Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Trying Trends and Throwing Them Out

This is where I have been lately.  Meet my little girl.
Does anyone else have a problem with skinny jeans?
Let me elaborate. Does anyone else have a problem with skinny jeans on THEM!

 image borrowed and I don't know the source (Please let me know if this is yours)

  image borrowed and I don't know the source (Please let me know if this is yours)

I love to see the trend on all the cute little girls. Ok, not even the little girls. Mostly on the girls that aren't top heavy. Being an apple shape with most of my weight is in my lovely ladies on the top half, I have found that I am not able to make skinny jeans work for me in a way that I am happy with. I have tried them with heels, flats, tucked into boots, and many other ways. I just don't think they do anything for me. (I think this is the reason I struggle with leggings as well.)

I feel massive amounts of frustration in this as I would LOVE to be able to find a way to pull off this trend. I just don't see it happening. I have decided to sell my worn once? twice? Seven 4 All Mankind distressed skinny jeans. I will be posting them in my closet shop soon.

I will be trying to work more outfits with STRAIGHT jeans. I think that is as close as I can work with. I hope to make straight jeans work as I would like to add a pair of boots to my closet soon. (This is a big deal to me as I am a BOOTCUT girl. I think most if not all of my jeans are bootcuts.)

Lately, I am enjoying feeling and looking at my clothes, but I refuse to wear most of my good stuff. I don't want to get spit up and poo on them. (Newborn in the house.) I don't want to stretch them out trying to breastfeed. I just can't imagine dirtying some of the items in my closet. I am hoping that I grow out of this at some point. Or I will not be wearing my clothes that I LOVE very often for the next like 5-7 months. UH OH! That means like 12 months of hibernation for some of my favorite pieces.
Why does this happen? I feel that the reason is this fashion that goes in and out so quickly. By the time I buy a piece and wear it long enough to realize that I LOVE said piece and would like to purchase another of the same item as a backup/spare piece it is already not for sale. That is sad because a lot of the pieces that I wear are pretty basic. I mean I have some stand out items (I hope to get a post on them and one on MY basics soon.) but most of my pieces aren't THAT expensive. I don't own any designer pieces but I LOVE the pieces that I have.

At times like these, I am glad that I don't do extreme purges of my closet as I can wear some of the items that I consider throw away pieces. Pieces that although nice and wearable, I don't LOVE so if I wreck them I am not going to shed tears.

At the same time, I am trying to go through my house/closet and purge some of the items that I don't love/need/want. I hate that I spend so much of my time putting things back in their places or trying to find places for items. I would like to be able to do a basic clean up and be done. That makes me wish that I had a minimal approach to my closet and life. NOT SO!

Can't win for trying right?

I so want to try this!!!

image via distinctly desiree

I LOVE this girls style.

I hope you don't mind that I am using your image and linking but I must say you inspire me.

P.S. This is one of those skinny jeans rockers!!! GRR!!!

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