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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bridging the Jean Gap

I am in the auspicious position of finding a pair of jeans that will appeal to my daughter (turning 19 years old this weekend) and appeal to my husband's thrifty nature. Bill only wears Levi's and the most he has ever paid for a pair of jeans is probably $59.99.

I do not know if Scottsdale is unusual in the jeans catergory but people buy and wear many different types and styles that can easily cost in the $100-200 range. Maybe we are too close in proximity to Hollywood, California but the big name brands are all the rage.

Me, I am somewhere in the middle. I like both the "regular" and the "designer" jeans. Personally, I get really tired of seeing so many folks wearing jeans 24/7. I know, I just aged myself terribly. They just aren't that attractive to me. Especially for work. That's a major turn-off for me, unless it's Friday and you have on jeans and a nice white button-down shirt with a good belt and shoes accompanying the pants.

Here's how I attempt to bridge the family jean gap:

Me: "Hi, honey. Laura wants a pair of designer jeans for her 19th birthday. They will cost up to $200."

Bill: "Oh my God, that's ridiculous! What a waste of hard-earned money."

Me: "I know. Is it okay, or not?"

Bill: "Fine, (spoken beneath his breath: but it's going to cost you!)."

Me: "Thank you. I love you."

Ah, the joys of being some one's Mommy AND some one's Wife.

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Blogger Casey said...

Woah, that's a lot for jeans! I've never paid over $40 for any pair of pants but I'm cheap like that. Now if you find me a pair of jeans that will shave at least three sizes off of me, I'll swipe my card no matter what the cost.

January 13, 2009 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Again, I am reminded what a great deal CAbi jeans are at $89, fit wonderfully and come in different lengths!

January 14, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger dhash said...

I must be really cheap. I am with Casey. I have never paid of $40 and I am not sure I ever will. And BTW I wear jeans all the time unless it is summer.

January 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I wish I had read the blog before the meeting this morning. I would have worn something else besides my new Christmas Lee's.

January 14, 2009 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Julie!! said...

wow! 200 dollars for a pair of jeans! that's breath taking. I think that is way to much! your such a nice mom. I think that spending 200 dollars on jeans is way too much unless it's one of the only things they ask for for Christmas or a birthday. I probably would have done the same thing

January 15, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Raf said...

the "i know, but is it okay?" part cracked me up hehe you sound like u prepared yourself greatly psychologically before having this conversation hehe and i wear extremely cheap jeans, i only buy levis and ONLY ON SALE lol

January 16, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Jenni Jiggety said...

Holy Moly! Those are some spendy jeans!

January 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM  
Anonymous JimD said...

When I say jeans I mean Wrangler. Under $20 at Walmart. Yee Ha!

January 19, 2009 at 6:47 PM  

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