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Keep a coat I got in boxing day sales that is a size too small but I will be dieting.... It won't do up comfortably now but I want to lose some weight so don't want to buy a bigger size for it to be too big in a few months! Then again I am crap at dieting...I am kind of thinking of it as a reward? I think I might be making a mistake though... Have you ever done this and regretted it? I love the coat it is just my style so do want to keep it. Keep the size that fits now or the size that is smaller?
Just thinking actually, if I wanted to wear a decent jumper under this coat, I'd need to be even thinner! I've been trying it on with a very thin t shirt on. I just like the idea of getting into a smaller size and that's swaying me! (I realise how daft that sounds!) Does anyone have a Boden coat? How do you find the sizing to be tts or big or small?
I remember your earlier thread on this and you decided to cancel the order so I'm guessing it was too late to cancel. You decided to cancel it so my advice is stick with that decision and send it back.
Did you buy the smaller size because your size was no longer available? There will be time for more fabulous coats in your lifetime. Don't by something that doesn't fit or that you hope to fit into someday.
I say this in the nicest way possible but long term weight loss really rarely works, and I am not sure you'd ever get to the stage where you can wear it. Isn't it better to be able to wear it right away and reduce the cost per wear?
An the other hand, it's quite a basic coat, it's not so special that you couldn't buy something similar when you're all gorgeous and lithe
I wouldn't. I have two brand new with tag items in my wardrobe that I loved so much I decided to keep them to slim into them. One is two years old and one is three years old. They were both sale bargains so I am only about £30 down and maybe this year will be their year, but somehow I doubt it!
I got one that fits now and one that doesn't really fit now. I've packaged the smaller one up and am keeping the 12. As I get smaller I'll be able to layer up plenty under the 12 so it'll still be useful, it's not like I have bags of space in it anyway. It is a very basic simple design yes, but I have always loved a simple pea coat style and I think I always will so it's a style keeper for me. I'm not going to fall into the trap of keeping more unworn stuff. I am on a no spend year now (ordered in Boxing day sales, doesn't count!) so wanting to keep lovely timeless items and ditch some of the things that I don't or won't wear anymore. Thanks, good advice as always!