Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I hate clothes shopping. Well, for me anyway. It's been something that I cringe about when I have to do it. The stores I can shop at - not too many - have a very small selection for my size. And when I actually do find something that is in my size, I usually find something wrong with it. For instance, I find that a lot of manufacturer's find it funny to make large people look old and frumpy. I am not old. Although, I am starting to look rather frumpy, more on that in a bit. For pants, the waist is usually fine but the legs are ginormous, making me look like a clown. Tops? The necklines are tough because they make them so big, the girls practically pop out. (hubs likes that) Coats?  Forget about it. They are the worst. Arms are always 4 inches too long, the shoulders are too big, but the waist hardly fits.

See why I hate shopping?

But guess what? I HAD to go shopping this weekend. My clothes are getting to be way too big for me. Thus the frumpy look I was referring to. I've been putting it off because summer is coming to a close and I didn't want to spend money on new stuff that I won't be wearing for very long. Then I really thought about it. I've been starting to feel like a slob in most of my clothes because they are getting so big. And we typically are still in capris and or shorts well into October. Off I go to the shops....

I hit the clearance rack and almost enjoyed it. I found a lot more to choose from in my new size....down 2 sizes!  It's such a great feeling!! I am looking forward to being able to shop in places like Old Navy in the not-so-distant future. The thought of being able to just walk into any old store and pick something off the rack is so encouraging!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenn! Guess who got a new follower? :D

    Anyway, isn't that great to be down 2 sizes! The clothes are looking better than your old clothes, aren't they! And it will keep being more and more fun! I'm hoping to get down 1 size by Christmas! So we can cheer each other on!

    :-) Marion