The other day I went to Ross Dress for Less in a fit of frustration. I needed new jeans. My butt is bigger since having Baby E. Don't smirk. What I mean is, I weigh 7 pounds more than I did when I got pregnant, and I don't want to lose it. So the result of gaining 7 pounds is none of my pants fit right anymore. My smallest I can't even zip up. (I'm saving them for a denim rag rug.) I really only had one pair that fit in the waist and hips and they are too long. Which is a problem right now because of all the crappy rain. Bleh Oregon. Have I mentioned I'm sick of this blasted rain?!?!?
Anyway. So I went to Ross Dress for Less because why lie? that is where I shop for clothes most of the time. I love me a good bargain and I don't mind digging to find that pair of Nine West shoes on sale for $10. I have always shopped in Juniors, because that's where my size has always been. The Juniors section this time, well, it annoyed me. All the jeans were so ugly and trendy. With like, big fake rhinestones (???) And really dramatic faded spots. I just wanted regular jeans that I can wear every day. Is that so much to ask?
So with some trepidation I ventured into the Misses section. I think because this Ross is new, it's well stocked. Usually the Ross Misses section is full of tapered leg jeans that went out of style seventeen years ago. But I was in luck. They had some bootcut pants in my size. (I know straight is in, but I just don't go for that.) I found some jeans I thought would work. I tried them on. I fell in love. I wear them a LOT now.
Because here's the thing that annoyed me the most about Juniors jeans. They are all so freaking low rise. You basically have to weigh 100 pounds to not have a muffin top in those things. My new Soho jeans hit me just below the belly button and I love that. And they are SOOOO comfy. Perfect for throwing on with a Shade top and crawling around with Baby E! I also bought the Ludlow cut, they're a bit tighter, good for going out. And because I bought them at Ross, ha ha! they only set me back $25 a piece.
I should have checked out the Misses section eight months ago. It would have saved me a lot of annoyance.