I hope everyone in the States had a good holiday weekend and didn’t worry about calories at the multi-BBQ’s they went to (I ended up going to two.)
A lot of the pants I use for work were in dire need of replacement. Because I didn’t know in advance what kind of selection the Big Fat Flea would have, I bought two pairs of pants from Marshalls and ended up getting two more pairs from the Flea. (Technically three, but only two were for work)
My favorite type of pants are pinstripes. I think they are debonair and classy looking. I couldn’t find a single pinstripe at Marshalls. After hunting their lackluster section, I ended up with two black pairs of pants.
At the flea I found many pinstripes and after trying them all on, I ended up with two pairs.
- Costs of my pants from Marshalls: $45
- Costs of my pants from Big Fat Flea: $10.
The pants I got from Marshalls were just okay. Both were all black. One was cotton and loose and light for summer. The other was heavier meant for all seasons. The heavier one was a lint magnet. It seemed to come out of the laundry already with cat hair. The lighter pair winkled easily.
Meanwhile the two pairs I got from the flea didn’t winkle or attract lint. They were both pinstriped and looked great on me. I have mentioned before how hard it is to buy clothes. This isn’t a rant against Marshall, but department stores and even plus size stores don’t have the sizes, style, price, quality and quantity that I want. I can't just walk into a Lane Bryant or a Macys or a JC Penney and get what I need. I have to rely on a yearly event to make up the bulk on my wardrobe. I rely more on my fat sisters to give me what I need rather than a place that I'm willing to give money.