Thursday, September 6, 2012

~how's your derrière looking these days?~

Hello friends!!

How is everybody doing??

I am fantastic!

We have had more than 60 days of
s  u  n  s  h  i  n  e!!!!!!

this time of year is seriously
amazing in the Pac NW....
warm, sunny & just perfect.....

it's really too bad it has to end! :(
but it will ~ it'll give way to rain
rain rain rain rain rain rain
rain rain rain rain rain rain
rain rain rain rain rain

in just about another month or so....

ok ~ where am I going with this??
you saw the post title &
you're thinkin' whaaaaaaat
is she talkin' about today??

well I came across this on pinterest
the other day......
and my daughter, Kenzie & I were
just shocked at what we found.....

.......drumroll please.......

do you suffer from mom butt?

jeans on the left Old Navy
same bottom, on the right, in LA Idol
{never even heard of that brand to be honest
with you....but you know me....I spend all my time
adoring linen & pillows & such...:)}

what a difference!

holy cow....I'm afraid I've been

now this is NOT my butt!
she's only like 50 years younger than me...

meet Rachel....
she is just adorable....and has quite
the thriving blog of over 40,000 followers!

 she recently made quite the case
against Gap & Old Navy being
manufacturers of the dreaded
"Mom Jean"

check this out.....

now I'm no fashion ninja...
but I think I would've felt somewhat safe
wearing Gap jeans????

not so!

"oh no you don't, 'miss 40 somethin'.....
don't be puttin' that behind of yours
in those babys!"

need more proof?

crazy huh??

Run over to her blog & check it out for
more compelling evidence
the mom jean.....

and what timing to uncover this information!

my girls (3 of them + a friend)
forced  me to buy new jeans
on Saturday....

have you heard of Miss Me's??
only a hundred smackers....yikes!

but I tried them on "just to see"
if all my crazy working out
& squats & lunges & deadlifts
& ballet squats etc...
made any difference on this here derriere...

and my girls freaked!
they were like ~
"mom! you rock those jeans!!"
to use their words exactly....
now mind you ~ they are used to seeing
me slough about in my old levis....
(actually cut off levis to be more precise...;) )

so I bought them.

you wanna picture?

k next time...hehehe
 I promise.....

got no photographer here right now so
tomorrow ok? hehe

AND I also got some super cute

very similar to this picture!
now don't be thinkin this lovely
gorgeous blonde is me ok?
I think she's a celebrity
of some sort!

but I really like this whole outfit
and "need" some jeans like hers now...
oh and the sweater...
um, and the necklace....
well, ok her figure too, would be nice...

so run to your closet
grab your gap or old navy jeans
p.u.t.   t.h.e.m.  o.n.
and check yourself out...

are you wearing mom jeans?

if yes, burn them.
proceed to Macy's/Nordstrom/Buckle
and grab yourself a new pair...

if no, congratulations
you are one lucky duck with boo-tay of yours! :)

{or you're just hugely self confident &
you should applaud yourself, regardless!! :)}

Have a wonderful day!!



{denim images via here}
{the rest from here}


Anne said...

Shut the front door! Holy cow what a difference.I just lost weight I had to by smaller YAY jeans.But I lost more again.Now I am wearing a belt keeping up my vera wang jeans.I may have to go out shopping for another pair soon.I am a Mom but I don't want Mom jeans LOL! I am in my 40's trying to look like I am in my 30's :-)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Hahahah.. I have always said they did. Gap and Old Navy that is. Never liked their jeans. This 40 something Mom is not ready for 'Mom Butt' I am all about express and other brands that compliment. I am petite... 5'2" and tiny.. so finding jeans that fit right can be a challenge for me.
Thanks for sharing. I got a good giggle again ( saw article when it first came out)
Cheers, Gee

Chris said...

.....and your point is? hahaha. Here's my theory - if they stress anywhere, take them off! Of course my teenage granddaughters would argue this with me in a heart beat!

Kate said...

Oh Shellagh
You got me thinking girl. I am heading on over right now. What a great post it brought a huge bright spot into my day!
So glad that you still have some beautiful weather left!
hugs to you

primjillie said...

Honestly, I don't look at myself much from the back so I don't care. If they feel good and look good overall, I'm a happy camper. Comfort is the most important to me....

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Katherine Wolak said...

And Im gonna totally run over and see! Its all in the cut, I guess! :) Thanks for this!


Tricia said...

I read her post awhile back, wow, what a difference in brands! I really need some new pants, but I want to lose a few pounds first. I can definitely say that when I do go shopping there will be no mom jeans for me though :)

Sandi said...

WOW~ Didn't know a pair of jeans could make that much difference! I have a hard time fitting them to this body as I need petite as well. CRAZY!! I like to think I am not suffering from "mom butt"...LOL!!

It's me said...

What a great post !! make me laugh today......because i do not believe it are the same person's....hahahahaahha!!...i will take a look at her blog now...happy

PURA VIDA said...

funny...of all the photos..what caught my eye was that little pot of bulbs on that rustic table? I am so not into cloths at this stage of my life...and it shows! I look like a hobo most days. Have a great weekend!

Heaven's Walk said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR....!!!! Does this mean I can stop working out....???? lolol! Cuz I will in a heartbeat.

My hiney is the FIRST thing I look at when I'm buying jeans. (Weird, but true.) I dream about having a cute bootie and have been on a lifelong journey to find the perfect pair of jeans that will make it look that way. You made my day, sista!!!! ♥♥♥

Ok....I'm digging through the couch cushions til I find $100. I NEEEEEED some jeans like this to make this 50 y/o bum look like it's morphed back 30 years.


xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said... your first installment of "Bootilicious Fridays".....??


xoxo laurie

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Ha ha! As I was reading this post I was thinking you should try Miss Me's. I have only worn them (or Rock Revivals) for several years now because of that very reason. They are so much more comfortable then gap/old navy, too. I hope you show us yours! :)


P.S. I've been coveting your linens and pillows and finally ordered some yesterday (maybe the day's all a blur!) and can't wait to get them! So fun!

Anonymous said...

i checked out the grasping for objectivity blog to see what the fuss was about...i just find it incredible that there are that many people worrying about what their butt looks like. get a life.

Anonymous said...

There isn't a woman alive that doesn't want to look nice. We all just might not admit it.

I think that's a great thing to think about before you go jeans shopping. I can't seem to find a good pair for me. I'll definitly be checking my behind in the mirror before I buy :).


toves sammensurium said...

And now I just found out How fun a post about blue jeans and mum buttar can be.... You are hillarious as usual!!!!

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I CANNOT believe the differences in those pictures!!! I am going to have too look into this further!

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