I pride myself in getting by with a few good pieces in my wardrobe and a handful of not-so-great pieces that I refer to as "work clothes" and/or pajamas. However, I have always loved a great pair of jeans. (and no I am NOT referring to pajama jeans - lord have mercy) You all have probably picked up on my slight obsession with finding cute denim.
A couple of years ago (and more than likely pregnant) I was de-cluttering my closet - getting rid of things that I had been holding onto in hopes that they would fit again one day. Reluctantly I added a pair of American Eagle jeans to the black trash bag. They were simple - nothing fancy, but worn-in and by far the most comfortable and best-fitting pair of jeans I had owned. Visions of wearing them again faded and I passed them on.
I don't recall stepping foot in an American Eagle store so I can't remember how I ended up with a pair of AE jeans. I mean, I have nothing against their clothes. They sell really nice stuff, but they are slightly over-priced in my opinion...and their clothes are typically on the small side. Come to think of it...maybe I went in the store with my sister to buy a purse or hat or something. Who knows?
Normally I don't regret giving things away, but these jeans have haunted me from the day I got rid of them. The other day they crossed my mind again only this time I realized that if I would have held on to them I would have been able to wear them again! Ugh! So...I set out to find another pair! To my surprise American Eagle still sells jeans (enter sarcasm here)! Imagine that!?! I ordered a pair and awaited their arrival.
When they came I ripped open the package and immediately had to try them on. They were soft and had just the perfect amount of distressing (which my parents still believe is a rip-off) and they fit! I jumped around and modeled them for my kids who are always willing to dish out compliments. By the end of the night...I noticed something...they were too baggy! I debated on whether or not I wanted to let them go again...only this time I was happy to send them away because they were too big NOT too small!! I can't wait to get my new pair in the mail next week. Upon opening the package, I will once again leap around like a fancy unicorn! LOL. ;-)
This week I lost 1.8 pounds! That brings my total to 96.2 pounds - 3.8 pounds to 100!!
I am going to start a series of blog posts inspired by a great cookbook I got for Christmas called, "Color Me Vegan." Aside from being a GREAT cookbook, it is packed with tons of information about nutrition. I can't wait to pass along some of the valuable info as well as some delicious recipes!
Have a great week!