Less of Paige

Monday, February 13, 2006

Fat Girls Want To be Cute, Too

So the whole wearing-four-pairs-of-pants-day-in-and-day-out has stopped working. So I scrounged up some money and went shopping. I had a whole plan. TJ Maxx and Marshalls first, then Old Navy. It was a good plan. Solid.

TJ Maxx was first. It was horrible. The mean people who run that store think that fat girls don't want to be cute. There were such cute pants! But! They all stopped at size 16! And I don't fit in 16s anymore! :( I scoured that store, the store I used to love, for pants that would fit. A sweater I liked. I found nothing.

More than slightly discouraged, I made a mistake. Went to Dunkin' Donuts and got a donut and a hot chocolate. Not my best decision ever. One day I'll write a post on the fact that I am very much an emotional eater.

On to Marshalls, after inhaling my donut. I actually tried a few things on in Marshalls, but to no avail. It all looked horrid.

Now, Wal-Mart was not in the original plan. But the original plan also did not include not finding anything at my first two stores. So, remembering that the pants I wore today came from Wal-Mart, I decided to stop by. At Wal-Mart I found two really cute pairs of pants and a really adorable sweater. I felt reassured- someone believed that fat girls deserve to be cute too!! *phew*. Also, one of my favorite things about Wal-Mart was finding out that they have sized 17 and 19 in Juniors. I didn't buy anything in those sizes, but I adore the fact that they recognize that not every teen that wants to be cute stops at size 13 and 15. So that made me happy. Say what you will about Wal-Mart, but I liked the way they shared the love.

On to Old Navy. I was getting tired, but was feeling happy about the Wal-Mart success. I basically picked out every pair of 18s in the store (I've done this before, at other stores). By the end, I had about 20 pairs of pants. I liked two pairs. But you know, I guess you've got to work a little. I found some cute tops and sweaters also. So overall? Shopping was a success.

I just want it to be known: No matter the size, everyone wants to be pretty or cute. It's tough when you're battling the urge to just wear sweats every damn day because they're the only comfy things, and you can't find anything halfway decent in the stores. It. Just. Sucks.


At 9:18 AM, Blogger melissa said...

There was actually an article in the courant a while back about how Wal-Mart has really upped their effort in the fashion department to compete with stores like Target who bring in big-name designers to create fashion for everyone. They've got some cute maternity stuff too, which I think is great because who wants to spend beaucoup bucks on something that you'll only wear for a few weeks?

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Mom2the5rs said...

Paige, One of my new favorite stores for looking cute if you are over a size 12 is Lane Bryant. I don't know if you have this store near you. The clothes can be a bit spendy, but they have great sales and wonderful coupons.

I can't wait to get down to sizes that allow me to shop in "normal" people stores.


At 2:01 AM, Blogger answer-man said...

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Be sure and take advantage of the great values available. Enjoy!


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