Let’s begin with Thrifty Tip #9285: Do not buy something just because it’s on trend, especially if it doesn’t fit properly.
I don’t think it’s bad to follow trends, unless you are doing it when you don’t necessarily like the trend; don’t sport a trend just to be trendy. That was a little too many uses of the word “trend”.
Take this camo jacket, for instance. Camo is back in, that is no secret. Since camo came back, I’ve been looking for the perfect camo jacket. Let me rephrase that, I’ve been looking for the perfect camo jacket that I could afford at the moment, a.k.a a thrifted camo jacket.
Low and behold, I found one (see below). I have an affinity for oversized sweaters and jackets so I didn’t think twice and I bought it. After a wear or two, I realized two things; This jacket is too large. And, I need to start investing in well fitted pieces. I used to be a bit larger, and especially in high school, I hid behind baggier clothing; hoodies, too large, shapeless t-shirts, and beyond boyfriend jeans. My current weight is still somewhat recent and every once in a while, I have a difficult time seeing my body’s change; others comment positively while I look in the mirror and see what I saw a year and a half plus 45 pounds ago. I think I am finally coming to terms with what I have accomplished and I resolve to appreciate it and to start dressing to flatter for my body, not to hide behind extra fabric.
Have you made a significant, positive change that is has been hard to adjust to and appreciate?
Um, good thing I proof read my posts. I almost told you that I got my “Hoes” at H&M. That is definitely not where I get my hoes.
My sister ended up buying the jacket off of me. When she realized the same as I did above, she passed it along to my dad. Yes, I apparently bought a jacket in a 6’2″, grown man’s size. There is nothing wrong with oversized, but there is a line.
So guess what is on my Christmas list now?
This also means that I will have to have a camo re-do when I get a new camo jacket. Not only because it will be the only jacket I will be wearing, but to show you how a jacket should fit.
Oh, you don’t hang out by the creek in the alleyway behind your house? Weird.
I hope you learned a valuable lesson today. Just because it is cheap and on trend (and you want it really badly) do not buy it if it does not fit.
All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography
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