Friday, March 19, 2010

Paperclipped skirts = brilliant children

I had to paperclip my skirt this morning.

Though I know half of you will hate me for writing this, it is not easy being small. I've got some baby birthing hips but a tiny, tiny waist. Making it very difficult to find any clothing.

I could go for the juniors/girls section but they don't have hips or a butt yet. But women's sizes don't come small enough. I HATE shopping for clothes, and avoid it as much as possible.

I lost weight for the wedding and then have lost a little more weight in the adjusting to marriage, moving to Kansas City, being unemployed, becoming employed, saving money on groceries (i.e. no snacks) and the usual reaction my stomach has to digesting food. So now my small clothes don't even fit leaving me with baggy dress pants and skirts that hang on my hips and hit at an awkward mid-calf length.

The only solution this morning was look like a baggy hobo, or use a paperclip at the back of my skirt to make it a few inches smaller. Luckily I still have my super sturdy legs and curvy hips to offset my child-size waist.

The good news is a recent study indicated that women with fuller hips and small waists give birth to brighter children. "The researchers say it has to do with omega-3 fatty acids, which gather around fuller hips and thighs, and are important for the growth of the brain during pregnancy. The curvier the hips, the higher the level of omega-3s." The formula: Divide waist circumference by hip circumference. The lower the result, the better. Based on my wedding dress measurements, I'm in good company.

Sweet. Bring on the genius offspring.


  1. I have the exact same problem, but I can still fit in girls sizes...

  2. Don't worry. You'll get your hips in due time.

  3. Ok.
    Not only do I feel like a porker because instead of needing to paperclip my pants today I considered getting a rubber band to loop around the button and then loop through the buttonhole (instant elasti-waist!),but now I'm also worried my kids are going to be ... slow.

    NEGATIVE points for this post skinny butt. :)

  4. Banana Republic has a good selection of petite sizes, especially biz casual stuff for work.

    Nordstrom Rack is also excellent and a much better deal compared to the regular Nordstrom, but, alas, very few stores.