Monday, April 5

Lesson #89 - Skinny Jeans Are For Skinny Bodies

I just LOVE (love, love, love, love) the fact that - for the most part - all of this cold weather is behind us and the gracious Mr. Sun has brought his family - Mrs. Ray, Ms .Heat, Little Birdie and Pretty Flower - out to play! I honestly don't know if I could handle any additional bad weather. My heart goes out to those in the Northeast suffering through the floods and clean-up efforts!

Anywho...this past Saturday I packed up the babe (and the man) and we all headed out to the park. Once we arrived, I looked at hubs and said, "It doesn't look like we're in Kansas anymore, Toto!" Keep in mind we had walked to our friendly neighborhood park...and there were a gazillion children around. Presumably because it was nice outside and their parents wanted them to get some fresh air...and possibly run around a larger square footage area than a kitchen. I saw things (and proceeded to point them out to the man) that I don't think I will ever get out of my head. Things that just shouldn't be done in a public area...or ANY area for that matter!!

The biggest fashion faux pas that was witnessed?? Large people wearing small clothes.

Holy heck, people!! This is a FAMILY park...public place or not...lets think of the kids, huh!! I can't believe why, or how, some of these women would force themselves to wear pieces of clothing - mostly jeans or shorts - that were CLEARLY not made to fit their current body type.

Ladies, please (for the love of all things cute and pink) put money aside for the purpose of purchasing a new wardrobe when it is necessary. Now, I am not saying that thousands of dollars need to be spent every. single. season for new clothes...although to some, that is a nice dream...what I am saying is please do not continue to wear (or TRY to wear) that same pair of skinny jeans you wore in college...because they just don't fit anymore.

Even the simple fact that they don't fit anymore isn't something to be ashamed of, either! Not at all! Seriously, look at're a wife (to a pretty smokin hubs) and a mother (to some adorable little rugrats) - not a twenty-something college sorority girl looking to hook up with a frat guy. While you MIGHT have been/done that in the past, that is not who/what you are now! Be proud of the transition you've gone through - and look good while doing it!

<-- Make sure you take a look-see at my other lessons off to the left :)


Jen said...

totally agree! I sometime struggle to accept my post prego body however I refuse to let my extra pounds and stretch marks be exposed for the whole world to see.. and further more how does one go about getting those pants buttoned!

Chelle said...

I couldn't agree more! Buy some clothes that fit--I even wonder how they manage to get the clothes on?? Now that is a mystery right there, lol!

Ian said...

What, you don't like people who have to crowbar their jeans on?

It's such a spectator sport, I love it.

Baby Sweetness said...

I bit the bullet and bought myself 2 new dresses, a bathing suit and some new capris this weekend (all about the Kohl's sale - those with some other small items for <$100) and had the come to Jesus with myself about not looking good in the pre-baby clothes. Yes, I can still put on that cute little shift dress - but the pot belly in it? Not so hot...

Now I admit, this was a hard one. I'm not huge now - really only 5 lbs heavier than pre baby. But seriously, my shape has changed enough, it's time to reevaluate the look.

Yes, that was hard. But NOT as hard as seeing my belly muffin topping out of an old pair of shorts that I couldn't breathe in.

So my point - why is this lesson necessary? (I assure you that I agree that it IS, in fact, necessary!) Too small clothes are SO uncomfortable! They make me feel bad about myself as they totally show off all my body flaws and flatter nothing! Why do we do this to ourselves?

Jesslyn said...

SO TRUE! And THAT is one of the main reasons I started my site. I wish I could put up a digital mirror. Since so many people obviously don't own or look in one.

Much More Than Mommy said...

WORD. One of my husband's friends said once when we were out at a theme park: "Spandex is a priviledge, not a right." That can be said for SO many fashion statements!!!

The Princess of Sarcasm said...

It had to be said........


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