Thanks to Twitter, I’ve connected with some awesome and totally fashionable bloggers…one of which is by Hillary. At the end of her post today, she asked what we were desperate to wear now that temps won’t allow. And for me, the answer is easy: Coats.
I’m not exactly in a rush to say goodbye to Summer, but I’m more excited about Winter this year than I have been the following years (which is a big deal because I love Fall and Winter.) The thing that makes it so exciting is that I’ve lost enough weight, so far, to wear my coats the way they’re supposed to be worn!
Here’s the thing…I was so heavy last year that my coats (all of them) couldn’t be buttoned all the way. I could button the top ones, but the last one was left open.
And on one day in January , it was particularly freezing outside. I was with a friend who happens to be in fantastic shape, and we were leaving the NY Public Library when he said “Kenz, button your coat. It’s freezing! You’re going to catch a cold!” I kept walking, told him to mind his own business because I was fine then kept walking — trying not to cry.
Maybe this seems dramatic, but when you’re wearing the largest coat that the plus-sized store carries and you can’t button it then you’re outside enduring NYC winter, life can feel a little bit sad..
He asked what was wrong, and I explained to him that I just couldn’t do it. He was, of course, horrified. He felt awful for bringing it up, but he felt much worse because I couldn’t do it. At that moment, I knew he felt sorry for me. And I hate that, but I felt sorry for myself too.
Now, I’m excited because after losing almost 40 pounds, all of my coats fit great. In fact, they’ll be too big soon which is awesome. 🙂 So while I’m not in a rush to wear snow boots everywhere I go, it will be an incredible thing to wear my red pea coat like it’s supposed to be worn. And when it rains, I’ll be able to wear my adorable tan trench-style rain coat.
And I’m excited right now because I am moving forward, and seemingly little things make life so good..And it’s just going to keep getting better.