Last night, I noticed that my jeans seemed unattractively baggy. A brief consultation with my boyfriend confirmed as much.
The pants I was wearing had been from Avenue, and were size 18W which is actually one of the smaller sizes they carry. And the day I bought them, the witchy women who work at my local store were very mean to my boyfriend which gave me an even more personal reason to not want to give them any more money. I have trouble shopping at Lane Bryant because everything is so LONG. I'm only 5'2" in shoes, so I hate to spend $40 (or more
) on blue jeans only to trample the hems off.
So, hoping not to throw any more money at that Avenue, and knowing I can't do Lane Bryant, we ran out to Old Navy.
Sisters, not only did I manage to buy two pairs of jeans that fit me gorgeously, they weren't even the largest size in there.
I know Old Navy does vanity sizing, but I don't care since the sizing of women's clothing is more or less arbitrary anyway. The victory is that I have a great pair of jeans from a non-plus-size store for the first time in years. I did a happy dance from the dressing room, to the cash register, to the car. I looked a total fool and didn't even care!