I started work yesterday and the uniform consists of black dress pant and a white button down short sleeve shirt.
I haven't worn any dress clothes (with the exception of going to my interviews) in over 8 years!!! I have a couple of really cute pair of NAVY pants, some TAN slacks, even some BLACK PINSTRIPES. Did I have ANYYYYYYY Black pants??? NO!! SO.....off to the mall I went.
Headed straight for the "Plus" section. grabbed a few pair of 20s (they should fit right?) got to the dressing room, thinking "alright! this shopping trip is gonna last all of 10 minutes!" ummm NO. The 20s didn't fit....off to find some 18s.....back to the dressing room....DANG IT--still didn't fit.
And THOSE were the smallest in the plus section........UGHHHHHHHHHH now, I had to SEARCH THE ENTIRE STORE instead of the limited, small, tiny little old plus size section.
ANDDDDDD THAT lasted forever!!! FINALLY found the dress slacks...grabbed a pair of 16s thinking they would never fit and I would have to go back to the 18s that were kinda big.
OMFG....the 16s fit me perfectly!!!!! SOOOOOO I was pretty happy that I got to shop in the "rest of the store" but have never been so overwhelmed in all of my adult life.....well, except for that one week every August where I have to take my kids to go school clothes shopping.....SAME panic attacks and EVERYTHING, except now its me. Thinking that people are going to be outside the dressing room wondering why someone MY SIZE is taking THOSE CLOTHES to try on!