Remember when Brook asked all of us, “what are you wearing?”
Well, I can’t believe I am going to say this…
I am wearing “mom jeans.”
I know what you are thinking. Stone wash, high waist, front pleats, loose in the thighs, tapered legs and big back pockets. Right!?
And you are probably thinking, “Why are you wearing those???”
My 20-something self would have been completely appalled at the mere thought of mom jeans.
But, my 30-something, mom of 2-self is looking for comfort. No more low rise. No more junior’s sizes. It just might be time to buy women’s pants.
Since having my kids, I’ve been living in yoga pants/capris and still wearing maternity stretch pants with tummy support. I just love how they hold everything in, can you blame me?
Whenever I actually have somewhere to go, I try on literally everything I own. My closet ends up looking like a tornado went threw it. My husband ALWAYS walks in during this. And I end up ranting about how nothing fits. And he says, “What you have on looks fine.” Another rant about how it doesn’t feel fine.
Is it just me, or does having kids completely change the whole shape of your body? Pre-baby clothes just don’t fit the same. Except for yoga pants. Yoga pants still fit!
I would like to take a moment to thank ICMB for making yoga pants the dress code at the 1st Birthday Bash earlier this year. That was awesome! I cannot thank you enough.
But, there are some occasions when you have to wear actual pants.
So recently, I came across the most fantastic thing…pull on jeans. That’s right mommas! PULL ON JEANS! Oh how I LOVE elastic waist pants!
My excitement grew, when I figured out that Von Maur carries them. The brand is Jag Jeans, in case you are in any way as excited about this as I am.
I took the first opportunity I got – kid free (Woo-Hoo!!!) to visit Von Maur in Iowa River Landing. I headed straight to the petites section since I am only 5’3’’. I felt totally out of my element shopping in a more mature woman’s clothing area. But, I was on a mission to find the pull on jeans.
Here’s what I noticed when I tried on the pull on jeans – high waist, thick band across the tummy (which my shirt covers), darker finish (not stone wash) no pleats and a pretty cute back side! And they fit!!! (How often do you try on one pair of jeans and have them fit? It’s like fate!)
So I bought denim capris and two pairs of jeans. How could I pass them up? I mean, they were on SALE! ($34 regularly $70!)
I love having options in my closet. The first time I wore my new jeans to visit a friend, she noticed them right away. I am hoping it was because they looked cute. And not just her shock to see me in something other than black yoga pants!
I admit, pull on jeans would not have appealed to me much in my pre-kid days. But, now my mom body is ready to rock some “mom jeans!”
The problem I’m having now is that I can’t find a shirt to wear…
I am joking around about the whole “mom jeans” thing. But seriously, clothing has been such a struggle for me the past few years. After my first baby, I was totally unprepared for the size and shape of my body postpartum.
I’ve decided it is important to have a few go-to outfits in my current size for my comfort and happiness! If nothing in the closet fits except yoga pants, arrange some shopping time for yourself and find a good ole’ pair of mom jeans!
I’d love to know, what are your favorite brands of jeans? (‘Ya know someday I might go shopping for jeans with buttons and zippers!)