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Strange Day; Breeding Bunnies and I'm a what?!?

April 11th, 2006 (11:30 pm)
annoyed

current mood: annoyed

What's it mean when, while conditioning your hair in the shower, you don't remember if you ever shampooed that morning? I don't have those sorts of start to my day often, but they do happen... >.<


Yesterday, we finally made it out to the new yarn shop Make1. >_<;; This shop is promising to be very dangerous for me as it carries a number of laceweight yarns including Lorna's Laces - Helen's Lace and Schaefer's Andrea yarn. They also have some really interesting sock / fingering weight yarns. ^o^ I was bad and good in that I did get some yarn, but at the same time, managed to keep myself down to a skein each for the laceweights. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do with these yarns yet, but... hopefully I'll think of something. :P (Andrea is really nice although quite fine. It's 100% silk and handpainted; really gorgeous stuff but... I need a project for it). ^^;; Otherwise, I'm thinking about signing the female sibling up for their Sockaholics Anon program. It might be interesting for her. :P


Today though... The female sibling unit and I went shopping. The FSU needs to get some clothes for her trip to Europe next month, so we went shopping. We went to the mall this evening; and did I mention we were going shopping? ......It was decidedly not one of our more productive shopping trips. Over 2 hours at the mall, most of it looking for her stuffs although I tried on some clothes and... when on earth did I become a size 0?!?


Shopping started this evening for a new bathing suit for the FSU at Swimco; apparently, one of the hotels she and her friend are staying at has an indoor pool and she's been threatened with swimming and the need for a bathing suit. The smallest size I saw at the shop was a size 6 or 8... Maybe we'd have more luck ordering from Victoria's Secret??

Next on the list was pants of some sort so we hit the Gap (the female sibling shops there since they carry size 1). Last year, I got some jeans there in size 4; a bit big, but nothing horrendous. So why is it that tonight, not only did they not fit, size 2 were threatening to fall to the floor on me? I wasn't interested in trying any smaller sizes since I wasn't overly keen on the style and so next we went to Banana Republic... I haven't really shopped there much, but they sometimes have some nice clothes, so we decided to try. The FSU grabbed any size 0's she could find while I grabbed the occasional 2 and mostly 4's... I had to ask the girl helping me to get me size 2's and 0's while trying things on at the same time as asking her to change a size S top to an M??

I ended up getting some size 0 pants; a hint on the small size in that it's a bit hard to get over the hip and I need to watch what I wear underneath (or I should try walking and firming up that butt of mine...) and a nice brown top. That was a shocker. I'm not a brown person. I generally dislike brown and love blacks, reds, blues and some greens. Still, it's a rich brown and I like how it looked. ^_^

But still, size 0?? While I'm not big, I'm not thin either. (I could afford to lose 5-10 lbs but have never bothered to exercise it off so it stays on me. I'll also give Banana Republic this much, the girl at the shop did mention that their size 0's tend to fit big and that they've complained to their company about this since it's a problem for their smaller sized customers). The FSU, on the other hand, is thin. She's always been model thin and has a horrible time trying to gain weight, and trying to find clothes for her has always been a challenge. (The worst it's been for me is that on rare occasion I'd drop to a size 2). Tonight however... most places were threatening me with baggy 2's and the need to go lower, while the FSU couldn't find anything close to fitting properly. Eventually, we got her some 2P's at Talbot's, but she said that the pockets managed to hide the fact that they're a size too big for her.

I'm not sure what we're going to do about clothes for her now. I did offer to buy her a ticket to Japan for her to go clothes shopping. (She didn't think my going to Europe in her stead would work too well though). :P Otherwise... Vancouver maybe?? They have a large oriental population so they might have some clothes that'll fit her. FSU did mention Las Vegas seemed to have some smaller clothes when she went there...


While at the mall though, we stopped in at Callebaut Chocolaterie... ^o^ My big eared bunnies have somehow managed to breed and I now have a large dark big eared bunny, a large milk one, and a small milk one. Three bunnies... and here I thought those pants I'd just bought were a hint on the small size saying "you must walk". ^^; We'll see what happens now that we're going into spring. :P

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Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)

size '0'?
*sigh* i'm a chunky girl so at best I can only dream to be a size 12 ^^;
i hate clothes shopping!!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 07:19 am (UTC)

-_-;; I'm usually a shoppable size, but today's trip to the mall was a shocker. I agree; clothes shopping is horrible.

Posted by: Ysabet (umadoshi)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
Interesting (_lady_graphics_)

. . . I have a sort of abstract sympathy, since there're things I have a hard time finding that fit (shoes, mostly ^^), but I've got enough cultural indoctrination that I'm still rather jealous. >.>

Ginny and I ordered tea today. Terrifying quantities of tea. *cries*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)

We won't talk about shoe shopping either... -_-;; Actually, come to think of it, off the rack shopping in Japan was a bit tricky for me too. I'm a bit on the chunky side over there and took a size 9-11. Some shops over there don't carry much beyond "average" size 7.

I think I'll be jealous of people who can find lots to wear at clothing stores. >.<

Ginny and I ordered tea today. Terrifying quantities of tea. *cries*

*blinks* "Terrifying" quantities? Oh... my... O_O Still, tea is good. Tea is very good. ^_^ I take it this was from Upton? I remember reading earlier that you wanted to order from them. (That shop's a bit spooky in that there's so much to choose from). ^^;; Hope you like the teas! ^_^

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
otherpeople by enriana on obsessiveicons

TERRIFYING! *whimpers*

There's a theory, with which I agree, that sizes are changing. What was a 12 in the 60's was a 6 when I was a teen, and is now a 2. There's no way in hell that I'm a size 2. I'm scrawny, yes, but a 2?! Which just makes it harder for you to find clothes, and doesn't really boost the ego at all.

Bloody marketers.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)

Ack yes! BTW, you might want to double check on that size 2 depending on when your size changed last. I was once a 5/6... >_

Posted by: Hysteria (hysteriachan)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
Kaylee butterfly (shadowed_tiger)

I don't even know what size I am, right off. I know dresses are hard 'cause I have actual hips but no cleavage to speak of, which is annoying. *scowls* The only times I really notice sizing are when I'm hunting jeans, which is next to impossible, and their sizing is beyond erratic.

From Upton, yep. ^^ I didn't order all that much, I guess, but when we combined our order is was a bit alarming. (Ginny browsed through the site more than I did--I was like, "I'm getting my Creme Caramel and I'm getting out!", but then I saw one of the ones she was getting and wanted it too. *laughs*)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)

...It's funny, once upon a century (last century actually...) jean sizes made sense. They were based on your waist measurement IIRC. These days they all seem to follow clothing sizes and make my head hurt.

I was like, "I'm getting my Creme Caramel and I'm getting out!", but then I saw one of the ones she was getting and wanted it too. *laughs*
^__^

Posted by: wombat1138 (wombat1138)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)

Have you already tried looking through teen-sized clothing? Also, secondhand stores might be another option (whether "thrift" or "vintage"), since some of the present dilemma may be due to "size creep" as most of the population gets larger, and older clothing would still be same as it ever was (pre-shrunk, if anything).

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)

*blink* ...That's something that never occurred to me actually. I think the female sibling unit might've tried it before since she's always had serious problems with clothes. Although teen fashions... *sigh*

Posted by: wombat1138 (wombat1138)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)

Well, yeah, you'd pretty much have to screen out all the "fashions" and just look for basic items, though I suppose the sort of things worn for school uniforms would be fairly sedate.

My big peeve is shoes, since my feet are small but wide. Kids' size 4 fits me a *lot* better than women's size 5, which is hard enough to find at all, much less in extra width (most shoe selections seem to bottom out around women's size 6). I'm resigned to oversized clothing, but ill-fitting shoes will give you a world of hurt.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 13th, 2006 07:20 am (UTC)

Ouch! Ill-fitting shoes is a much worse problem than ill-fitting clothing. :/

Posted by: wombat1138 (wombat1138)
Posted at: April 14th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)

Oh, also, don't be afraid to raid the boys' section as well as the girls'. Except where underwear is concerned. I do draw the line somewhere :b but usually the smallest women's underwear size I can find is 5 (with no apparent relation to the sizes of other types of clothing-- wtf is the deal with women's clothing sizes anyway?), which can get uncomfortably baggy depending on what my weight is doing; girls' size 14-16 is usually a much better fit.

Posted by: Hezziwig (hezziwig)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 08:31 am (UTC)
belly

As wombat1138 was saying about "size creep" it's real and present. I've weighed the same since I began college nearly 10 years ago now, and although that weight has shifted around a little (hips slightly slimmer, waist slightly thicker, bust bigger) I've gotten size(s) smaller. From a standard 13/14 being a bit tight in the hips, now sometimes a 11/12 or even a 10 is required. I wouldn't even think of going up in size unless I wanted to drown in my clothes.

And when I went shopping in th UK? I was the biggest size on the racks.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 13th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)

And when I went shopping in th UK? I was the biggest size on the racks.

I'm definitely going to have to keep that in mind. I didn't really think about the possibility of clothes shopping on that side of the pond if I ever get out that way, but I'll definitely have to remember that. ^_^

Posted by: wintermist_cat (wintermist_cat)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC)
Greetings from Mexico City! :D

Hi!

I just found this blog through your 'Shadow Dreams' site :) I love that site very very much sice it's one of the few sources that can keep me up to date in the furuba manga. 10000000.... Thanks for your efforts there. It's a real pleasure to navigate and read it (and it doesn't hurt my eyes YAY! *glomps black background and pretty purple font*)

About shopping for clothes... I hate it! >;< Not so long ago i even ended up crying every time i went shopping for clothes since i was really overweight. And worse still, i had to get my shoes in teen/kids stores since my feet are so freakishly small O_o;;; Thankfully all that's over since i've lost a ton of weight :D

I kinda realize the huge annoyance you and your FSU's size 0 must cause! And for ppl over 17 to wear teen clothes... =_= No thanks.

Hope you have better luck next time! And stores should REALLY standarize clothes' sizes. They are different everywhere you go so it takes a lot longer to shop.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 13th, 2006 06:54 am (UTC)
Re: Greetings from Mexico City! :D

Greetings and welcome! ^_^

It sounds like you really had a horrible time with clothes/shoe shopping. O_O I'm glad that you've gotten out of that misery now. ^_^

And for ppl over 17 to wear teen clothes... =_= No thanks.

Yeah, I'm not overly keen on the idea of teen clothes for various reasons, but if it's going to be the only things that fit... >_<;; Either that or custom made clothes or make it myself and I've never really done much in the way of sewing garments before. Eek. ^^;

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
Chibi Kureno (sleepdebtfairy)

Speaking as a size 8, 0 is scrawny...

And I like to go to the Gap a lot too, mostly because I'm so short and the jeans there actually fit me without having to drag on the ground...

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 13th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)

Hmph! As a former size 6, I object. I am definitely not scrawny and simply must protest this size 0 nonsense. :P

*sigh* I used to laugh at the FSU about her clothing problems, and here I am suffering the same headaches now. I guess this sort of serves me right therefore. -_-;

And I like to go to the Gap a lot too, mostly because I'm so short and the jeans there actually fit me without having to drag on the ground...

*laughs* If they ever have the right length yes. ^^; I'm also short and even if I can get the shortest length, I sometimes have to hope that they'll shrink enough that I won't have to take them in for alterations anyways. ^^;

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: April 13th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
Kyoru from vol.19 (flamika)

Hmph! As a former size 6, I object. I am definitely not scrawny and simply must protest this size 0 nonsense. :P

Yikes! Maybe the sizes are different in Canada than here...

*laughs* If they ever have the right length yes. ^^; I'm also short and even if I can get the shortest length, I sometimes have to hope that they'll shrink enough that I won't have to take them in for alterations anyways. ^^;

I usually get ankle length. That tends to be thr right size for me.

Posted by: Lina (chibi_plum)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Jude Thoughtful

I'm no Size 0. Maybe a 6 or a 4, depending on the brand... but jeez girl. Eat a steak! XD Just kidding. I'm sure you look great. I actually love shopping. It's one of the only real pleasures of life that I never tire of.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 13th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)

*laughs* Sure I'll eat a steak. Especially if you're buying. :P (Actually, I love steak and most protein). ^^; Once upon a century, I used to love clothes shopping. I wonder, when you get below a 0, do you go into negative numbers or into '00' sizes... ...For some reason, I really don't want to know. ^^;

Posted by: Lina (chibi_plum)
Posted at: April 13th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
FMA-Love and war

*glomp-a-domps* YAY! Lets go get steak together. You are so damn far away. :P

I have never and will never be below 0. My bone structure doesn't warrant it. haha. But, it's probably better that I won't. I like to eat too much. XD

Posted by: f_ireworks (f_ireworks)
Posted at: April 14th, 2006 10:21 am (UTC)
Camellia

I'm sorry you didn't have such a good time shopping. I really love shopping, but it's hard to find things that fit properly. The hardest part is that my arms and legs are shorter than the American average and so most of the sleeves are too long and the legs are always dragging all over the place. But shopping is still so fun for me, though (and now you know I'm walking around with long pants XD )

Chocolate bunnies... Super yummy!

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