Tuesday, September 16, 2008

serious problem

I need to find a good clothing store. Any suggestions? I'm having a hard time finding pants that fit. Poor me, right? Like I'm the only one with this problem.

Pants for girls tend to be cut for girls with relatively narrow hips and those weird thighs that stick out on the sides. I don't have those. You don't have those. Who has those? Oh, wait. Most of the girls at my office.

Whatever. What about MY needs? Where do you buy your pants?

I used to be able to go to the Gap or Old Navy, but now everything at ON has ultra low waistbands and I have an ultra high muffin top when I wear them. The Gap only caters to wide hour glass people or thin string bean people. I can't win for losing there.

I like (love) Lucky, but a girl can only have so many pairs of $125 pants until her electric bill stops getting paid. Any time I buy something from there I don't buy lunch for a month, and I like lunch too much to give it up. Express is too slutty. The Limited is too much for people in their 40's. I'm too old for H&M, and I can't stand to buy one more pair of chintzy cheap pants from Mandees, Fashion Bug, etc. because I end up with 3 pairs of $30 pants that fall apart or stretch sideways or something in a month's time and then I'm $90 in the hole where I should have just bought one pair of $90 pants that last for 3 years.

Oh, I'm not above wearing the same pair of pants every day for two weeks. Or more. My kid is constantly pissing himself so it's not like I'm not doing tons of laundry four times a week.

That's enough for now, I'll complain about shirts another time.


Rinny said...

I am one of those wide hour glass people so I wish I could feel your pain on this one. Hopefully someone in your area has a suggestion. Me, I say look at ebay for your Lucky jeans at a discounted price.

nicole said...

Target. or Banana Republic. They might be $125 pants also but I live 8 miles from the outlet so they are like $30! (not that I am rubbing it in or anything)


susan said...

I just this summer found a pair of pants at Banana Republic that actually fits my XL butt without leaving a gap large enough to stuff a midget in at the waistband. And while that's not exactly your issue, they seemed to have a pretty good range of "cuts".

I would suggest, however, going when "Rex" from the BR on Market in San Francisco is scheduled so that he can make you feel like a million bucks in the stuff that actually looks good on you while not-so-subtly removing that less than flattering green top from your hands (before you even have a chance to make the colossal mistake of trying it on and seeing yourself in that 360* hateful mirror) and replacing it with a shirt that is so obviously a much better blue for your eyes that appeared seemingly from thin air because his feet sure as hell didn't move from that spot, but he very well might have snapped his fingers. $80 (on the jeans) well spent, I say.

Good Luck!

Mara J. said...

Anymore, I shop at ghetto stores in East Baltimore (similar to shops on Market St south of Broad) in order to find jeans I can pull over my ass and hips, but still fit around my waist.

I also like Express Editor pants. They are not slutty. They fit around your waist and top of your ass, and then fall into nice wide legs. They cost like 80$ though and are mostly dressy.

Mara J. said...

I meant Chestnut not Market Street...

Heather and Cody said...

I love me some J Crew.

Tavia said...

Jeans? What are they?
Oh yeah those things at the bottom of my closet that I get to dig out again.
Goodbye elastic waistband capris!!

Diane said...

I have had luck lately at American Eagle. They run extra long and slim so that should work for you. I know it doesn't make sense that I would have luck with extra long and slim, they also come in short and stocky.