Who is in charge of putting the size tags on jeans? Really, I'd like to know because I've got a little bit of a bone to pick with them.
Here's the sitch - I love Old Navy. Love, love love them. My closet is loaded with their stuff - it's comfortable, everything in the world washes out of it (very important when you've got little kids), and they've got my size (read - short). Always. If I need jeans, I go to Old Navy and I know I'm going to leave with at least two pair - if not more.
Now, my weight tends to fluctuate depending on how religious I am about going to the gym (confession time: I haven't set foot in my gym since Nov. 06. I swear, I'm going to get back. Eventually.) I don't own a scale, so I honestly have no idea how much I weigh. Not to mention, it differs depending on the scale anyway. At one doctor's office, I weigh 10 lbs. more than I do on any other scale. Can't even trust the doctors' offices any more.
But I digress.
So, I generally go by how my clothes fit. Makes sense, right? Well, it would, except for one little thing...
I don't know who sizes Old Navy jeans, but something ain't right.
At my tiniest, I wore a size 2. That was a while ago. Generally, I'm a four. But I've been a 6 as well. So, at one point, my closet had jeans in all three sizes.
When I moved last October, I had a heart-to-heart with myself and, though I hated to admit it, chances are good I will never be a 2 again (sniff, sniff). I just don't really have the time to work out the way I used to (though I'm hoping having a pool will help a little this summer.) and I'm getting to the point where I just don't care. I'm healthy. I'm comfortable with me - I don't need to be a stick anymore. So, I sucked it up and tossed out the size 2s. It stung, but really, it was for the best.
So that left the 4s and 6s.
Lately, it seems the 6s are way too big. Okay, guess I'm a 4 again. No problem. I need to get a couple more pairs of jeans, since the 6s are falling off. Woo hoo - a reason to go to Old Navy.
So I buy 4s. I don't try them on because I know my size, right?
Well, apparently a 4 is no longer a 4. Now the 4s are too big. WTF? I know I'm not a 2. Unless those size-people are messing with me. I've heard that there's been a little monkeying with the sizes, due to the obesity problem. So maybe today's 4 is yesterday's 6.
But to make things even weirder, today is laundry day. So all I had to wear was a pair of 6 jeans. Great. I'm going to spend all day tugging my pants up and looking like I'm wearing someone else's clothes.
The 6s fit.
4s are too big, but 6s fit? How is that even possible? What fresh hell is this that I can be too small for a 4, but fit almost perfectly in a 6 less than 24 hours later?
Okay - enough monkeying with the sizes, people. Go back to when they were right - when a 2 was a 2, a 4 was a 4, and so on. You're making it difficult for me to find things that fit. Although, at this rate, I'll be in those size 0s before too long. And that makes me wonder what the truly skinny people will be wearing. Do jeans come in negative sizes now??
No wonder I hate shopping so much. Now even Old Navy is out to mess with me.