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10 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

So, i went into hallmark yesterday (rarely do i go in) and there was a big section of 70% off clearance. They had clothes which i never look at bc they aren’t plus sizes. But i started looking. I saw an adorable dress for $60 then 70% off and i wanted it so badly. I tried it on (L-XL but it also said on the tag it was a 12-16 so a small l-xl). It swallowed me whole! I looked at the next size and it was S-M (8-10) 
“No way, Jose” i said as I continued to shop. But then something nagged me to try it (maybe it was Jose!). They don’t have dressing rooms so it would be over my clothes. And of course at the point of no return when it was over my head, the sales lady came along and I thought “I’d better not split this dress!”  It came down and fit! Whew!  I didn’t get it because once I realized the 8-10 fit ME (?!?!?!  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that size would fit me!), but then my eyes were opened to a whole new concept and that clearance rack was my gold mine!!!  I ended up getting two shirts and one dress which were ridiculously overpriced but at 70% off it was ok.  I wore the tiny green dress today and got at least a million compliments from my $18 dress (honestly it is the first thing i have bought new since I lost weight...except underware! I have been getting everything at thrift shops.  This i splurged on bc it was a swing style dress and that was the smallest it came in so i know it will still fit next year).  I was at church and had my iPad with me but left my phone at home as i was programming my sous vide on it before i left and it was still sitting on my counter when i got home!)...so ignore the huge pink item in the picture!  But here is my new SMALL/MEDIUM size 8-10 dress!!! (It was sleeveless and I dragged along a white cardigan in case i got totally self conscious but i never put it on) it is much shorter than i am used to also....everyone could see my knees but I survived!

 

 

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10 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

So, i went into hallmark yesterday (rarely do i go in) and there was a big section of 70% off clearance. They had clothes which i never look at bc they aren’t plus sizes. But i started looking. I saw an adorable dress for $60 then 70% off and i wanted it so badly. I tried it on (L-XL but it also said on the tag it was a 12-16 so a small l-xl). It swallowed me whole! I looked at the next size and it was S-M (8-10) 
“No way, Jose” i said as I continued to shop. But then something nagged me to try it (maybe it was Jose!). They don’t have dressing rooms so it would be over my clothes. And of course at the point of no return when it was over my head, the sales lady came along and I thought “I’d better not split this dress!”  It came down and fit! Whew!  I didn’t get it because once I realized the 8-10 fit ME (?!?!?!  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that size would fit me!), but then my eyes were opened to a whole new concept and that clearance rack was my gold mine!!!  I ended up getting two shirts and one dress which were ridiculously overpriced but at 70% off it was ok.  I wore the tiny green dress today and got at least a million compliments from my $18 dress (honestly it is the first thing i have bought new since I lost weight...except underware! I have been getting everything at thrift shops.  This i splurged on bc it was a swing style dress and that was the smallest it came in so i know it will still fit next year).  I was at church and had my iPad with me but left my phone at home as i was programming my sous vide on it before i left and it was still sitting on my counter when i got home!)...so ignore the huge pink item in the picture!  But here is my new SMALL/MEDIUM size 8-10 dress!!! (It was sleeveless and I dragged along a white cardigan in case i got totally self conscious but i never put it on) it is much shorter than i am used to also....everyone could see my knees but I survived!

 

 

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You look beautiful! 

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On 8/18/2018 at 2:45 PM, Cardamom77 said:

but was pretty excited all the same :D 

I can see why you're so excited. You look so lovely!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this! 

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On 8/18/2018 at 8:15 PM, Cardamom77 said:

Not clothes, but hair. I’m probably going to color it, too. Probably a light pink, maybe lavender. Anyway, getting back to my punk rock roots. :) Oh and I used one of those makeup apps because I have some lovely 5 o’clock hormonal facial hair stubble. Lol! But that’s why my face looks a little cartoony.

LOVE the hair! What fun! And your pretty, pretty face with beautiful bone structure! Looking good!

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On 8/18/2018 at 10:06 PM, kristinwitha_k said:

I went to Old Navy for a tank top, and walked out paying full price for this romper, but I couldn't help myself. I LURVE it.

SO cute! You are definitely rockin' that outfit! I too am impressed how great you look in horizontal stripes! NICE!

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On 8/19/2018 at 12:53 PM, CheeringCJ said:

I wore the tiny green dress today and got at least a million compliments from my $18 dress (honestly it is the first thing i have bought new since I lost weight.

You look SO GREAT in this dress! SO TINY!! I can see why you got a gazillion compliments! You look very young as well! Thanks for sharing!

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So here's another new-to-me dress from salvation army. I wasn't sure I could pull it off but I wore it. 

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@CheeringCJ Gorgeous!

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3 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

So here's another new-to-me dress from salvation army. I wasn't sure I could pull it off but I wore it. 

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Va va voom! 

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11 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

So here's another new-to-me dress from salvation army. I wasn't sure I could pull it off but I wore it. 

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WOW!  That is one classy outfit Cheering - hubba-hubba!

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15 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

So here's another new-to-me dress from salvation army. I wasn't sure I could pull it off but I wore it. 

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This looks GREAT on you!

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Thanks @Jen581791, @Boston Redhead, @cinwa And @Stephtay....I got it for like $7 and I loved the red bottom.  I thought it was too tight when i put it on and was looking for my shapewear but couldn’t find it so I ventured out without it (I hate wearing it anyway but it does hold my tummy in), but when I look at this picture, I see where my eyes at home perceive me to be bigger than I am....it wasn’t too tight, I just felt self conscious in it which is why i keep taking the pics and posting them...1 is to help me grasp what my brain doesn’t see and 2 is so i don’t ever go “back” to what I was!

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51 minutes ago, CheeringCJ said:

Thanks @Jen581791, @Boston Redhead, @cinwa And @Stephtay....I got it for like $7 and I loved the red bottom. ...........

You need to take me shopping! :wub:

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20 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

So here's another new-to-me dress from salvation army. I wasn't sure I could pull it off but I wore it. 

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You are TOTALLY pulling this off! It looks fantastic on you! And not tight anywhere. Beautiful! I absolutely love the red bottom. 

 

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4 hours ago, cinwa said:

You need to take me shopping! :wub:

I’d love to....come on over!  Today I was at Goodwill and bought a great Ivanka Trump dress for $6.99!  It is a size 10 so I can’t wear it yet, but soon!

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28 minutes ago, Cindy Lou Who said:

You are TOTALLY pulling this off! It looks fantastic on you! And not tight anywhere. Beautiful! I absolutely love the red bottom. 

 

Thanks, @Cindy Lou Who!!! I loved the red bottom too....which is why I HAD to have it!!!  

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2 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

I’d love to....come on over!  Today I was at Goodwill and bought a great Ivanka Trump dress for $6.99!  It is a size 10 so I can’t wear it yet, but soon!

Ok....so out of couriosity, I went in and tried it on and it zipped up!!!!  A size TEN zipped up on MY body?!?!  Without shapewear!!!!  What????  (Granted it's too tight to wear yet, but it does zip!) Then I laid it on the bed and marveled at how SMALL it is!!!! This is amazing!  

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11 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

Ok....so out of couriosity, I went in and tried it on and it zipped up!!!!  A size TEN zipped up on MY body?!?!  Without shapewear!!!!  What????  (Granted it's too tight to wear yet, but it does zip!) Then I laid it on the bed and marveled at how SMALL it is!!!! This is amazing!  

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Dang lady - you are looking hot!

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On 8/27/2018 at 9:05 PM, CheeringCJ said:

So here's another new-to-me dress from salvation army. I wasn't sure I could pull it off but I wore it. 

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This dress is amazing! It’s quite flattering on your shape. That’s a dress you should put into heavy rotation. 

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On 8/28/2018 at 1:08 PM, CheeringCJ said:

Thanks @Jen581791, @Boston Redhead, @cinwa And @Stephtay....I got it for like $7 and I loved the red bottom.  I thought it was too tight when i put it on and was looking for my shapewear but couldn’t find it so I ventured out without it (I hate wearing it anyway but it does hold my tummy in), but when I look at this picture, I see where my eyes at home perceive me to be bigger than I am....it wasn’t too tight, I just felt self conscious in it which is why i keep taking the pics and posting them...1 is to help me grasp what my brain doesn’t see and 2 is so i don’t ever go “back” to what I was!

Ah, bad brains! They’ll get you every time. The first thing I noticed about this dress is how it shows off your nice waistline. Life is sweet, isn’t it?

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Katya didn’t want to wear clothes today, so I dug out our matching T-shirts. A matching tee works every time. 

Here I am in size 4 shorts (WHAT) from J Crew and an XL Children’s top. 

Edit: I had no idea the American flag was in the background. The husband received it as a gift when he became a US citizen. 

 

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35 minutes ago, NerdyToothpick said:

This dress is amazing! It’s quite flattering on your shape. That’s a dress you should put into heavy rotation. 

Awww, thanks!

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26 minutes ago, NerdyToothpick said:

Katya didn’t want to wear clothes today, so I dug out our matching T-shirts. A matching tee works every time. 

Here I am in size 4 shorts (WHAT) from J Crew and an XL Children’s top. 

Edit: I had no idea the American flag was in the background. The husband received it as a gift when he became a US citizen. 

 

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Kids clothes???  Youre amazing!

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4 minutes ago, CheeringCJ said:

Kids clothes???  Youre amazing!

@CheeringCJ Kids clothes kind of fit my personality. :lol:

I’ve bought a few XL and XXL children’s tops to encourage Katya into keeping her clothes on her body. She loves wearing the same shirts as her mom and dad. Yes, you read that correctly. My husband has many a time squeezed himself into an XL girl’s top so we can all match. 

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Just now, NerdyToothpick said:

@CheeringCJ Kids clothes kind of fit my personality. :lol:

I’ve bought a few XL and XXL children’s tops to encourage Katya into keeping her clothes on her body. She loves wearing the same shirts as her mom and dad. Yes, you read that correctly. My husband has many a time squeezed himself into an XL girl’s top so we can all match. 

Too funny!!!!   You need to post a pic of THAT!!!!  Hahaha!

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Just now, CheeringCJ said:

Too funny!!!!   You need to post a pic of THAT!!!!  Hahaha!

@CheeringCJ I will. Katya’s latest favorite is the family “MeowMaid” T-shirt. It’s a picture of a cat mermaid. My husband rocks his shirt with pride. ❤️❤️

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