All my clothes are still in the port of Tianjin at customs. It’s getting colder and I’m getting worried that I just may have to buy new clothes for the cold weather. I’ve been wearing the same 2 pair of jeans 👖 👖and I feel so out of fashion. Unfortunately there is a big gala this weekend and I don’t have a party dress. So bc of the clothes being locked up and this weekend party I decided to go shopping. In the States I’m about a medium but here I am a size giant. It’s awful. My body type is just alien to all the clothing stores here. Even jewelry! I remember I was looking at gold bangles in HK and the store keeper told me that they only made jewelry to fit Chinese women, so I guess that meant I had thick wrists or something in his opinion. That’s ok though- Chow Tai Fook, liked my wrists and they had the best gold bangles anyway. In Asia, the clothes are just cut very slim. When I was pregnant living in Japan it was the same issue. Buying batik dresses in Jakarta it was also a problem. Today I learned that at China 🇨🇳 H&M I am a size 42 /12US and it’s still very tight. It’s also the largest size they carry in the store. 😳 My love of fashion has just disappeared. I can’t even think about style bc I have to find the right fit first. I also noticed EVERYONE is wearing this brown Burberry-esque trench. I see it on women, men even at my son’s school the little kids wearing this same trench, so popular as if it’s this season’s uniform. I wonder if it’s just a huge trend here or other places as well. I hope we can get our household shipment soon so I can wear my own winter wear and not need to buy a size 42 H&M trenchcoat. Also just for a comparison, my Chinese size 42 H&M snug 👗 dress is the same as a size 8 🇮🇹 Dolce Gabbana 💃🏻. I wish I had packed that Dolce dress in my checked baggage.