The other morning, I ventured out of the house a bit earlier than I typically do to meet some friends at a coffee shop. It was an early coffee to kick start a birthday. While my girlfriend was celebrating her coming into a new age, I was also celebrating a first.
It was a bit rainy and there were puddles scattered through out the parking lot and sidewalks, that particular morning. Now this may sound really funny to like 95% of you reading this, but I was in complete amazement that the bottom of my jeans were soaking wet. I was wearing flats and my new jeans were so LONG that they hit the ground and may I add, maybe even puddle a bit. In these jeans, I could actually wear a small heel and make my legs look even longer. Woah!
Dun, Dun, Dun, Dun! Do you hear the music playing behind me as my arms raise up to the sky and the heavens open?
I had to joke about it in that moment because mind you, never, ever in thirty some years have pants been too long for me. Yep, 5'11" in case you forgot the stats. And to top off this breakthrough moment these jeans are so damn comfortable. They have a secret weapon in jean technology, but don't tell anyone, it's just between you and me.
The next time you slip into a pair of jeans, check the label. If you see 100% cotton, like most of my other jeans you are not living to your full jean potential. Unless those 100% cotton jeans are super comfy, don't cut into your waist or aren't too tight in the thighs. Hmmm... Lucky you.
98% Cotton, 2% Lycra has changed my life. My weight fluctuates more rapidly than gas prices these days. One day I am feeling good, the next I wonder where did all that skin come from?! On some mornings, I stare into my jean drawer and look dazed and confused, not sure what to do. On those same mornings, I usually open up the drawer directly above and pull out something with a drawstring waist. Sigh. But not with the 2% lycra, I know my comfy jeans will take me through the day.
Technology, what a beautiful thing.