Saturday, January 5, 2013

Shopping in the wrong aisle

If you don't want to hear about clothes, skip this post. Because I love a nice pair of blue jeans.

When I recently went shopping for new jeans I was disappointed in my findings. Fashion had changed yet again, and the styles I liked were no longer available. I found a couple of things that worked, and I even liked (one of) them, but nothing I was wild about.

What I like


The style I love is nicely fitted on the upper half, and flared on the bottom half. As pictured. Instead, what I found were pants that fit snug at the hips, but are loose everywhere else.

Then, I happened by chance across exactly the style I like. Online.

Normally I don't buy clothes that I can't first try on. But I liked the look of these, they were a good brand, and they were inexpensive. Hey, if I could do free returns with refunds, I was willing to give it a few tries to find jeans that I will adore.

Then I noticed something: they were juniors jeans.

I had obviously been shopping in the wrong aisle. Not only do the juniors have what I want, they cost less too.

Since I'm buying online (I don't want to wander down the junior aisle in a real store...I just don't) there was a little trial and error in figuring out my size. But I finally got a pair today that fit. Now I just need to wash and hem them.

Since these still need a bit of work I may be counting my eggs before they're laid, but I am pleased. Very pleased.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's nothing worse than an ill-fitting pair of jeans so I'm glad you discovered the right aisle for you!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Jeans are difficult to buy. When I find a pair that fits well, I purchase all the colors they have. And about junior sizes... Well, I have a very short torso, so all my short sleeve shirts are usually junior. Oh yeah, and tiny boobs, too lol

Sarita Rucker said...

Debra -- The pants I got before aren't exactly ill fitting, they're just *different* fitting from what I like.

Magaly -- I like jeans in just regular denim style, but I've been known to buy two identical jeans when I found something I really like. I'm not sure how I would do with buying junior tops's not like I'm super well endowed, but I doubt junior shirts are designed for what I've got. Then again, maybe I'm wrong. :)