For me having an older sister has meant that I’ll always have a best friend, an advisor, a ride or die, a last minute plus one at events and most importantly an entire wardrobe of clothes to choose from!
Hand me downs from her have been fewer and fewer over the years as my sister is smaller than me. When I was younger, mostly during my toddler years, I would have the full benefit of her hand me downs but when I hit my teens most of her clothes were too small and by the time I finally caught up and hit adulthood – she had slimmed down and could fit into size 36 clothes at some point (that’s a size that’s never featured in my life)!
So when she came back with the top I’m wearing one day after hanging out with one of her friends, I was only left feeling so green with envy (pun intended). She told me she got it from a boutique known as envy and being a plus girl all my life, I know the boutiques never loved us so all I could do was sigh and cry on the inside especially when I found out it was a size 3! what is a size 3?? The only time I’ve heard of such small numbers in my life was when we referred to shoes. So you can imagine my surprise (and shock) when she threw the top at me while sorting out her laundry and simply said “try it on and if it fits, keep it.”
I was on cloud nine but then I remembered the size and I wondered if would end up being kept in the wardrobe until my niece can fit into it. It was such a pleasant surprise to try it on and find out that it fits perfectly and that I can rock it with skirts and jeans! It had become my favourite top and has me looking forward to my next hand me down!