reply to post by mblahnikluver
Yep, a thousand internal deaths for having to shop in the "children's" department. It never ceased to humiliate me. Even my mother was more than
a little perturbed when a snarky saleswoman told her "why don't you take her to the children's section..." like it was somehow her fault
that I was a stick. Too funny about the buttons. I guess we both grew up (or perhaps out lol).
OMG yes!! I hated when they'd suggest that. I also don't like the looks I'd get as an adult IN the kids section lol. It's like hey I can't help
it! Now I can't shop in the kids section after having a baby. So that is a bonus! I can shop in the big girls section now, at 34! lol
I remember stuffing my shoes in 9th grade so I could wear pumps! I even stuffed my bra because I wore a strapless "bra" lol. I got called toothpick
and twig ALL through school. It also drove me nuts when people said I was anorexic. I find that just as offensive as calling someone fat. I was far
I have the same attitude about sizing, too. If something fits and is flattering, that's all that matters.
Exactly!! I went shopping Monday at 2 different stores, Old Navy and Stein Mart. Well at old Navy I bought all size 10 but at Stein Mart I bought 6
and 8 petite. It's weird how clothing sizes are so different depending on the store. I really think that is why so many young girls have image
issues. The sizes are sooooo small at the "popular" mainstream stores. I don't care what size it is, if it fits it's MINE!
I see way too many young women stuffing themselves in jeans that are too small and getting that resultant muffin top. That's just not
attractive at all, lol.
Oh yea no...no muffin top!! There is no excuse to have one of those. Buy the right size!
I was actually looking at sizing, too, because I recently got in a fight about whether or not I was a size 1/2. A younger female friend said
"there is no size 1/2". She probably would've flipped if I had told her that I also wore a size 0 back in the 80's if she freaked out about the
size 1/2. I noticed that the smallest they get listed as online is size 6 though I am pretty darn sure that some stores still have 4's. Haven't
seen any 1/2's but I'm definitely not a clothes horse anymore either, lol.
HAha yea I don't like when people are like "oh that isn't a size." It's like why don't I show you my clothes tags. I just put all my OP shorts
which are a 1/2 and a few 0's in my garage sale bin. I see sizes from 0+, it just depends on the store you are in and what brand it is. Higher end
designers start at a size 4. I do remember being upset in HS that I couldn't shop at Express because their sizes ran big, even the 0 was too big on
me. I remember when I could finally buy a pair of pants that fit there, just as long as I wore a belt. lol
Some designers stick to the traditional pattern sizes which tend to start at a 4 and go up in 2's.
Do you remember 5-7-9 the store? lol The old one, not the newer one that isn't the same quality or style.
Something just dawned on me though. You were saying that a size 1/2 looks like it'd fit a child and we're talking about how sizes had to
have changed. The funny thing is that when we were a size 1/2, where did we sometimes have to shop? THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT. LOL Ahh, maybe they
haven't changed but we have, lol. Denial, thou art loathsome! lol
HAHA oh I've changed now due to having a baby but I am a clothes hoarder so I had clothes from 10yrs ago to compare to today's sizes. I use to put
my size 1/2 next to the current 1/2 and they were nothing a like in size. That is when I realized the sizes had changed even tops.
Totally recognized your nick as being Manolo Blahnik lover, lol. As much as I pretend to have a disdain for fashion these days, my fiance
always finds it humorous when I recognize which actress is wearing Loubiton's or that my grandmother is running around with a Kate Spade handbag.
How do I know these things? I disavow all knowledge of fashion. Really! I used to love shoes, too, but alas, arthritis in my feet killed that joy.
Kaiser Permanente actually offered to cover reconstruction surgery for my feet. You know your tootsies are malformed when Kaiser is willing to pay to
improve their appearance for free, lol. I didn't take them up on the offer because I'd lose the ability to pick things up with my feet so no more
narrow toed shoes for me. lol
LOL yea I have always been into fashion but not like I use to. I was the one my friends and family came to for fashion advice. I love dressing others
and helping them with their style.
I haven't been able to wear narrow pointy heels since before I was pregnant and even further than that due to my accident. They hurt my back. I
remember I wanted to wear my Something Blue Manolo's for Valentines Day so I wore flats and brought my Manolo's with me and changed in the car. All
I had to do was walk from the car to the table and sit lol They matched my dress so I had to wear them!!
Oh wow that is an offer! I dont' think mine are damaged but they are definitely not the same!
I still covet them though. Shhh, don't tell....I love window shopping.
Oh me too. I love window shopping in person and online! I love to "shop" Neiman Marcus and Ebay for Manolo's lol. It fills my need to have them.