Certain milestones exist in every woman’s life. They are those moments when we realize that we won’t be young forever, no matter how much we might wish that to be so. And, somehow, it’s not the big moments–marriage, the birth of a child, aging parents–that bring it home for me. Instead it’s the realization that everyone calls me “ma’am” instead of “miss,” that I’m no longer checking the lowest range–or even one of the lower ranges–for the age question on surveys. Seemingly suddenly, I have a strong opinion about the tax-deductible status of mortgage interest and on the best eye cream.
And it is in full recognition of these things that I share with my readers my latest revelation.
Yes, I love my latest jeans purchase. The Not My Daughter’s Jeans brand, recommended to me by–gasp!–my mother-in-law. The style above is the Marilyn slim straight leg. Somehow, the makers of these jeans have managed to combat muffin top without sacrificing a more rounded rear silhouette. At first, I wasn’t sure I could get over the fact that they sit higher on the waist than the jeans I’ve worn the last few years. Visions of the Saturday Night Live “mom jeans” skit ran uncontrollably through my mind as I carried the jeans into the fitting room.
But once I pulled them on, realized that I could actually bend over without danger of flashing underwear bits to anyone, and found them to be incredibly comfortable, I decided I could live with the stereotype. Well, at least as long as I don’t wear them with just a tucked-in shirt. Then, honestly, it’s a little much. But worn with shirts untucked, a jacket, or a hoodie, I honestly don’t think anyone could pick them out as any different from most of the current styles.
At least Adventure Guy couldn’t when he complimented my “bottom line”! So, if you’re looking for comfortable, attractive jeans for the, oh, let’s say, “more experienced” woman, I can heartily recommend this brand for your consideration.