about the jeggings
Youngest ordered some clothes from YesStyle.
Here's the thing about YesStyle - they have a very wide variety of, what I'd call, Novelty Clothing, which is to say: terribly popular, fad-driven items. Their clothes are of the kind not readily available in brick and mortar shops near us and Youngest was smitten. But the other thing about YesStyle is that they hook you and then they reel you in. After your order is placed you wait a minimum of two weeks to see if the items you have purchased are in stock. If/when they are in stock, your order ships. But an entire order can be held for one item - and it could be socks - and it may or may not become available while you sit and wait. Hence, five weeks have passed since Youngest, with all the enthusiasm he brings to shopping (which is plenty) ordered his clothes. Yesterday he found out that one tee shirt, one $15.oo tee shirt, is out of stock. The company prohibits canceling an order before it ships. Frustrating.
Yesterday, I took him to H & M. He's been so patient and I've been working, over the past couple of years to make his wardrobe his own (100% of his wardrobe has been handed down, save for shoes) and I felt I needed to take some kind of action (he's oh so conscious of his look). I know it's awful of me, on some level, to want him to have something new to wear to school but there you are.
He's my shopping buddy, Youngest, and I wanted to have a look at some Autumn weight coats as my favorite one is shredded (inside and out!). At the same time, I thought I'd do a little shopping as I have reassessed my Go To Work wardrobe and it needs some attention. I have: two (one black, one grey) Gap dresses that have actually fallen apart, two pair of "dress pants" which do not suit me or my work environment, two skirts which need shortening, two pair of shoes which need repairing and the aforementioned coat. I'm going to bring the coat, with the skirts, to the tailor and see what can be done. MY POINT IS: I needed just a little wardrobe freshening.
Where am I going with this?
I wore a skirt to H & M. Youngest wore shorts.
Mistakes on both our parts.
Who can accurately judge the validity of a shirt/blouse/sweater whilst wearing shorts or a skirt?
I ask you.
Youngest found an inexpensive (we were in H & M after all) pair of black jeans which left me breathless and I?
I found the jeggings.
Make no mistake. I have, until yesterday, firmly believed that no one over the age of 25 has any business wearing jeggings, but I felt that at $14.95, H & M was presenting me with the perfect opportunity to see what all the fuss was about.
I will also mention that while the size 4 jeggings fit me, there is no earthly reason why I should feel comfortable wearing what amounted to A WET SUIT in my daily life.
I'd also point out that the size 6 jeggings are a little bunchy around the waist but afforded me comfort in the leg area. And so 6's it was.
Is this all far too much justification for a $14 expenditure?
I suppose so.
Do they look pretty good with a tunic?
Yes. Yes they do.
Did Youngest bowl me over in his black jeans/white shirt/vest/cardi?
He most certainly did.
Would I order trendy clothing from Yesstyle again?
We're still waiting on the order from August.
And I'll be wearing jeggings on Monday. I do hope I haven't mis-stepped.