Yesterday afternoon I went shopping for some smaller clothes. I had already been to the mall near my house and not found what I wanted, so I took the bus out to a bigger mall. I bought 3 skirts and a blouse, all from what I have started to call the "minus" department (I used to be a plus size, now I'm a minus size). One skirt is a size 14, one is a size L, and one is a size 12! That last is total vanity sizing -- I held the skirt up to the size 14 from a different brand, and they matched. The blouse is a size 16 -- I always need a bigger size on top. When I got home I compared it to an old blouse in a similar style, which is size 16w, and it's quite a bit smaller.
So that's my haul. I tried not to buy too much, as I don't know how long these clothes will fit. Two of the skirts have belt loops (I also bought two belts, in a dressier style than the belt I wear with jeans) and one has an elastic waist, so I'm hoping they will be wearable for a while.
I have to stay with my turtle energy.
Slow and steady wins the race. -- Letha