shopping in the wrong section

I’m short, and proportioned, erm, oddly.  and um, I sweat, like, a lot.  Me and cotton socks are super BFFs.

so the other day, I’m out shopping and my goal is to buy: black socks for work that have a high cotton content, and some more of those super adorable maxi skirts.

Husband and I went through every pair of black socks at Kohl’s and Penney’s. barely any cotton content.  So we went to the kids section, and found some black Nike socks for boys that were 80% cotton.  I wear a size 6 – 6.5 shoe, so kids socks I can totally do.  Win!

now for some skirts.  I tried that fancy Cato place, and Dress barn, and Maurice’s, and a few other lady like stores. All had some cute maxi skirts.  But they were about 10 inches too long, perfect if I wanted to pull the elastic up to my armpits, put on a belt and wear it as a strapless summer dress.   In the same mall as Cato and Maurice’s was a Target. Oh how I love Target! Where I can buy a winter jacket and a bikini in the same store! I bet they have some cute maxi skirts!   The skirts in the women’s dept were way to long, so I marched myself over to the kids department. . . .

and twenty minutes later was the proud owner of two long skirts that were a girls size 16.  A little snug in the waist, but the length is perfect.  and the fabric is a lot thicker than what you find in the ladies department. I guess adult women are totally fine with nearly see through clothes but your average fourteen year old isn’t having any of that crap?

Today’s chat-around questions are:

what do you buy in unexpected areas of a department store?

and

Now that i have adorable maxi skirts, how the hell do I style these things?  One is black and grey striped, the other is purple and blue striped, and the last one is all white.

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2 thoughts on “shopping in the wrong section

  1. Like you I find that kid’s socks fit so much better than adult socks. I am a 6.5-7 and most adult women’s socks are for sizes 5-10 which is a HUGE gap.

    So stuff I buy in unexpected areas…kids shoes. Since my feet are small I’ve realized that most adult shoe styles are in the kid’s section and are like half the price. Which is awesome. Sometimes they fit weird but when you find the right pair you’ve got a steal.

    I’m new to wordpress myself, and I’m still trying to find awesome blogs to follow so I’m glad I found yours!

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    • Hi! thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      When i was a kid, kids shoes only went up to about a kids size 3, and now kids shoes go up to a kids size 5 or 6, which is a women’s 8, I think? I used to buy most of my shoes in the kids section (because cheap! yay!) but the fix was never quite right. But i was already buying shoes there, why didn’t it occur to me until years later to get socks there?

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