The Challenge of shopping for jeans….
Shopping for jeans..always a challenge, but if you can manage the right mind set, you do get through it. Me, I have a ritual, most important the kids need to be in school, this is something I need to do alone.
In an ideal scenario I would have worked out before shopping, showered and put on enough makeup that I would want to see the whole picture in a mirror, throw on leggings or sweats with flip flops, much easier to try things on with flip flops, almost like I was making a statement, “if I have to do this, it will be on my terms”.
I prefer shopping for jeans in a mall where there is more than one store to look in, almost like a back up plan. This way when the first pair I try on doesn’t fit right I wont be too concerned, it would be the stores fault for not carrying the ‘quality’ of jeans I am looking for and I would know there are many other stores ahead of me. But before any stores I need my starbucks, I need to have my chai latte’ in my hand as I walk around and take a mental survey of the stores that are worthy of my patronage.
I guess we all know how it goes from here, it is rare to get ‘lucky’ with the first pair and if you actually leave the mall with the perfect pair, that is even rarer, but oh how sweet it is to find the right pair with the perfect fit. The air of confidence when you leave the store is almost glowing.
So, having said all of that, let me tell you about the jeans that actually work but are underrated in my opinion. While my belt has saved many a pair of jeans as well as many outfits, sometimes I find a pair of jeans that do not need my belt and actually fit like they are supposed to. NY & Company ‘bootcut’ jeans do just that!! The waist is not too small that it doesn’t fit over your butt and at the same time it sits very comfortably just below waist, (which is sometimes misleading but in my case it is directly under my belly button). I always find the description confusing as to where your “natural waist” is and to make it even more confusing I do not think the stores use the same guidelines, at least it doesn’t seem like they do. I did not order these on line, I did purchase directly from the store but I love that they are available on line and in my opinion a very reasonable price of $59.95. When I purchased them I was able to use one of the many coupons NY & Company offer which is just an added bonus:)
I am forever searching for the ‘perfect’ pair of jeans, I’ll let you know what I find:))