I have a pair of Gap jeans that I only use for special occasions. They are dark, dark blue, and when paired with black, high heeled shoes they are dressy in a casual, but elegant way.
Very European. Very Town & Country.
This past Saturday night my husband and I were invited to a Christmas party, and casual elegance was the attire of the night. I reached for my black tuxedo-style jacket, pulled out my high heeled black shoes (for one night, I would put beauty before comfort), and then reached for my Gap jeans.
As always, I held my breath as I started to put them on...one pound in the wrong direction and they wouldn't fit.
I also held my breath because that's the only way to zip them up.
Not only did they fit, but they also looked good (my husband's words). AND I was actually having a good hair night. A wonderful life, indeed.
But like Cinderella and her ball, I knew I had to follow a very simple but important rule when wearing these jeans: any function I attend while wearing them has to be a stand up affair involving walking around and mingling.
In other words, these jeans are not made for sitting; if I do...buttons will pop, zippers will unravel, and seams will burst.
Imagine Bruce Banner's clothes when he transforms into the Incredible Hulk.
So I wore my Gap jeans to the party. I walked around and mingled.
And after a couple of people asked if I had lost weight (I LOVE those jeans!), I didn't even mind all that standing.
Sheesh. Who needs to sit, anyway?