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I have discovered a shopping experience even more unpleasant than bra-shopping (hitherto long-term #1 on my Most Hated Shopping list[0]): bikini shopping! It's a lot *like* bra shopping, but even more expensive, with less choice, and fewer sizing options. (And this is without getting onto the issue of bottoms: apparently I am the only person in the world who wants swimwear for which one does not need to aggressively dehair[1].)

(Everything was halter-neck, which I'm not keen on due to broadness of shoulders. Except one top in Zimmerman, which a) didn't fit, and b) cost $100.)

So I gave up and will stick with existing top, which I still dislike, but which I don't have to spend an extra $50 on disliking. Instead, I bought a pair of Converse, in the hope that they might be a better solution for going out dancing than my current options of hiking boots or hiking sandals. I now have 5 pairs of shoes in this country, which seems a bit like overkill, even if that does include bike sandals and the Emergency $5 Thongs.

[0] Which is extensive, because | basically loathe all types of in-person shopping and at least some types of online shopping. [livejournal.com profile] uon wins some kind of special prize for being about the only person I know who can make the whole thing bearable; [livejournal.com profile] dogrando is no better than I am so we just infect each other with the hate & give up even faster.
[1] Not entirely true: Speedo do boy-cut bottoms, but it was really a top I was after, so didn't bother.
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I have discovered a shopping experience even more unpleasant than bra-shopping (hitherto long-term #1 on my Most Hated Shopping list[0]): bikini shopping! It's a lot *like* bra shopping, but even more expensive, with less choice, and fewer sizing options. (And this is without getting onto the issue of bottoms: apparently I am the only person in the world who wants swimwear for which one does not need to aggressively dehair[1].)

(Everything was halter-neck, which I'm not keen on due to broadness of shoulders. Except one top in Zimmerman, which a) didn't fit, and b) cost $100.)

So I gave up and will stick with existing top, which I still dislike, but which I don't have to spend an extra $50 on disliking. Instead, I bought a pair of Converse, in the hope that they might be a better solution for going out dancing than my current options of hiking boots or hiking sandals. I now have 5 pairs of shoes in this country, which seems a bit like overkill, even if that does include bike sandals and the Emergency $5 Thongs.

[0] Which is extensive, because | basically loathe all types of in-person shopping and at least some types of online shopping. [livejournal.com profile] uon wins some kind of special prize for being about the only person I know who can make the whole thing bearable; [livejournal.com profile] dogrando is no better than I am so we just infect each other with the hate & give up even faster.
[1] Not entirely true: Speedo do boy-cut bottoms, but it was really a top I was after, so didn't bother.

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