Monday, November 20, 2017

LIVING IN THE PAST

My entire adult life I have been involved in a love hate relationship.  It is the age old story of turning away and swearing to leave it all behind and clinging to the fickle love of my past.  I cannot seem to walk away and yet, I am miserable a great deal of the time because i don't.  You would THINK I would learn--but NO I cannot seem to make a complete break---EVEN with the advent of the yoga pant---I have NOT been able to put away my beloved jeans.


Somewhere in the long ago land of my younger years, jeans were perfect.  I wore them until they became soft with years of washing.  They seemed to fit every curve and line perfectly.  With a handful of favorites, I wore them over and over until society slapped me in the face with NO jeans suitable for this occasion.   I still walked in from work and immediately stripped my work uniform of a  shoulder padded suit for my close as skin jeans.  It was a long and wonderful affair that I have tried for years to recreate--to no avail.


Even though it is WAY TOO HOT here in Louisiana to wear jeans after April and you cannot get them out until after summer is over around the first of November, I STILL love jeans best.  WELL the jeans of yesteryear.  They fit like a glove--were soft as lamb's skin, and were my answer to a personal fashion statement.  I LOVE JEANS!  I adore the six months of denim bliss and groan in delight each and every time I don them!  Before I decided to be cremated, I wanted to be buried in my jeans.  That was before the fashion world took perfection and ruined it!


Fashion has morphed my beloved jeans into the current nightmare filled with holes -0N PURPOSE--and cut to fit NO ONE.   Holey jeans--NOT TO BE CONFUSED with Holy jeans are NOT what I am looking for!   I am old enough to tell you if I EVER buy a pair of jeans which have holes and rips and look as if they belong in the Goodwill reject pile--I HAVE GONE OVER THE EDGE OF REASON!   SEND ME AWAY!  My mother will roll in her grave if I EVER appear in public in this silly fashion trend.  WHO believes that looks good?  WHY would you let some silly fasionetta convince you this is exactly what you should wear?


AND now that I am bearing my heart--LET ME TELL YOU what I think about where these jeans are supposed to hit you at the top.  NO ONE--looks good with your waist line two inches above your crotch---NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON.   One of two things happen--the jeans either create a LOVELY muffin top or if you happen to be super model thin, they feel as if they may fall off after the first time you sit and start the stretch process.  By the end of the day, after multiple sittings and standings, you resemble the guy walking down the street in his sagging pants with one hand holding on for dear life at ALL times.  The ONLY way this would EVER possibly work is if you changed jeans after each sitting.  It would become a multiple course jean changing day---ALL for the sake of fashion.  



NOW they do make jeans for women my age--WHO IN THE RIGHT MIND wants to buy jeans made for old ladies????  I might be old--but I don't wear old people clothes.  I have NOT crossed the bridge and begun shopping at The Tog Shop--even if you think it's about time I did!   Thankfully the brands I like are not adverse to accepting money from an old lady's pocketbook.

Sadly I mourn for my beloved jeans as I sit here in a pair that are about three inches above my crotch and for certain when I stand will begin to droop--giving the illusion my rear end has either dropped or disappeared--depending upon the day.  I mourn for my lost lover, I pine for the soft caress of well worn jeans.  Yoga pants are great--I wear them a great deal all winter long--but the jeans of my past---will always be my true love.  IF ONLY---

A glad heart makes a cheerful face
Proverbs 15:13


10 comments:

  1. Some disagreement from me here:

    1 I wear jeans. Some are so old that they have holes on the knees just like the photo above. So I am fashionable without having to buy deliberately cut jeans. The jeans have splashes of paint on them too which happened when I decorated the house last. Paint goes everywhere apart from the ceiling or walls. I'll admit, I don't wear these jeans outdoors in public. I have jeans without holes for that.

    2 I disagree that no one looks good with jeans hanging so low below the belly button. Some slim women look great in those jeans. Especially with a T shirt that is 2 sizes too small.

    God bless you and your swinging blue jeans. (There was a UK group called Swinging Blue Jeans - heard of them?)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ke8mzgex4U

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    1. NOW you've done it, Victor, I'll have the image of you in holey paint spotted jeans all day-LOL!

      As for you describing what you enjoy seeing women with low rider jeans wearing, I am going to tell your wife- WAIT even better your mother in law!! That will teach you!!

      Blessings!

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  2. No one under the age of 10 ought to wear those spandex/yoga style pants... Just saying ---I have my favorites; Lee Wranglers or Faded Glory and you will never find me in mom pants/jeans, never. Thanks for the grins, when I'm not so under ( or is it on) painkillers, I might be able to say more... Lol--might I just stop now😊😊😊😊

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    1. I wear mine with a LONG top!!! Glad to hear your voice!
      Blessings!

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  3. I love jeans, too. My problem is when I find a pair I love...and I wear them a lot...and I return to the store to purchase another pair just like the pair I love...they have stoppedmaking them. 😫

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    1. Oh YES- how could I forget to address that Vannie!!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  4. Have you tried NYDJ jeans? Fit really well those of a certain age, soften with washings, low-rider, natural waist, comfort fit, straight leg or boot cut. Oh, and bling is optional.

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    1. Well no, but I'm game ! Thanks for the rec!

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  5. Jeans are still, and always will be, my go-to attire, Lulu. I have three pair right now that are extremely comfortable, and sit on my waist where they should be. However, one pair especially is beginning to wear out. >sigh< Guess I'll have to suck it up and go to the store soon.
    Blessings!

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    1. They can be the epitome of comfort and it is a SAD day when that favorite pair wear out!
      Blessings, Martha!

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