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:
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:
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?