Monday, December 6, 2010
Good freezing morning all,
Today didn't start out well. My alarm didn't go off, and I woke up about an hour late. Somehow I still made it to work relatively on-time, but my cute skirt outfit got put on the back burner.
These jeans actually used to be one of my favorite pairs (the flirt, tall, from Old Navy). Now I'm not sure I like the whisker details on the thighs and the way they hit me at the widest point of my hips. Not to mention how they're slim through the top, where I carry most of my weight. On a positive note, I still feel like my legs look miles long in them.
Remember when very low-slung jeans were hip? Ok, maybe they still are, but when I was in college I wore the hell out of that style. My mom would always try to discourage me, telling me how unflattering they are and how they're far too low in the back. And I would smirk at her in the way that only a 20 something would to her own mother, and tell her she didn't know what was hip and in-style. I mean, the jeans were so low they cut off half my butt. In my mind, how could that not be flattering? I was always looking for ways to make my ample rear look, well, less ample. And I was steadfast in those thoughts for many years, never thinking I would change my mind. Nowadays I totally agree with my mom. Being so low that my butt cannot be contained is no longer a good thing. I'm not quite ready for mom-jeans, but I'll take my higher cut Calvin Kleins any day.
How do you know when you've outgrown your old favorites?
Purple sweater: Macy's ($25ish, December 2008)
Jeans: Old Navy
Black boots: Van Eli vai DSW ($30, October 2009)
Turquoise necklace: Etsy ($25, December 2008)
Black coat: Old Navy ($50, November 2010)
Peacock scarf: Torrid ($4.50, June 2010)
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