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Same Size, Different Fit: Why I Can’t Buy Clothes Without Trying Them On

I have often regretted not buying more than one pair of a beloved style of jeans, or the same shoe in brown as well as black. Because sometimes, when you find something good, it’s good to have a backup so you can wear your favorites all the time without worrying about them falling apart. So, lately I’ve been buying the same thing twice. Only it hasn’t been working out for me.

Two weeks ago, I finally found a pair of skinny-ish jeans that worked on me — a feat, to be sure (Madewell ’37s, if you’re on the hunt). On the way to the register, I picked up a pair in black since I liked the dark denim ones I had tried on so much. But when I got home, I couldn’t even get the black pair on, let alone zip and button them. Even though the label on the jeans said they were the same size, the dark blue ones fit and the black ones did not. Keep reading »

Elizabeth & Jessica Wakefield Go On A Diet

I basically lived for reading Sweet Valley High when I was in elementary school — as I previously wrote, SVH #3 Playing With Fire was the first time I read the word “breast” in print in a somewhat sexual way. I remember vividly thinking that SVH was the way high school would be like, in a wonderful dream world, and in order to be a part of that dream, I would need to be “a perfect size six” just like Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. Make that a “perfect size four.” The books are getting a major makeover — when Random House re-releases the series, they are giving the books new covers (featuring soap star Levin Rambin as the twins) AND updating some of the content so they’re not so ’80s. Oh and they’re trimming a size off Liz and Jess, because everyone knows that four is the new six and six is fat. That was sarcasm, by the way. [Feministing] Keep reading »

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