I had a bazillion errands to run this afternoon and one of the things on my list was buying my husband a Father’s Day gift.
Shhhh…don’t tell him since it will ruin the surprise.
So there I was, wandering my way through Macy’s — screw Disney World, Macy’s is my happiest place on earth — planning to head straight to where they sell stuff that guys like, when two things caught my eye.
Those things were some really pretty dresses and a sign that read “One day only sale; extra 60% off.” I am easily distracted by bright shiny things. Bright shiny things on sale will almost always stop me dead in my tracks.
So I tried on a couple of dresses and hey did I mention this was in the women’s department and not the plus size department? Yeah. That was kind of a big deal in itself. Anyway, the dresses I tried on fit nicely and I was super excited.
I exited the fitting room with a “I am buying new dresses” contact high and was headed to the register when I noticed one more dress — bright pink with embellishments on the neckline — that I would never have dared to wear a year ago.
But it’s not a year ago. It’s now. And why the hell not?
I didn’t try it on. I bought it in size XL and figured if it didn’t fit now it will before the summer is over.
I brought it home and I tried it on and sure enough, I was right. It doesn’t fit.
Because it’s TOO BIG.
Yes, I will be exchanging it for one size SMALLER.
It’s totally true that I am losing weight to improve my health and fitness, but I can’t lie. Cute clothes are a nice bonus.
And since I just bought new clothes, I thought I should probably buy some new shoes. After all, weight loss doesn’t really affect shoe size, so footwear is actually a longer term investment. And the shoes were also on sale.
Except I guess even my feet have slimmed down because I bought a half size smaller than I was wearing just a few months ago.
Oh, and then I did buy my husband his Father’s Day gifts.
But don’t tell him. It’s a surprise.