Last week I found myself, once again, in search of a new pair of jeans. I’ve been looking for a new pair of jeans for ev-ah.
I am a picky shopper…and have been all of my life. My mother, if she could remember her password, would verify this in the comment section.
I feel kind of silly, because it’s just a pair of jeans! You think I would be able to go out to the local mall and just get a new pair. Or find some just like the ones I have and love. But NOOOOooooo.
There are so many choices now: at the waist, just below the waist, classic rise, mid-rise, low rise, and butt-crack-showing rise.
And here’s the look I am not willing to go back to, the “mom jean.” You know what I’m talking about, and if you don’t they do:
Wouldn’t you hate to find yourself in a magazine photo under the word “Don’t” with a black bar across your eyes??
I’ve watched enough of TLC’ What Not to Wear to know what style jean I need to be looking for. Thank you Stacy and Clinton. And it ain’t the skinny leg jean that sits WAY below my waist. That I understand. I also understand the concept of a “Muffin Top”.
Apparently, someone with my
cute, perfectly average size body style, needs a dark wash bootleg cut jean that sits just below the waist.
Wow, that sounds easy enough, huh?
I can’t tell you how many pairs of jeans I’ve tried on over the last several months. I have lost count.
And my biggest pet peeve in searching for the perfect pair of jeans is the sizing dilemma!!!
Is it just me or are they cutting those things smaller now??? Meaning, I must buy the next size up to accommodate my cute
Mom girlish figure.
The jeans I do own, I have worn for the last SEVERAL years. And by that I mean I have still been able to wear them with a +/- 5lb weight fluctuation. No muffin top, no tightness!
However, when I try the exact same pair of jeans on in the store they are too small?! Because this girl is NOT happy about entertaining the idea of moving to a new jean size!
I did go ahead and make a purchase at Old Navy last week and went with their “Sweetheart” jeans. It met all my rules: classic rise, bootleg and dark wash.
I failed to take note of the STRETCH factor. STRETCH meaning: the jeans fit your perfectly for the first couple of hours, but S-T-R-E-T-C-H as you go through the day. Meaning by the end of the day, I look like I’m low riding.
So, now I’m back to square one…. in search of a good pair of jeans that don’t cost a small fortune..
Help a sister out! What kind of jeans do you buy, where and why?