So we were at the mall yesterday and stopped at My Size, a store we don't have by me. I found some shorts I liked and even a couple of tops my sister-in-law talked me into trying. The sales lady noted I had grabbed the size 20 shorts and suggested I take an 18 to try as well. I don't want them tight and uncomfortable, but at the same time, I am shrinking so I don't want them too loose in a couple of weeks. So I thought what the heck. I tried the 18 first, preparing to have to fight to get into them ... but they went on and even zipped fairly easily! Size 18! Seriously, a size that isn't in the 20s? Nice NSV! I can't even remember how long it's been. They were snug, there was no point trying a 16 yet, but they went on easily and fit comfortably. I did cringe at the $90 price tag but they looked good and made me feel good so I bought them. I liked one of the tops but they were also $90 each so I passed on those and went to Target where I found a cute new top to go with the shorts. Guess what? It's also an 18. Wow. But it was only $30 so I felt better getting that.
I didn't plan to spend on my wardrobe as I am changing sizes. I do have tops at home that I'll soon be fitting into, but not enough summer ones. But those shorts ... well I just had to get them. I don't generally like shopping as I don't particularly like today's fashions, most are rather ugly, and even if they're not they never look good on me. But that will change as I get smaller, right? Fingers crossed.