I've been shopping since ever and I've bought everything. So at least I have lots of options. I have two things picked out, a skirt blouse and sweater vs. a suity dress.
These are they, what do you guys think? I tried to photoshop out the mess of my bedroom but I'm not sure I improved the pictures...shame you can't white wash rooms like that. Anyway, I'm fairly confident that either outfit would work and on my last shopping trip I added a new trench coat to complete the ensemble. I wanted to add some very simple shoes but the only ones that worked in my price range were a pair I bought and sold on ebay last year and I couldn't bring myself to do it again, it was just too weird. I picked up a blazer too but it makes me look like a line backer so it's the first to go back tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks for all the advice, you can never have too many opinions about clothes. It takes a village to get dressed. This super sweet lady offered me some of her tiny suits which is amazingly generous but I didn't have enough time to organize the hunger strike that would make those sizes fit me. Rats! I'm rocking the 12 right now but even then some designers are more generous than others with their sizing. We should really organize a clothing swap somehow, shame everyone's flying in for fitbloggin', it's not really practical to pack clothes you're trying to get rid of.
I was expecting the shopping to be more demoralizing but it wasn't. I think it's like Murphy's law of shopping that if you have no money everything will fit and be awesome and when you have cash to burn there's nothing worth buying. Maybe that's all in my head. I dunno. I'm rocking a 12 in most designers but some are more generous than others. The dress above is a calvin klein 12 but another adorable and very cheap dress in the same vein wouldn't go over my head. It was almost an "oh my god I'm stuck in this dress" moment but I saved it just in time. I don't think I've ever tried on so many dresses without crying before. I think that's definitely a step forward.