I Have A Problem
I have a problem. A problem I should have thought about much sooner then I evidently did. But, the fact that I can be slightly slow isn’t really the point.
And in the scheme of my life, this problem is pretty minor. But, it’s still a problem none the less.
I have to buy essentially an entirely new shirt/top wardrobe.
It turns out, losing 5lbs from ones chest drastically changes how clothing fits. Basically everything I own no longer fits me properly. Currently I’m living in zip-up hoodies and 1 old button up t-shirt that I found in my closet. But, they are all sized to fit my old chest and now they just look frumpy. And honestly, while I didn’t get this surgery for primarily fashion reasons, I most certainty did not get this surgery so that I would look frumpy afterwards!
So, I have to go do a major closet overhaul. I figure I’m going to donate most things because most of my cloths are pretty good quality. This really isn’t a problem.
The problems are that:
- I HATE shopping. Amazon is my best friend because I love the fact that I can order from my desk and never leave the house. But, amazon doesn’t exactly sell a lot of adult clothing. And, buying online probably isn’t a great idea right now as I don’t have any idea what will fit and what will look good. I desperately wish stitch fix shipped to Canada.
- For the first time in my life I can wear a button up blouse to work, or I can wear a lower cut shirt without feeling self-conscious. So, I figure my style can completely change now. How does someone who is fashionably inept even begin to start figuring this out??
- Bras. Seriously, I’m used to going to speciality stores and buying what fits for a ridiculous price. I’m still a few weeks away from being able to wear anything other then a front zip sports bra, but I’ve already realized when you don’t have to shop at a speciality store there are SOOOO many options! How does one figure out what store to go to and what style to buy?! I have a feeling I am going to go slightly crazy with new bras.
- Buying a completely new top wardrobe is going to be costly! I think my strategy for this is that I am going to replace the more expensive items (i.e. hoodies, dresses) over time. Then, I’m going to do my best to shop at discount stores (i.e. Winners) and to shop sales, to build up enough supply that I am not wearing the same outfit everyday just for the short-term. But for someone who hates shopping, discount stores and sales are going to be hard for me to tolerate. To survive, I’m going to have to find my inner zen and not go shopping on the weekends!
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