There is one item, however, that I cannot buy without extensive research, multiple trips to the dressing room and thorough analysis. Sexy jeans, you are my Everest.
When I was 17 I worked in England for the summer and lived with my grandparents. My grandmother, being the nice lady that she is, offered to buy me a pair of new jeans. Eight hours and goodness knows how many stores later, she declared that she would never ever take me jeans shopping again. And she hasn't. Maybe I'm just picky, or maybe it's because my butt decided to be four sizes larger than my waist, but I hate shopping for jeans.
My absolute favorite pair of Gap jeans have lasted me several years but they look kind of ridiculous now:
I saw an ad for "curvy" jeans from Old Navy at the same time I realized they were having a 40% off sale...coincidence? Yes. Because I tried those jeans on and they were terrible. BOO. I headed to the Gap Outlet next door instead and fell in love with the perfect pair of jeans. You know that one pair that looks great with flats or heels? The one that makes you feel damn sexy as soon as you slip them on? The pair that makes you pretend you are a model and prance around the house?
I hope I didn't lose you guys on that last one.
I might have gotten a little too into the posing there. Since clearly I was turning a simple "baby, can you take a picture?' into a full on photo shoot, I figured I would practice "smizing" à la Tyra Banks. I still don't get it. All the results either showed clear constipation or a lazy eye. I guess I can kiss my modeling career goodbye.
Do you enjoy shopping for clothes or is it a chore for you?
If I don't have money to spend, it's basically torture and I would rather stay home. If I don't need anything, ditto. I would much rather be in and out quickly. (That sounded dirty, my bad.)
Please, please tell me what the heck smizing it. She just made it up, right?
I ask because I know there are clearly plenty of high fashion models who read my blog late at night on a Saturday and hang onto every word. Yep.