Saturday, November 21, 2009

Are these my Mom’s jeans?

Today I became the not so proud owner of a pair of “skinny” jeans.  At first I thought there was no way I would ever buy into the skinny jean fad.  The main reason being that if I had to answer the question “What one part of your body would you like to change?” my answer would and will always be:  “thighs.” 

However, after standing in front of the full length mirror in my bedroom for a long time, and doing the thigh-coin-test, I discovered that my thighs are smaller than they have been in years.  So, I figured if there ever was a time for me to wear skinny jeans, it’s now.  Right?  Wrong.

The pair I got is from Old Navy.  Now that I think about it, this might be the first pair of jeans I’ve ever bought from there.  Anywho, they were only $29.50, so I figured it was a safe investment for something I might only wear once.  They look something like this:

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Okay, they actually look better than that picture, but that’s the best I could find.  Oh, and I would never wear them with heels.  I was planning on wearing them with boots or maybe ballet flats, because that’s how I roll.

When I tried them on I thought I looked totally bad-ass.  I was definitely the coolest 30 year old mom in the store at that given moment, and possibly all day.

So, tonight when we got home I raced inside to try them on for Shawn and the girls.  I looked in the same full-length mirror which had earlier convinced me I had skinny thighs, but what I saw was this:

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Damn It. 

Okay, I have spent the past 15 (maybe even 20) years of my life trying to get my Mom to stop wearing tapered leg jeans.  Finally, two years ago she crossed over to the dark side.  Just thinking about the day we were in the Ann Taylor Loft and I convinced her to buy a boot cut jean and a trouser jean brings a tear to my eye. 

So, there I am staring at myself in the mirror and I all I can think is “Hey, Tami…the 80’s called, they say they want your mom’s jeans back.  We looked for them at her house, but she said you were wearing them (gasp).”

Sigh.  I don’t know if I can do it.  Has anyone been able to rock skinny jeans and not feel like they’re in a re-run of The Facts of Life?

13 comments:

Christa said...

I love skinny jeans but I just don't think I could pull them off!!

Amber said...

Heck Yeah!!! Long shirts and tall boots! People can hardly even tell they're skinny jeans, but I know:)

Hillary said...

I love my skinny/mom jeans. Granted I don't wear them everyday (they are no Joe's!) but do love wearing them with a sweater and my tall boots. In the summer I have rocked out in the ballet flats too.

It's not like you are going to tuck your blouse in, throw your cardigan on and rock out in keds. I say skinny jean it up!

jill said...

i'm not really qualified to answer this question - there's NOTHING skinny in my world. ha! but i'm sure you look incredible. go for it!

Leah said...

Wait, how can you not wear skinny jeans when you wear a size 00? I'm a size 4-6 and I wear skinny jeans. Don't buy from Old Navy. I guess you didn't get a good style and fit. Try H&M or Mango... they have the best skinny jeans. Don't lose hope. You just got the wrong jeans.

Pineapple Princess said...

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Blair said...

girl, rock those skinny jeans...i love them!

Corrie and Phil said...

I'm not in the majority here because I just can't bring myself to wear skinny jeans either. Yeah, yeah, they're in style. I think I'll stick with boot cut and flare until they come back in style.

Heather said...

I so do not look good in skinny jeans!! I can not pull them off.

Laura and Ryan said...

LOL! I think that it's all in how you rock 'em. I love the Euro look with heels.

Amy said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
I have NEVER been able to rock the skinny jeans. They look so silly on me. I don't know how the celebrities do it...Oh, wait, they have stylists helping them.

Yep, I too had the "mom jean" look! BLECH!!

Kristin said...

This mama LIVES in skinnies and I rock 'em with heels. They are most def not Mom jeans. Ah ha ha

lively jason said...

skinny jeans are great: flattering and sexy. Like it or not, its' here to stay for a long, long time.