Last night I experienced how fun shopping can be. Lately I have been exploring my CD side. The problem is that I have nothing to wear. Shopping online is ok. Lots to chose from but taking a chance on fitting. Dealing with shipping, etc.
Last night I decided to take advantage of the Halloween season and go shopping. My plan was to go to a Ross store. When I pulled into the parking lot I saw a women's discount clothing store that looked promising. After entering I really liked what I saw. All sorts of girlie things many looked large enough to fit. I began to browse and build up courage to buy. I was the only customer as it was after eight at night. There were two sales ladies furiously cleaning up. I picked out a few things and made my way to the lingerie section when they announced that they were closing. I panicked. I really wanted to buy the things I picked out and now it seemed I was out of luck. Then something amazing happened. I placed some of the items in the counter and continued looking. One of the ladies began ringing up my stuff. A wave of courage swept over me and I began asking questions about sizing. I told them I was going as a woman for halloween so I held up a pretty dress and asked if they thought it would fit me. I asked to try it on but they didn't have a dressing room. When I held up the dress for an opinion she said that I was skinny and should get the smaller size. God bless her! I asked about mini skirts. None in my size but she thought the hot pants might be fun. When it came to choosing the right size for a bra and panty set the second girl actually helped me try the bra on over my clothes. There was some giggling but what a rush! After deciding on the right skirt. The girls helped me pick a nice top and my ensemble was complete. I ended up with a cute skirt outfit, hot pants with fishnet thigh highs, an adorable bra and panty set, some awesome panties, a nice teddy and pantie set and a cute pair of velvety short shorts to wear while sleeping. The best part is that nothing cost more than $9. The panties were $.99 most everything else was less than $5. Great haul. Great fun. Fabulous deal.
Now this sounds fun but what I did next was crazy. After putting my new items in my car. I decided to go into Ross anyway. I became fearless. I picked out some more panties and a bra. I found two dresses that were questionable as to fit. So I went to the dressing rooms and tried them on. Only one fit, bummer. The bra fit great! At this point my heart was beating out of my chest. I was on my way to the cashier when my eye caught this fabulous coat. I tried it on right in the clothing aisle. It fit so I bought that too.
Now I had a ball, but it did seem like a bit of a cheat. None of it was for Halloween. I guess you have to get the courage however you can. Trust me, when you do, you will relish it!
Moral: just go for it!