Am I getting even more cheap or is EVERYTHING getting more expensive? I went clothes shopping the other day and everything was so expensive that I could hardly bear to buy anything. Even at places like Marshall’s! I had noticed that food had gone up significantly in price (WHY are my pears so expensive?) but now it seems like clothes is more expensive too.
Unless I’m just getting more cheap, which is also a possibility.Filed under clothes, food, shopping | Comments (2)
This evening I stepped in a time machine, pressed “1-9-8-8″ and went back 20 years.
First I went to Friendly’s, where I had grilled cheese and a Conehead Sundae. (My favorite meal back in 1988)
Then, I went shopping and I bought leggings and leg-warmers. (Some of my favorite types of attire back in 1988, but now leggings are only to be worn with full and proper butt coverage)
I stepped back into the time machine and pressed “2-0-0-8″ but everything must have carried over. I’m still stuffed from the grilled cheese and the sundae, and leggings and leg-warmers are back in style.Filed under clothes, food, nostalgia | Comment (0)
Sometimes I think that I am not actually the biological daughter of my parents, but that I was put together by Dr. Frankenstein. I think I was made of different bits and pieces of other people’s bodies.
- I am 5′1″
- My shoe size is an 8.5-9. Most people my height have a size 6 or 7 foot…my feet are abnormally large for my height!! I’m like a clown!!!
- On the other hand (no pun intended), my hands are small and my ring size is between a 4.5 and 5. When we went to buy our wedding bands, they told me that the smallest ring size they carry is 5, but I could get it refitted if it was too loose. It seems to be OK, but it is a little loose in the winter.
- For tops, I am a size small, or even an extra small if I go to the Gap Outlet.
- My waist size is 27, which according to my research, translates to a size 2-4 in jeans.
- My hip size is 39 (!!!!!), which according to my research, translates to a size 10 in jeans. Whoa!! That’s quite a disparity!!!! No wonder pants are seldom comfortable on me!!
- When I look at pictures of myself, I’ve noticed that I have an inordinately large head for my height. Not unlike a bobble head.
- I have big ankles, too. I think the kids are calling them “cankles” these days…when the calf goes right into large ankles. My ankles can hardly accommodate anklets. I have one that I’m wearing now that barely makes it around my ankles. But it’s so cute and it has a Chinese dragon on it so I can’t resist!
And there you have it! I am the result of an experiment gone mad!! It certainly doesn’t make shopping easy!
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After realizing that many of my spring and summer clothes are in bad condition, I trucked on down to the Arsenal Mall to buy a few articles of clothing. I made out like a bandit at the Gap Outlet, and I noticed they opened up a Wet Seal next door.
I used to shop at Wet Seal as a teenager, back when the location I went to was still called Contempo Casuals. I feel a little like an old lady when I go in there, but, man, they’ve got some good bargains! $5 t-shirts! At first I was going to buy the t-shirts without trying them on — that would have been a huge mistake!
When I buy shirts at the Gap Outlet, I always need a size small, or sometimes even an extra small. But when I tried on the size small t-shirts from West Seal I couldn’t even get the shirt over my head! It was awful! The head-holes weren’t big enough to accommodate my big ol’ head.
I DO have a big head, but I don’t think it’s that big. I would have needed to get my head shrunken like those skulls at Ripley’s Believe it or Not to fit into these shirts!
I think I’m also losing a little bit of love for Filene’s Basement. Nothing I liked came in my size. SIGH! And Marshall’s was a disorganized mess, as usual.Filed under Uncategorized, clothes, shopping | Comment (0)
May I just say hallelujah in regards to women’s tank tops being longer this year? It’s much better than in previous years. Well, for me anyway.
Allow me to illustrate.
I am shaped like this:
It would cause the shirts to bunch up above my hips causing my skirts to inch up well above my hips as well…which, in turn, would cause me to look like I was dressed like this:
Or worse…when wearing pants, my t-shirt would slowly turn into a belly shirt. And outside of beach attire, I just don’t think it’s appropriate for me to be prancing around in belly shirts anymore. I look ridiculous!
Now with these longer shirts, they don’t bunch up above my hips…and they hide the fact that my skirts have inched up close to my armpits.
I’m going to stock up on these shirts in case they’re out of style by next summer!Filed under Uncategorized, clothes | Comments (7)
From Overheard in the Office:
Subordinate #1, middle-aged: So, how’s your broken toe doing, [Sara]?
VP [Sara]: It still hurts, but after four tries, I finally found a pair of high heels I can stand in.
Subordinate #1: Should you be doing that yet?
VP: I have a date tonight and need to look cute.
Subordinate 2, older: You shouldn’t be wearing heels yet. You’re going to ruin your feet so that when you’re old like me you’ll be able to wear only ugly shoes.
VP: I’ll be married by then, so it won’t matter!
Yeah, because I’m sure men care so much about girls wearing fancy shoes. I only wear clogs, flip-flips, and snow boots and that didn’t hinder my ability to find a nice boy to settle down with. I’ve never met a straight man who was impressed by a woman’s footwear, aside from the times I’ve gotten compliments on a pair of sneakers.
Reminds me of what my dad once said. He never understood why women would get their nails done before a date. He said he never ever heard a man say or thought to himself, “Did you check out the fingernails on that chick? What a beautiful shade of red.”
I wonder if Matt would like me better if I spent lots of money on cute strappy heels. Ha! He wouldn’t even notice it! I could probably get my other nostril pierced, shave one of my eyebrows, get my hair chemically straightened, and grow three inches and he wouldn’t even notice!Filed under clothes | Comments (5)