Friday, November 09, 2012

Shopping report

I must be doing a good job of dressing thinner, or the saleswoman at Ann Taylor was trying to butter me up. I asked for a top, and she said she'd look, asking what size, "6, 8?" I am not sure the last time I ever wore a 6, maybe 8th grade, and I last fit into an 8 thirty pounds ago. It was really strange to see her reaction when I said 12 or 14, which is what made me think she really believed me.  I was wearing a longer cardigan with a silk shell and my favorite pair of jeans.  I shop at AT enough to know my size range. When she brought me a medium, it went on, but I would never wear something so tight in public.  So either I fooled her, or she really wanted to make a sale. I discovered that the peplum tops that looked so cute in the ads does not look so cute on me.

I didn't find anything there, but I did get a few basic pieces and a couple of fun ones. I got some basic but flattering Levis.  I got a pair of black jeans in a thinner fabric that I might be able to tuck into boots.  I bought a teal skirt and a black top to wear with it.  I also bought a couple more pairs of tights, and another long cardigan since I am wearing my navy one so often.

It's amazing how different I feel now that I'm regularly wearing makeup and perfume, taking the time do do something with my hair and put together an outfit. I might be the only one who cares, but I care a lot.

1 comment:

  1. If clerks were smart, they should probably never guess a size. It could be just like asking someone when they are due.

    I never have luck at Ann Taylor, cuts are never quite right. Or maybe I have just not tried on the right things. Or enough things to know what to pick there.

    Very glad you are finding things that fit and make you feel good.

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