I just turned 40 and some may say or think I am having a little mid life crisis. I took a weekend trip without my husband or kids, I partied harder than I had in many, many years and I got my nose pierced. I have been wanting to get my nose pierced for quite awhile but never really had the opportunity or alone time to do it. I also bought a pair of black peep toe stilettos that while drinking wine for some reason I thought would be a super cool idea. Where am I ever going to wear them? PTA meetings, soccer games? I am not quite sure, but when I do I am going to be rocking those shoes.
I also purchased something that I didn't think I ever would and my facebook friends know this because when the topic came up, I was very vocal about how I would NEVER wear these. I was walking through the mall last night after picking up a book that my son informed me at the last minute he needed for school. I walked by Aeropostale and they were having a 50% all jeans. I love Aeropostale jeans because 1) they sell size "short" which is hard to find in any pant and 2) they always have sales and I can get my jeans for usually $20 & under. Being 40 I should have bypassed Aeropostale and headed straight for JCPenney where they sell Lee Riders relaxed fit "mom jeans" and Gloria Vanderbilt. Yep, did you know they make Gloria Vanderbilt jeans? I wore those in grade school. Did you know Anderson Cooper is her son and he is my secret boyfriend; that is beside the point.
I bought my first pair of skinny jeans a few weeks ago and really like them, I thought I was looking at another pair and the girl said these are the "jeggings". I replied I can't wear these, I am too old and don't have the body. Obviously when you work on commission you learn to become a good, no, great liar and she was good. Little miss 19 year old, 90 lb skinny chick convinced me to buy a pair of "jeggings" and also convinced me they looked good on me. I'll see you in hell, I'll save you a spot next to me and thank you once again for lying to this 40 year old mom. She convinced me I could wear them with boots and I would look fab and proceeded to tell me how cool it was that I was a mom with a nose ring,. Guess who owns a pair of "jeggings"? Yes, I bought them because.... can you say SUCKER? Is it possible I was still drunk from my San Diego trip?
This morning I put on my "jeggings" and asked my husband if my butt looked big or if they looked stupid. Like any smart husband he said they looked fine, but I am still not convinced by his answer. I wore a longer black sweater I scored at Macy's for $3.00 and my new purple boots I bought in San Diego for $20.
I would never wear them like the model pictured above unless I looked like the model pictured above. With a longer top and boots they look pretty similar to my skinny jeans, I think. The jury is still out on this look, at least for this 40 year old.