Inspired by another thread, I had my every-3-week
fashion show early in my closet this afternoon.
When I started a new job back in 1999 (wow, that seems so long ago!), my mom bought me a dress that was a 14W. It's black and then the top chest/arms are red with some scrolly design incorporating the red and black together. It was one of my first "corporate" dresses that I had, my mom wanted me to look professional compared to the things that I might have picked out! And I always got so many compliments on that dress. (How do moms know those things??)
So today, I'm looking for something red to wear tomorrow for Valentine's Day.
I said to myself, at least next year I can wear that dress! I hope I am a 14 by then. Sigh.
So then I get this brilliant idea (!?!?). I decide to try it on and see how much more I need to go. I figured the worst part that could happen is I get myself stuck in it and as long as I don't strangle myself, I could wait for my DH to get home tonight to rescue me.
Guess what!??!?! It fits!!! I could wear it tomorrow if I want to!!! It's a little out of style for me now as I don't have a corporate job anymore but I can't believe I still have it, that it fits and that I could get it on and off!!
The tag says 14W and I'm going with it!! Now that I track my sizes and progress with clothes measurements, there is no way this could be a true 14W but I don't care!!
I think the even bigger surprise is if I show my mom that I still have it and I can still wear it!!!
Made my whole day, you have no idea!!