The sun has finally been making its tentative blazing entrance this Spring after weeks of dreary rainy-ness. While I’m not as fond of the coming humidity and temps above 80; I do LOVE an excuse to get the shorts and capris back out for the season! I’m firmly a lover of capris and long-ish shorts that don’t ride up (something I’ve learned is improved when you’re not trying to squeeze into a pair of shorts about 2 sizes too tight! The pleasures of finally learning to ignore size tags and just get the damn larger size so that I’m comfortable is actually tangible!!)
I also love barefoot season. I tend to regulate my body heat through my head AND my feet and LOVE when the toes get to wriggle free instead of being all closed up in socks and shoes (no matter how cute).
I just can’t help but think today, as I pulled out a pair of shorts that is at least 1 or 2 years old, that it is amazing being able to open a drawer on a new season KNOWING that everything from last year will still fit! Talk about economic savings! It is ALSO a boon since I’ve been on a hunt for new cargo-capris to replace my sorely rubbed-thin pair and have had no luck finding something that isn’t draw-string/elastic or have awkwardly placed leg-zippers or are so damn see-through that the wearer must have to carefully choose which panty line they want people to gawk at that day! So, while I hunt for those I will happily wear my cute shorts and continue rocking this quasi-beach-day feel that has infected myself and many of those around me today as the sun glows down on us.
So I leave you this sunny (for me at least) day with a pic from 2009 of our Ecotarium visit (OTTERS!!) in which I am wearing the same shorts I am sporting today. And I ask you to share what sort of small (or large) clothing victories have you come across recently? Did you wear a color you never thought someone with your shape/size could/should wear? Did you pull out a sweater from 2 years ago and realize that your refusal to continue roller-coaster diets means it isn’t big or small: it still fits? Or are you finding something frustrating right now? Swimsuit season (Bearly on Earth has a lovely post on this) is upon us in the North: is that bringing frustration or glee? Chat your current clothing thoughts at me.