Shopping for pants is torture. You reach a point, though, when you're swimming in your clothes and belting them just looks ridiculous. The plan was to hit up Woodfield and come home with khakis, cropped black pants, and some dress pants for work.
We started at Nordstrom Rack which turned out to be a complete waste of time. It was cluttered and unorganized and there were zero dress pants that I liked. On to Woodfield, we started at the Gap. I picked up a colorful pair of skinny jeans, the black crops, and some khakis. I know my size varies across cuts, but I wasn't prepared for the drama of the dressing room. I tried on the khakis first, in a 6. Perfect fit. I am elated. Moving on. I try on the black crops in an 8. They fit ok, but I'm worried that maybe the legs are a little tight. I decide to pass. If I move up to a 10, then I am psychologically damaged and the waist will be huge. Finally, the coral colored skinnies - which if I must say were freakin' adorable. I had brought a size 10 with me into the dressing room and they fit, but they looked horrible. We leave the Gap and even though I ended up with great khakis I feel defeated by the other pants.
At Express I walk in thinking that I probably won't find anything because they have a 30% off everything sale AND I have coupons. This if, of course, a recipe for terrible selection or pleats as a new trend for fall. I was pleasantly surprised to get 2 pair of dress pants that fit perfectly in a 6. Thank you Express for the redemption that all my hardwork wasn't for nothing! :) Again though, the red skinnies were a no-go. I will rock the colorful denim trend this year if it kills me!
On a side note, what the effffff is going on with the "going out clothes" at Express?! They are gaudy, too revealing, and just generally ugly. It looks like the Kardashians puked up their horrid style all over the store. I am thankful that I am no longer in need of those clothes. Here is yet another sign that I am drifting farther and farther away from my college days!
Switching topics competely, I downloaded a new book. I took a little hiatus from reading for pleasure for the past few months when we were moving and unsettled. Feels good to be really excited about learning new things again. I haven't been sucked into non-fiction since I finished The Hunger Games series. Instead, I took an interest in relationship/self-improvement books due to a challenge to check one out by a friend. I went through 4 of those and now I'm onto something of a similar style.
Here's to another week of challenging myself to be active every day and to resist eating cheat foods.