Anytime I am in Florida, my step-mom and I (and my dad too, by default) go to Eileen Fisher. This past weekend, we made a couple of trips, since they were offering $30 off, and because I bought something the first day I wanted to take back.
Right now I am wearing these jeans, this outfit, at home, because I’m still trying to determine if I’ll keep the jeans. And OF COURSE I’m overthinking it. I like these jeans. I don’t love them. But I was just lamenting to a friend before I left for Florida that I just wanted a basic, comfortable, easy pair of jeans. Not high-waisted, not wide leg, probably with some stretch in them, because hello!!! 100% cotton denim is not that comfortable unless it’s many years old or REALLY worn in.
But now that I have said “basic, comfortable, easy” jeans, I’m sort of meh. Yes, they’re comfortable, because they fit really well everywhere and have a little stretch. They’re not high-waisted or wide-legged, they don’t gap at my waist, or fall down my hips. They don’t look bad either. But they’re boring. And I was over the boyfriend style a year or so ago – I don’t like the way boyfriend styles look after some wear and stretching out.
I would just like to tweak them a little bit, making them a little more “stiff” and compressive around my hips, and straighter through the legs. THEN THEY WOULD BE PERFECT (haha). Of course those are the things I already have in my 100% cotton jeans (these Rag & Bone/JEAN Boy jeans fit me like that), but they are not comfortable enough that I forget I’m wearing them. Right now, I’m wearing the Eileen Fisher jeans and don’t “feel” them at all. Isn’t that what I wanted???
So on the one hand, I know I shouldn’t keep them unless I love them, but on the other hand, what is wrong with them, really? They fill a need for me and I like the way they look generally. I’ve already said how comfortable they are.
Sometimes I wish buying clothing wasn’t such an emotionally fraught experience for me LOL. Another reason I am inclined to keep these jeans and stop looking is that these are organic cotton, and it’s important to me to consume more organic cotton as opposed to conventional; it makes a difference.
While in Florida, during our first trip to Eileen Fisher I bought these pants (link goes to Nordstrom, they’re not available at EF site), but tried them on at home sitting, etc., and the rise was just too short and uncomfortable. So in exchange the next day I bought the jeans. And my dad bought me the viscose kimono style jacket I mentioned in a post a while ago – it was on sale + the extra $30 off. It is EXCELLENT by the way, but it’s much too hot for it right now. I got the XS.
I also received the tussah silk pants I ordered online and am now conflicted about whether or not to keep those. More tomorrow.
I am thankful to have such non-essential problems occupy my thoughts, I know many people have more pressing issues to consider. In honor of that I’m making a few donations today during North Texas Giving day 🙂 – today’s donations are matched up to a certain dollar amount.