i have a lot of questions for which i would love a multitude of answers. and the few times that i have thrown one out in the blogosphere, i have found an answer that works for me. so nora and i figured, why not make a post out of it and make it a regular weekly thing. we share with you our favorite something...hair product, makeup, online store, item of clothing...you get the idea, and you tell us your favorites. that way we can all maybe get a few ideas on some of the good stuff that is floating around out there. what do you say, are you in? cause i sure could use your advice!
i thought i'd start out with the bane of my existence (ok, that's a titch dramatic)...jeans. it is rare that i find a pair of jeans that i love. i can find some that are super comfortable, but then there's a 99% chance that they won't look good one me. or i can find a pair that makes my legs look long and lean, but then they are too tight around the waist...stuff like that.
let me tell you a little something about my body. i have had two children, and i have a stomach and hips to prove it. i was born blessed with what my mom likes to call "child-bearing hips". i always hated them, until i had kids. do you know how much easier it is to carry a child (both internally and externally) when you have hips? i was a pro at hoisting a baby and a sack of groceries at the same time...i just rested one of each on my hips. they were like little shelves to put things on. so, great for carrying things, horrible for fitting into jeans. and it's not just that i have big hips, it's that they are not proportionate to my waist. i have a 25" waist and 35" hips (red beans and rice didn't miss her) (yes i just referenced a sir mix a lot song). finding jeans to fit my butt, my hips, and my waist is oftentimes hard. oh, and did i mention that i hate the muffin-top effect? i refuse to wear jeans that are too tight around my waist. i need to be able to pull them over the little leftover from having babies. moms, do you know the belly skin that i am talking about? no? just me? i hope not! even as
cheap frugal as i am, if i found a perfect pair of jeans for $200, i just might buy them...that's how desperate i am. me, the woman who shops almost exclusively at thrift stores.
these are my favorite jeans, and yes, i got them at a thrift store. i love them because they are a size or two too big, but you can't really tell. they are so soft and light weight; not a thick denim, but rather an almost flannel-sheet sort of denim. i could wear them to bed (but i wouldn't). they also have big belt loops and a tailored hem and pockets, so they look a little fancier than some jeans. i don't love the wide leg on me (they tend to hang off the biggest part of your body – in my case my hips), but i will wear them anyways...with heels of course! i didn't know the brand, had never heard of them. they are called see thru soul (so deep, jeans) and they are fabulous. i googled them, and it appears that they are normally about $70 on average...so i got a pretty good deal for $3 at the thrift store! of course, they are 98% cotton and 2% spandex...i would honestly never wear a pair of jeans without stretch anymore.
so those are my faves, for now. but i would love.love.love to hear what your favorites are. i will take each comment and rush to the store to try every suggested pair on. seriously...i am on a quest for the perfect jean. oh, did i mention, the perfect jean makes me look like eva mendes. can you help me?
so what is your favorite pair of jeans? and what makes a perfect pair of jeans in your eyes? we'd love to hear your thoughts!