It's okay if you are a boy, but you may not be able to help me with my question.
How lucky would it be if we could go into a store (Old Navy) pick out our waist/inseam size, not bother trying them on, purchase them, and know they would be good? How cool would that be?
Well, believe it or not, that's what Aaron did last weekend. Seriously. He knew he liked the bootcut jeans he got from there 5 years ago, walked in the store, found the BOOTCUT jeans in the color he liked, in his size, and purchased them. And, of course, they fit great when he got home---just like he told me they would when I balked at his game plan.
But, as we are all aware, there are things in life that aren't fair. Buying jeans when you are a woman stinks. (p.s. it is weird to think I am a "woman". I don't feel very comfortable labeling myself as such)
Anyway, I recently found some slim fit---dark washed--straight legged--jeans that I really liked at (what do you know?) Old Navy. I think they actually had the word "skinny jeans" on the tag----something I never thought I'd buy (even though I secretly have wanted to try for years). They fit pretty well. They weren't tight, just nicely fitted. But! Here's the clincher---they are low waisted and gape in the back around the waist. Meaning, when I bend over to pick up toys/kids they slip right down off my rear-end. This is, how you say? NOT COOL. Lame. Gross. Not to mention, EMBARRASSING for all parties involved. Luckily I found this out when I tried them on again at home with the tags still on this afternoon.
Here's the thing, I don't want to spend another $35 on a piece of clothing I can't be comfortable in.
So, let's talk jeans. Where do you find them? How do you find them? Do you buy different fits/sizes/colors online and return the ones you didn't like?
And, let's talk price. I know there are many pairs of jeans that cost hundreds of dollars. I'd prefer to spend less than $50. I think I'd prefer a medium rise. ? (I don't even know what that means, but I just don't want the darn things to slide off when I least expect it) dark wash. slim fit. straight leg. jean. Advice wanted.
Oh, even though I am a card-carrying MOM, I don't really want to look like this: (I know, this has been around for a few years, but it's too darn funny)
And, even though I think Jessica Simpson is really pretty, and hate posting unflattering photos of anyone, I thought it was too funny when I came across this picture during my google search of "mom jeans":
Can you see the dilemma we women have?
Thanks in advance.