The skinny jean fad won’t ever die as long as this gal is concerned – its preferably a small, tight, short (never, not ever capri, only ankle length) cut. When I find the perfect size there is always a tendency to buy multiple pairs of the very same pants. (That pattern of shopping is a pattern of mine.) The fear is that I won’t be able to get the right fit, again. Or find the right jean again. And so, I purchase many of the same styles of brands that fit. If I leave the store with only the one pair, its usually back on the website later that evening to repurchase that said item – who can have too many pairs of jeans?
Then there is the color – I am very finicky about the color – I tend to go for the stonewash look by day, and the original denim wash in the evening. The really dark/black colors are not my favorite, however a crisp white blouse does pop much better when paired with the darker hue and they look even better with the “stiletto heeled, navy blazer, let’s grab a bite to eat, fast, in a nice restaurant, kind of look.” That is the European influence that New Yorkers adapted to look cool. I suppose.
I get distressed just looking at any and all sorts of distressed/ripped jeans, and if they are frayed, appliqued or obnoxiously branded, I’ll take a pass. The only pair of ripped jeans that I own are overalls, and they were courtesy of a brand, and so once in a while, I have to showcase them. Why would anyone spend money to buy something that was already ruined? I spend good money to have things that are ruined fixed, after I’ve ruined them. I’m not wasting a dime spending money on someone elses mistakes. Makes no sense – I prefer my wardrobe to look brand new.
Then there are the overbearing logos. Usually, if the pocket is too busy, I’ll keep looking. This body also does not fashion high waists or bell bottoms well. Boyfriends, skinny, petite, denim – always my go tos. And Sharlotte introduced me to Crew Cuts and Old Navy a few too many times, while I was waiting for her outside the dressing room. Now I can save a few dollars by buying the ‘kid fit.’ The pockets are smaller and the button buttons on the wrong side, but they cling, alright, and the length is perfect for this overgrown, short kid.
On occasion, OK, once. when I was decorating for Christmas, I threw on a pair of (distressed) overalls. A (c/o an item I received.) For the sake of this post, I dusted them off, paired them with a pair of leopard heels and added them to the jean pool. The look is actually fun, but I dare give in to the stress. I’ll dis it for the time being. As the kids say.
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