I don’t know about you, but I always think that the word commence means to end instead of begin. I guess because when you graduate, you have a commencement ceremony. Anyway, my vacation began yesterday at 1 pm when they let us out of work early.
I picked up some dry cleaning, dog food and got my eyebrows tamed and then came home and had sushi with Jason. After lunch, we packed up the car and headed up to Seneca, SC where Jason’s parents graciously agreed to watch Murphy for a week while we’re in Mexico. It was a very short trip as Jason had to work today at 2pm and I wanted to stop by at some outlet stores on the way home.
I need clothes in a major way. Most of my clothes are old and falling apart. I feel like I get a lot of clothes at Target and New York & CO and while they’re inexpensive and cute, the quality is lacking. Unfortunately, I’m not at the size I want to be, so I often hesitate on making more expensive purchases. But, as Clinton and Stacey say, “You should dress the body you have, not the one you want.” I’m pretty much between a size 8-10. Probably closer to the 10 although I have some 8s that fit. I need to keep reminding myself that a size 10 is not fat! Sometimes I refuse to try on a larger size on principle, but today told myself that if an 8 didn’t fit, try the 10. Because we had a time constraint, I didn’t really get much. I bought a shirt and some pants from the Gap. I tried on some straight leg, kind of skinny jeans there and also the Matchstick jeans at J. Crew and realized that skinny jeans just do not flatter my body type. I definitely have hips and when the jeans are too straight or skinny, I feel like I look like an inverted triangle; there needs to be something to balance it out at the bottom, you know? Anyone else have this problem and know a brand of straight leg (doesn’t have to be skinny) leg jeans that works? I know that Sarah just modeled some from Bennetton that looked great but I’m still not sure if I can ever pull off the look.
Speaking of stores, do you ever feel like the cuts from some stores just work for you and some just don’t? I can almost always find a bunch of stuff at the Gap but almost can never find anything at Banana Republic. It’s a shame because I like their stuff and the outlet prices are pretty decent, but it just never fits right! I wonder why that is? I mean, those two stores are even part of the same parent company.