Friday, March 4, 2011

But, I Need New Clothes!

I was lucky enough to come into a little bit of money recently and come to the conclusion that I was long overdue for new clothes.

My clothes are worn out.
They are fit to become the wardrobe of a scarecrow.

Well, if a scarecrow wore a "Pinky and the Brain" sweatshirt.
I have had that thing for over 20 years and I am having a hard time parting with it.

My jeans are all ratty and I have no nice clothes to speak of.

So, I went shopping.

OK I went to one store.
But, it was a clothing store.

I plan to do more extensive shopping another day.
Because, I couldn't find anything that fit me.

I have come to some realizations.

Fitting room mirrors are terribly MEAN.
I took my pants off to try on jeans and I was horrified by what I saw.
Is that really me? The chick with the cottage cheese attached to her thighs.
It couldn't.
It just couldn't.

So, that was depressing.
I still don't get it.
I looked in my mirror at home and I don't look QUITE that bad.

Next up was the fact that most of the jean styles available are awful.
They either had a skinny leg or they had a horrible cheap looking wash and stitch.
And don't get me started on the fact that many of the pairs had worn or ripped spots.

If I wanted rips or worn spots, I'd just keep wearing the ones I already have.

I finally locate a pair of nice pants and jeans that don't look too bad.
They seem a little long.
But, I am hoping when I put them on they won't be so bad.


They fit good except way too long.
I would need stilts to wear them.

My niece tells me, as a society we are getting taller.
Where are these taller people?
I sure as hell have not encountered any large groups of tall woman with long legs wandering about.

The sweats were a different story though.
Those were too short.


I did find one thing.
It's a hoodie.

Not a total loss.
But close.


  1. Hey Ruth - I can NEVER find ANY clothes that fit me AT ALL! I have really weird proportions and I can only find one store that I can buy pants from which is Old Navy. It really sucks because I have to buy work pants there too and I would love to be able to go to other stores but I have tried and it doesn't work. So freaking frustrating!
    I also wanted to comment below about the prescriptions - I hate that stuff so much. My doctor gave me a prescription that I can't take because I am trying to get pregnant, UGH!

  2. Oh whoops I thought it didn't save my comment on the medicine one - sorry to be redundant! :)

  3. I hate going clothes shopping. I usually wait until i am desperate and then finally go. But when you need something you can never find it.

  4. Ambyland, I used to love clothes shopping. The older I get the more I wish I didn't have to. It just takes so long to find one decent thing to wear.

    jdracecar, I may have to try Old Navy. I have never been there. I know-weird. Lots of people love them. Their commercials just make me never want to go in.
    Plus, my daughter can't hardly find clothes that fit right either.


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