Jean Therapy

September 14, 2009

Today I took a little trip to Buckle, in the mall. I need new jeans. In a bad way. And Buckle has always been there for me when I've needed jeans in the past. I like their jeans, but what I like BEST is that they carry jeans in multiple lengths, so I can get jeans as long as my heart desires. Jeans that go all the way to the floor. Jeans that go past my feet. Jeans that don't quit, if I feel like it.

So I went to Buckle, and grabbed about 10 pair of jeans to try on and went into a dressing room. I had a 2 year old with me, of course. Why would I want to go shopping without one? While I tried on pants, Harrison alternated between opening the door right when I had my drawers around my ankles, or hanging from the railing in the room and screaming "MA!!" as loudly as he could. Good times.

But unfortunately, I didn't find a single pair of jeans I liked! And I'm afraid that the reason is that I am too old to shop at Buckle anymore. I was sure I would find the perfect pair of jeans, but all the jeans had funky washes and very funky pockets. I am just too old to walk around with stars on my bum!


So when I got home I vented my frustration to Richard. Either I have aged more than I thought in the last couple of years, or jeans are just a lot more blinged-out than they used to be. I just need somewhere I can find nice jeans designed for a woman, in multiple lengths and sizes, but where can I go?

Richard's oh-so-helpful answer was: www.MomJeans.com

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14 comments

  1. I like Banana Republic, but they don't carry Long in ther store.

    I tried about 10 pairs on at Old Navy, and didn't find a single thing. So depressing.

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  2. I love that commercial. Especially the last line! "I'm not a woman anymore, I'm a Mom!"
    BTW Stacy, from What Not to Wear advertizes Rider jeans for perfect, slimming fit. I think they have them at Walmart.

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  3. I love the Mom Jeans commercial!

    I'm no help on finding you good jeans though- I need jeans for short, fat Moms. I'm your polar opposite!

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  4. Being 5'2" I had never learned the relief that buckel is to tall women until Saturday. My best friend is 5'11" and she bought a pair of jeans there, but not before feeling old herself. All the styles had worn looking butt marks and felt thin. She asked the girl working there if they had any without th washed look on the butt and the girl just stared. Try the Vanity. My friend says that's the only other place she can find jeans. Good luck!

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  5. Ah, old age. Welcome newcomer! I liked your description of trying on clothes with a toddler on board. Classic.

    I shop at Eddie Bauer. Because I'm old, but not too old.

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  6. I wish I could help you. I am too big to shop anywhere cute!

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  7. I'm new to your blog and I got a good belly laugh out of this post. It hit home :) It dawned on me a few months ago when I was browsing through the "juniors" section at the local department store and looked at the girl browsing though the rack next to me and realized that she was oh.. 13... that I decided it was time for me to move over to the more "mature side" of the store. So I could relate to your feelings. Thanks!

    And I am REALLY impressed that you even tried taking your two year old clothe shopping-- superwoman!

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  8. I actually waited until today to leave a comment on your blog so you wouldn't think I was an overanxious blog friend. Then I saw that you left me one yesterday (when I really wanted to).

    And, hello? YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO WALK AROUND WITH STARS ON YOUR BUM.

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  9. I say I'll get new jeans when muffin tops are considered sexy.

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  10. I have the opposite problem with jeans. They're either way too long, or they're floods. I can never find anything in between.

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  11. Did you slug him in the arm for that comment?

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  12. Oh, yes. I am constantly beating him.

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  13. I tried trying on pants with a 2 year old before and just when I was ~between~ pairs of pants, he ducked under the door and ran away! I never got dressed so fast in my life. Speaking of which it's about time for me to go pants shopping again. My two pairs of capris are wearing out.

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  14. I'd advice checking out Down East Outfitters Outlet if you have one near you - they have a lot of good jeans for a fairly low cost. I purchased a pair of Chip & Pepper there for $40 that I loved until I got less skinny. (Note to self: get skinnier again just so I can wear those jeans.)

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