In the same vein as yesterday's post, I give you yet another reason why bloggers are just some of the best people out there. Several posts back I mentioned that I was looking for one of those vintage sequined felt tree skirts to put under my aluminum Christmas tree this year. The Vintage Hunter herself commented that she had one that I was welcome to have! I received her package this week and not only was there one funky vintage tree skirt, but TWO! And she also included a vintage hankie and a whole pile of fab old scrap Santas and Christmas labels and cards. It is all tied up in twill tape and adorned with poinsettias, a darling stamped tag and a safety pin with a vintage glass bead. I haven't taken it apart yet because it's just so pretty. :) So there you have it, folks, reason #874 why Bloggers are the Best.
Last night I left the Li'l Monster at home with her Daddy and embarked on a Quest...a Quest of mythic proportions, a Quest which I have been on for a good three years now, a Quest which has led to frustration, heartache, and the swearing off of all foods other than celery and sugar-free Jello. The Quest of which I speak: Shopping for blue jeans.
Seriously, why is it so darn difficult for me to find a pair of jeans that don't 1) expose all my bidness when I bend over and 2) make my fanny look a mile wide. What is the deal? I must have tried on a dozen and a half pairs of jeans last night between Ann Taylor LOFT, Old Navy and Talbot's but not one single pair came even close to fitting correctly. I had this same problem last fall and that is why I'm still wearing the jeans I bought back in 2005, but they are now too short and generally looking shabby. I can't wear them for another year, so this year my Quest has taken on more urgency than before.
I appeal to you, dear blog friends--where can I go to find good jeans? In addition to the stores I went to last night, I know that I don't care for Gap jeans, but other than that I don't know where to look. I'm not looking for anything crazy--mid-rise, dark wash, flare or boot-cut (no skinny straight jeans for these thighs), under $100 a pair. Sounds easy, right? Help!