Monday, October 1, 2012

That Day I Wore Jeggings

The fact that I'm blogging this cracks me up.

You see, last year was the first time I heard of jeggings, aka a cross between leggings and jeans. At this point the only time I had even worn leggings was under a dress and I felt like a weirdo. You know when you wear something that makes you kind of uncomfortable in the sense that you think everyone is staring at you going "what was she thinking?" - yeah, that kind of weird. 

So back to jeggings.

I started to see people wearing them. Some were good. Some were bad. Some weren't even real jeggings, they were those "pajama jean" things I've seen on infomercials, but they were trying to pass them off as jeggings, which, in fact, they weren't.

And then I saw the great twitter debate of 2011 which I shall refer to as "Team Leggings As Pants." If you missed that one it was a doozy. There were all sorts of teams. Kinda like Twilight - you know, Team Edward, Team Jacob, Team Bella...Team Tyler's Van. If you've seen the movie or read the books, you'll get that. If not, google it. It's funny.

Anyway, as it played out, two teams emerged. There were those who were pro leggings being worn as pants and those who opposed the wearing of aforementioned leggings being worn as pants. It was a heated debate. Hashtags broke out. I was confused. Was I yay or nay?! I refrained from the vote and shoved my leggings in my closet. 

And then, a couple of weeks ago I went to the store. Nestled between some mustard yellow tights and a pair of charcoal gray leggings was the dreaded jegging. It was $10. It said, "Jennnnnna, take me hoooommmme. You can wear meeeee!" 

Well, not really. My clothing doesn't usually speak to me. At least not on a good day.

But as I stood there holding the mustard yellow tights, aka the object of said shopping trip, I realized that I kind of liked the jeggings. And that I also really like tunics and I think it would kind of look cute together. And they were soft. And comfortable looking. And I wanted them. And they were only ten bucks so if I wore them once then chickened out, so be it. 

Today was the day. We had a TON of errands to run. Time to try out the jeggings. Chris saw them on me first. He did not laugh. I took that as a good sign. Then he said, "Wow, those actually look really good." I think he feared the jegging too.

And I wore them.

All day. 

And I liked it.

There. I said it. I LIKED THE JEGGINGS. And because I like to provide photographic proof of alleged jegging wearing, here. it. is. 

PS - They are actually a dark blue and look like denim, but it's hard to tell in this looovely (not) iPhone pic.

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