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August 28, 2007

Slender/Petite Clothing

Filed under: Rants — slimpickins @ 7:22 pm

To me this is just craziness. I have been temping for this technology company with a business casual dress code. Now as this is a tech company this means slacks with a nice blouse, shirt or top. Well alas, I have two pairs of slacks as I have no problem wearing skirts/dresses to work.

So I was on a mission to find some plain black or grey slacks that would be of good quality, not to expensive and (most importantly) would fit. *Now keep in mind, this was 5 weeks ago that I first set upon this task*

So I went to a few local stores and the mall. I tried Macy’s, The Bon, Sears, JC Penney’s, Ross, Nordstroms, Marshalls, The Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy. All with no luck 😦 . So then I went down to try some stores in Oregon thinking I might have better or different luck down there. So I tried Limited, 20 Below, Rave, Target, Walmart, Ross, Marshalls, Hot Topic, Levi’s and Jordache. *I know there was more but I can’t remember names anymore of all the stores* But again, no luck. Nothing that fits. So I decided to search online and just see if they made slacks in my size. So I came across Dickies and Guess brands that looked like they might fit based on sizes and waist measurements (I have tried this before and it doesn’t mean they will fit). So finally this last weekend, my mom and I set out on a quest to the Woodburn Factory Stores to see if the Guess store there even carried my size.

Well I found some black slacks that are just a tad too big, but at least they don’t fall off my waist 🙂 . So I of course bought 2 pairs, costing me about $60 total. This was a reasonable price after all I had been through. I will still have to get them altered but that shouldn’t be too much (hopefully).

So the breakdown for what it has cost me to get 2 pairs of black slacks so far is: $60 for the slacks themselves, plus 4 tanks of gas (25*4) $100, plus time spent looking {(4 Saturdays @ 6 hrs a day) 24 hours at my current wage of $16} $384; bringing the grand total to $544 for 2 pairs of slacks. This is ridiculous, if you ask me…

They have specialty shops for big and tall men, short and thin men, plus size women, maternity, children’s clothing, etc. But if you are a slender/petite short female you don’t get to shop everywhere for shorts, pants, jeans, skirts, etc.

*And yes I have tried children’s clothes, but they are too small or don’t have space for hips*

So after all this trouble is there any doubt why I am a female that despises shopping for herself?? I will put off to the last minute to do any shopping for myself, unless it is something that I already know where to go to get it.

That is enough ranting and raving, especially since this is my first post.. 🙂


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Filed under: General Stuff — slimpickins @ 3:51 pm

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