Dec 14, 2009

When to let go of our "skinny jeans"

As I was cleaning my closet last night I came across a large amount of jeans and decided it was time to officially "let go" and move on. I'm more of a leggings/skirt/dress type of girl, so I rarely wear jeans... but looking through the pairs I had I came across my favorite pair of "skinny jeans". They were both my "skinny jeans" and a skinny cut. I remember buying them last summer when I had first moved back to Chicago and being thrilled at the fit. It was like they were made for me... perfect length and everything! As I tried the jeans on to see how they looked I realized that my butt had gotten a bit bigger and the button wouldn't close. I scrunched my face up. I just loved those jeans so much I couldn't really toss them. What if I lost those 5-10 lbs and was able to squeeze back in them with ease. It made me start to ponder: When do our skinny jeans become our jeans that just don't fit? I walked around the house a bit in the jeans and then took them off, undecided about whether or not they should be put back in the closet or in the donate pile. I didn't know if they would serve as an indicator of reaching my goal body weight, or just another thing I couldn't currently wear taking up space in my closet.

I'm curious to see who else has their pair of "skinny jeans" or that particular outfit you just can't let go of... men and women.

4 comments:

Ms. Citygrl said...

I will say I have a pair of skinny jeans and other jeans that from time to time don't seem to fit like they use too. Now i'm good for holding on to things that I should just let go but change is good! Usually when you clear your closet you have more space to add new things too it.

South Loop Social Light said...

I've been hanging onto a few things that have reached their expiration date. It's time to let go and move on. I keep saying I'll take it and donate it but part of me wants to just trash everything! lol...

madphaedra said...

UGH! That's the worst. I had an entire wardrobe of "skinny jeans" and suits - I gained a lot of weight during a bad relationship - but that's a blog of my own (wink). I refused to let them go -- but decided to let him go. I got rid of the weight when I got rid of the then boyfriend. lol I'm now happy to say I can fit my "skinny jeans". Still have a ways to go to get back to my most comfortable size.

South Loop Social Light said...

While I believe that you need to make room in your closet in order to allow room to receive new things, I also believe that you should rejoice at whatever size you are now. Keeping around jeans that just don't quite fit can serve as motivation, but sometimes it can be like a cloud hanging over you... reminding you of something not yet accomplished. At times it's just nice to buy clothes that fit you for what you look like now and rock with that...

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