The turn in the weather made jeans shopping a necessity this week. . . the worst thing ever, well maybe second only to swimsuit shopping.
I walked into Kohls armed with $60 in Kohls cash, a 20% off coupon and the will to find some jeans. My adventure began with scouring about 20 tables full of folded jeans, searching for my size (I will spare you the actual size). Of course, I have to dig through each and every pile in search of the right size because there seems to be no easy way to organize jeans in a store.
The Joy of Having Long Legs
My first difficulty lies in that I am just slightly too tall to wear regular length jeans. The hilarious part of it all is that sometimes the longs are way too long, leaving me in this weird limbo world where nothing seems to fit. So once I locate my size, I have to search for a “long” which is ridiculously hard to find. They have “shorts” in every style and brand but “longs” are rare. Adding to the length problem, I am now currently in between sizes. The bigger size is comfy, but I find myself always pulling up my jeans. On the other hand, the smaller size makes me feel like a sausage, and I can’t sit comfortably. So which way to go?
The Dressing Room
I find every “long” they have in both sizes and head to the dressing room. My giant pile ended up being about 15 pairs of jeans. Skinny jeans, boot cut jeans, even a pair of jeggins. During the first run through, I try each pair on and divide them into two piles: “maybe” and “no way in hell”. Then I go back and try on the maybes again. And again. And again. Nothing seems to be a home run.
But with Kohls cash that needs spent, I decide on a pair in the smaller size. My hope is that they will fit better after I start exercising again. Big dreams I know, but I am determined to get my act together in the new year! I also picked a pair in the bigger size because some days you just want to be comfortable. Also, I am a realist who knows the exercise thing has about a 50/50 shot of actually happening!
I offer a good luck to my fellow jean shoppers. Don’t give up and let them win! And don’t worry swimsuit season will be here before we know it!