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Clothes are boring

I used to just take it as a given that I'm smarter than most other people out there. Not that I've changed my mind about this, but the past two days it seems other people have been thinking like me, and when does that happen?

Monday I went to Old Navy and they had lots and lots of clothes -- greater than a size 12, that is. Seriously. Everything I looked at. And larges and above, and apparently I am a medium at Old Navy, still (thanks Old Navy!), in addition to being an 8 or 6 (thanks again, Old Navy! Irrational as it is, it makes me feel better) in pants/shorts. So many 14's! So many 20's! Really! Why don't they stock less 20's, and more 6's?

But then there was this one style of tank top that had plenty of mediums left, so with a "huzzah" I brought one to the changing room, and it was too small! Which is why there were hardly any LARGES left of that style! Why did everyone else figure that out, too? Bastards.

Yesterday I did laundry. Dear God, why do I wait so long. I haven't done laundry since Easter weekend. I brought up an ENTIRE basket full of wet clothes that needed to be hung or laid flat, so that they don't shrink so that my belly doesn't stick out from under my shirt. There were shirts hanging from every possible hook-like object in my apartment. It looked like a futuristic fabric-draped casbah. And the laundry room was PACKED! Those bastards, why don't you do your laundry on the weekend? And we have these super big industrial (not really) -sized washers, and they were all taken! They're NEVER taken!

There's a clock in the laundry room. There used to be one, and then it was gone (stolen, I guess. The wheelie laundry baskets seem to disappear, too. Fucking kids), and now there's a new one. It's screwed to the wall, for security purposes I suppose. Which is unfortunate, since it seems to be set six hours and forty minutes too slow. HOW CONVENIENT AND USEFUL.


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May. 8th, 2002 06:02 am (UTC)
Old Navy is nice for its prices and it's reasonable concept that there are large chicks out there...
however, it never really takes boobs into account. I was trying on dresses--if it was perfect up top, it was too tight around the bottom... or the other way around. Very aggravating.
But in general, boobs were not included into these shirts...
But I still like Old Navy. Even if their super-low-rise-jeans would make Britney Spears blush, that shameful sinful lust object!
May. 8th, 2002 10:20 am (UTC)
if i recall, their super low-rise jeans didn't make our washu blush. [link!]
May. 8th, 2002 10:22 am (UTC)
I'm too lazy to look up the post as well.
That's right! In fact, I'm wearing a pair right now.
May. 8th, 2002 06:35 am (UTC)
Hmm...maybe I need to start shopping at old navy...usually the stuff I try on DOES account for boobs which I have not a lot of. Oh wait, I forgot, I hate boring clothes, nevermind.

That always made me wonder too...whenever you go to buy some clothes, all that's left is the fat girl size, obviously because fat girls don't want that skimpy shirt that will make them look gross. Go to the clearance rack and there will be tons of fat girl bikinis. STUPID STORE PEOPLE.
May. 8th, 2002 06:44 am (UTC)
OH YEAH that's another thing I was going to say but I forgot: why do they make super short shorts in a size 20? Who wants to see that? NOBODY. And seriously, can a girl get an above-the-knee pair of shorts with some freaking cargo pockets or some shit? Every freaking pair of shorts, in Old Navy AND Pacific Sunwear, had legs a whopping one inch long! Hello! Can we get some variety, please?
May. 8th, 2002 06:46 am (UTC)
I have some short but not that short shorts with cargo pockets, they are made by JNCO and I bought them off of ebay.
May. 8th, 2002 09:58 am (UTC)
Dude, that's kinda shallow to say regarding size 20 short shorts. I know a lot of hot non-lumpy chicks with muscle and shape and form that happen to be large too. Ever see the women from the "just my size" ads?

Plus, while you guys complain about not having any clothes there your size, it's not as embarrassing for smaller girls... you certainly have more variety, less awkwardnesses asking clerks to help you find your size, and less horror in the fitting room... I hate going to any other ordinary store with kickass clothes who stop at size 14. Not fun.

Yeah... I'll stop the rant here...
May. 8th, 2002 10:12 am (UTC)
I didn't say large women shouldn't wear clothes. I said they shouldn't wear short shorts. I think it's debatable whether or not *I* should wear short shorts. Or leetle tank tops, for that matter.

Plus, when I complain about something? That doesn't mean I think no one else has any problems. I'm commenting on MY problem. Am I supposed to review the woes of everyone? Don't be ridiculous. And don't tell me how much "less" traumatic my shopping woes are. That doesn't make clothing in my size magically appear on the sales rack. The fact that they didn't have anything in my size has NOTHING to do with the fact that you feel awkward having to ask clerks for clothes in YOUR size. Why do you think there is less horror for me in the fitting room? Fitting rooms can be brutal for ANYBODY. Don't marginalize my strife by saying you have it worse.
May. 8th, 2002 12:34 pm (UTC)
I stand humbled.

As a side note: I think that womens sizes are very very silly. What's wrong with just measuring clothing like guys (waist x length)? Or is it more of a saving face kind of thing? I hate finding the right fit up top but having it be toooo long. Granted, then it'd turn into a tailoring store... but... eh, screw it, I'm just gonna guy guy's clothes from now on...
Poop. Guys don't wear dresses.... oh well, I guess I'll improvise...
May. 8th, 2002 05:22 pm (UTC)
Let me guess. You're a fatty?
May. 9th, 2002 11:17 pm (UTC)
I don't know if she is, but I am!


Well, if you're going to call it the "fat girl size", I am. I've never worn anything smaller than a size 14 in my adult life.

So, not so much the fat girl size, but the size that some people are, fat or not.
May. 10th, 2002 09:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, but you're sexy, so you don't count!
May. 8th, 2002 07:19 am (UTC)
I used to just take it as a given that I'm smarter than most other people out there
woop! woop! woop! y'all be bad!

first of all, how did you make since easter without doing laundry? how many clothes do you own? are you the proverbial clothes horse or something?

also, if you want cargo shorts with pockets that are a decent length, look in the men's department. I picked up some nice ones just the other day at Target for like $15.

May. 8th, 2002 07:52 am (UTC)
I get the COOLAST cargo shorts in the little boy's department. Their largest size (16) fits me great. And then bigger girls come up to me and say, "WOW where did you get those pants?" And I'm all "Sorry fatty, they don't make em in your size."
May. 8th, 2002 08:48 am (UTC)
I buy a lot of my shirts in the kid's department. Child's Large fits like a super tiny XS on me! And kid's shirts are so cool and radical and gnarly! Yay me!
May. 8th, 2002 08:36 am (UTC)
" are you the proverbial clothes horse or something? "

What Proverb is THAT from?
May. 8th, 2002 08:55 am (UTC)
Women and Clothes, Chapter 17, Verse 12
May. 8th, 2002 08:49 am (UTC)
Dude, I feel your pain with Old Navy. I went there this weekend to find nice & cheap boring clothes for work, and man, do they EVAR stock large. I know this, because I used to work at an Old Navy back in the day, but I keep forgetting and going there expecting small sizes.

I was looking for size 1/2. I actually found 2 skirts, but it took about an hour. HOWEVAR, the racerback tank tops with the built-in bras are awesome! I have teeny boobies, and I can go to the gym in them! SO much cheaper than the sports tops I have been buying elsewhere! $ 10.50 each! Amazing!
May. 8th, 2002 09:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, those were the ones that ran small! I got two.

I feel I must defend myself to all these "Old Navy=boring" people. Cuz man, I love Old Navy. Boviously your Old Navy gear is not going to make the outfit, but they're so good to go and get a million tank tops in different colors. And flip flops! How I adore flip flops. I have eight billion pairs. But yes, Old Navy stuff is good for your standbys, your basics. Your hooded sweatshirts, your solid-colored shirts, your cheap jeans, etc, etc. And everything is so reasonably priced!
May. 8th, 2002 09:11 am (UTC)
& some of their clothing can even withstand upwards of 4 washings without falling apart! YAY!!

May. 8th, 2002 09:14 am (UTC)
I've never had anything from Old Navy fall apart, ever.
May. 8th, 2002 09:30 am (UTC)
Almost all my jeans are from Old Navy, because they are the only company that makes a pair of super baggy jeans that fit me right. Their super baggies fit me like relaxed fit jeans fit most other people, and they are jsut comfy.

The only other brand that comes close is Lee.
May. 8th, 2002 10:39 am (UTC)
I know, me too, and I find this amazing, because it's so damn cheap. The stuff at Target (shudder) is the same price, and falls apart instantly- I bought some jeans there once and the pockets WORE OUT. ON THE INSIDE.

I guess it's all about choosing your sweatshops wisely.
May. 8th, 2002 11:10 am (UTC)
really? i've always had good luck with Tarzhay...
May. 8th, 2002 09:13 am (UTC)
"Boviously your Old Navy gear is not going to make the outfit..."

Man, am I ever glad to hear someone else say that. That's how I defend my Gap-shopping habits. It's SO TRUE! You gotta build an outfit on a foundation of SIMPLE garments. Your shirt AND pants can't both be crazy, or you'll look silly. One or the other, and you're golden. Etc.
May. 8th, 2002 09:15 am (UTC)

May. 8th, 2002 01:37 pm (UTC)
Dude, but you have to admit the clothes ARE boring. I may shop there, but when I am trying to attract attention to myself (everywhere but work), well, I have yet to wear anything from old navy "out". They sure as hell aren't tight/lowcut/short enough(Although this news about the jeans is exciting. Maybe they have changed)! But yes, for work, they are decent. Plus, because they are "basics", I could wear them NEXT year too, and they'll still be just as acceptable.

But If you dig flip-flops, you might dig the ones I just got from The Cucumber Sandwhich. I am really into whales (for real) and I thought these were cute beyond belief, so I got 'em. Paul Frank also makes ones with crabs:

I hope that didn't kill your comment page.
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