I did a lot of shopping this weekend. I needed to get some field-appropriate clothing for my Field Techniques course I'm starting tomorrow. And, uh, I'm sort-of a "field scientist" - how have I managed to not have field clothes until now? I have no idea!
Anyway, being 5'2" and 113 lbs. apparently makes me child-sized. Womens' sizes DO NOT FIT...not even Petites!! So I figured out that I wear kids' size 14/16, and was able to get some really great stuff for CHEAP! Kids' clothes are much cheaper than adult clothes, as luck would have it! My dad and I went to the outlets yesterday. I wanted some lightweight, sun-blocking shirts. The womens' shirts were $30 (on sale!!) and the size XS was absolutely enormous on me! So I looked in the little boys' section, and found the exact same shirts (except with snaps instead of buttons up the front, haha!) for $15, and they fit me!! I ended up buying boys' size Small!! Haha! But I got 2 shirts for the price of one womens' shirt, so that was cool!
I found some great rip-stop pants (with zip-off legs, too) at L.L. Bean.... little kids' sizes, again! But they were only $25 and $18!! Not bad! And I actually really like the one pair...they're grey plaid, and pretty freaking cool. Hahaha. So I will be dressed in head-to-toe kids' clothing for the next 3 weeks. Awesome.