Me: What do you think of my jeans?
Rob [furrowing his brow]: Turn around? [thinks for a minute] There's something about the waistband...
Me: They give me an ass that I don't really have.
Rob: It's kind of...elongated. It's almost too much ass. They definitely change your shape.
Me [turning back around]: Well, they're high-waisted, wide-leg jeans. They're gonna to do that.
Rob [tentatively]: It actually makes it look like you've gained a little weight.
Me: Huh. But...in an attractive way?
Rob [apologetic]: Not really.
Me: Yeah, so I've been walking around, feeling pretty sexy in them. But they're not sexy?
Rob: Not really.
Me [shrugging]: Okay, so I won't wear them when I'm trying to look sexy...for you.
So my husband doesn't care for them, but I still think the jeans rock. And not just because they're my "skinny jeans" (as in, "those jeans women keep around, hoping to fit into," not style-wise, obviously). I like them so much, I styled them two ways.
And the kitty approves.
Striped top* - MICHAEL by Michael Kors, thrifted
(not sexy) Jeans - Old Navy, thrifted
Pearl bracelet - Actually a necklace, formerly my mom's
Necklace - Phi Beta Kappa key, mine (Aww yeah, baby!),
a tiny homage to Rachael's stylish brain-scan
Floral top - Tulle, thrifted
Black flats - Target, circa 2004
Brown heels - Dr. Scholl's
*I have no business owning this top. It's a Petite size, and there is nothing petite about me. I'm just shy of 5'9", with a looong torso. Oh, and the tie on the shoulder needs to be ironed, and I don't iron. (I don't even know where my iron is.)
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Your turn, fashionistas: do you have something in your closet that makes you feel fabulous, but that your life-companion-person is all "hmm, not so much" about?