Recently, I won a contest for 2 free VIP tickets to the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash Sample Sale. I decided to enter the contest for two reasons:
- The awesome free swag that comes at these events
- Attending the event would be an opportunity to research What Skinny People Do Observation No. 4: Wear designer clothing.
One of the “perks” of being physically fit is being able to wear designer labels off the rack! I can’t wait to walk into Nordstorm and pick a pair of Joe jeans off the rack.
Although I am aware that some brands such as 7 for all mankind (in Lane Byrant stores only) and Dereon cater to full figured women, there are several brands that do not! I can recall countless showing trips were I have walked into the fitting room with a fabulous pair of jeans only to have them come to a complete and embarrassing halt at my thighs! Ugh!
But soon my time will come. And yes I will blog about it!
As for the sample sale, I was pleasantly surprised to see that some designers carried extra large tops and dresses, even though I didn’t come across any plus size clothing. There were plenty of accessories, cosmetics, shoes, an excellent D.J., and free liquor so overall the event was a success!
There was a time when I would have been offended by the exclusion of clothes in my size at events like these. But I am not so easily slighted any more. I take it as motivation to improve my figure and my health. If it is discrimination, I am sure organizations like the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) will take up the cause soon enough.
Until then I will continue to urge all Americans to take responsibility for their waistlines and not displace their disappointment with themselves onto designers. And yes, next year I will be able to pick me up a pair of size 10 jeans from the sample sale…stay tuned for change!
What is the 1st thing you plan to buy in your new size? Have you already lost weight? Tell me about your new favorite outfit!