Today’s mini break was to go shorts shopping! I desperately need something other than my 1998 Abercrombie + Fitch canvas shorts. <3 them, but they are too big and too old.
First stop was Old Navy. Boooooo. They just don’t understand body shapes there! Everything was too tight in the hips and waaaay too big in the waist. I did get two sleepwear items and some candy stripe shoes on sale!
Wore the new side purse my mom got me! Very nice for hands-free shopping 🙂
Next stop: LOFT. My favorite store!
I skimmed the shorts, but also eyed the dresses. Pulled back these two.
I tend to do for structured solid dresses. I loved this purple.
But if mom were with me, she’d say “It does nothing for your figure” = rejected
This one was very cute!
Until I realized I could not wear a bra with it. That’s not an option = reject.
Then I moved on to shorts. Pair one was cute.
But as usual, the waist was too big
And the hips too tight
Pair two were very very cute
But again, just too big in the waist. They only had size 4 in these 🙁 I like my shorts loose, but sometimes they make my waist look huge when they are poofing out – especially when I sit down.
I just loved the fabric!
Pair 3 was a score!! Perfect soft khakis. Perfect material thickness. Perfect inseam and sat well on the hips.
Looked good with shirt
But still too big in the waist!
At this point I dropped down to a size 2. They felt a little snug at first, but the waist was perfect and after doing some squats they conformed nicely.
I don’t love black shorts (that’s the color the girl brought me) so I switched to purple
I really, really liked the feel of the bigger blue ones, and they didn’t have these in my size in blue 🙁 I nearly got the size 4s and to wear big. Nearly.
Shrink or stretch?
The girls finally told me they would stretch, and any more stretch and they would have been falling off.
So I got the 2s. Three pairs of them. And might order the blue color online!
Gotta keep this post short, as I’m late for Body Pump! Then bread!