I finally did it... and despite being embarrassed while actually doing it I will now admit to it in hopes of helping others with the same problem.
I bought a pair of pants... for myself, ...size 12-13, ...years old.
I HAD to...
I have tried on countless pants and they are all flopping off the end of my feet. I'm just too short!! It's silly how tall people think I should be. I'm not that short. I'm 5' 3''... okay well 5' 2.5". I've seen shorter. :)
Over the past two years all my pants have come from stores which have special "short" pants for me. I'm okay with being labeled "short"... I've been "short" all my life and gotten pretty used to it. I even like it. ...except when buying pants!!!
Here in Denmark I've only found one store, Esprit, that sells "short" pants and even then only they only carry them in some styles. Frustrating!
However, to go with my new high-stylin' boots I got for Christmas, but haven't worn yet, I needed new pants. SHORT ones...
Which brings me to learn about these things called "leggings"! Wow! they look like jeans, but they aren't. I may be fashion-challenged or perhaps I just don't pay attention.. maybe I spend too much time picking out cute fuzzy pink things for Poozle instead of myself. SO. I'm now the proud owner of a pair of "not-really-jeans". :) ...and they will fit in my high-stylin boots. :) HA! I wonder where I will debut my new outfit!! Maybe my husband should take me out on a date?
Back to my initial confession. Yes, I did buy 12 year old pants just so they would be the right lenght. I do feel a little better knowing they don't fit perfectly in the waist because I have hips. :) After all, I have given birth four times... hopefully unlike any other 12 year old :)