So, this is kind of embarassing to admit, since Damien is a whole FOURTEEN MONTHS old today, but I just this past weekend tossed out the last of my maternity pants. I’d been wearing them for WAY too long. They made me feel terrible about myself. I was constantly making sure my top was long enough so nobody would see the elastic waistband that would give me away. I was constantly pulling my pants up because while I thought I needed some extra room I didn’t need THAT much. It was awful.
I didn’t realize just how much this was affecting my mood, my confidence, and my opinion on my self worth. That sounds really dramatic. I know. BUT IT’S TRUUUUUE. It wasn’t until I was in some new (non-maternity!) pants that I realized just how true this is for me. I suddenly felt cute! I felt put together! I felt more mature! I felt confident! All because of some pants. Huh.
I’m turning 30 later this year and I’m feeling ready to like myself. That’s a novel idea, no? I’m ready to put some effort into how I look and how I present myself to the world. Not because of what other people will think, but because of how it makes ME feel. I’m done with buying clothes that will just make do- either because they are inexpensive or because I’m ashamed about how many things I have to try on that don’t fit before I find what I’m looking for. I need to change what I’m looking for. And where I look for things. I wish I had a ton of cash to devote to this, but I so don’t so it’ll take me time to get there, but I’m ok with that. Mostly. Damn, I really need some new tops.
So. I now have 5 pairs of pants that fit me, are comfortable, and that I love. I haven’t felt that way about pants in YEARS. They are all Lucky Brand. Actually, Lucky made a new plus size line with fuller cuts that fit me really, really well. They are midrise, have good pocket placement for me and my only complaint is they don’t offer them with shorter inseams. (My local tailor is thrilled, however.) I have 2 pairs of bootcut jeans, both in darker washes, and then I went out on a limb and tried a few pairs of skinny jeans. I was hesitant (extrememly so!) but I found some REALLY great deals and went for it. I’m so glad I did! It’s still taking me some adjusting, but I love them. Lucky makes the most comfortable jeans/pants I’ve ever worn and I’ve felt like I was wearing pjs. It’s been so nice!
Not only did I go out of my comfort zone trying this new cut, but they are all in bold and different matterials for me. I got a pair of teal cords, cranberry jeans and a kind of silver/black jean blend. Here they are:
Ok, so my question to you all is: what colors can/should I wear with the teal cords and the cranberry jeans? Because so far all I’ve got is black and white, and I bet you guys are way better at this.