I never would have thought to pair my coral striped t-shirt, with my skinny jeans, an army green military jacket (a jacket that I’ve had for 3-4 years now, and I think I’ve only worn it twice), and a grey scarf.
Well, somebody did. Somebody that is way smarter than I am.
And yes…I know it’s not jacket and scarf weather quite yet…but I couldn’t help myself.
As soon as I got it home, I wanted to put the outfit together to see if it would really work.
Military Jacket: LOFT
Coral striped t-shirt: LOFT
Grey scarf: Gap Outlet
Skinny Jeans: Swanky Boutique
The outfit is totally random, but I DO think it works!
I didn’t have feather earrings, so I used some turquoise and diamond earrings from Loft that I love, and I think they pull the quirkiness of it all together.
I will totally wear this when it gets cool enough.
Okay….so now it’s story time.
You might want to grab a tissue.
This is the first time that I have worn these jeans on this blog, so I think now is as good a time as any to tell you my tale of woe.
First I need to introduce you to these jeans.
I got these jeans for $12…….TWELVE DOLLARS***…..and I absolutely adore them!
For the last 2 years I’ve worn them at least 2x week during the fall and winter months.
They are the perfect amount of stretchy, they have this cute little bronze stitching down the side that makes them flattering, they tuck perfectly into boots without a boot muffin top, but they also look great with ankle boots and flats.
I mean, come on, that’s a really good pair of jeans.
And, just in case you need reminding, twelve dollars.
Ok, so maybe the reason that I love them the most is that they are SO forgiving!
I could gain 5 pounds (okay…..10 pounds, or maybe even 15 pounds….don’t judge), and they would still fit.
Sure, I might not have been able to breathe as well as I would have liked, but they still fit.
Imagine my surprise last fall when I was heading South on 75 one day to the outlet mall, and I started to notice that I was super uncomfortable in my very forgiving jeans.
Like SUPER uncomfortable.
I was sitting in stand still traffic, and I just sat there thinking about how tight my jeans felt.
I sat there and contemplated unbuttoning my pants.
The following thoughts were running through my head:
How long would I be sitting there?
How much longer could I stand the waist band of these jeans digging into my side?
Once I unbuttoned them, how hard was it going to be to re-button them? (I thought about this question the longest.)
I decided that I couldn’t do it. No. I decided that I wouldn’t do it.
I just needed to just suck it up (or IN as the case may be).
I continued to sit in traffic for what seemed like a sweet forever.
I finally couldn’t stand it any longer. I was too uncomfortable.
I gave in and just decided to unbutton them already.
Here comes the sad part.
Do you have a tissue?
They were already unbuttoned.
***Okay…so after my first 2 comments talked about the wonderment of $12 jeans, I thought I should fully disclose how I got the jeans for so cheap. They were at Swanky at the end of a season, they were like 75% off, and they were in the little girl’s section. The brand is “Pop Jeans”, but when I googled it, I was unable to find similar jeans. I would LOVE to find them and buy several pair. I’m so scared about what my jean future holds when I finally wear holes into these.
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