Today, I had a delightful reunion with a friend of mine, whom I have not seen in over a year. We savored the robust, Italian cuisine of the Macaroni Grille, then opted to shop at this swanky, upscale cluster of "markets" on the hill. That is, if you consider Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, and New York and Company "markets". Certainly, there were no vendors on the streets peddling their wares ("Get your downtown City trousers here!"). As I had only enough time to shop at one store, we chose New York and Company, as I have not yet explored the vast displays of modern fashion within its walls.
I found something amazing inside the store: sizes that actually fit my pear-shaped torso correctly! For those of you who are unaware, pear-shaped women tend to be fuller on the bottom than the top and have smaller breasts. Take, for instance, Jennifer Lopez. In other words, we develop fabulous booty over time.
Most spectacularly, New York and Company has something called the "High Rise" fit in pants. The waist on these pants sit above a woman's natural waist. No more showing off a feminine plumber's crack! New York and Company also has a pant in the Uptown Rise, which fits on the natural waist. Finally, a company that is listening to the complaints of working women everywhere. We cannot attend meetings, and look unprofessional in low rise attire.
The colors and textures of the fabric, of course, fit with the current trends. I saw hoardes of teal, mustard yellow, magenta, purple, red, as well as your basics gray, brown, and black.
I would classify the style as modern chic. Of course, glancing at the internet site
, you'd never know that the way some of the clothes hang off the models like plastic bags.
Even better yet, everything was on sale!