Posted Sun Jun 10, 2007, 08:45 AM by Tracy | |

I hate shopping. I especially hate shopping for clothes. So when the impulse seizes me, I take advantage.

This Friday, while E was working an extra shift, I went to my nearest “big” Fred’s to buy myself some clothes. “Big” because they carry everything. My local is a “Marketplace” which just means groceries, and a few other miscellaneous items, but not clothes.

The selection’s not bad. They carry Lee and Docker’s, after all. Since it’s summer and I’m close to my top weight, I decided I needed some summer pants, especially shorts. Longish shorts. Capris. Yes I am 20years late on that fashion bandwagon.

Shopping for pants is awkward. Size 12 is a little too small and size 14 is a little too big. With a 5’3” frame, I waver between petites and regulars. The other thing is how pants are cut these days. They are loose in the waist and tight in the hips and thighs. Does no one have a waist anymore? I don’t like the feeling of tight pants, so to get them loose enough in the hips and thighs I end up with pants with huge waists. They feel like they are going to fall off.

I bought 4 pair of pants of varying lengths and colors, all good neutrals. I was very happy to find Lee makes a twill slack. I like how their jeans fit and the pants were no disappointment. I needed a nice pair of black slacks. Also a few plain knit shirts.

  1. I thought I was the only one who hated the way pants are being cut. I still have a waist, even though I’m almost 50. There’s one style from Liz Claiborne that works for me. The only problem is they don’t make them in the long length, so I always feel like my pants are just short of “flood” stage.

    Leslie Zemenek    Mon Jun 11, 12:04 PM    #


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