Tuesday, August 25, 2009

::how I know I'm getting old::

* I make my child go to bed at 8:00 so that I can too. Yes, even in summer.

* I recently stepped into an Abercrombie & Fitch store while looking for school clothes for Anna; I didn't make it 20 feet into the store before I had to turn around and leave due to the overwhelming stench of perfume (WTF, A & F??) that they are pumping into their store. Also? Even I am sort of appalled by the near-naked men wallpapering that entire store. And it's almost impossible to embarrass me.

And the big one? When did trying on jeans become as mortifying and ego-deflating as trying on swimming suits? Really...when did that happen?? I feel like every pair of jeans I try on make me look like I'm trying to pass for an 18 year old, or they look hopelessly like mom-jeans. Aren't there jeans that look age-appropriate and yet still hip for women in their 40s and up? Perhaps my problem is that I refuse to pay $180 for jeans. Hell, even Levis make a $238 jean. For $238, those pants better lift my butt 5 inches, make my legs look 10 miles long and disguise any evidence that I ever carried a 9 pound child. And maybe that's exactly what $238 Levis do. Hmmmm.....

7 comments:

Dee said...

Welcome to my world ! Since "they" decided that only 19 year olds buy and wear jeans, I have had an impossible time finding some to fit me. I LIKE jeans. Have "they" seen normal ladies with tummys try on a pair of jeans that come just above the pelvic area?
As for the $200 + jeans, thats after one has a $10,000 tummy tuck etc. THEN you buy those cute ones.
I have just about given up buying from stores and now buy from QVC---the "older ladies" shopping network.
And that's my RANT.

Jodi said...

Yep, the only place I can buy jeans, and have been able to most of my life, is at western stores. Evidently, only cowgirls are tall and thin...

Sigh...

JACKI said...

I feel ya on the jeans! They don't make jeans the way I need them! I somehow need to hide my love handles but without having the jeans come up to my belly button. UGH! It sucks being average size! ;o)

tallulah said...

Just give in and wear "skinny jeans". They rock!

kate said...

Oh god, T. No. That is a bad, BAAAAD idea. I'm not as rock n roll as you are; I would look desperate (not to mention fat) in skinny jeans. Besides, I have a rule and that rule is: Thou shall not wear the same style pants as your 9 year old. ;)

whatwas said...

Getting old is only in our mind.
Age never prevented people from doing things:
http://www.whatwasdone.com/

Blank Girl said...

Kohls. The womens section has some cute jeans that don't make you look like you're trying to be a teenager. Nor do they cost an arm and a leg, especially on sale days with a Kohls card and coupon. :)