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I feel pretty... [Oct. 12th, 2003|10:49 pm]
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Today was Winter Wardrobe Day, a shopping fiesta for my and three friends to hit the mall with the objective of finding Kat a suit, Marla a trenchcoat, and me a few new items to spiff up my dressing for the downtown office. I was phenomenally successful, I can report, and will hold my own in the new office environment.

And may I just say on that note, screw you, Jessica London®.

I placed an internet order with that particular company because they have lots of suits in women’s sizes for reasonable cost. And then I waited for my order to arrive. Which it did not. Checked the website, the order had been cancelled. Sent an email. Heard nothing. Finally called. The Lane Bryant card I had used had too low a credit limit for the order. So why wasn’t I contacted? “Well, you’ll have to call customer service tomorrow to find out; they’re closed for now.”

Called this morning. They don’t bother sending a notice to anyone who doesn’t pay with one of their own credit cards. But they will be glad to process my order now. By this point I was less than pleased, but decided to go ahead. But, oh gosh, their sister company won’t release the order, so I have to call another number to straighten it out.

Out of morbid curiosity, called the number. Closed on weekends.

Well, guess what kiddos: I went to the mall and spent all that lovely money I’d slated for your order. So you can keep your clothes now, and don’t bother sending me anymore catalogs.

Just because we’re plus-sized doesn’t mean we don’t have options.

[User Picture]From: loralai
2003-10-12 11:59 pm (UTC)
i'm actually rather fond of layne bryant. they have an interesting selection of clothes and decent bras. (i say 'decent' meaning if you imply how much they seem to have been stuch in a hippie style the past two seasons.)

my problem with shopping is that i'm just a tad too small for Layne Bryant's sizes, but a tad too bog to fit comfortably in a 'regular persons' store... bah.
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[User Picture]From: brujah
2003-10-13 12:51 am (UTC)


I hate shopping for clothing. Online, in person, blindly grappling something out of a bag, etc. I hate it. Passionately, even.

To steal from a rant I had on the AMOS website... (is it bad to quote yourself?;) This was from the list of things I would not miss about being obese. (I had gastric bypass in August)
Shopping in the plus section. I swear, manufacturers make it a point to put us big women in some of the ugliest cloth known to man. "Sure! I'll wear paisley accross my ass! It's not like it doesn't look like the side of a barn anyway."
This cartoon expresses how I feel best, when it comes to shopping, or anything else. =D :


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[User Picture]From: casu_consulto
2003-10-13 01:40 am (UTC)
I hear ya, sisters! 1626, my favourite plus-size shop in Australia, is severely testing my loyalty. Every single item of clothing they have sold for the last year has been this lame boho crap - peasant sleeves, gathered necklines, whirly flower prints and that awful cut that sort of gathers under the boobs, which I don't think is flattering to anyone, least of all a larger frame. I'm only 24, but this stuff makes me want to say "I wore all that when I was 16, bring on the real clothes!"
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[User Picture]From: phenom_woman
2003-10-13 08:45 am (UTC)
As a manager at Lane Bryant, you will all be glad to know, that the lame hippie chickbohmian crap is finally on its way out. We are expecting some wonderful things this season. And the bras are awesome....

But I truly hate shopping for clothes too.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-13 01:17 pm (UTC)
Didn't see anything in there I was looking for this time - more of an emphasis on business-y things. But the hippiechick bohemian thing is moving into other stores. Can we say, yuck? I like some ethnic things, but not throwback 60s. I look forward to the new LB line.
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