Denim Dilemma

>> Friday, October 7, 2011

I love blue jeans.

The fit and feel is like an old friend. If I had my way, I'd live in them 24-7, 365.

It's a well-known fact that I'm not a girly-girl. I'm never comfortable dressing up and often, fancy stuff just doesn't fit me right.

I'm fortunate that my boss, being the kind lady that she is, declared  permanent "Casual Day" for most of the last two years.

Gotta love her!

Unfortunately, I work in a bureaucracy and the powers that be up the food chain decided to institute a new dress code. They issued a list of what is NOT acceptable for casual day attire and jeans are on there. Which begs to question: If we can't wear jeans, what CAN we wear?

Rhetorical question.

And  casual days have been permanently revoked. *sigh*

Since I've been losing weight, my current set of best friends needed to be replaced.  Time to suck it up and go shopping.

Shopping is soooooo NOT my thing..

                             "Denim Dilemma" was imminent...
I detest shopping. I get bored at warp speed and because I have to try everything on, the fact that patience is not one of my virtues becomes glaringly apparent. Part of the problem is that I'm very choosy. Fit is of the ultimate importance and I won't settle for less than what I want.

As expected, I spiraled into BJD (blue jean drama) faster than you can say "Levi Strauss."

Ended up in the junior section. Found out that:
a) I'm not a teenager
b) My fifty-year-old body rebels against hip huggers
c) I'm really short so the current drag-on-the-floor style is magnified
d) Finding denims that aren't washed out, bleach splotched, and ripped up is next to impossible
e) Many jeans are now made out of stretchy material that goes on skin tight and loosens later. Didn't buy into the theory and decided to avoid any that might require CPR.

After lengthy perusal, I finally came up with a few pairs that would suit my needs. They were kind of long and ride a little too low but, I'll deal with it.

And I'm thinking it will be quite a while before I visit shopping-land again.


Nicole Mandeville October 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM  

I HATE JEAN SHOPPING! I felt your pain!

Laury October 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM  

Sooo...what are you wearing to work? You didn't tell us that:) I love khakis. So comfy.

Kimberly Russell October 7, 2011 at 7:38 PM  

Well, I tried 30 prs. on at GoodWill, ended up with 3 (one khaki) and got a new pair at Meyers with a gift card and bottle return slip. I'm set for a while.

Sparrow October 13, 2011 at 3:43 AM  

I'm tallish and thin and have no shape except my rear, so nothing fits me. My job requires a professional look plus dark solids (so our hands show up). Trying on clothes puts me in so much pain that it only adds insult to injury. Mom ordered me 8 pairs over the internet and two fit. Hey, at least I have two nice-looking pairs of dress pants, now.

All that to say, I feel for you!

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