Went shopping for new jeans today

My “skinny” jeans that were obscene in May are now hanging on me and look bad.

I came home with some size 6 jeans.

I haven’t been in a size 6 since probably 1989 or so (I COULD have worn that size senior year of high school or freshman year in college because I was soooooo thin, but the style was men’s jeans at the time so that’s what I was wearing).

And why can’t women’s clothing be standardized? I know I’m not wearing a 6 in all jeans, because the ones I tried on at the Gap were 8s and were snug. I think I would have hurt myself getting into 6s. The ones at the Gap were cute, in a sort of “aw, look, she’s trying to look trendy” sort of way so I didn’t get those. I decided I needed something that didn’t attempt to deny the childbirths that have changed my shape, so I headed for the Ralph Lauren section of Parisian and found exactly what I was looking for. The denim section of Parisian was also a little too trendy-looking for me, and besides… $160 for a pair of JEANS? Who are they KIDDING?

J. Jill jeans seem to run big, even though they deny that when you ask the personal shopper person online. But my measurements are pretty precisely for their size 10, but the 10s that I have are ENORMOUS on me now. So I want to get a pair of 8s, but I’m afraid they’ll be big, too.

My main problem is that my hips are a size larger than my waist measurement, which makes things difficult to fit. Apparently most women are cylindrical. Eddie Bauer has a cut of jeans for this type of body; perhaps I should try those out?

Not sure… Anyway. I’m just thrilled to death to be in a SIZE SIX!!! Woohoo!!