I think I’m one of the only women my age not wearing skinny jeans. When they were first popular (five years ago?) only the junior high girls in the youth group at our church wore them. And I was a pharma rep then. Skinny jeans wouldn’t have been appropriate work attire.
Then I was pregnant. Skinny jeans wouldn’t have fit. And they [probably] didn’t sell any maternity skinny jeans in my price range.
And then I was pregnant again. After that, I contemplated purchasing skinny jeans. I even tried on a pair at Target that were on sale and one size too small, but I wisely opted not to purchase them. Then I fixed my favorite jeans and figured that I wore yoga pants most of the time anyway, so why not just have one pair of jeans with a big, repaired hole in each knee?
Then I contemplated making those jeans into skinny jeans. And then I was pregnant again. So those jeans didn’t fit and I never made them transform from flare-leg to skinny legs.
So. Now I’m not pregnant. And my husband has mentioned more than once that I could buy a new pair of jeans so I don’t have to wear the ones with a hole in *each* knee.
I ordered a few pairs to try on.
And now I’m not sure they fit my lifestyle. Not because I don’t wear jeans. Not because they don’t fit.
But because they take extra effort to get on and off. The bottom part of the leg can't just be shaken off like regular jeans, I have to lean down and pull it over each foot. It's already caused me to lose my balance and just seems cumbersome when compared with boot-cut or flare-leg jeans (aka 'out of style' jeans).
Am I the only woman out there who has this problem?
I really am trying to figure out how to cut down on the time spent on every activity in my house….laundry, dishes, cleaning, and self-care. I just blogged about adaptations in my household management strategies last week. These activities all need to be streamlined because I need more time to sleep when my baby is sleeping. It’s hard to do the aforementioned activities when my sweet little six-week old is firmly nestled in one of my arms. Therefore they must be completed when he is sleeping.
Anything that takes more time to put on or take off (like skinny jeans) is throwing a wrench into my plans to simplify my self-care routine and ultimately gain more time for sleep. (Note: the self-care in which I do engage is not extensive. I'll blog about that sometime soon.)
Am I the only one out there who feels this fashion trend of skinny jeans is not worth the effort due to the time required to take them off and put them on?