My Happy Day

I was going to skip posting today, because I’m sick. But I wanted to share something unexpectedly good that happened to me this week.


Years ago, when I was heavier, I bought the Lolland Sweater Dress from Anthropologie in a large. This is my vision of the perfect dress. Fun pattern. Short sleeves. Ruffles. I was madly in love with it. I actually got to a point where I could no longer fit into my size large dress (it was too small) and so I got it dry cleaned and stored it in my closet.


I lost 76 pounds and I was terrified to try this dress on. I knew it was going to be too big. But how big, I was not sure. I told myself I could probably get it tailored so I would lose nothing if I just tried it on.


I tried it on and it fit! Well, the dress fit, the slip was at least a foot longer than the dress. Then I realized what had happened. The dry cleaners shrunk my dress all of those years ago! But what a happy accident!


I just substituted a different slip and I could not be happier. I paired it with my H & M golden tights. The pictures here are awful, because they were taken at night, but during the day, it all works.

Have you ever had an unexpected mishap work out in your favor?

6 thoughts on “My Happy Day

    • Thank you! I thought about being stressed about the dry cleaners, but I am just so happy everything worked out! I kind of want to wear that dress everyday! I am so excited it fits! : )

      I hope your evening is happy!


  1. This post made me laugh out loud because I had the same experience with a dry cleaner when we lived in Myrtle Beach. I told Chris I swore our clothes were getting smaller, but he thought the people who worked there were so nice that he blew me off and kept bringing our stuff there. Then he finally had to believe me when a pair of his work pants was about an inch too short. LOL I’m glad to see that instead of ruining your clothes, it actually worked in your favor this time. 😉

    And I didn’t know you lost that much weight, Jenni! Good for you!

    • Thanks Casey!

      I am still using the dry cleaners. They are so nice. : ). They have never shrunk anything else. It was just a happy accident. But I am watching the situation now. That is so funny (and sad) about your clothes. I can just imagine him putting those pants on. It must have been quite a shock!

      Have a wonderful Wednesday!


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