Saturday, April 16
It's Jeans Weather, Kids! (To Me).
Wearing a Chloe Dao blouse, cheap jeans, thrifted Steve Madden heels, vintage bag and an Indian scarf. Jacket Forever XXI.
Today and the next week are supposed to be miserable, weather-wise, so I feel okay with wearing jeans. Now. After I made it all winter in my fleece tights and my terry-cloth lined leggings, now I've decided it's a great time to wear jeans! Perhaps because I really can't stomach the thought of tights in mid-April, or maybe it's that 40 degrees feels very cold all of a sudden, and I don't want to get tired of my spring dresses before it's even been warm enough to wear them properly, or...maybe it's just because I found this pair of cheap jeans while cleaning out my drawers, tried them on and was pretty astounded at how comfortable they are. I haven't worn a pair of jeans since October! But according to my blog archives, I did this same thing last year -- once the calendar swung around to April, I was all like, "Pull out the jeans, it's springtime!" Which is contrary to logic, of course. But I have such a deep aversion to them...for so many years, the only ones I could find were uncomfortable: too long, too baggy, too tight in the waist...or the fabric was too stiff, too stretchy, too thick, too hot. The list of my denim complains was (and I guess is) long and banal, but you see, it's mostly since people started wearing skinny jeans that I've stopped wearing jeans altogether. Don't get me wrong -- I love the look of skinny jeans, but I hate their ankle bunching, thigh squishing tightness. Today I averted that horror by cuffing, and I think I'm deeply pleased with the result.
PS: This shoe-shape is one I inhabited very regularly back in college, and I guess now it's cool again? Maybe. They are both easier and harder to walk in than the more forgiving "almond-toed" heels that I've been wearing for the last few years -- the heels are lower, generally, but those pointy fronts can trip you up if you're not careful!
PSPS: My mother-in-law gave me this scarf, but as she did, she told me that the Indian man who gave it to her was hit by a car and died like a week after he gave it to her, so she never felt right wearing it. So I've never worn it until now. Uh....