I wore a pair of $15 Kmart jeans to work yesterday … and I liked it.
OK, I didn’t just like it – they are freaking awesome. I went shopping with an 11-year-old the other day and she talked me into trying them on. I was soooooo not keen, but she wouldn’t let it go. I gave up, shrugged them on … and fell in love.
They’re called Super Skinny Mid-Rise and they’re stretchy, but they don’t give you a muffin top. I was so excited by my reflection in the mirror that I bought them in blue and black. That’s two pairs of jeans I loooooove for $30 … mind blown.
I like to think I look like this in them, except pasty …
It turns out they’re a bit of a secret fave with the fashion crowd, too. Vogue’s discussion groups are full of raves, such as: “Yep, Kmart rocks for cheap skinnies! I have a red and a green pair. They have a decent amount of stretch and sit nicely on the waist – no plumber’s crack!”
I’m not thinking about the slave labour that went into creating them for 15 bucks a pair … well, I am thinking about it a bit … but I’m trying to block it out.
Jeans shopping is usually pretty soul destroying for me. Even though I’ve lost weight this year, every pair of jeans I try on look sooooooo blah. I was just humouring the 11-year-old when I pulled them on under my dress in the middle of K-Mart (couldn’t be bothered schlepping to the changeroom, fortunately the 11-year-old isn’t the easily embarrassed type – my eldest tween would have FREAKED).
But damn that 11-year-old knows her stuff.
I’m wearing my awesome new jeans with a Firefly T-shirt that DD bought me for Chrissie. He didn’t realise it was a Firefly T-shirt … he’s uninitiated to the show … he just liked the word scrawled across it.
Firefly is awesome – kinda like a western set in space – you should give it a squiz. I’m going to dig out my copy to show the 11-year-old to thank her for her jeans advice. It’s a TV series and movie by Josh Whedon, the guy who created Buffy.
On Firefly “shiny” is a phrase used to describe everything being OK …
“Everything’s shiny, Cap’n. Not to fret.” – Kaylee
And here’s a pic of … be still my beating heart … the captain – Nathan Fillion – wearing a shiny T-shirt.
Oh, and also a gif of him without his T-shirt on …
Think of it as a New Year’s gift from me to you …
Song of the day: Owl City “Fireflies” (my kids looooove this song)