Shopping: Shopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them.

Shopping is meant to be fun right? I’m a woman and all women love shopping right? I should be on cloud nine now with bags full of flattering, gorgeous new clothes right?


I am sat in Costas, stuffing my face with a whole load of naughty treats that will come back to bite my lardy ass later, because I’m so grumpy after two hours of unsuccessful clothes shopping. I feel like I have been in every sodding shop possible, and every time I’ve come out feeling a little more deflated and a lot more unattractive.

Are shops designed to make us all feel like lardy lumps of hideousness? It surely must take some effort to get the lighting precisely right in changing rooms so it shows up every single bit of dimpled flesh and uneven skin. And the mirrors, angled perfectly to reflect parts of your body that you – or anyone else for that matter – doesn’t really need to see…ever!!

And what’s with the mannequins that are unhealthily slim with minuscule clothes on them, pinned in at the back to make them even smaller and cling to their fatless torsos? Women do not look like this, and if they did I’d be seriously concerned!

Shops that have size 6 clothes at the front of displays, which can make you think an item is actually quite nice…only to search through to the back of the rail to find that in your size it looks like a small tent. And then you take it to the changing room to find that it’s not your size at all, that it says your size on the label, but that can’t possibly be right because you can’t get it past your shitting neck/thighs.

I don’t think my expectations are too high – I certainly don’t expect to look like a sexy slinky goddess – but I’d like to at least be able to feel good about what I’ve got on and how I look.

Am I at some weird stage in my life where I haven’t a clue how to actually dress myself? Am I stuck in the past, trying to look like I did at 20? I don’t think I am or of I was I’d have picked up one of the gazillion playsuits I saw today. Then again maybe I’m missing a trick, a friend once told me to try everything on as you never know, it may actually look better on you than on the hanger. Maybe play suits for me are the way forward? Somehow I doubt it.

And so what is the way forward? I’m attending Britmums Live next week and in true style have ‘nothing to wear!’

What are you wearing? And can I borrow it?! 😉


3 Comments on Shopping

  1. tiasmum12
    June 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Love this! I actually hate shopping now, pre baby I lived it. I had a great(Ish) figure and knew how to dress to show it off. These days I’ve no real idea what size I am, every shop is different. Plus my whole body shape has changed, I just don’t know who’s body this is! It certainly doesn’t feel like mine and I e been known to cry in changing rooms. I do 99% of my clothes shopping online now! much easier to try things on in my own environment and it’s not to faffy sending things back. Don’t stress, I bet you have something perfect already in your wardrobe that you can wear. Xx

  2. Kim Carberry
    June 12, 2014 at 7:25 pm (6 years ago)

    I hate shopping…..I can never find anything in my size that I like…
    Hope you find something nice!

  3. mylittledreamworld1
    June 12, 2014 at 8:06 pm (6 years ago)

    I hate shopping too – I do my clothes shop in bulk a couple of times a year, and go with my sister and mum to put of town somewhere to make it bearable, and never inbetween! And half the time I buy without trying. I don’t understand the fun in it really. On the other hand, I love buying childrens clothes for my girls! Xx


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