I have never been the most trendy person. In fact, since I am a bargain shopper. I am always behind on the fashion trends. I refuse to buy things until they go on sale which means I end up wearing them when they are going out of style. I also am not real comfortable in sporting the new styles as soon as they come out. I have to watch other people don them for awhile until I get used to the look and slowly gain confidence to adopt the style myself. So, for about 5 months now, I have been paying attention to the skinny jean with high boots look. It's so cute on other girls but I just didn't feel like I could pull it off. I've been into many clothing stores and tried on many pairs of skinny jeans and even bought 2 pairs only to return them. However, yesterday, after my retail therapy session I finally took the plunge. I bought boots that were on sale which meant they were not returnable and I also bought my first official pair of skinny jeans (I took the tags off and threw away the receipt which makes them "official").
The result of my fashion conscious purchases are sore feet, indented legs, and a what is sure to develop into a bladder infection. Allow me to elaborate. In order for skinny jeans to look half way decent on me, they have to be asphyxiatingly tight. The process of putting them on is quite difficult. It involved holding my breath, squatting up and down, and lots of tugging. By the time I got them on I was sweating and I think I had what felt like rug burns on both my knees. When I sat down in my car, I could feel the seams indenting into my legs and I found myself relying on the promise of the girl in the store, "You're supposed to buy them tight, they'll stretch out as the day goes on." About 3 hours into my day, I began to feel pretty confident in my new look. People at work were complimenting my cute boots and I was feeling pretty good about myself. Then the urge to pee hit me. But I thought about the process of getting my jeans on in the morning and I decided that it would be quite a shame if I went to the bathroom and was stuck in there for the rest of the day because I could not get my jeans to go back up. Thus, I held it...held it...and held it some more until my bladder was about to explode. I finally braved the bathroom and with a bit of a battle was able to get my jeans back on. By the end of the day although the jeans finally did stretch, I felt as though the seams of the jeans would be permanently engraved in my leg, my feet were throbbing, and I was having major stomach cramps from refusing to pee. Why do women do these things to look cute? Is it really worth it?...the answer to that is YES! Fashion over comfort ladies, right? I am just going to have to tough it out. Besides, my purchases are non-returnable so I might as well get some use out of them!