The worst part about all of this? This is how it's always been, regardless of my fluctuating weight. When I was lighter, it was still the same. Huge calfs so I can't wear cute boots, short enough so that it's hard to find jeans the right length without hemming, and hips too big for the butt-to-waist ratio of the industry standard of jeans-making-ness-thing.
Wal-Mart always has somthing that fits, but never anything that fits well. Target doesn't cater to my fat-ness, I think D: And every time I look around Lane Bryant, I think I'm right outside their size windows... not to mention all the jeans they sell have really hideously huge decorations on the ass pockets. That's bad when you don't want your ass to look huge! WTF Lane Bryant! I thought you made stuff that was supposed to look GOOD in larger sizes! Not butt-bling.
So in the end, I sometimes end up thinking I should spend the rest of my life in slacks, but I like to wear T-shirts too much, and I don't have enough blouses to do that forever. I would like one pair of jeans that looks good and fits comfortably, though :( And I don't want to make them myself. (I can't until I get to the bottom of my horrible sewing machine problems, though)
It's totally frustrating, but I think I'm going to go out and look around again today. I'm also totally on my period, so any pants shopping done this week is probably a horrible idea... but I'm tired of not being able to say "damn, these jeans are comfortable AND I'm happy with how I look in them!"