Now I'm a Large!

Hello Dear Reader,

Over the summer, I put on a bit of weight, mostly around my tummy and bottom (of course) and are finding it hard to squeeze into clothes that once fitted me comfortably. I have simply been eating too much and not moving my body enough, in fact I haven't ridden my bike to work since September last year, right there is the problem. With only a month to go until the cruise I wanted to be able to take and wear the clothes I already have at home with maybe one or two new items to spruce up the look.

The one I ordered has three-quarter straight sleeves

I have been looking at this dress on line for months, maybe even more like a year, it really caught my eye, the colours, the way it falls, it is very feminine and flow-y. I thought it would be lovely to wear out to dinner on the cruise with my sister. I am not a fashionista, far from it, I buy mostly second hand clothes from the Op-shop and are quite happy with my frugal finds.

This dress has been popping up on ad's on different blogs I read on a regular occurrence, and every time it catches my eye, I think, I really should order that for myself, but the cost always stopped me plus I didn't really want to buy into the whole fast fashion fiasco. That was until last night, I happened upon a new site called "Wish" probably not new, but new on my horizon. With postage it costs me $20 AU and I am hoping that it will arrive before we leave and that it fits me!

I read the feedback from previous purchasers and they all seemed quite happy with their dress, only one thing kept cropping up, the size, everyone said order one size larger than you usually are. I have always been a small, but according their measurements I am not a medium, but a large. I am not normally affected by silly things like this, but I am starting a diet today.

I know this post is a bit off my normal topic and I will be back to simple and frugal stuff tomorrow, promise. Over to you, have you ever bought clothes online only to find they didn't fit or didn't arrive in time?

Have a lovely day,
💗Fi

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  1. It's a lovely dress, and I can see you wearing it.
    I'm reluctant to order clothes online, I am very fussy with clothing cuts and the feel of the fabric on my skin, I would only buy online if I found it on sale, and if I'd tried it on in a shop first, and knew I liked it and it fitted. But that's just me, I hate shopping no matter if it's for real or online.
    I did order a costume online once for a party I went to, it fitted and arrived on time, and was worth it.
    Good luck with your purchase, you can't go wrong for $20

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  2. I live in Canada, I don't order very much clothing online,,the only place I have ordered from is Old Navy and I always read the reviews, just to be on the safe side, I ordered cotton linen slacks that were on sale and I am so happy with them, I have ordered tops only to find that they were a bit big, I am bottom heavy lol,, so we are just coming into spring, still buried in snow, lakes still frozen across and I need to shift about 15 pounds of extra baggage I found this winter lol,, I found it on my behind lol,, the dress you've chosen is lovely,, its beautiful, sizes very so maybe we should disregard numbers and just see what we look like in things,,best wishes!

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    1. Hi Laurie,
      I went ahead and ordered the large knowing to would fit around the waist but I think it will be too big around the bust. I am hoping to be able to just run the extra fabric in with my sewing machine. Here’s hoping, who knows, it may be okay. And why oh why does that extra baggage always find your behind?? Have a lovely day,
      Fi

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  3. I have a lovely handmade linen dress and an organic cotton knit skirt that I ordered online and both fit just fine and I've worn them a lot since I got them years ago. Now, I make my own clothes. I hear you about how those few extra kilograms can creep on, I am finding this has happened to me nsince I've had to curtail the long walks I was doing in order to rest my tender feet and wonky knee. When the new term starts though, I will be swimming laps as an alternative. Perhaps, when you get back into riding your bike, you'll find that you'll drop that weight. Meg:)

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    1. Hi Meg,
      I have been seeing your lovely sewing over on your blog, it's funny because I do sew (quilts) but am too frightened to try sewing clothes, I really should give it a go one day. You are so right about moving your body to help reduce any extra kilo's, I am going to start riding my bike to work tomorrow! Have a splendid Sunday,
      Fi

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  4. Pretty dress!I find sizes vary so much between manufacturers, sometimes it is disappointing when things arrive and don't fit. I am trying to lose some weight too - my eldest daughter is getting married next year and I want to look my best. I have plenty of time so no excuses really but its definitely harder to shift weight in my fifties rather than thirties!

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    1. Hi Penny,
      How exciting, a wedding! I just love weddings. Fingers crossed the dress will fit and if not I am going to have a go at taking it in at the bust (I ordered the large size) I am pretty sure it will fit at the waist. I hear you about it being harder to lose weight in my 50's, it is definitely a lot harder. Have a lovely day,
      Fi

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