Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Clothes... again!

Remember I once wrote about the importance of the right kind of clothes in shaping one's personality? It so happens that the old piece of writing wasn't just a production of an over-imaginative-cum-over-analytical mind! What I wrote then still holds true... even after 1.75 years!

The latest update is that the single pair of jeans, that I was able to get into for almost an year now, has taken its last breath recently. The fabric has started coming apart now... 'coz I wore it so much! In short, it is not wearable any more! And the other 2 pairs that I have, don't fit me anymore. Worst part is that they JUST don't fit me... the slightest little eensy-weensy bit!

I'm hoping that my 20 minutes walk every morning to attend my German class should be able to get me into them in another week or 10 days. Yeah I know -- 20 minutes isn't much, but hey! It's better than nothing, right? And whoever said that you can't lose weight by walking alone, needs to get his/her fundas right. Because I have gone down from 70 kgs to 60 kgs, in just about 2.5 months, back in 2001, ONLY by WALKING!

Anyways... so I'm back to wearing suits these days! I see absolutely no point in spending at least 1200 bucks on a new pair of jeans that will become loose within days after buying!

But I hate suits! They make me feel like I've been caged! And the "dupatta" simply refuses to stay on my shoulders, so I have to pin it on both sides to my Kurta! "Aunty-ji"? Heck no! Even "Grannies" don't dress like that these days!

But that's not the reason for my woes! I've never seemed to care much about how I look! "Aunty-ji"... "Granny"... whatever! The important thing for me is comfort! And salwar suits make me uncomfortable like hell! Not that I've ever been to hell! So probably I shouldn't use that as a metaphor here!

Oh but anyways... I've realized that I'm so uncomfortable in suits that I even tend to walk with my eyes fixed to the ground! I keep adjusting my glasses on my nose, and wishing I'd become invisible! I feel totally WRONG! Like I'm being forced to play the wrong part or something... and I'm not prepared for that role! And it feels like the whole world is watching me! God!

On the other hand, when I'm in my usual jeans and kurtis... no "dupatta" wrapped around me like a *protective* blanket... I feel more confident, more myself and I even grin at random strangers passing by me! You'd think one would feel more secure WITH some "protection" around him/her? Well, it's just the opposite that happens with me!

Bottomline: I completely lose *it* when I have to wear a salwar suit! I become a totally different person... a meek and insecure little mouse... from the usual ____________! Well, let's just leave it at that, shall we? Those who know what goes into that blank can just grin to themselves with a sparkle in their eyes... and those who don't know... well they can just keep guessing I suppose! :D

In the meanwhile, I need to do something to put those 2 pairs of jeans to some use soon!

UPDATE: This post was picked by Blogadda for Spicy Saturday. Details here.

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39 comments:

Dazediva said...

ahhhh I can totally relate to not being 'myself' when in a salwar suit or a sari ! I honestly feel awkward and feel like a gangly teenager learning to walk on heels !!!

Kaddu said...

DazeDiva:
OMG! Heels! Don't even get me started on that!

Shreesh said...

Iam having problems wearing clothes. I have lost so much weight that NOT ONE of my pants and shirts fit me ..even with belt iam terribly worried about what to wear in the festivals. so iam completely on the other end of the same problem and i know what you feel. The only clothes which may fit me is Pj's and t shirts..

avdi said...

Why dont you team a pair of lycra pajamis with a loose shirt and dump the dupatta? I think its nice to wear diff stuff at times.

ZB said...

Kadduji...fundas are GREAT...I agree with u, 20 mnts walk can do u wonders but taken that you dont make it up by an extra ladle of rice. :D

Dazediva said...

I love heels :) but can't wear any for another few weeks 'cos of that stupid taxi driver going over my foot :(

Neha said...

god, i dread poojas at home...that too post marriage, i have to wear a saree...nobody forces me to wear one, that's the reason I end up wearing it...I wish they start imposing such things on me so that I can rebel n not wear them...and i feel the same way for slawar suits too...gal, buy the denims and later on, get them tucked later...it's better thn the hell for sure..

preposterousgirl said...

Oh Kaddu.. Yaar u really mean it. 20 mins walk is enough na?? I'm going through the same yaar..
Infact u r better.. U have just 2 pair which refuses to be used.. I have 3.. :( :(
I love dupattas.. Not in the way to "protect" protect myself.. But coz of the colours and vibrancy those big bold jaipuri prints give me...
I dont match it.. I just wear any of it with any kurta , any jeans :P
Oh yeah coming back to jeans and weight loss.. I was thinking to buy a new pair but I guess u are right.. Whats the use.. they r anyways going to get lose in few days!! :D :D HI5!!

Garima said...

"I see absolutely no point in spending at least 1200 bucks on a new pair of jeans that will become loose within days after buying!"

hahahhaa....we sometimes are so so soooo optimistic... you might have a ray of hope as you are doing some sort of exercise in the form of walking. I don’t do anything and still believe the above quoted statement of your’s. This is one statement jiske baad you give hi-5 to your friends...LOL!!!

I agree to your point with salwar kameez... Jeans is too much me.. we gel along toooo well... I wish we could wear it everyday to office...

PS. Don’t wear duppatta if you feel uncomfortable with it...it loses its battle to make you feel ‘secure’ :P

Roshmi Sinha said...

Awwwwww! Wear the 'dupatta' the other way round... like an 'angavastram'. You know, the piece of cloth... in the colours of our national flag, that our 'twitter champ' wears....

That should put an end to all your misery! :D

Roshmi Sinha said...

Awwwwww! Wear the 'dupatta' the other way round... like an 'angavastram'. You know, the piece of cloth... in the colours of our national flag, that our 'twitter champ' wears....

That should put an end to all your misery! :D

Mukund said...

hmmmm... when did I feel this uncomfortable... oh ya remember the time I was in gym with that guy who took of his towel... well since that incident I have started maintaining a huge distance with anjaan admi log in gym... :)

Shilpa Garg said...

I know what you mean!
True, one should wear clothes that enhances their look and should not wear anything that detracts from it.

So go for the look that makes you feel cool and confident!! :)

Rajlakshmi said...

Chuddis are stil bettr but salwars! Gosh they make me feel like the most vulnerable thing on earth

evanescentthoughts said...

Nice one.. even I hate suits :) and I like anything informal and casual all the time.. btw I have an award for you at my site

Uncommon Sense said...

may be u shud tie the dupatta on your head like a turban

Roshmi Sinha said...

Oye! No response yet... after soooo many days... ??!! What are you up to... ???

Kaddu said...

Shreesh:
I know... it's such a pain... when clothes don't fit anymore! :(

Kaddu said...

avdi:
I was thinking abt it... pajama and kurti, 'coz I don't have shirts... but I'll seem completely out of the plc here in those clothes! :(

Kaddu said...

ZB:
Ha ha! No... people who seriously want to lose weight don't waste all their hard work by eating more. :D

Kaddu said...

Dazediva:
Oh! Hmmm... I can wear heels too... but only ones with a solid base. Can't walk on pencils... even if it's just a 1.5 inch heel tapering to a point.

Kaddu said...

Neha:
Well the good news is that the instt. is closed for Puja hols till Monday. And I think I have lost a little more weight in the past week... so by Tuesday I might be able to get into those 2 pairs of jeans which are currently redundant.

Kaddu said...

PG:
Ha ha ha! Waise just an FYI... I hv read in many different sources, that you should never keep ill-fitting clothes in your almirah... it's not good for your personal image. But well... let's see...

Hi5 to u too! ;)

Kaddu said...

Garmia:
Just exchanged a Hi5 above! :D
Ha ha ha!

Kaddu said...

Roshmi:
Naah... simply hate them... this way or that way!

Kaddu said...

Mukund:
Ha ha ha! Yeah... I still remember that incident... u blogged abt it! I still wish I cud hv seen ur face that time! :D

Kaddu said...

Shilpa:
Yessss... and that's jeans and kurtis! :D

Kaddu said...

Rajlakshmi:
Yeah, but the trouble with "choodis" is that they are also fitting. Hence, they don't fit anymore either! :D

Kaddu said...

evan:
Oh! Another Award! Yayyyy! Ok let me chk it out! Thanks so much yaar! :D

Kaddu said...

Uncommon Sense:
Ha ha ha! Love that thought! Now I just need someone to teach me how to tie a turban! :D

Kaddu said...

Roshmi:
:D
Farming! :p

Roshmi Sinha said...

My next post will be on your 'addiction' to 'farming'... ;)

P.S. btw... you have been 'MIA' from my blog...???

Kya baat hai ??? Itna bhi 'farming' nehi karna chahiye... it is 'injurious' to health ;)

Motormouth. said...

LOL!! Trust me, I know what it feels like when the "jeans" refuse to move up :P I enrolled in a Gym to get into my coll first year jeans.. Wish me luck lady!! I'm taking your 20min walk seriously :P **hope it works*

Coming to your clothes issue, I have no advise :P

Kaddu said...

Roshmi:
Yaar I have been reading your blog... and of other blogger friends too... but just been too lazy to comment on any of them! Farming is too addictive... and so is German. I'm even practicing German in my dreams these days!

Kaddu said...

Sandhya:
Ha ha! All the best to you then! :D

pra said...

That is a nice post! congrats on being selected on blogadda.I think you should not wear duppatta! It will make you a bit comfirtable.Short tops will help you look better! Any way, withall that determination you will soon find youself thin again to fit in your jeans again...

Roshmi Sinha said...

"Farming is too addictive... and so is German. I'm even practicing German in my dreams these days!"

Kya!!! :O :O :O

And kiske saath... ???

btw... according to a latest research/study... german men are the worst lovers in the whole world :I

Kaddu said...

pra:
I'm thinking of wearing the suits without the chunni...

Kaddu said...

Roshmi:
Dang! There go all my plans for finding myself a German hubby! :(

And no... plz don't get any ideas... I wasn't practicing German with some guy in my dreams! ..... Or maybe I was... I don't really remember actually.........

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