Sunday, December 6, 2009

Breaking Rules

So I have had the stomach flu twice in the last month....which in and of itself is not something I would normally blog about. However, as an unexpected side effect I have dropped a clothing size from the weight loss. And while I am not advocating going out and finding someone to catch the flu from just so you can lose 5 lbs (because it was indeed quite horrible), I'll take it.

Consequently, I am enjoying my new jean size and decided now was the time to break my own rule and try the skinny jean. Now some of you lovely thin people, especially those of you under 30, probably are thinking, "it's about time" or "really, what's the big deal". But, I have a hard time repeating trends that I've already participated in, ie. skinny jeans and leggings of the 80's. I heard once, that "If you were old enough to wear it the first time, then you're too old the second time." For instance I am really glad my mom, who wore the bell-bottoms in the late 60's, didn't try and pull off that trend again when it came back briefly in the mid 90's. And for the most part, I have stuck to that rule. I know I am a little late picking up the skinny jean trend, but for good reason (baby Solomon). So, I thought I would share with you the the jean of choice.

Now I actually bought The Premium Skinny Jean from The GAP's Outlet ($49.99), because it's the only GAP we have in my rinky-dink town. But GAP doesn't have their outlet clothes these are the closest I could find a picture of.


Gina said...

Love it Whitney! I am also not embracing trends I already visited. That and my fat arse would keep me out of the skinny jeans for sure!!

Anonymous said...

hahaha! I just found this blog and i LOVE the "if you're old enough to have worn it the first time..."

that made me literally LOL! I am in my upper 20s but have been married almost 6 years and have two kids...only now am i getting back my "BOD" and have EMBRACED the skinny jean...but i wear them with boots to balance my hips ahah!

I blog here and am actually wearing skinny jeans in my polka dot outfit blog:

Thank you for making me laugh! Great blog!

Natasha J. M.