Thursday, May 19, 2011

bad jeans amnesia

Most mornings I put on a pair of jeans. They are comfortable, practical and anything will co ordinate with them, more or less....
I get dressed in the dark and a black tee shirt and jeans are my uniform.
Easy. Done. Dressed.

In the evening I take a look at myself in a full length mirror and am disappointed to see that the jeans are just wrong! Not long enough, too tapered, not low enough. Or so mumsy bootcut.

But you know what? The next morning I still put on the same pair of jeans which I deemed wrong only hours before.

I saw this post about photographing the outfit you're wearing everyday for evaluation purposes (not to show off how college-cute you are, although some of those blogs are great too. some.) and it occurred to me that I should be doing this. To get some perspective.
I appreciate plays on proportion, interestingly balanced outfits, volume and slenderness, angular versus drapey.....but it hardly ever translates to what I myself wear.

I love colour, but like a painter who looks longingly at her rainbow colour palette but continues to use black and white, I want to experiment with silhouette and texture before I think about experimenting with colour.
Please note that I am not a painter. In fact I held my breathe the whole way through the mandatory painting classes at uni.

Maybe jeans are not the answer to my Perfect uniform question, I wonder?

These pants- "The Sherman" might be the answer to every single question I have ever asked.
Including What shall I make for dinner? and Is there really a God?

Smith Jacket, Rib Sleeve Shirt, The Sherman Therese Rawsthorne

I could put this outfit on while its dark and not be baffled by my choice in the light of the day; I reckon.

1 comment:

  1. I feel the same about my jeans. I am so sick of hoiking them up so as not to show my...well you know, my butt crack. Has my butt crack elongated? or is it just the fact that I bend a substantial amount more chasing after two small energetic children and two enthusiastic dogs.

    I have a few jean issues recently.
    1) the butt crack issue
    2) the old fave - muffin top
    3) length dilemmas
    4) My favourite - the crutch blowout. Two pairs in two months. ya bad huh, pretty sure nothing has changed in that area.

    Anyway Jeans, I am trading you in for tights this year which does take me back to the 80's, however they dry much quicker, are cheaper and are oh soooo comfortable. Maybe I will start crimping my hair and wearing blue eyeliner too.