Today I took Aidan to the shops and we went into Katie’s. There was a gorgeous Aztec Pencil Skirt, black & white and really stretchy, it was beautiful. I tried it on and I loved it but they only had a size XL which is a 18 in Katies. Now I dont know about you but when I buy clothes I tend not to pay attention to the label, to me the fit is more important. The fabric gave enough that on my size 20/22 booty it looked ok… just.
So I went to the check out and I asked “Do you have any larger sizes in stock? Does it come larger than this, I know you go up to a size 3XL in some lines.” The really lovely lady said “Sorry this style only goes up to an XL.”. That baffled me because it was a pencil skirt which flatters everyone. The fabric was so stretchy and had a bold print so it was perfect for a plus size woman but they didn’t make it go up to a size 3XL? Katie’s, what’s with that?
I buy it, knowing a 2XL or even a 3XL would be a better fit. I plan to rock it, I already have the outfit in my head. It was $59.95.
Aidan and I then went into BigW to buy toilet paper, a new mop for the bathroom and then I stumbled on Zumba for Wii. Zumba was $58.95 and I thought that was fair since my gym membership used to cost me $35 a fortnight and I never used it. I’ve been working out at home on the Wii Fit and going for walks. I thought that Zumba might perk up my tempo a bit plus I knew Aidan would love to do it with me.
Now here’s the kicker… Zumba cost the same amount as the skirt. The skirt which didn’t fit properly. It did fit, it kinda fit. I planned to loose weight to make it fit perfectly.
Oh the irony.
The Zumba game was a bit frivolous but it had good intentions, it had my best health interest in mind. The skirt was goregeous but skirts come and go, it’s my ass that was refusing to leave. So I did the right thing. I took the skirt back.
Normally I’d say “If it makes you happy now, go for it, enjoy it no matter your size” but this was different. This felt like one of those defining moments, a crossroads. The skirt might make an awesome outfit, but the skirt wont change my life. I’m not saying Zumba will, not at all but for me to actively choose exercise over the most gorgeous skirt… yeah well, that was new for me, a turning point.