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01 December 2001 @ 02:46 pm
Today I went shopping and I bought ...  
Coz J had his karate grading I went and pottered around all the clothes shops in town (not quite all, but it felt like it by the end of it ;) ).

I was looking for a corset type strapless top, prefereably black. And eventually I found one in Next. If last week's shopping trip was an exercise in feeling like I have a fat arse then this week's was an exercise in feeling like I've got small breasts. In actuality I'm pretty much average in both departments ... it's just that the fashion industry is either targetted at waifs (ie skirts that fit round my hips and backside gape at the waist coz obviously I don't have a waist if I've got 40inch hips) or at the buxom (well, I guess strapless tops are supposed to have cleavage at the top but you can create that with the boning of the top if you're any good at making clothes). Oh to be rich enough to have my clothes made for me *grin*

I also bought jeans with stars on in Next ... I'd looked in Dorothy Perkins last week and seen jeans with stars on for tall women, or short women, but not average height women *pout* but once again Next came to the rescue - which is a tad disconcerting coz not so long ago I couldn't ever find anything nice in there ...

And a pink 3/4-sleeve top in Marks and Spencers, which I'd tried on last week and liked but didn't buy coz everything else I tried on made me feel fat so I got in a strop and didn't buy anything ;)

I also got Xmas cards, and the first bit of J's Xmas pressie :)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: "Corrosion" Various
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on December 1st, 2001 07:06 am (UTC)
Purple hair, black corsets... You're gothing out!
Margaretpling on December 1st, 2001 07:08 am (UTC)
Not quite - it's all a little mainstream for that ;)
Jonathan: kauaimcurtains on December 3rd, 2001 06:23 am (UTC)
Are these stars jeans of the stars-and-stripes style?
Margaretpling on December 3rd, 2001 12:35 pm (UTC)
DOn't think so ... no stripes ... and I don't think it's the right number either.

It hadn't crossed my mind that that might be the rationale ... but it don't look like it is
Jonathan: kauaimcurtains on December 3rd, 2001 02:26 pm (UTC)
There seem to be a lot of US flag 'inspired' clothing designs, with stars on especially, in recent months.
Ruheruhe on December 3rd, 2001 10:43 am (UTC)
I understand completely what you mean about clothing styles. I finally discovered that I'm a perfect size 16 - if I'm willing to go to expensive stores. If I'm not (and becuase I'm a poor student I don't want to), nothing fits at all. Either the boobs are too big or the waist gapes - or very occassionally the waist is tiny. When will they learn...