|Shopping in Chicago before Christmas, 2004.|
I really do love clothes. Even during my during my misguided phases of poor clothing choices, my love of shopping and clothing has remained steadfast. I’ve joked many a time in the past that maybe I was meant to be overweight, because if I were skinny, I’d be in serious shopping trouble. Funnily enough, losing weight has curbed my shopping appetite. Somewhat.
Actually, after typing that last sentence, I came to a bit of a realization. It would seem that my shopping habits have changed quite similarly to my eating habits. I don’t need to buy whatever I can because it’s all that’s available to me. Now, I have more options. Better options!
I assumed, pre-weightloss, that I’d go hog wild with all the clothing that would be available to me. Turns out, just the opposite is true. I think I shopped before with a kind of frenzy, thinking, “I’ve got to get this, because what else can I get?!?!” Now if I see something I like, that urgency has dissipated greatly because it’s so much easier to find even more things I like.
The ability to be choosey is much more satisfying than buying a bunch of things simply because I can.
If I could splurge, though, I would. I’m going to visit my brothers in Chicago this weekend, and you bet your bum I’ll be doing some shopping! I love the Forever 21 plus size line, so I visit the website often, then hit up the store when I’m in Chicago. Especially at the rate I shrink out of things these days, I love how trendy-but-non-committal Forever 21 allows me to be. I won’t be broken-hearted if I spend under $20 on something cool that just lasts me this winter. I’m pretty fickle when it comes to clothes anyway. The likelihood of me wearing something a few years in a row is pretty slim.
Here’s a bit of a Pinterest wishlist for this fall, and down below are a few of my favorites from ASOS Curve right now. What are some of your must-have fall items? Are you a scarf and jacket addict like me, or what floats your boat? Comment! And if you’ve got something awesome to share, you’d better have a link so the rest of us can gawk, too.