Any of you who know me know that I'm not up-to-date on fashion trends and am always sort of on the heels of what's considered of-the-moment.
That is to say: I'm behind the times.
So it is with the Jcrew toothpick jeans. I'd always seen them and assumed that I didn't have the sort of body needed for 'toothpick' anything. In fact, it wasn't too long ago I was still on the bootcut bandwagon.
But bloggers the world over are going on and on about these jeans, so during my 2-hour shopfest a few weeks ago, I tried them on. A young guy helped me, which was slightly mortifying. It's a little weird having someone who is 20 years one's junior sizing you up and pulling out jeans to fit you...then helping assess said fit outside a dressing room.
What can I say: aging in humbling.
In the end, the jeans passed not only the young man's approval (he's paid, though, so it's tainted) but also my 12-year-old daughter's muster. That's not nothing.
The jeans have stretch without going all wonky after a few hours. There's no bagging at the butt or knees, yet you can still comfortably wear them out of a Mexican restaurant, which I did last night.
All-in-all, if I only have one pair of jeans (or at least one style), let these be it.
They're just the right cut, fit and style to be appropriate as a mother and not running the risk of looking like a SNL skit.
Actually, those jeans are in style now. The irony.
The only down side to the JCrew Toothpick gems is the price: $110.
I hear if you take in an old pair of jeans, Jcew will give you $20 off your new pair and recycle the old ones for you. It's worth a try.
I plan on getting a few pair so that I can rotate them through my exciting daily life and perhaps offer the world my mom-butt in a variety of color.
And no, I have not been drinking.
That's it. Capsule wardrobe has underwear, yoga pants and jeans.
Readers: that's solid.
It's Thursday night. I'm 'making' dinner: rotisserie chicken, boxed rice and a veggie.
Hold the applause for the fact that I'm serving all of that with a bottle of wine with 'love' in the name.