I went shopping last week. I had wanted to purchase a pair of white jeans all summer long and now that summer is almost over, I finally found a pair of white jeans at Lord & Taylor. The best was that there was only one pair left on the rack and they were my size, the second best was that the jeans fit me to a tee, the third best was that the jeans were on sale, and the fourth best was that I had a 20 percent discount coupon on top of the sale.
No they didn’t pay me to take the jeans out of the store…but it almost felt like they did. (When I want to purchase something I am such a good rationalizer. No, I’m better than a rationalizer, I’m beginning to think that perhaps I am becoming a frugalista like the frugalista blogger I met at the BlogHer conference a week ago. Do you know that this woman created the word ‘frugalista’?)
Soooo, I took my white jeans home. And when I tried them on again in my walk-in closet and looked in the mirror (I have a full length mirror in my walk in closet), I realized that the reason why they made my tummy look so small was because they are a special brand of jeans. Yes, I found the jeans I had read about over a year ago in People Style Watch magazine. I found the jeans made especially for baby boomer women.
My new white jeans are made by the ‘Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Company’ (NYDJ). No wonder I like these jeans. I’ve tried on many, many brands of jeans that my daughter wears and they never fit me. They are either too tight, too low cut, too wide, or too long (my new white jeans were too long too, but they only needed a little hem, not 10 inches taken off like some of the popular brands that my twentysomething daughter wears).
According to the NYDJ label attached to my jeans, “NYDJ cannot be held responsible for any positive consequence that may arise due to my fabulous appearance when wearing my Tummy Tuck Jean,” says Lisa Rudes-Sandel, the founder of this fabulous jean company. “You can thank me later,” adds Lisa.
Lisa is right. I did have positive consequences with my white jeans. It happened two days after I purchased my NYDJ white jeans. It happened when I was having my jeans hemmed at the cleaners on Friday. I was standing tall in my NYDJ jeans as the tailor measured the hem. Another boomer woman came into the store to pick up her cleaning and turned to see me in my jeans. “What fabulous white jeans,” she said, “they fit you great, where did you get them?” “Thank you, thank you,” I replied as I smiled, “Lord & Taylor on sale.”
According to NYDJ, their jeans with the “Flatten Your Tummy” double “criss cross” feature also lift my buttocks and allow me to look and feel one size smaller.” (I am a size 4, so the one size smaller isn’t the biggest benefit, but the buttocks lift is a definite plus. Thank you Lisa, your jeans are the best.
I think I will have to purchase another pair of these jeans in blue denim and maybe black denim too (I do need new jeans for casual jean Fridays at work). I read on the NYDJ website that these jeans are top sellers at nordstrom.com. I know where I’m headed the next time I want a new pair of jeans for the Fall.
However, I also may have to stop at Lord & Taylor and pick up a pair of the Ellen Tracy “Elton” leopard-print pony hair pumps (that I just saw in the new Fall catalog) to go with my next pair of NYDJ jeans. Ooh, just read that animal prints are ‘in’ for Fall fashionistas (notice I didn’t say for ‘frugalistas’ there is a BIG difference between the two – or maybe not, I guess frugalistas can also be fashionistas, right?).
Can’t wait to get my September Vogue and InStyle mags – hope my mailbox is still standing after the 800+ page issues arrive.
Ummm, Judi, you look so tiny in the white jeans because you ARE tiny. I guess I'll have to try this brand but I bet my bottom dollar my stomach won't look as flat as yours!
Palymama – Thanks for your comment. You are so sweet.