Well, I’m ticking through my to do list. “Write blog posts” is one item. It’s something I never seem to get around to. I have a lot of time on my hands these days and you would think I would do it. But here’s the thing, I don’t get paid to do it. Also, there are usually more (seemingly) important things for me to do. Plus, who cares? Well maybe a few people. I mean, I care about clothing and outfits and such. It’s a beautiful diversion and I especially feel good when I see other people making conscious choices and sharing their personal lives.
So jeans. I have a lot of jeans. But no white jeans. And since the beginning of the year I have been on a low-buy challenge which has been really good for me. To date I’ve bought only one sweater (which I didn’t end up keeping) and one pair of jeans: the above pictured jeans from Gap. They were the second pair I tried on. (The first pair were from Madewell and they did not flatter me!) I ordered these white jeans on a whim when I was buying some things for my daughter on Gap.com. They looked promising—high waisted, off white, straight leg… When they arrived, I was instantly in love. They fit so well in the butt and the waist. So comfy! And, I love the button fly. They were exactly what I was looking for. I couldn’t believe it could be that easy. Plus, with discounts and all, they were only $41. The only thing that would have been better is if they were from a sustainable brand.
White jeans are something I have been wanting for a while. I thought they’d be perfect in my fall/winter capsule wardrobe. I looked and looked. I found a few options and saved them on Pinterest. When I think of adding something to my wardrobe, I have to really want it, really need it and if possible, buy it used or responsibly made. Ideally it is something that I don’t have and will mix well with my other items. I decided that, from now on, if I was going to add something, I would only get it if it was really special. I saved my clothing allowance and planned a trip to Manhattan (a 2 hour drive away). I wanted to go to a handful of stores I really like, stores I don’t have near me, to see the clothes in person. I focused in on Greenwich Village/Soho and chose Sézane, Everlane, & Other Stories, and Maison Scotch. I was prepared to spend more than usual, make an investment. At this point, I’m not going to NY. Well, not any time soon. But I’m okay with it.
If you’re looking for versatile addition to your wardrobe, I think a pair of high-waist, straight-ish pair of white denim could be just the thing. I really don’t know if shopping for clothes is where anyone’s head is at right now. I bought these at the very beginning of March and haven’t really worn them much. Yesterday I pulled out all my Spring/Summer clothes and packed away all the Fall/Winter clothes. It was a first-day-of-spring activity I had been looking forward to. It was very satisfying. And my new jeans look very pretty hanging in my closet. I hope you are holding up under these scary times. I hope you’re keeping it really simple and finding things that make you happy. And reaching out to others however you can.