But they are comfortable, I said .
Mom?! ... he replied with that unique combination of question and warning mixed in one word.
But everyone wears jeans like this, I defended.
We're going shopping! he said, with a smile.
We've yet to make that shopping trip because I'm still trying to lose that last 15 pounds before I invest in a new pair of jeans, but I will take Robbie with me when I go.
Why? Because this advice to re-evaluate my choice of jeans has come from two different directions now - both in love and both right. I'm the perfect example of the "Mom Jean" syndrome, and that's perfectly fine. Comfort is my fashion style. But with five teenagers, I want to re-evaluate a few things.
I'm going to make a confession that some of you might disagree with. I accept that. But here goes.
Years ago I decided I wanted my kids to never be embarrassed by the way I look. To that end, I make an effort to look somewhat current in the way I dress, wear makeup and style my hair. I'm not trendy, but I didn't want to be a dowdy mom.
When my jeans got a D grade, I knew it was time to upgrade. So I turned to my friend Shari Braendel for help, and found it in her new book, "Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad." She has an entire chapter on jeans, and in a few short minutes of reading that chapter, I know how big the pockets should be, what style looks best for my body type and some suggestions for brands and stores in which to find them. I've also been challenged to have several styles of jeans, so I can dress them up or down.
I can't say enough good about Shari. She is such a beautiful sister in Christ and shares fashion tips without EVER losing sight of the where our true beauty needs to be - and that's on the inside.
Shari is running an incredible contest in conjunction with Zondervan, the publisher of her book. They are offering a shopping spree and fashion makeover with Shari. To enter, all you need to do is visit:
http://www.fashionmeetsfaith.com and click on the button for the contest.
Here's the grand prize:
One winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card, a web camera, a one-hour fashion consultation with Shari Braendel via Skype, a set of color swatches, and an autographed copy of "Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad."
But I've got even more good news. I'VE GOT A COPY OF HER BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!
The publisher sent me a copy, and I'm going to give one away as well. Here's how to win:
- Visit Shari's site and enter her contest.
- Then post a comment on my blog about your anything related to fashion: something you read on Shari's site, your biggest fashion challenge, or offer a fashion tip. This could be about anything, style, brand names, stores, - not just jeans.
- Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you.
If you want to join me in a little style re-evaluation, then please take a few minutes to visit Shari's site and then comment on mine.
In His Love,