Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lee, The Gap, Old Navy, American Eagle,The Buckle

Yep, I am on the quest for new jeans. I figured that it was time to trade in all my saggy bottom jeans since my weight loss (from the babies) for something more complementary. I had forgotten the challenge that lay before!!! I started out doing two things wrong. First, I headed out with my husband and 4 small children to the mall. Although, Jason was gracious enough to take the kids to the play place, I soon realized the mall was not for me. The first store I walked into sold jeans for $69.50. WHAT! I asked the salesman (who was too young and probably shouldn't be buying those jeans either) "do you have any jeans that I could actually afford?" He was nice enough to point me to the clearance rack. There was my next problem. Can anyone tell me what body type wears a "low rise" jean and never shows parts of their body that shouldn't be seen? I'm not looking for a rise up to my neck, but surely there is an in between. I headed to other stores to find more low rises and costs up to $139.00. This was not going to be the day that I bought jeans for sure. Jason was nice enough to not ask too many questions as we rode home that day.

Tuesday, I headed with Mom and Noah to the Outlet Mall. Surely here, we would be successful! I was excited at the first store that there were some pants a little higher in the rise. However, here would come my second challenge. Did you know that you can pick up three of the same jeans, in the same color, size and cut and they can all fit differently? I asked the salesman there, "Why is this one too short, this one too tight and this one fit just right?" He was also kind and tried to reassure me they were working on that. Mom explained to me that they must cut out 20 jeans in a pile at the same time.
You will be comforted to know that after trying on 18 pairs of jeans, I can home with 3 new pairs of jeans that fit (well, in that relative jean sort of fit). I stayed in my budget and I can give away the old saggy bottoms (oh, my last helps to have a butt when trying to find jeans that fit!)


schwadette said...

I can totally relate to this - 2 years ago I had the same problem... finding jeans that fit! They were never long enough and they never had the right "rise". Took me FOREVER to find jeans! BUT... I found some great one's at Nordstrom of all places. They were $80 a pair (OUCH!)... so I bought 2 pair and I've worn them a million times over the 2 years I've had them. They're getting faded now... but they still hold their shape great. They have the extra pocket with a button on the back with helps with my pancake tush ;).... gives me some junk in the trunk.

Let me just add - I hate shopping. For the kids it's great, for Andy it's great, for me... NO! UGH!! :)

Detroit said...

You are so not alone...seriously Old Navy is our friend; usually under $30 bucks but we have to shop online to get the jeans that don't go down to the nether-regions. lol You crack me up!

jillybean said...

Can we get a pic of you modeling those perfectly fitted jeans?

btw, thanks for my tagalongs! perfectly yummy!