Ode to My Ann Taylor Denim Trousers

When my pants get too big, I do a happy dance.
Finally! I have eaten less, I have eaten better, I have exercised more, it is paying off!

When my pants get too big, I boast to my husband.
Look baby, Look how much room is in the waist! The thighs! I’m whittling away!

When my pants get too big, I want to try on my whole wardrobe.
This is off to Goodwill, this to be donated to my friend, this is ready for the trash! Woo-hoo! What fun!

When my pants get too big I get sad.
These are my favorite pants, my beloved pants. My pants that make me look tall and leggy pants.
Now they look a bit dumpy, a bit frumpy.
Shall I get them tailored?
Wait ten more pounds?
Replace them with a newer smaller-sized model?

I dash to the computer for some online window shopping. Ann Taylor, Nordstrom, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, Anthropologie, Macy’s, even Saks. I know what places fit me well, both my shape (even smaller) and my personality.
No luck. Nothing that perfect.
Will these even tailor well?
Will I ever fall in love with a pair of pants again like I loved these pants?

Maybe I’ll have one of those cookies that the lady in Accounting baked.
What the hell.
Maybe it will make my pants fit better.

3 Comments

  1. September 14, 2006 / 12:07 pm

    Way to go, girl!

    Pants never really look the same once they’ve been tailored. I’ve tried it, several times, and never ended up wearing them because they were always just off somehow.

    Celebrate the weight loss with some shopping, I say!

  2. Anonymous
    September 13, 2006 / 12:43 pm

    Congratulations on your baggy pants! I went from size 24 to a 8. As I got closer to the end I thought about having things tailored but decided against it. I needed the boost that a smaller size tag gave me.

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