ALF, thank goodness someone gets it, THANK YOU!
Yes, my marked irritation is directed at Robin for obviously missing the entire point by directing me (and saying she "got over" spending too much on clothes) to cheaper clothes that DON'T FIT ME...they are TOO BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When XS is 2 sizes TOO BIG, and that's the SMALLEST SIZE, that is the PROBLEM!!!
Maybe Robin thinks she's a Small or XS because L.L. Bean's clothes MARKED XS do fit her. I don't know. But, for the 1 millionth and last time, XS at L.L. Bean is what used to be a SMALL or even a (GASP!!!) MEDIUM.
That stinks you have to get EVERYTHING tailored. Nuts. But, yes, the exact problem I'm talking about.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Discretion is the better part of valor.