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Clothes shopping

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

I am not big on clothes shopping. In fact, it is normally a task that ranks right up there with scrubbing the bathroom in enjoyment level. However, I had been told by a friend that Catherine's, a plus-size store, was having a going out of business sale, AND it was tax-free weekend, so double bonus. Clearly, I needed to do some shopping.

First thing, I discovered that Catherine's has taken vanity sizing to an art form. Where I would normally take a size 2X in tops, at Catherine's, I am a size 0X, or 14-16. Believe me, I haven't been a 14-16 since high school. And even a 0X top was big on me. Not too big to wear, but definitely loose. Then I discovered that their sizing is inconsistent between shirts and pants. A 0X in capri pants is skin tight, and a 0X in 'jeggings' is so small I couldn't fasten it, and had to give it to my daughter. Why do stores do this to their customers?

So I bought a couple of pairs of 1X pants and found that they fit pretty well. Huge discounts made the shopping pretty worthwhile. In the end, I was able to get four tops, and four pairs of pants, two of which need to be hemmed (ah, the joys of being very short!), for a very reasonable total. I am pleased. My poor friend bought a ton of stuff, because, she told me, she doesn't know where she'll be able to buy clothes once Catherine's has closed.
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