I went clothes shopping to an actual store for the first time in YEARS today. I have been so big that nothing in a store would fit me, even in the big girl section, so I had to buy clothes on the Internet. I need new work clothes because everything I own is too big and people are telling me I need to buy better-fitting clothes (even after losing weight, some people still find a way to make you feel like you look like cr*p...)
I was so uncomfortable. I went to Macy's first but couldn't find the 16 and up section and I was too embarrassed to ask where it was. They used to have women's sizes but maybe they don't anymore? So I left and walked over to Dillard's.
I finally found the woman's section, and they must work on commission because the clerks were hovering all over me. I found some blazers, shirts and pants I liked so I got the sizes I thought I needed and was ushered to the fitting room.
Then I had the most amazing experience: everything I chose was too BIG! The clerk asked if I needed a different size in anything and I said yes -I need smaller sizes in all four of these items. She seemed a little surprised (or maybe I 'm just imagining that). She brought items where the smaller size was available.
I tried on one of the smaller blazers and guess what? It felt a little big on me! Not too much, but I wanted to try the next size down! It sadly wasn't available in the next size down, so I decided to just go with the one I tried on because it was on sale and fit pretty well.
I was really sad that I couldn't buy the other blazer and pants. I loved the blazer but the pants were just too long. I am short wasted so I sometimes have trouble with finding pants that fit, even at 5'8".
So a mixed day of shopping, but an overall good day, with running 3.2 miles nonstop and asking for smaller sizes for the first time ever