Thursday, September 25, 2008

My own episode of what not to wear.

We were at my parents' this week. There were lots of fun things about being home with the kids, but one of my personal highlights was a kid-free trip to Target. I love Target. Some days when life is just boring or the kids are driving me crazy, I climb in the car and head to where the red dots call my name.

I am in the market for a new pair of jeans. My alone shopping trips are few and far between these days so I take any opportunity I can to try on clothes. I have come to a very important conclusion and one that may not be a huge surprise to anyone else...

Women who have birthed two children (rather recently) should NOT buy low rise jeans. Although I am in a decent size these days, there are some things a 36 year old mother of two should not wear. Low rise anything is at the top of that list. It was a bummer too. The jeans were cute and fit nicely but unless I was guaranteed to be wearing a sweater or some other forgiving top, these jeans would not be such a good idea- if you know what I mean.

I did walk away with a cute pair of flats and a Real Simple magazine. (I'm such a sucker for the promise of quick and easy organization-- if only someone would come and implement it for me.) If anyone knows of some great jeans at a price that won't require the sale of our first born, I'd greatly appreciate it.

5 comments:

Mommin' It Up! said...

mm I DO love Target also!! Have you been to Steve & Barry's in Centerville? i got a couple pairs there last year that I liked. They are all $20 or less.

Traci said...

I LOVE Gap's Long and Lean jeans. And yes, I realize how completely ridiculous it is that I, of all people, wear jeans called "Long and Lean". If only that described my physique. sigh.

Anyway, they're a great price for a good quality, very comfortable pair of jeans.

JRT said...

Loose tops are, fortunately, very IN. You know the lingo, right? MUFFIN TOP.
I did find some Paris Blue's jeans that have some amazing amount of stretch in them, helping out in the MT area. I think Penny's carries them if there are any JC Penny's left (besides in Rockwall, TX). I found them wholesale...not sure their retail. They are kind of high too.

JRT said...

I mean High waisted, not high end.

Ginainchina said...

okay i totally know what you mean, i have to tell myself "don't go in that store, you are 30 years old" when i walk by wetseal at the mall. sigh...
Lands End? they have good sales at sears sometimes!
gina