I think it's a conspiracy...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I went shopping today!  I set out on a mission to get my shirt situation resolved (seriously, at this point, that shirt just isn't worth it), but of course I ended up going into a few more stores while I was at the mall.

I needed to get some new jeans and shorts, so I went into American Eagle (my fave store for jeans), and picked up pretty much every pair of jeans they had (I had no luck with shorts, because unless I wanted to wear denim underwear, I was out of luck).  Well, I went to the fitting room, and the lady told me that I could only take 5 items in there with me, but I could hang the others right outside the door and swap them out as necessary.  Seriously, what is up with this?  I have never understood fitting room limits.  What do they think you're going to do with the extra 2 items you have?  I really have no idea what the purpose of this is.  And it's really annoying, because of course you never realize you've tried on all 5 of your items until you're standing there half (or fully) naked, and then you have to put your clothes back on so you can open the door and get your other two pairs of jeans.  Anywhooo, I've been buying AE jeans for years, and have always worn the same size, and while I'm aware that I may have gained 5 pounds over the winter, I don't think I should have a problem getting the things buttoned!  Also, I'm not afraid to tell you that I wear a size 0, which used to be the smallest size they carried, but this season they have added the 00.  Are the sizes just going to keep going down and down until they get to 0000000000, i.e. 6-12mo?  This wouldn't bother me as much if they made their clothes true-to-size, but obviously they don't.  The 0 is now the size of a 00, and the 00, I'm assuming, is actually a 000.  I think it's a conspiracy to make women feel fat is because not all the jeans I tried on fit that way.  I actually found a pair that fit perfectly, and they are the same size as all the rest I tried on.  I'm sure I'm like most women in that I refuse to buy a bigger size... if they don't fit, it's the brand's fault, and not mine... that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

On a sidenote, I still don't understand skinny jeans.  I'm too old to keep up with kids' fashions... sigh.  Didn't they have these jeans in the 80s and we look back on those photos now and say What were we thinking?!  Okay, I was a toddler in the 80s, but I remember!  I'm trying to be more open-minded about skinny jeans though, and I have to admit that they aren't as awful as I once thought they were.  But I still can't see myself ever buying any.

Oh, and I got these shoes:


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