It's summer and we are done with fooling around cleaning the closets. So this will be my last post of closet therapy this year. Previous posts here. More next year.
Many personal organization experts advise getting rid of clothes that are too tight. I say, no! Do not give up on yourself that way! Keep the threads and lose the weight. (There are exceptions. If you last wore the item at age 19 and you have since pushed out three kids, then some expectations need resetting.)
If you gained five pounds over the winter and your spring clothes don't fit, lose the five pounds. Or next year it will be 10 pounds. Deal with the matter while it can still be addressed with a short-term wacky diet like a juice cleanse.
I have this man to thank for a net loss of three pounds last month. This is Michael Kors, not Karl Lagerfeld. (Karl looks more like Dracula.) Michael made a tomato red sheath dress, which I found in a thrift store last year and could not wear this year without the assistance of special undergarments. Three pounds did the job. Thank you Michael.
Since I did not follow my own advice last year, I have a few more pound to go. And a grey sheath dress very similar to this one is getting me there. During the witching hour (any time after 6 p.m. when the nacho chips start calling my name) I go into my closet and try on this dress. At the rate I'm going, I'll get into it by November.