I own one swimsuit. Bought it on clearance at Bass Pro Shop (of all places) about four years ago. We're going to the beach for a week. I don't swim much, but Rowan loves to, so I probably need a second swimsuit (one to wear/one to let dry). The one I have is a tankini with a skirted bottom. In other words, you can't see my belly or thighs, yay.
But. I am cheap, and a common size, and it is August, and I can't find a swimsuit. Every place has them on clearance: good. No place has 8s in stock: bad. (I am an 8 or 10 on top and a 10 on the bottom. I think.) The only place I haven't been yet is Marshalls, and I think I'm going to leave Rowan with Bear and go tonight (no point in taking her with me because then I can't try stuff on, or at least not without fussing--she only likes the stroller if it's moving). I found one I like online, but I can't quite bring myself to spend $40 ($20 for the top and $20 for the bottoms). And nursing swimsuits? Are both ugly and expensive.
Also, at the moment, I have one skirt, two knit skorts, and a t-shirt dress that fit. The rest of my shorts--all the ones I bought when I got the job at St. Margaret's and suddenly needed lots of not-denim, modest shorts/skorts--are too big. (Yay breastfeeding.) So when we were at Penney's buying Bear some more pants for work, I looked at the shorts. They did not have one single pair of 8 petite shorts in the store. It's because all the summer clothes are on clearance, and like I said, 8 seems to be a common size. So. No shorts. Plus, apparently capris and cropped pants are in style right now, and they look awful on me, so I didn't bother with the many, many racks of them. They had corduroy pants on sale, but seriously? This is the south. I do not need corduroy pants for several more months.
I am feeling really, really frustrated about making do with just a few days' worth of clothes for so long now. Help!