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Jun. 14th, 2011

I hate the idea that I'm about to make myself one of those women who keeps boxes of clothing in sizes she isn't but might be again some day. But I hate it less than the idea of spending the money to replace my wardrobe every time my weight fluctuates.

I'm still getting rid of a lot of things I'm never going to wear again no matter what size I am. Many of which were either gifts from my mother, or laundry-day garments. Or dress pants I hated, because pants almost never look right on me.

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h3salthea
Jun. 15th, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
I tossed/gave away lots last weekend. I desperately needed the room.

I guess it's a Spring Thing..
palingyuan
Jun. 15th, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
I happily tossed my "fat" wardrobe, designer items and all. I wanted no avenue to easily shift back to the upper sizes. Now when the pants start to feel snug I start watching what I eat closer. :D
calloocallay
Jun. 15th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
I have wardrobe staples that are too big for me and wardrobe staples that are too small for me in a box in the closet. It's not a lot of closet real estate. I think it's nice to be prepared. I go to about three clothing swaps a year, and routinely swap out stuff from that one box so that the contents stay pretty fresh.
ravenskye8
Jun. 16th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
I know so many resources that say not to do that for various reasons - everything from self-esteem (why make yourself think you're going to gain weight/torture yourself that you're not losing weight) to organization (why waste the space on things you don't wear)... but nowhere in any of those writings have I ever heard anyone speak to the fact that should you ever need the different size/style of clothing that you got rid of, where you were supposed to get the money to repurchase what you tossed? If you think you might need them, and it's too expensive/time consuming to replace, then by all means keep it around...
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