There will be an update on life in the Well of Loneliness, but first, a good thing that happened:
I came home from the beach to a package- a giant skinny denim poster tube. And inside, I found these:
My own free brand new pair of Gap’s fall legging jeans. One size smaller than I’d usually buy. I decided to try them on anyway. And oh my goodness. They fit. Like a glove. They needed rolled up at the bottom, but I’m five feet tall and even the shorter lengths always need rolled up- it’s a problem I’m used to having. Now, keep in mind. I’m no hipster. For one, I’m 33 years old and while I like to think I’m pretty cool, I’m not young enough to be “hip” anymore. I have renter’s insurance, for Pete’s sake. Also, at five feet tall and “curvy” (to be gentle on myself), I am not generally a person who roams the earth in skinny jeans. But these, well, they’re just so comfortable. They feel like really soft, worn denim, but have enough stretch that I can flop on the couch in any contortion without the slightest desire to peel them off and hop back into my sweatpants. These are jeans that keep my pants on. I kid you not. And living alone, I don’t have to wear pants at home very often… ahem.
I love the freebies I get being part of the Brand Ambassador program at Gap. Especially when they’re things I might not usually buy for myself. These jeans have given me a reason to buy boots this fall. And man, I love boots. I look forward to fall just as an excuse to wear boots. Between my muscle-y calves and thick jeans though, buying boots can be a challenge. But now that I have these, I think this may just be the year I put boots on until spring. I really like them that much. And they don’t even have the usual fitted jeans downfall. The rise is low enough not to make me feel like my grandma, and high enough that there is NO MUFFIN TOP. It’s a jeans miracle in my world.
So, because the Gap loves you too, they sent along another free jeans certificate. All you have to do is comment below with one thing you’re looking forward to this fall (fashion-related or otherwise). The random number generator picks our winner. And those of you who entered last time, will get another entry just for coming around again. So, get on it. And be sure you post using an email that you actually check, so I can let you know you won. Your entry deadline is Friday, August 20th at noon EST.