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I’m going on vacation naked.

I went shopping today. Now, the fact that I went shopping isn’t in itself all that unusual. What is however interesting is that I went shopping for clothes – for me.

I guess I’ve been a little too happy to be finally living back home, as I seem to have put on a good ten pounds over the last year. We’re going on a two week family vacation next week and guess what? None of my summer clothes fit.

So I went shopping today.

Now I am just over forty, I am about 5′ 5" and wear about a size 8 – 10. I have had three children and so my stomach is not as flat as it was when I was nineteen, but you know what? I look okay.

Unfortunately the clothing industry doesn’t seem to think so. I can’t find ANYTHING that’s frigin’ appropriate for a woman of my age and size.

I don’t need my tummy showing, thank you very much.

I also don’t need pants that climb up to my arm pits.

And black? Okay I like to wear some black, but does every piece of clothing for my age group have to be black? I’m fair, bordering on pale – I NEED a LITTLE color.

I have no idea what I’m going to wear over the next few weeks. I’m starting to think we should be going to a nudist colony but that’s just plain scary.

Whose idea was this trip anyway? Oh, right. Mine.

Sigh.

11 thoughts on “I’m going on vacation naked.

  1. LOL!!! I bet your hubby woun’t mind the naked vacation but your kids might not like it so much. 😛
    I know what you mean about clothes that fit. Unless you are a size 6 with normal proportioned body length vs. leg length finding clothes is close to impossible. Good luck with the search!

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  2. I am 5’2″ and about a size 4-6. Everything is skin tight and too tight in the thighs. I hate it, too. OH, and it is about 4 inches too long for me unless I go to the petites section which is treated like the forgotten stepchild in my town.
    KEEP BELIEVING
    Have a great trip. This is the third blog I have read today and all are going on trips this weekend. What up?

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  3. I am going to Mexico in 6 weeks and haven’t bought a bathing suit in 6 years. My oldest is 4 years old.
    You know what that means.
    I haven’t even started looking yet. I don’t want to face the depression.

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  4. A vacation sounds great…the what to wear part is not so great. Clearly the ‘fashion industry’ only thinks that 13-29 year olds with perfect bodies need clothing. The rest of us belong in muumuu’s.

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  5. Check back with me in about 5 years . . . I will be writing the same post.
    Why must everything be ‘slim’, ‘tapered’, ‘narrow’, or ‘fitted’?! None of those words could be used to describe anything on my body! I have gotten back to my pre-pregnancy weight after both babies, but nothing is where it used to be, and there is certainly more of it in some areas than others!
    Good luck!

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  6. The very idea of a nudist colony would be enought o send me over the edge. I cannot stand to see myself in a mirror.
    Good luck, and enjoy the vacation. But please, don’t go naked.

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