In 2009 I bought a dress for a wedding. It’s from the Australian brand Gripp Jeans and the dress was called Heart of Fire. Today it falls off me. Seriously, it falls off me. Numbers don’t tell that much but obviously I can see that if I had some curves (= an ass) back then now everything is smaller. I think in 2009 my weight was around 54-57 kg (my height is 169 cm), so totally normal. Today I am between 50-52 kg and I don’t even workout more than I did back then, it’s just that I prefer to eat healthy food. So I am happy with my body and the small change has been to the better, but god damn it, I miss my old dress.
This is one dress that I still get emails about from people who have googled it, found my blog, and want to buy it from me. Yet I haven’t been ready to part from it, even though I’ve used it only twice. For two years I have been saying to myself that I need to sell it or start doing something about it (get it altered to fit me).
So yesterday I planned to put it up for sale. The bad idea was to actually try it on before.. then I started to collect excess fabric around the waist area in my hands in the back and suddenly there it was, the pretty much perfect size for me… and it looked so good that I changed my mind, I can’t let go of this one anyway.
I’m a clothes hoarder. Now you know that. I haven’t done anything to these Marimekko dresses either, they have also been hanging there in my closet for two years without use. Why is it so hard to take a walk to a seamstress…?
Luckily I assume it’s not that difficult to alter this one because of the back of it. At least I hope so. I don’t want to sell, I want to wear…