Sizes, Shmizes

One thing I've learned over my many years of buying clothes is that sizes mean nothing! A lot of ladies are stuck on a "certain" size they think they wear...when in reality your closet can have 4-5 different sizes in it and they can all fit you fine! Being 3 months postpartum, my closet has skirts from size 8 all the way to 16. And yes, I can fit into one of each of those different size skirts! As you will see pictured below, I am wearing a size 10 in one picture, and the next picture I'm wearing a size 16 skirt. The funny part is they are the same brand and they are taken 4 days apart! I've lost 8 lbs. (PTL!) over the past 4 weeks and I am able to start fitting into some of my pre-pregnancy skirts! (FINALLY!) I am finding out that no matter if I weigh the same I did before, everything is going to fit different after having a baby. Skirts are super easy to be flexible in sizing with. They just sit lower on your hips if it's bigger or higher up if they are a smaller size. My secret to finding super cheap skirts is to be very open-minded with sizes, if I hold it up and it looks like it will fit, I will try it on!

I was so excited to be able to squeeze back into this size 10 again! Although it's definitely not a perfect fit, it works for now!

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Cardigan: JCPenney
Skirt: JCPenney
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: Bealls

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This hot pink skirt I found on the clearance rack at JCPenney for $4.99, but it was a size 16! I knew it would be big, but I figured I would try it on to see if it's doable. So I tried it on and it was big in the hips/rear..but I thought for $4.99, I can wash and dry it a couple of times and see if it shrinks! (It did and I am SO happy I bought it, because it fits fine!) P.S. I like my pencil skirts bigger, because I like them to fall lower on my hips and they are usually longer too!

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Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Top: Ann Taylor Outlet
Skirt: JCPenney
Flats: Payless
Necklace: Forever 21

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So, the moral of the story is, don't get stuck on a certain size, try it on!

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  1. I completely agree. I can ware tops from MD to XL and bottoms from 12-18. The style/cut of clothing makes all the difference.

  2. This is so true! I absolutely love all of your outfits:)

  3. I just bought a miniskirt in a 'tall' size, AND a size too big. At 4'11", it makes a perfect pencil skirt and hits about 3 inches below the knee!

  4. what about shoes? What size shoes do you wear? did your shoes shrink or grow as you were pregnant and now not?

  5. Thank you for sharing this post. I am have been following your blog now since earlier this summer and have also been in recovery from an eating disorder. God is teaching me so much through this. As I adjust to taking care of myself and to medications that I need my body has changed some and I am learning to embrace the idea of it being beautiful no matter what size it may or may not be. Thank you again for such a perfectly timed post. God bless!


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