I like fashion. I like dressing up and lately I have had a suit fetish. I have been wanting a suit or two to begin wearing; either at work or out on the town. Granted I don’t really have a job that needs or requires a suit but — I think I would look damn good in one.
I had a vest from Express that I wore and loved. Fortunately I lost a lot of weight and unfortunately it didn’t quite fit properly anymore. It was a sad but rewarding experience to try it on and have it hang off of my body; even when the back strap was pulled tight. it was great because I shrunk from an extra large.
I was in Elderbeerman on a fluke shopping with my mum when I decided to go over to their (ever shrinking) men’s section. They had quite a few racks of clearance items and of course, that’s where I naturally landed. Browsing through a rack of dress shirts all but two, too large for me anymore. However; they did have a CK slim fit dress shirt that I had to have. I tried it on and was amazed that it fit and it fit well.
The next rack over had a bunch of suit separates from Kenneth Cole. My love and interest of suits naturally drew me over and I began perusing the rack. I have no idea what my jacket size is anymore and I didn’t really want to spend that kind of money. I thought I could accessorize the vest appropriately. A vest and a good pair of jeans is a decent outfit; and it wasn’t too expensive.
I debated on whether or not I should buy the matching dress pants but with still owing the hospital some cash I decided against them. Granted I paid off the hospital bill and not having those dress slacks had been weighing on my mind. I wanted them the vest and the slacks would make a great outfit.
I ran back out to Elderbeerman but the sale was off and the pants were back up to full price. Granted it wasn’t that expensive but $50 is far better than $100. So I went online on a full out search ebay, macy’s but finally I found the pants at overstock.com; and they weren’t $100. They were 59.99 so I had to buy.
I bought the pants in a 32×30 thinking that I would be able to fit into them easily. The online reviews state that they run a little big and that they really fit like a 33. Well they arrived on my doorstep today and I eagerly tried them on…. only to find out they don’t quite fit.
They are a tad too snug…
Disappointing that I can’t fit into them and pull them off with the vest…
However; they are now a goal. They are hanging in my closet; front and center. They will remind me daily that I need to keep my Power90 and running up. They will remind me that I need to forgo the coke and drink water.
I will fit into the pants and of course; I will provide an update when I do.