Tuesday, August 7, 2012

a little over zealous

I may have done something silly yesterday so I hope you guys can offer me confirmation that what I did was not totally whackadoodley dumb. I bought this little gem of a dress online because I was taking advantage of a HUGE Anthropologie sale. I got this $198 dollar dress for $29. Complete steal, right?!



The problem is that I have not been buying clothes since I am actively loosing weight. However, with this being a dress I have been drooling over for two months combined with an unbelievable price, I made the crazy decision to buy the dress in a size 8 which is my goal size. I am currently a 12 and hoping to get into a size 8. Which may seem big to some of you out there but to this gal who was once a 24, this single digit seems dreamy. I just hope this dress will not be hanging in the closet and putting additional pressure on myself. I know I can always return it which is probably why I allowed myself to buy it in the first place...however, I just keep playing the scenario in my head of wearing a size 8 dress that I got on sale for less than $30 bucks, total superhero moment. The idea of it knocks my socks off, even more than being served chocolate cake by John Cena.   

So is this idea of buying small and hoping to get there crazy or smart? I need your advice ladies before I get it in the mail, open it up and drool all over it.

xoxo

16 comments:

  1. I would think you were crazy...if the dress was over $100. But what an amazing steal!
    This is awesome motivation...just to keep you focused on your goal. You seem amazing and I really don't doubt that you will be twirling around in that dress sometime in the foreseeable future.

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  2. um an 8 is not big. i happpen to think it is tiny no matter what size you start or end at. having that dress in your closet might just be the motivation to get you all the way there. you can do it girl! and when you do post pic for us to see. you are already beautiful, in this dress perfection!

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  3. You should have bought it in both size...haha...wear it now and wear it later! But that probably would have defeated the purpose! With that being said you can do it!! And if you don't happen to (which is okay because going from a size 24 to 12 is amazing in itself) there will always be another cute dress out there for an amazing steal!! xoxo, Kayleigh.

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  4. I don't think your crazy at all - it's beautiful and such a steal. Plus, just because the # is 8 doesn't mean it may not fit now. I wear dresses that are 8s and 10s and 12s, it all depends. Good luck reaching your goal, I know you'll do it!

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  5. Not crazy at all. I have several "goal" dresses in my closet. A steal is a steal and good motivation! I'm jealous I didn't get to swipe one of these!

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  6. Not crazy at all. I have several "goal" dresses in my closet. A steal is a steal and good motivation! I'm jealous I didn't get to swipe one of these!

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  7. I think it will just make reaching your goal size that much more tempting and a sweeter victory when you get there!

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  8. You are fabulous and I admire you! I struggle w losing 5 vanity pounds, so when I read about all that u have accomplished, I am inspired... I don't even know u and I'm proud of you! Bravo on the dress! Great motivation and u deserve it!!

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  9. First, not crazy at all! It's two sizes down, not twenty. Totally attainable, and it's also a dress that has some give to it, so it'll be wearable for a long time.

    Secondly, an 8 is not big. One of my major pet peeves with the fashion industry/media/beauty standard is that anything above a 4 is "big." Even a 6 doesn't sound "small" anymore. Not everyone's skeleton will "allow" them to wear a size 2. And a size 8 is not BIG by any stretch of the imagination. I know a lot of beautiful, lithe women who wear an 8!

    Thirdly, it's gorgeous, and what a steal!

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  10. Not mad at all, I have just bought once woollen coat, and 2 pairs of courd trousers in a sale in a size 12 UK ( no idea what that is in USA), I intend to be in them for winter!

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  11. For $29, why not?! It's a beautiful dress and you should look forward to wearing it.

    I have to agree with some of the people above, size 8 is a very normal and healthy size to be! Never feel that you have to justify it as a fine size, because it just plain is.

    Good luck xo

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  12. What a beautiful dress! I am also trying to get down to 8- and one of my best motivating tools are my "goal clothes." trying them on every few weeks reflects change SO much better than the scale. You deserve it Courtney!

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  13. I was at Anthro yesterday drooling over the sale rack and still didn't see anything priced so great so KUDOS to you for getting such a great deal! That dress is gorgeous and you are going to ROCK it in no time at all.

    Ps glad I'm not the only one who thinks John Cena is just dreamy! It's the only not completely annoying thing about my husband's love for wrestling.

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  14. "Even more than being served chocolate cake by John Cena" This statement is too hilarious. You will DEFINITELY fit in to that dress (and probably sooner than you think) and it was an absolute bargain. GO YOU!

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  15. You are not mad, i bought a size 10 wedding dres when i was a size 18, i was on my journey from a size 24 (uk sizes) you will do it, look everyday and imagine wearing it everytime you get down about the willpower required!

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