Monday, June 21, 2010

Just taking a moment to vent

We are having a great vacation. Lots of swimming in the ocean. Lots of great family time. Delicious food in abundance. And I've been wearing a bikini every day, just six months away from my 50th birthday. So what's there to vent about?

Honolua Surf Company. That's what. They make clothes for men and for little girls. They SAY they're for women, but they are lying. Seriously -- a normal-size man can find things to wear in their stores. But a normal-sized woman? Good eff-ing luck. I pulled a rash guard shirt off the rack. It was cute. It looked like my size. The real size? 2XL!!! The women's small looked like a doll shirt.

I really try not to be defined by my weight or my size. And empirically at 5'5" tall and 137 pounds, I'm not that big. But holy heifer, I felt like a giant cow walking around in this store. And why was I there? Because my husband and kids LOVE store. They also LOVE Quicksilver, by the way, and Quicksilver's sister company, Roxy, has the same sizing as Honolua.

On a much more positive note, Tim had a wonderful Father's Day. We made sure he knew he was loved at every turn.

Ok, enough of the griping. Thanks for listening!


Courtney said...

I don't know that company, but I know exactly what you mean!
I seriously think that some brands just only want a certain body type wearing their clothes, so they "size out" the rest of us!

Anonymous said...

That's when Athleta and Title Nine come in real handy. Eff them, Leslie. Maybe you should start your own shop!

Colette said...

I hear you on the clothes thing! Drives me crazy so I just stay away from those brands/stores all together.

how about that! Almost 50 and wearing a bikini....dang! Love it!

Enjoy your vacation :)

Irene said...

Uh, yeah. I wear a 2 or 4 in women's sizes but I just purchases a size 10 swim suit that fit perfectly. Makes no sense whatsoever. Frustrating, for sure! I try not to look at sizes, I know what you mean and I also can't but help let the sizing on the garment get to me.