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June 2nd, 2011, 12:15 PM
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to expect the fact that I am not a teeny tiny teen anymore.

I've 'grown' out of clothes that I wore last winter (tops/pants are tight). And I'm trying really hard to to just think "OMG you're such a fat #$%" because I know that while some of it is indeed weight gain, theres gotta be some that's muscle. I even feel like my feet are wider. I don't know what my body is doing...since Ben stopped nursing at 16 months, I feel like my body is morphing into something unfamiliar.
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June 2nd, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Welcome to motherhood! It wasn't until after my second child that I decided it would best if I left the "Juniors" section and never set foot in it again.
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June 2nd, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Welcome to motherhood! It wasn't until after my second child that I decided it would best if I left the "Juniors" section and never set foot in it again.
That's my problem! I try to find clothes and don't seem to fit into either category. I'm def. not a "juniors" size anymore, but seem to not really fit into women's either.
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June 2nd, 2011, 05:54 PM
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It is a hard place to be in... do you have a Kohls? I find their "Misses" section has some nice deals, trends and fit our "mom bodies" pretty well.
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June 2nd, 2011, 06:22 PM
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It is a hard place to be in... do you have a Kohls? I find their "Misses" section has some nice deals, trends and fit our "mom bodies" pretty well.
I have a few pairs of Jeans that MIL bought me after Jack was born, from the misses section. they're too big in the hips.
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June 2nd, 2011, 06:58 PM
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I swear shopping with fashion these days is painful. Most of the clothing is cheap ugly crap. I feel like companies are creating cheap crap and then charging the same amount of money as they used to charge for nicer stuff. I am sure its a result of the economy but I am sick of it.

I haven't been able to enter the juniors section in a long long long time. These boobs laugh at those shirts and this bum laughs at those ultra low rise jeans. I exercise a lot and if I take off two weeks I gain FIVE lbs. I hate the fact that I have to keep on it constantly unlike nine years ago when I was 20. lol So I have found that Dillards, JCPenney, sometimes Kohls, TJ Maxx, and Ross have the best stuff. I have to do some serious hunting and trying on though. Its a painful process.
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June 2nd, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Oh I like Kohl's too. I have some capris and skirts that actually have an elastic band with a drawstring, but they look really nice and still young I think. I kwno what you mean about the jeans. I wear a 12 in misses but they still sag in weird places. I miss my size 9's that fit me like a glove!
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The best investment I've made in my clothes is "tailoring". It's not as expensive as most people think either.
I find style that I like and look good/fair. Then I go to the local alteration shop and let them do their magic. it's amazing how taking the waist in or having a the hem taken up can make those ok jeans become fab.
I'm not that big but my butt is very womanly an I'm short (5'2"). Needless to say things rarely fit right. Alterations have changed my whole view of shopping for clothes . I would rather have 2 or 3 great fitting pants that I love to wear. Instead of a closet full of clothes that I hate.
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Hugs, hon! I can't really understand, because I stopped being able to shop in the juniors section when I Was in high school Fashion's never been my thing anyway.
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June 3rd, 2011, 04:57 AM
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Oh I like Kohl's too. I have some capris and skirts that actually have an elastic band with a drawstring, but they look really nice and still young I think.
Oooh, I know what you're talking about - I have a few things like that from Kohls also and they're so comfy. Kohls is probably my favorite place to shop but I've always been on the curvy side (I haven't shopped in Juniors since I grew hips & a chest in middle school! ). Have you tried Old Navy for jeans? I've had success there in the past and they usually have different fits - skinny, relaxed, low rise, etc. Same with New York & Co.

It's definitely hard to feel "in between" sizes or styles.
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Hugs, hon! I can't really understand, because I stopped being able to shop in the juniors section when I Was in high school Fashion's never been my thing anyway.
I'm not that "into" fashion, either. I just want to feel good in the clothes that I wear..weather they're "fashionable" or not.
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June 3rd, 2011, 07:00 AM
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I prefer to shop in places that don't have a juniors and misses section because the juniors stuff seems to be made for stick figure women who have never had babies and the misses stuff is just usually not my style. My favorite places are Ann Taylor, Gap, and Banana Republic. I really like Ann Taylor because they have a petite section. I'm only 5'2" and sometimes it's hard to find things that fit me properly. I also shop at Old Navy sometimes too.
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June 3rd, 2011, 07:14 AM
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I shop for like 95% of my pants at Urban Behavior, I don't know why, but their jeans and pants fit me really well. They are usually too long, but I take them to a Dry Cleaning place and they shorten them for me for like $5 or so. No biggie. I also buy some tops there and I LOVE Suzy Shier clothing. I don't know if they have these stores in the U.S or what.

But it was kind of a trial & error deal for me. We have lots of malls, I go there (ALONE) and just try different things on. Eventually something works. I don't spend more than $30/jeans or pants EVER, I just find stuff to wear everyday that's comfy and when it goes worn out, I buy new. I would rather have 10-15 pairs of pants I can alternate than 2-3 from an expensive store that I get bored with. That's just me.
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June 3rd, 2011, 10:11 AM
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, I just find stuff to wear everyday that's comfy and when it goes worn out, I buy new. I would rather have 10-15 pairs of pants I can alternate than 2-3 from an expensive store that I get bored with. That's just me.
Me too. I am on the hunt for some good (and inexpensive) yoga pants! I have 2 skirts and a pair of shorts from ON and love their sizing. I've been keeping my eye out for sales from Kohles and ON, so I can get some jeans/pants before the summer ends. Thanks ladies!
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June 5th, 2011, 10:10 AM
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I also have to wear Petites which is beyond frustrating. Most Petite clothing is elastic wasted old stuff. That is very frustrating. I have found that minus how long the pants are DKNY has good jeans.
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June 5th, 2011, 02:03 PM
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I also have to wear Petites which is beyond frustrating. Most Petite clothing is elastic wasted old stuff. That is very frustrating. I have found that minus how long the pants are DKNY has good jeans.
Me too! Why is this? If I am short, that doesn't mean I am old and unfashionable. LOL
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