Tuesday, April 19, 2011

J. Crew is laughing at me

A few of my favorite things
Photo by Karen at French Skinny

At this point in the FSE my closet is a sad sad thing to behold. So, to be a good citizen and help the economy, I went out to buy some clothes.

I walk into J. CREW and pull this guy that works there aside. I tell him that I've lost almost 35 pounds and I'm not sure what size I am. He brings me some black stretch pants that zipper up in the back size 6.
"I'm not a size 6."
"Yes you are."
"No I'm not."
"Try them on."

I try them on and walk out of the dressing room. He looks at me and says "You're right, you're a size 4." "No I'm not." "Yes you are." This is not computing. But you know I'm buying these pants just because it says they are a size 4!

My face gets hot and I start trying on more things. I'm mostly a 6 in pants depending on the style.

I'm pretty sure, at this point, that J. Crew has completely changed their sizing and is having a big laugh on my account because I really don't feel like I'm that much smaller. (That strange phenomenon again.)

I call Smacksy and she assures me that J. Crew is not laughing at me.
But I'm pretty sure she is.


  1. Good for you! What a great surprise. Also, I think J. Crew runs small overall. You may actually be a 2!

  2. Um, so seriously - you're my hero. I've been reading since the (near) inception of FSE and I'm continuously inspired.

    I'm still in the 'struggling with the concept' stage, but I'm getting there and every day gets a little easier. Thank you for documenting your journey and sharing it us!

  3. Awww Courtney, you are more than nice. Thank you for your kind words.