So everyone knows that skinny jeans are back in fashion. My sister has a few pair and they look great on her.
My best friend and I were in Kohl’s last weekend and I was returning some stuff someone got my daughter Em in the wrong size, and I had a few bucks left over.
As I’ve gained a tremendous amount of weight within the last 6 months, and all my pants are way too tight AND Kohl’s was having a big sale, I decided to take a gander at the jeans.
I really love their So brand of jeans. I have a pair that are size 11’s that I’ve had for like 5 years. They’ve stayed with me and fit through ups and downs in weight, and I wear them still. So I wandered over to the juniors department (they have half sizes which always fit better) and lo and behold! They are having a buy one get one free sale on SO jeans! Woot!
So we grab a bunch in varying sizes since I really don’t know what size I wear anymore besides fat size – and I’m trying them on. I really really hate jean shopping. It’s so depressing. Everything is horrible – well, not the jeans – but ME. My fat is horrible. Who decided fluorescent lighting in the dressing room was a good idea? Can we have soft, flattering lighting with a red scarf thrown over it? That’s the light I do best in.
Regardless – I’m coming out modeling them for my friend and in the skinny jeans she tells me my legs and butt look great. So I get them. Plus I have boots galore and fall is here, and with the skinny jeans you wear the boots over the jeans – perfect!
Well, my legs might look good – and they do. They look long and skinny, but the rest? I got them in a size 15 because they are so tight – that’s 2; count them! 2 sizes up from what I was wearing. So the top is loose, which means that every time I move, they are falling off of my non-existent behind thereby pulling my drawers down with them. So all day long I’m hitching my britches up and cussing these jeans AND I’ve decided that I look like a pear in them – big stomach, little stick legs.
So word of caution ladies – skinny jeans are NOT for everyone! Skinny jeans are for the skinny. It’s even in the name….