Ok, so I’m not really. I should really be mad at myself for not being slender enough to take advantage of all the other retailers who make jeans. But I’m not.
Ever since I was gifted with a fab wardrobe for BlogHer in 2010, I’ve been hooked on their jeans. Specifically, the 1969 Always Skinny jean in the dark rinse. They fit like a dream. In fact, I’ve gone through 2 pairs of those in the past 2 years – I’m talking wearing them until the seams unravel. For a curvy girl like myself, they were a godsend because it is (still) so hard to find jeans that have enough stretch to accommodate the junk in the trunk and not gap (ha ha) at the waist.
So you’ll understand my despair when I ran to GAP 2 weeks ago, the day before flying to SXSW, to replace my latest unraveling pair and found that they changed their sizing AND the material! What actually happened is that I ran into the store and grabbed 3 different colors, in my size, paid for them and left. Luckily, I tried them on at home that night and realized that they didn’t fit at all! I had to go back to the store the next morning – on the way to the airport – to swap them out. The store clerk explained the changes and I was so bummed. I have to say, they don’t feel the same at all.
Not to mention the psychological impact of having to go up another size.
I ended up returning the Always Skinny Jean and getting the Denim Leggings (which are new and have more stretch than the new material) instead. Which made me feel lame, like I was buying the Pajama Jeans from the infomercial.
And so I’m back on the hunt for my perfect jean. It was a good run, GAP.