Working With Style {Weight Loss Edition}

Since last May, I’ve been on this lifestyle change kick. For 6 months now, I’ve stuck to my plan of not being on a diet, and making time to be active. The result is inches lost and a slow and steady weight loss. In this time, I’ve lost 15 pounds and dropped 5 inches around my waist. Needless to say, I’m down a size. I’m excited to wear clothes now, especially when they are pants I couldn’t even get above my thighs a year ago.

I’m not done losing weight, which makes this work clothes thing a little difficult to figure out. Luckily, I’ve got copious amounts of pants to wear as I never lost hope and threw out my smaller sizes. Tops, however, are troublesome. Since I’m not done losing weight/inches, I took some advice and went thrift shopping. The result, my new favorite sweater that I scored for $8!

Sweater: Thifted/ Pants: Old Navy/Big Hair: Courtesy of a long day and my genes

That sweater, well, it’s a medium. A MEDIUM people! I’ve been in L or even XL  at times, as I’ve been trying to mask my weight gain. I’m not 100% in all the mediums, but slowly I’m cutting out all the large tops from my wardrobe. Those pants, though they are technically a size 12, fit more like a 10. (Don’t you love how Old Navy pants fit you differently based on style and cut? It’s infuriating at times especially as I mostly have to order from their website since I need the short length.)It has probably been a year since I comfortably fit in size 10 bottoms.

I got lots of compliments on the sweater this week. Even students told me they dug the color. Totally feel like I’m winning these days.

My plan of action for clothes is to only buy thrifted items or steals I can find on the Target racks.  But also, I just signed up for StitchFix. Pretty much it’s a virtual styling tool, where they send you clothes in the mail, you get to try them on at home, and send back what you don’t like. You spend time letting them know about your style, how clothes fit you, what you are looking for, your target price range, and they do all the picking of clothes for you. I’ll be getting my first fix in a couple weeks, and I’m psyched to continue to build up my wardrobe as I make more strides on this journey of weight loss.

How have you dealt with work clothes as your bodies change post baby…the ups and downs? Have you scored any great deals lately?

And if you have your own Working With Style post up, link up below. Can’t wait to see what you are donning these days.




Working With Style

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Tracy is the Creator and Managing Editor for LWM. She's a working teacher momma to Abigail, born 11/09 and Olive, born 12/13. By day she teaches middle school students all things related to reading and writing, and by night and weekend, she teaches her daughter all about life. You can find her tweeting as @wa_tracy.

7 Comments

  1. Shannon says:

    I freaking love love LOVE your hair.
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  2. Katherine says:

    I love that color on you! Hooray for thrifting! I really need to try that sometime.
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    • Tracy says:

      Thanks! I need more purple in my life! And I can’t wait to get some more thrifting going on. It takes time and I took Abby with me…though they had carts, she kept grabbing all the things! Need to make time for a solo trip.
      Twitter: wa_tracy

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  3. cayley says:

    Next step, donating all the L and especially the XL to those thrift stores! Keep to your amazing work- you look great.

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