Old Jeans and New Jeans

Old school and new school

These LOFT jeans are the last pair of jeans I bought before I got pregnant. I wore them on the day El Hub and I told our parents, and shortly afterwards, I put them away in a drawer, confident that after I had the baby, I’d get back into them eventually.

I thought it would take a few months. Then one day I would slip them on, button them up, and pick up exactly where I left off.

HAHA!

Loft Modern Skinny Jeans, from back in the day

For months I’ve been basically using sheer willpower to shoe-horn my @ss into these pants, because I’ve refused to acknowledge the fact that they no longer fit. I’ve worn them several times — all the while being barely able to breathe — and it finally hit me a couple weeks ago that I NEED TO LET THIS GO and buy some new freakin’ jeans.

My body has physically changed so much since last year. My hips are wider. There’s more junk in le trunk, and my thighs are much more luscious… I’m accepting that I may never fit into those jeans again, but the weird thing is that I don’t feel like I’m giving up. I just feel like this is where my body needs to be right now. It’s holding on to those curves because, right now, this is what it needs to survive.

Whatev.

Levis mid-rise skinny jeans

Maybe someday in the future, if I have it in me to train for another event like a half-marathon (or American Ninja Warrior… Yeah, right! I wish, though.), I might get into those pants again, but if I don’t, that’s fine, too.

All of this rambly jeans talk is partially because this has been on my mind, and it’s also because I finally did buy a new pair of pants recently, and I love them.

They’re Levi’s Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, and they’re normally $54, but I got them on sale for $34 at Kohl’s.

They’re mid-rise, so they sit a little higher on my waist than those other pants (but not so high up that they’re like ’80s-style), and the leg opening is slim, but not skin-tight.

They’re also stretchy, so they loosen up a little as I go throughout my day (but they aren’t like jeans that immediately lose all of their shape and fall off your butt after an hour).

They hold everything in and look polished. Best of all, they come in short, regular and long lengths.

Try ’em sometime! I think you’ll like them.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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