Linking up for Visible Monday today!
Jeans are one of the very last categories I've focused on in my three year plan - closet makeover. I now believe that the only things more difficult to get "right" are fitted tees and button down blouses and this might be due to my bustline being outside the parameters most patterning companies use. Notice - I didn't say there was anything wrong with my body. There is something going on with the fashion designers and their patterning staff!
This - casual, yet practical and self-empowering look - "I just threw on jeans today" has proven to be the most difficult for me to perfect. And it is the one I wear nearly everyday - as do many women living in rural areas.
I'm getting close!
Jeans: Levi 527 thrifted $5.99
Top: Land's End Canvas, ebay score for $3.99
Boots: Thrifted, $5 several years ago
Bag: Recent thrift score - Goodwill $7.99. Fossil. WAY more than I like to pay for a bag at Goodwill but I kept fondling it so I decided to give it a try. It was very dirty. I washed it in the kitchen sink and refurbished the leather with mink oil. It's fantastic! I'm slowing accepting the fact that even at the thrift store, I am usually more satisfied with one $8 or $10 purchase that is calling my name - rather than my usual stash of many $1 to $2 items.
|It's all mud and muck out there as the snow is melting. Been wearing these most days!|
The jeans are mens Levi 527's. I picked them up at Goodwill a while back and was surprised I liked the fit. Then when people started complimenting me on them, like over and over, every time I wore them, I decided I ought to take a closer look at what they were doing back there!
Rachel taught me!
Using her examples and advice at wwww.graspingforobjectivity.com , I started a great crusade last year to understand what mom jean butt is and how it happens to the best of us. Taking her up on her offer to evaluate what I was wearing I sent her jean butt photos - see below:
|Can you see the problem?|
|Rachel gave me the okay on these - now I see how I could do even better|
|Isn't this mind blowing? I might have accomplished the same result by posting arrows and a sign "Flat rear. She carries her extra weight here" with little arrows pointing at my upper hips.|
|Now we're getting into the more western cut jeans which I thought were my very best option. What's up with that weird angle pocket placement?|
Why not grab a partner and do the "Jean Butt Elimination Game" at home? It only takes an evening. Your closet will thank you. And your photographer can easily be watching the football on the couch as mine was. Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner!