Friday, November 14, 2008

Puttin' on the Knits

DJ and I went out to dinner and then shopping tonight. Our favorite place to eat is Chipotle! Yummy!

I am trying to build a new wardrobe, so I have been hitting the sales whenever I see them for the past few months and gradually have been adding pieces. I love shopping, but sometimes I can get so frustrated when I can't find what I want in my size. Arg. I was just browsing through the formal dress section of a store when I overheard a conversation that made me sad. It was between a girl and her mom.

Mom: Oh, that one is pretty. I think you should try it on!
Girl: Mom, I could never even try that on, let alone wear it. I am just too big.

That just made me sad. It was a lovely dress and would have looked great on her. When I got out of the store I told DJ that I hate our society. When a girl feels like she can't even try something on because society has told her she is too big, too small, too whatever its just too much.

I have struggled with my own self consciousness issues, but I finally think I am getting over it. I don't mind (too much) shopping for clothes now when I can't find my size. I used to absolutely dread it because I would usually end up crying in the dressing room. Now instead of feeling like I need to loose weight because society tells me I have to, I can feel confident just being who I am and tell whoever thinks I am not good enough to stick it. I will excercise because I want to be healthy, not because I want to be a size 2. Not that being a size 2 is bad, if that is how you are meant to be. I can tell you, though, that I am not so I refuse to attempt it.

On a lighter note, I saw SO many great knits in the stores! It made me want to get started on the ones in my queue even more badly!! ^_^ I especially want to knit a beret! A big slouchy one. Those are the ones I think looked best on me when I was trying them on.

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