Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vintage J.Crew (Circa 1996): Size 2

When I was 16 years old, I went to Chicago and purchased a gorgeous J.Crew skirt (above), which was, at the time, a bit too small for me (but the size up was too big - the salesperson recommended this size. Don't know why). Believe it or not, it was a size 2, the smallest size at J.Crew at the time. Fast forward 15 years, and the skirt is a much better fit (I lost about 5-8 lb and ab0ut 1 - 1 1/2" around my waist when I was in my early to mid-20s, thanks to moving downtown (and walking much more often) and giving up a daily dose of orange juice). At a size 2. That's right. 2 REGULAR. These days, I can barely wear 00P at J.Crew - even that can be too big. Talk about vanity sizing gone crazy...