I’ve Become A Fashion Flop

I admit defeat today. I’m just not in the right head space. The computer is doing all sorts of weird things which are not normal. I would say it’s Mercury Retrograde, but it’s not. I checked.

I’m super sensitive having almost cried in the dressing room of a local clothing shop. And I wasn’t even trying on bathing suits! That I could understand because pasty white before summer in those mirrors…no way. I knew better than to try that today.

But I went in to get a new pair of jeans because I need them. And I hate the new styles. Cropped looks awful on a short girl like me and these high waists are so uncomfortable. They just don’t fit me right. I’m short-waisted so I feel like a sausage!

What’s going on with the ripped jeans too? And those chewed off edges on the leg openings? I thought it was bad when there were those skinny jeans, but this is even worse! Am I the only one hating these styles? Are you a fan of the super-high waisted?

I loved the lower rise jeans of a few years ago. Paired with a boot cut and I was in heaven because as a petite girl, the boot cut allowed me to look taller (or so I thought). But these cropped things are awful and you can’t find a pair that’s not cropped or torn or chewed on.

Now I will admit that I have gained some weight and it seems to be around my middle so that’s also part of this rant and teary-feeling. There’s nothing worse than shopping when you feel less than…but I needed a pair of jeans and a top for a lunch date tomorrow with high school friends that I haven’t seen in a long time. Hence, the shopping today.

In the end, I did buy a pair of those cropped jeans that are rolled up. They seemed to work because the roll was not that short one, but a definitive one. I used to be more into fashion, but since Covid, I haven’t cared as much. I guess I need to start checking the fashion blogs more often to get with it. Because obviously, I’m showing my age.

So if you have any fashion over 50 blogs that you like, please feel free to share them with me because I need a little boost. That and some dieting and exercise and….LOL

One step at a time…isn’t that the key to everything?

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27 Responses to I’ve Become A Fashion Flop

  1. I literally just got off a twitter convo with people who are EXTREMELY emotional right now. And me too. It’s an energy we all seem to be feeling. I almost broke NC to be honest. But I did NOT. I don’t really like any of the over 50 fashion blogs. You do YOU and your beauty will shine through.


  2. scr4pl80 says:

    Oh I get you about the jeans, although I like the high waisted ones. I gave up wearing jeans for a long time and just wore leggings but once I lost some weight I was able to get into them again. I found the Universal Thread brand at Target was really easy to work with because it has some stretch to it.


    • janieleeds says:

      Thanks for the suggestion Janet! I haven’t been to Target in a long time and never think of jeans from there. I will check it out! You should be happy about the high waisted because they’re in right now! Good for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Me too! I’m short too and I’ve also gained weight in my middle so I can no longer wear the low rise jeans either. I actually haven’t worn jeans at all since lockdown. Mostly leggings and jeggings bc they’re the only things that fit me comfortably anymore. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


    • janieleeds says:

      Me too! Yoga pants have been my friend throughout the lockdown because they’re comfy and easy to wear. But I’m feeling a little like I want to spruce myself up for summer or at least not wear yoga pants to the grocery store even if they feel comfy.


  4. Ainsobriety says:

    I hate clothes shopping. I generally buy online, as we have minimal stores where I live in the middle of nowhere.
    I am a Leggings girl. Lululemon aligns. Or soft, knit sweats from the gap. With tank tops and soft sweaters. No more bras.
    Long summer dresses once it gets warmer.

    I contemplate the added covid weight occasionally. I know what to do about it, but Iโ€™m not really interested in doing it.

    Maybe this is the joy of aging. Or the reality of having no where to go…



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    • janieleeds says:

      Hmm…Anne all good points! I know what to do to get the Covid weight off, but I haven’t put forth the effort. And perhaps, as you say, it’s the joy of agin and the reality of having no place to go….I haven’t tried Lululemon yet. But I will check into it!


  5. bone&silver says:

    Have you tried 2nd hand jeans? Theyโ€™ll prob still have the style you prefer ๐Ÿ˜Ž


  6. LA says:

    I donโ€™t wear jeans anymore. I donโ€™t lIke the way I look in them so I switched my style. It wasnโ€™t worth beating myself up anymore


  7. cheriewhite says:

    This is so relatable. I’ve been wearing leggings for the past year because of menopause weight gain. It sucks to high Heaven!


  8. L. Rorschach says:

    Check out Erin Busbee on YouTube. She has tons of style videos for women over 40.


  9. rachaelnafula says:

    I just wrote my first blog post on fashion then i decided to look at other people’s blog post on fashion. Then i find this๐Ÿ˜Š. Am really happy.


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