I had a gift card that was expiring soon so I decided to go shopping on Saturday and spruce up my wardrobe. The only thing I needed was a slip, so I had a blank slate as far as what I wanted to explore. I thought I'd start looking at the size 12 or M, since I really don't know my size, even without considering all the vanity sizing going on these days. The first thing that caught my eye was a purple and black leopard print blouse. Alas, it was a size 6. It would be too small. But...as I looked at it, I thought that maybe it would fit. It seemed to be the size of the clothes I'm currently wearing. I took it to the dressing room and lo & behold, it fit! I wound up not buying it as it really didn't do much for me on, so I kept looking.
I had a vague notion that I'd like one of those long sweater tops and some leggings. Now is a good time of year to buy winter clothes since they're usually marked down. I ventured over to that rack and got even more confused. I finally selected several options in sizes S, M & L. They all looked bad! That is not a style my body is meant to wear, so back to the drawing board...
I'll spare all the boring details about everything I tried on, but at some point I stopped looking at sizes and just tried to decide if it would fit by holding it up. I was at a major retailer, not a consignment store or thrift store. It was totally bumfuzzling!
This is what I would up with, how it fit and the size:
*Black dress, with a fitted bodice; it fit a little tight; it was a size 10
*Royal blue dress; it fight tight; it was a size 14
*Black gold scoop necked dress: fit perfectly and looked great; it was a Large
*Funky retro v-neck top; fit perfectly; it was a Medium
*Gold, button up collared blouse; it fit loose, so loose I looked to see if I'd picked up a maternity top!; it was a Small
Yes, I bought clothes size 10, 14, small, medium & large! What is a girl to do!?!?
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