Even when I was younger, I remember being so glad that Lane Bryant carried CUTE plus-sized clothes. At that time, I didn’t have many other choices. Thankfully, I was just small enough (I use the term loosely) to fit into XL or XXL at the “non-fat girl” shops, otherwise, I would have been dressed in LB head to toe, 24/7. (I’m sure the company would’ve liked that!)
Point being, Lane Bryant and me…we go way back!
Because of this special relationship we have, I feel that I can be completely honest. Lane Bryant is like a boyfriend that you love…but that you get kind of mad at sometimes.
On my recent shopping trip, I found this AH-MAZING skirt. I loved it immediately….until I looked at the price tag. ($139). EEEEK! So what did I do? I took it to the dressing room, of course…and prayed that it didn’t look good on.
Dang you, LB! I love this. I want this. I can’t afford this. (Thanks in part to all of the other shopping I’ve been doing lately…so maybe it’s not all LB’s fault )
This beaut I found on clearance. I LOVE CLEARANCE! I figured trying it on was really just a formality…
I was wrong. That is the face of a woman whose upper lady parts are being suffocated. Okay, fine, I’ll go up a size then. No dice. The next size up was too loose. Upper lady parts hanging out is no better than being suffocated.
This is about the time I was ready to walk out of the store empty-handed.
But then, just like a boyfriend, LB knows when it’s time to turn on the charm and remind me why I love it so….
Finally! Not only did this summery dress fit (first try) but it will be perfect for my upcoming photo shoot. (I’m thinking cowboy boots and turquoise jewelry…)
So now LB and I are on good terms again. I walked out with the white dress (for 20-something dollars) and a smile on my face =) I still love you, Lane Bryant!