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Among yesterday's mail from FlyLady was a Missus Smarty Pants piece on one's shopping style. I smiled blankly and nodded through it until I got to this:

And there is the rare breed of woman [with] an alien mindset that any kind of shopping equals stress! They believe clothes shopping is utilitarian; a necessary thing to do when you need something (like a guy). Sometimes this attitude is because they don't feel good about themselves. The clothes they select never fit right; the stores only add to their stress because in their minds, they are a maze of confusion and a sea of clothing racks that never end.


I laughed at this while admitting its truth. Clothes shopping is utilitarian for me because finding off-the-rack clothing that does fit right is a rare occurrence. It's not the fault of clothing manufacturers, I'm just not built like modern sizes. Off-the-rack clothing either fits me in length or around, not both. My waist/hip ratio is too close for misses' pants, I don't like low-rise juniors' pants (they fit, but my belly hangs out) and girls' pants are simply too short. Luckily I know how to sew and Levis makes boys' 26x30 jeans.

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Also, Michael Chabon writes about LEGO bricks. Oh yes.

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carhyl_a
May. 10th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hehehe I have a similar view of shopping mainly because...of my waist and hips...my hips are huge and not in proportion to my waist...so pants that fit are a rare (if not happy) occurence. Also it's hard to find dresses and or clothing sold in sets that fits well to because my chest is sooo much smaller than my waist and hips...so I hear ya...
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