Saturday, March 21, 2009

No, That's Too Wrinkly

The Goodwill. Oh, the Goodwill. I have to say the idea of shopping at the Goodwill has been sounding mighty appealing lately with the economy the way it is right now. I graced our local store with my presence for the very first time (besides donating items) in hopes of finding some Spring/Summer shirts. My mother-in-law was with me looking as well.

I started on the pink rack and worked my way through the reds, purples and blues all the while finding a very common trend. There were absolutely NO plus sized shirts. I mean none. It was kind of weird.

While I was hopelessly searching, I was also looking for some items for my MIL. Every other shirt was from The Loft, Liz Claiborne, Talbots...etc. and they all seemed to be in HER size...a whopping medium. A medium PETITE to boot. Doesn't that P on the tag just add insult to injury? Anywho- I picked out tons of really cute/pretty shirts and held them up for her to see. "Uh, no" "Nope" "That's not my favorite color" "I already have something kind of like it" "That looks way too big" "No, that's too wrinkly"....etc... was all I kept hearing.

After leaving with NOTHING and my picky as he!! mother-in-law leaving with only one thing, even though she could have bought half the store, I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to have so many choices.

I guess we don't have the luxury of shopping for tons of clothes at a time. We are forced to chose from whatever our local plus gal shop is selling. I pretty much find something that fits and buy it in every color! I don't ever worry about something possibly looking wrinkly. If it fits, and looks pretty...buy it darn it!!!

I digress.

10 comments:

moonduster said...

I keep getting closer and closer to being able to wear the style of clothes I like best. It gives me more motivation to lose!

wildfluffysheep said...

man, I hear that..

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

My good will has a plus size section. Last time I was there I found tons of X-Large's. I was pretty excited. Although I did walk through the smaller sizes and herewere tons more then the plus sizes and they really had some beautiful stuff. I can't wait until I fit into a regular large shirt again. It will be so exciting.
Sorry about your stinky trip.

Cammy said...

The really sad part is that once you hit misses or junior sizes, suddenly the plus-size section has TONS of cute, to-die-for stuff that's not available in Misses.

Blubbery Blogger said...

Cammy, that is a risk I am willing to take!!! ;)

Food Meister said...

I've had so many of those kinds of clothes shopping days. :-(

On a good note, the other day I was browsing through Sears and noticed that they now carry two trendy-looking plus-sized clothing lines, one is South Pole (looked more for younger people, though) and the other one is by LL Cool J (saw some really nice styles in his). It's about time!

I remember years ago someone had given me a gift card to Sears. I looked in the plus-sized section and there was nothing but old-fashioned-looking clothes that were ill-fitting. I swear, I aged 10 years just touching the material. Ugh.

carla said...

longstoryforanotherdaywhenitwouldntbehijackingyerpost but my husband and I once almost opened a plus sized apparel store for that reason.

THERE IS NOTHING OUT THERE!

Lynn said...

Heh. I think the plus sized stuff goes out really fast. I know I've donated a TON of t-shirts and jeans and dresses to the salvation army that are 2x and 3x sizes...

Bethany said...

I'm feeling that pain, sister! I HATE trying to go shopping for clothes. And it annoys me when I find loads of super-cute stuff in littler sizes. Oh well, we'll get there!
Bethany

Terri said...

Amen! My goodwill's plus size is mixed in with maternity!