I finally waved the white flag of defeat over my attempts to wear my regular jeans. Just because pants zip does not mean that they fit! So to the internet I went to do some shopping because that’s how I’m getting things done these days. Before I get into the nitty gritty and you all wonder why I only shop at the Gap, let me explain why I only shop there (and Old Navy). [I know I could find better jeans at nicer establishments, but I’m not willing to pay a lot for (hopefully!) transitional jeans!] When I was first working and living at home (so that I could save money! Funny!) I gave into my darkest materialistic impulses and got myself a Gap credit card. It was silly then and it’s silly now, EXCEPT, it’s actually been a really good thing in the long run. All those insane sales that both Gap and Old Navy run on the regular, well they’re even more insane for cardholders. And I get lots of cash back, so it’s more money I can put back into my… closet. And Dave’s and SK’s and Gus’ closets! Anyway, I don’t recommend getting store credit cards willy-nilly, but I’ve been faithful to Gap and to paying my bills and they’ve treated me good in return so it’s all worked out. Right? Right.
So! Online shopping! I ordered this pair of jeans last week when they were having a 40% off deal. They had really good reviews and, of course, they look really great in the picture so I figured I’d give em’ a shot. Here’s what they look like on me: Not bad! But here’s the kicker: they’re really high waisted. That was on-purpose; I need help in that wiggly-jiggly area. Plus, high-waisted is in now, right?
17 year old Ellen is screaming in horror. Look at how long that zip-fly is! All I wanted back then was for Mom to let me wear low-cut jeans like EVERYBODY ELSE!
The thing is, these jeans feel amazing. Everything is tucked in just so. But between the wash and thickness of these jeans and how high they come up, I’m getting a big mom jeans vibe. Physically, I feel great in them. But emotionally, I feel like I’ve given up. But the saga doesn’t end there…
It’s Monday, so I had a bit of a death wish anyway. I decided to pack up the kids and the double stroller AND the Bjorn and go shopping. I wanted to see what else they had in the store that could help me feel tucked in but not geriatric. I apologize for the fuzzy pictures. I was trying to be quick for the kiddos’ sake.
I need you, fashionable, lovely internet friends and family! Should I go with the online purchase or the last pair I tried on in the store? Please Pretty Please weigh in and tell me your opinions!