February 15, 2010

My Little Black Dress

The closet is a very personal place. Some like to keep it cleaned out while others choose to save a few pieces from every size they have ever been or hope to be.

Mine is of the "keep it clean" variety. Seeing sizes that do not fit only serve as a bitter reminder of what I am not. I get rid of them. Needless to say, the face of my closet has changed quite a bit over the years--an eerie reflection of the body whose clothes it contains.

However, through all the times I have pulled, donated and trashed, one article has remained. My little black dress. I have not worn my little black dress in 10 years, but I can never bear to part with it. It hangs quietly and humbly in the very back of my closet. It has never mocked me in the way the others did.

You see, the little black dress represents a hope. A small but promising hope that resides deep within my heart of hearts. A hope that never gave up on ME.

The little black dress is waiting on me, cheering me on--it always has been. Today it has moved from the deep, dark recesses of my closet and mind to the very front and center of the same. I will wear this old and faithful friend again--soon. And when I do, I may never take it off.

I hope that you have a little black dress. They say everyone should.


Anonymous said...

I have a little black dress too. It was literally covered in dust. It doesn't fit again due to my regain....BUT it did. It had been 15 years since I had worn it and when I zipped that beauty up 2 summers ago it was amazing. I never really thought I could get into that dress. I did. You can too!! Keep up your great work :)

Can do mom said...

Ooh, ooh! I have a little black dress, too! And, just like you Keelie and Lisa, mine does not fit right now either. I'm going to get into that little black dress again, I just know it! BTW, Keelie, that dress is gorgeous. :)

Jen said...

You and that dress will go dancing one day soon. You believe it so it will happen!

lee said...

new here...i have a little black dress too. 15 years old. still has the tags on it.

one day, when we all fit in our little black dresses, we should have a cockail party!

kellie said...

I have a little black dress too and it's just calling my name I tell ya!

You have done fabulous on your journey and you look fantastic!

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog!! :)



Stacey at Living by Faith said...

You are working so hard and seeing such great results. You will be wearing that little black dress in no time. I am glad it moved out front and center to cheer you on.

Alexandra said...

I have a little black dress...but I got it when I was already big, so I'm looking forward to getting a real "LITTLE" black dress in the future. :-P

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm joining your dress in cheering you on!

Erika said...


Love, love, love this blog!! I have shared it with my Biggest Loser group.:)

Hope you're doing well!:)