Speaking of Jeans...

Today is dedicated to one of my pet peeves that I have long dreamed of correcting.

You know how there are sections of a clothing department (Misses, Juniors, Maternity, etc) and within those sections are sub-sections (Plus Size, Petite, etc)?

Someday, I am going to wage a full-on war on behalf of tall girls everywhere. We need a Tall section! Honest!

I'm not sure who the executives are that sit in offices far far away and abbitrarely assign Women's Clothing Sizes, but I am going to light a fire under them someday.
When you go shopping for a new pair of pants, you will go to your particular section (fairly certain I'm a Misses now, sadly). 

In that section, you will be able to search out your pants / dresses / shirts by sub-section (no more sorting through annoying Petites or Talls when you're quite the opposite. You Regular girls are spoiled anyway but this makes it easier for you too, so enjoy!). So much simpler, I promise you.

I might also suggest that we American women change our ways to reflect what our European counterparts have known for years -- generic pants sizes are useless. Size 8 in one store is a Size 4 in another and Size 12 in yet another. It's kind of pathetic that we even care what size we wear since it really just depends on the store. Apparently most women who wear my pants size have really short legs. It's silly and distressing. 

Okay, enough ranting. We're really after solutions after all, aren't we?

Throw out the arbitrary sizing charts and stick to the actual measurements.
Men figured this out ages ago. When they shop for pants, they find a pair that has their own Waist Size and Inseam. Tada. The pants fit. It sounds miraculous to me.

You might find this the w[aist] of a perfectly good dream, but as a person who wears clothing every day of her life, it sounds perfectly divine to me. Cut us tall girls some slack. We need it to lengthen the hem.

I know it is more traditional to "give up" something during Lent. I guess you could say I'll be "giving up" reality for just a little bit. The next 40 days (and posts) are dedicated to dreams. So we're giving up limitations, fear, uncertainty.... and allowing ourselves to dream no matter how wild or crazy or out-of-this-world that dream might be! 

40 Days of Dreams 

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

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