I went shopping today. By myself. No big deal, right?
Well, I found myself at Kohl's. I did the usual, I walked right to the Plus section. I looked around and it started to sink in that lately the smallest Plus tops are getting too big.
What to do?!
So I went to the regular section. I have to tell you, I felt very strange. Like I didn't belong there. I expected employees to start walking up to me and point me towards the Women's Section while they pointed out I was too big for the section I was in. But nobody did. And every time I picked something up, I was just sure it was pointless.
But most of what I picked up fit just fine. Even a dress that was a size LARGE! Not even XL!
And yesterday, the Gym Bad Ass Jess took me to a bike shop to get bike shorts so I can go to spin class and not leave with bruises in places I'd rather not have them. She grabs a pair of spandex monsters, size XL. I told her flat out they wouldnt fit. She just gave me one of her "shut up, Crackhead" looks and kept grabbing shorts.
Later, I called out from the dressing room "I really kind of hate it when you're right!"
I don't know why it's so hard to think of myself as smaller. But thats really not it. I had no problem grabbing smaller sizes in the Plus Size stores. It's jumping out of the plus sizes into regular sizes that I have a hard time accepting I can do. And granted not everything in the regular sizes fits, especially bottoms. But for some reason I feel like when I go into a regular section to actually shop, I'm trespassing.