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...I have discovered online clothes shopping.

I need something to wear to my sister's wedding(s) (two days, two outfits) in five weeks (!!!) and I've been putting off going out on the hunt because I loathe clothes shopping and usually get horribly intimidated by the shops and the racks and the people, and end up running away with nothing to show for the attempt.

It's a thing. Going with people doesn't help--I end up feeling like the ugliest creature alive and picking the dullest outfit possible in a size too big, because it gets me out of there and nobody has to look at me any more. Then I indulge in a pity party because I hate what I bought but I can't take it back because omg no the shops are scary. Urgh.

So my sis suggested I try shopping online, which I'd never thought of before because how can you figure out what will fit from photos? (Hint: there are size charts. I'd forgotten that.) And she sent some links and I did some browsing, it's so much easier to pick something when I can see it on a model so I know how it will fit and fall.

The shirt that arrived yesterday was something I probably would never have picked out off a rack, because it looks pretty shapeless on a hanger, but I loved the way it looked on the model so I ordered it. (In my size and a size up, obviously, because I am still convinced I'm bigger than I am and the size up is definitely too big if I'm being honest so it's the one I'll return, not the one that fits.) It's possibly the cutest shirt I've ever owned and everyone I've shown it to says it looks good on me and that feels good.

Plus, I'd never have even tried it in a shop? But shopping from home gave me the confidence to give it a go.

So I guess online shopping is going to be a thing now. I've got another shirt arriving soon and hopefully by the end of this, I'll have outfits for both of the wedding days. Plus, I might actually start updating my wardrobe a bit and feel less frumpy by not wearing ancient clothes that are too big for me!

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Date: 2017-07-01 08:58 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I have to drive 50km just to get to a Target, let alone a shop with any nice clothes that might fit me, so online shopping is definitely my way. Also, actual measurements are so much better than sizes!

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Date: 2017-07-01 07:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aerianya
I LOVE on-line shopping, you can also look at the reviews and it gives you an idea about how others feel about the pros and cons of any item in real life, how it washes, how it wears, if it runs small or large ,how well it holds up. I find a brand or a place that has what I like and never have to go into a fitting room...hate those.

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Date: 2017-07-01 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kimboosan
My move to online clothes shopping was similarly reluctant, but I can't imagine doing the old fashioned "visit every store in a 50 mile radius" thing anymore. I love that when I find something I really like I can just go back online and order three more with no fuss. Love it.

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Date: 2017-07-01 09:38 pm (UTC)
jmathieson_fic: bird in a tree watercolour by sid (Default)
From: [personal profile] jmathieson_fic
Yay! So glad you found something that works for you! (And that shirt did really look cute on you!) I would do lots more online clothes shopping if it weren't for the craptastic Canada Post service we get out here in the middle of nowhere *sigh* So I can only order from places that I *know* are going to use UPS/Purolator...


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