My Weekend in Leeds & My Meltdown in All Saints

Hello Ladies,

I have spent this weekend in Leeds with my boyfriend.  I got the train down on Friday night after work.  We started off our weekend in Harrogate with a trip to Betty’s for breakfast, then went into Leeds shopping. 

Betty’s Breakfast

First stop; Harvey Nichols.  I have been toying with the idea of buying a pair of Louboutins for quite some time but as they are expensive I really want to find a pair I love.  As it happened there was a sale on in Harvey Nichols.  I found a beautiful pair- which I would have bought full price- but they didn’t have my size.  I was really gutted as I’ve got my heart set on buying a pair.  I have been saving up recently and therefore knew I had the money available to buy them.  Much to my disappointment there were none that stole my heart, so I left empty handed. 

I seen many handbags that took my fancy whilst shopping, and I have a massive addiction to handbags.  However, I was good and resisted.  I don’t need another handbag, so decided not to waste my money.

Not long after I had my first shopping meltdown.  Something I haven’t experienced before.  I have recently put on weight; something which I have struggled to do my whole life.  I have been left in tears in changing rooms as no clothes will fit me as a size 6 would literally hang off me, through no fault of my own.  I’ve just always been very slim.  So we headed to All Saints, as I was meeting all of Andy’s friends for the first time that evening and wanted something nice to wear – I wasn’t keen on the outfit I’d packed. I seen a couple of lovely dresses and I tried a size 8 which was too small, then a size 10 which was too big,  I tried other things on which just looked stupid and to add to my frustration the stupid pegs had the ends missing meaning every time I hung a hanger up it fell off with a massive clatter.  I ended up sending Andy around the shop trying to find me something to wear.  At one point I was standing in a pair of boots and knickers about to scream.  I swear I wouldn’t have looked amiss as an extra in Girl, Interrupted.

I seriously don’t know what was wrong with me.  I was just getting more and more upset and stressed out, which to me seems ludicrous over something as unimportant as shopping.  It is a bit stressful not knowing what size you are and can empathise completely now with girls who find their weight constantly changes, and having to take 3 sizes to the changing room as you don’t know what will fit, however, this is something I haven’t really experienced.   For me it’s always find the smallest size, simple.

So I believe I was having a shopping meltdown.  Is this something you girls have experienced?  I think I must be hormonal or something…Isn’t shopping meant to be enjoyable?

Lauren xo



  1. Jess T.
    June 24, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    I've lost weight and find this frustration simply looking into my wardrobe of ill fitting clothes 🙁 x

  2. Cat0805
    June 27, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    I'm quite the opposite, being big boobed, I find that dress are hard to find that fit around my boobs but don't hang off everywhere else, I've even resorted to tailoring items so they do fit.

    Its a shame you didn't get the Louboutins you asked for. I'm always lusting after them. Ask for a pair for graduation, but I think my boyfriend just laughed lol xx

  3. by Lauren Jane
    June 27, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    It's an annoying and expensive all at the same time!! X

  4. by Lauren Jane
    June 27, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    I'm starting to believe that all women struggle to find perfectly fitting items of clothing!! I know I'm going to save my money and hopefully get some soon xxx

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