you do check them out. Seriously. On Saturday I spent 6 hours looking for a pair of modern jeans that fit me for pictures. 6 hours. When I got home Pete asked me what I got. I showed him the 1 pair of jeans and he said, "That's it? That's all you got?" You should have seen my angry face.
I've exhausted all of the regular places I shop: JCPenny, Kohls, Target, Walmart, Old Navy, Gap, Costco... I found a great pair of jeans that are modern looking with stitching details and pocket decorations at Maurices. But I have a hard time paying $70 for something that I may not be able to wear in a month. A friend told me about Clothes Mentor and told me to check them out. So I did.
(can you hear angels singing?)
The place was awesome. Rows and rows of gently used clothing that is like new and for about 60% less than what it retails for. I spent over an hour there trying on tops and bottoms. There were several things that I liked, but didn't get for various reasons. I want to really love my wardrobe, not just like it. So if I wasn't in the "gotta have it" camp, it went back. Right away I found a Harley button down shirt for $14. It retailed for $55 last year. I know because I tried it on in the Harley shop. I found a flowy, dressy work shirt for $5. Score.
I must have tried on 8 different pair of jeans and none of them fit perfectly. Lucky brand, Silvers and Joe's. None of them were over $30 a pair and they retail for close to or over $100. I didn't even get into trying on work pants because I was on the mission for jeans. But guess where I'm going to Friday? I'm going to go through the 2 bags of clothes that I have for the Goodwill and take out the gently used items. They usually pay you about 30-40% of what you paid for items. Then I'm going to shop. To my heart's content.
So seriously, if you've never checked them out, try our a Clothes Mentor.
As for the jeans? I ended up at the outlet mall in Eddie Bauer. Me. I fit into a size 14 Eddie Bauer jeans and they are wonderful! The best part is that they were $29 on sale. I now have modern looking jeans that fit from a regular store. Hard work. It pays off.