Old Jeans from the 1980’s

Well, since I’m on a nice “high” from my size 8 jeans purchase at LL Bean, I decided to dig out an old pair of high-wasted acid washed jeans from the 80’s. I held them up, and thought no way. They won’t fit, but guess what, they did!

Whoo hoo! I couldn’t believe it. I looked at myself in the mirror, and wow, I still couldn’t believe it. I felt so lean and thin!

Then I tried on an old high-waisted jeans skirt and it fit as well. My DH and I had a good laugh at the same time, because the clothes were soo soo old-fashioned! I mean I remember high waists, but this waist came up almost to my boobs. Well, hmm, could be my boobs are hanging a little lower these days. LOL

I also found a beautiful old embroidered skirt that belonged to my mother when she was a young adult, and that fit fairly well. It was a little too tight in the waist, but I still was thrilled!

I wish I didn’t give away all my clothes from years past. I wonder if I have any more boxes in the attic! I know I had some dresses, pants, blouses, sun dresses, etc. that would probably fit nicely now.

Size 8!! High School Baby!

We went to the LL Bean Outlet store today and found three pairs of their “favorite cut” jeans on sale and paid $26 for all three! Success!

And the ultimate best best part is that I’m now wearing a size 8! That’s the size I was in high school (I think). Or at least in my 20’s!!!

I’m thrilled since my last jeans purchase were a size 10!

Size 10 Jeans!

We went up to LL Bean Outlet this afternoon to check out jeans. I had a gift card credit.

They had a ton of clothes on sale @ 50% off! There was a small section of jeans, and I immediately picked out a couple of size 12 tall (and med tall). I had figured out previously that the classic fit was the best for my shape.

And then on a whim, I thought, why not try on a size 10!

Side note: I was a little bummed out the other day when reading a forum post. Other girls that were approximately the same weight and height as me (139 lbs, 5’8″) and they were wearing a size 8 or 10. I couldn’t understand why I was still wearing a size 12.

So, anyway, back to the size 10. In the dressing room, I tried a couple of 12’s and there was wiggle room, so on go the size 10. Bam! Yes! It fit very nicely, with even a little room to spare! And mind you, this was after lunch at Chipotle Grill!

Of course, at this point, I went back to the jeans shelves, and tried to find more size 10 Tall. I found one more and was thrilled that they together they were only about $18! Bargain shopper!

I also found a cute little spring jacket for $8.50 and a size small turtleneck for $5.

It was a great day! I am so happy that I’m wearing a size 10 now! If I remember correctly, I was in a size 7/8 in my 20’s, and I don’t anticipate that I’d ever go that low, so a size 10 is very special! :)

Finally! Jeans That FIT!

I finally found a pair of jeans that fit me comfortably, after months of searching! I’ve been trying both men’s and women’s sizes and either the waist is way too bulky, or the pants just looked too tight on me.

I finally found LL Bean’s Classic style jeans at their Freeport Maine store, while on vacation. Yay! They fit nicely and were a decent price. $30 on sale for 20% off. Final price $24. Good deal!

And I’m a size 12! I also found a cute t-shirt and I’m a medium! Wow, when was the last time I’ve worn a medium shirt? LOL