Shopping can be exhausting


The thing about wearing my favorite jeans is that after so many wears and washes, they begin to become holier than a priest on Sunday. I know it’s the style these days, wearing holey jeans, but to me, it really isn’t stylish at all. Why spend too much money on a pair of jeans riddled with holes? After a few washes they’re going to fall apart! I actually bought my jeans without the holes, they just became holey because I’ve had them for many years and tend to wear them often as they’re comfortable. It’s been a few years since I bought myself some jeans, but less than that since I bought myself some nice shirts, so I thought it was time to go shopping.

I seem to have this ‘love/hate’ relationship with clothes; I love them when they’re on the hanger, but when I try them on, it either fits me here, but doesn’t fit me there or vice versa. I think that’s why I spent most of the day yesterday trying to find myself some nice clothes; shirts, pants, and jeans. I have big upper arms (shoulders and biceps), this comes from being athletic most of my life; a lot of it from doing push-ups, kick boxing, martial arts, swimming, lifting weights, and now from lifting my daughter and carrying her all over the place. With my upper arms being the size they are, it is hard trying to find dress shirts or girly shirts. I think this is why I’ve just become comfortable with buying men’s t-shirts, they have enough room in the shoulders that I don’t feel uncomfortable or confined. But when it’s required that I dress up I usually end up buying a women’s dress shirt that is the next size larger; the material in the arms are much more comfortable.

When it comes to buying jeans, I have to go to Maurice’s, which is a clothing store that sells mostly women’s clothes. Their jeans are made for women of all sizes, whether you wear a size 0 or a size 26, they have many styles, sizes, and lengths. Their name brand jeans are affordable too ($29 for their cheapest pair). Me, I have a round butt and a waistline smaller than the width of my hips, so I have a problem where most of the jeans I try on have a huge gap on the back of my jeans. Maurice’s jeans don’t have that problem.

After spending 5 hours total in 2 different places, I bought 3 pairs of jeans, 3 pants, 2 t-shirts, and 4 women’s dress shirts, and 2 women’s causal shirts for under $200. Oh yeah, did I mention that I like buying things on sale?     

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