Thursday, May 10, 2007

Clothes shopping sucks.

Well, I had GREAT PLANS today. Great ones! I was going to Target with my gift card and I was NOT leaving till I had several shorts and shirts for this summer. WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!

The kids were behaving, I had a cartload of stuff, and I made my first venture into the changing room. First of all, I will state that I am not a big person. Certainly not itty bitty, but I am a size six and have been most of my life. I'm definitely a DIFFERENT size now, after 3 kids, but still. There you have it. But I digress...

Anyway. First pair of cool shorts. Size 7. WAY TOO TIGHT. Damn. Well, juniors are sized differently, and I knew that when I put it in my cart. My hips and thighs are just not juniors anymore. So, I put on the size six shorts from the women's. Hey, I like these! I'm thinking... until I lifted my shirt and saw about 3 inches of obvious gaping in the waist and another in front. This does not make me feel good. I am not happy to not be filling out the shorts properly. I am starting to worry that this will be the mood for the day. Well, long story short, it WAS the mood for the day. I endedup with one pair of khaki tan shorts (dressier) and a polo type tank top. I also bought a new bra! (you have no idea how exciting that TRULY is for me. A rarity). I bought this bra because it had the see through straps that are required if one wants to purchase a tank top nowadays. Because 98% of the tanks are spaghetti tops or halter! ???? Am I getting old, or is it asking too much for there to be regular old shirts that just cut me properly and cover bra straps without looking ancient or being that see through material???? (I think I'm just getting old. Damn kids). Well, I found a shirt that I decided to try that is a halter spaghetti strap thingy. A bit risque for me, but I'm willing to try new things occasionally. But I am not a happy camper when it means potentially wasting $10 on a shirt.

Aahhh!!! The timer went off. Have to get Justin from school. I think I am taking Melissa's advice and going to Goodwill next time. I don't mind wasting money if it's only a dollar or two.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

Ah Tracey - shopping for clothes does SUCK! I had the same experience at Target - walked out with one shirt. It was a plain black t-shirt. Good Will is always a good bet! I also love Kohls -good sales - great selection ... of course, it's hard to use a Target gift card there :S

Life With All Boys said...

I had a similar experience at Kohls today, which is rare for me. So I just bought shoes. Can't go wrong there!

Jamie said...

Me too, at Target!
I load up a cart full or stuff, and nothing fits. Their sizes are very small.
Plus, you need to be careful because a lot of it shrinks funny when you wash it - and then it was wasted money.

LaughterThoughts said...

and that right there is why i never buy clothes for myself! every shopping trip i take just ends up being a major downer! why is it that the things that look so cute on the hanger just don't look so cute when you try them on? obviously it's the STYLE's fault and not the fact that i've turned 30 and have carried and birthed five babies.

oh to be young and to just buy by size and not have to try it on. of course it seems like men can still do that... "hmmm. 36-34. that's my size. i'll get these."

Tonya said...

I need my husband to read this post so that he will understand my frustration in clothes shopping for me. I am great at getting the kids clothes but me...makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry. I want my pre-baby body but with the babies still!

janjanmom said...

Good Will and The Salvation Army Thrift Store in my area have tons of smaller adult clothes!! Most people don't stay a size six and guess where they cart their stuff off to?? The best thing of all though is that they are (usually)older style clothes from when clothes actually covered your body. ( :

Happy hunting.

Michelle said...

That sounds like me when I go shopping! Especially about the bra and the tops w/spaghetti straps - I'm with you there!

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