More from the mail bag: October is class reunion month, and we need some jeans
I am going to my 10 year college reunion and it involves a football game, so I thought it was time for some new jeans. I have 2-year-old twins and have worked from home since they were born. My entire wardrobe could use some help . . . My body shape has changed a little since the pre-pregnancy days, and some things no longer fit quite right. Others are worn out or just need some updating. I have a classic style, and I'm not a big fan of shopping.
So last weekend my husband, boys and I went to the mall where I tried on roughly 20 pairs of jeans. I tried on all the denim styles I could find in Coldwater Creek, Talbots, the Lands End stuff at Sears, and JCPenney. Much of what I found was boot cut, and I confirmed that I just don't like the way that style fits me. I'm 5'6", probably about 145 lbs, with strong hips and thighs. If they fit through the thighs, they are ridiculously big at the waist and too long. I'm looking for a straight-legged pair of jeans that sit slightly below my natural waist... Any suggestions on where to look or a specific style to try?
Thanks for your help!
I spent TWO HOURS the other day trying to find some jeans I don't hate; I am feeling Marthena's pain. But I am also a little at a loss as to what to tell her, because I am COMPLETELY DEFEATED by jeans.
That's where you come in.
Let's talk jeans. What brands do you love? Why do you love them? Are you buying high end or low end or something in between? Share your secrets! Marthena and I need to know.
Just so you don't think I'm shirking my responsibilities here, let's talk about what else one could wear to the college reunion that involves a football game. I am a HUGE fan of skirts, even for this type of event -- a great A line denim skirt with a fitted tee and some beautiful driving mocs is a comfortable, casual, polished look. Denim is good because it wears well (if you spill your
Not feeling the skirt? How about a great pair of chinos? A little dressier than jeans, but still not dressed up. Or, if the weather is cool, a pair of corduroys. Again, pair with cute flats and a sweater or tee; add a jacket or cardigan for warmth.
Ten years out of college, it's okay to look like a grown up during the day. Marthena wants to find an outfit that flatters her post-baby figure and makes her feel pretty and fresh. That may be jeans, but it's okay if it isn't. Don't feel like you have to wear what you were wearing ten years ago; you're older now, and that means that you can dress like a grown up.
Even if you are tossing back a cold one at the football game.