Friday, April 13, 2007

Shopping Crisis!



Okay fellow bloggers...HUGE crisis!!! I really can't believe that I am about to share this with the rest of the world (of course, those close to me already know this)....I HATE TO SHOP!!!! I hate EVERYTHING about it! I don't know if it's because my Aunt R used to take me on those long 6-8 hour trips with her (in which she used to try EVERY frapping piece of clothing on) or if it's because I have grown to realize that it could be a better utilization of my time on something more important such as laying on the couch, or reading...okay, maybe not reading, but you get my point!

So, alas spring has sprung...not only do I need a few additional summer clothes, I might go "out" while out of town this weekend and have chosen not to (continue to) wear the same old things I always wear because I don't feel like shopping. And do you want to know the worst part? Vendors in America still haven't realized that ALL fuller-figured women don't like elastic pants, and that we might appreciate a shirt that doesn't have flowery or very unfortunate looking embroidered patterns. Perhaps someone should also break that news that just because people get bigger...doesn't mean that their arms shrink!!!!!!!!! Need I also remind Retail America that I would like to go to more than Payless to get my shoes because of their stinking size availability?!?!?! Do you guys see why this sucks?

So if there is a thread of kindness in all of you, please massage me with your motivating lines of encouragement before I begin yet another futile journey (I usually don't buy anything the first go-round). I am hoping and praying that for once, this can be a pleasurable venture!

6 comments:

fringes said...

Shop online. Find a line you know will fit and stick with that for the rest of your life. Liz & Co. will probably work very well for you. As far as shoes go, ask Mist. I defer to her judgement on that one.

Tera said...

Fringes~Thanks for the tip!!!! I will have to check that out!

Nance said...

I, too, hate shopping unless it's for shoes. And I don't like shopping online because of having to ship back returns; usually, you have to absorb the cost of return shipping. Decide now that you are willing to pay a little more for quality pieces that will work for the long haul, i.e. a good pair of dressy black pants/dressy black skirt, etc. That way, you won't have to shop so often or buy ugly things at a place that only has trendy crap.

You may have to go upscale, like Crocker Park and Legacy Village in NE Ohio and look into the smaller shops there for really good stuff. Let the ladies there help. OR--there's always the mecca: NORDSTROM'S.

Decide to take a day and pace yourself. And take a sympathetic and energetic friend. Don't go alone!

Nina said...

I'm still trying to figure out how we've been friends for soooo many years and you don't like shopping. I have to go and re-evaluate some things...

Anali said...

I'm not a big shopper myself. I prefer to shop online unless it's for food! : )

Tera said...

Nance~Very valid points with on-line shopping...it's a good thing that thus far it has always worked, and I've not had to return anything!

You are right, I must not go at it alone...I must canvass the bunch to see if bravery exists in my midst!!!!

Nina~No re-evaluation needed my dear, just do as you've always done...shop with those of our friends that have the same passion for it as you do :-) Uh...speaking of which, perhaps you are that brave soul Nance is referring to ;-)

Anali~Amen sister...I can shop for food ANY DAY without complaint!