Monday, January 5, 2009

Bubba's Mom Has Got it Going On

So, some of you who have been around here a while might remember my Hallelujah jeans. For those of you who don't remember, it's these:

Gap curvy boot cut jeans. Those babies? Don't come cheap. In fact, I only have one pair because $69.50 for a pair of jeans, even Hallelujah jeans, is not something I'm going to be shelling out all that often for. In fact, the pair that I have was a combo birthday/Christmas present last year. All year I've checked the Gap site periodically, but those things just don't go on sale. Well, they DO, but $52 (which is their current sale price) is still too steep for me.

I came into a leetle bit of money over Christmas and since having only one pair of jeans that you actually like is pretty limiting when jeans are pretty much all you wear in your down time, I decided to head to the Gap outlet to see if I could score a good deal.

A quick aside -- it is just me, or are outlet prices just not as good as they used to be? Outlet used to mean cheap. Sure, it also usually meant shoddy, but still, cheap is cheap. And if you had a really good eye, you could usually find whatever you were looking for with no visible flaws for a really good price. Now? Not so much.

Anyhoo, at the outlet those Gap curvy bootcut jeans were still $39.50. $39.50!!! That's closer to what I would consider a regular price, not OUTLET prices. Sheesh.

There was a Lee outlet right next to the Gap outlet and I started to go in, but then thoughts of that hilarious mom jeans sketch from Saturday night live started flashing through my head and I couldn't bring myself to go in. The last time I looked at Lee jeans the options were, shall we say, somewhat limited. And yes, I'm a jeans snob. Sort of.

I shopped around a little more, went back to the Gap and walked around with a pair of $39.50 jeans for a while and then finally put them back.

As I was walking to the car I decided to just check out the Lee store. Just to see what they had, you know. Market research, so to speak. I picked out several pair and headed to the dressing room. There were a couple of pair that definitely had me channeling Tina Fey


But then I found them. These, to be exact:

Lee midrise, bootcut jeans. They may not be Hallelujah jeans, but for only $21? They're heaven sent.

And back then? I was trying to recapture my post-baby body in a pair of jeans. While I haven't completely reclaimed my post baby physique (I frankly think that's an impossible dream), with the help of Weight Watchers I am pretty close to my pre-baby weight. And I like the way I look in jeans again. Especially $21 jeans. Halle-freakin-lujah!

11 comments:

HalfAsstic.com said...

You know what? If Lee would take the time and effort to do their photo shoots...well, a little classier, their jeans would look about the same as Gap.
Good job on the purchase!

Laurel said...

Congrats. I love a good buy. But I have to say that today I am envious of any hallelujah jeans. My under the belly maternity jeans are killing me! And I know it will be quite some time before I am back in my favorite jeans. Quite some time...a baby at 38??? What was I thinking???

Laurel said...

PS: Thanks for the shout out. I hope you fully enjoyed your float days. I had one today. It was wonderful.

Fannie said...

Shopping for jean is the absolute worst. I'd rather try on swim suits. And you're right - outlet malls are not what they were ten years ago.

Burgh Baby said...

Yay for good jeans! I will admit that I have found the Hallelujah jeans for as little as $14 dollars at a regular Gap store. It requires some major stalking, but it has happened.

Mir said...

You are skinny and gorgeous! I'd love a pair of hallelujah jeans. Heck, I'd settle for a pair that don't make me cuss when I put 'em on....

calicobebop said...

You've given me the courage to shop for jeans again. I'm pretty picky too...

Oh - and about outlet prices? You are not wrong, they have definitely gone up. I'm thinking it has something to do with bribing the Starbucks to open a bistro in the area. Maybe not.

Debbie said...

I think we get better deals if we just lurk on the internet. You are right about the outlet prices. And jean shopping rates right up there with swimsuits. I am currently rocking some Old Navy sweetheart fits but I am always worried I look like those SNL chicks. Isn't that funny that we worry about that?

Meg said...

I lvoe the mom jeans sketch!

Glad you were able to find Heaven sent jeans for cheap. I'm a fan of DKNY's and they're expensive, 60 bucks a pair, but I LOVE them so it's a worthwhile investment.

Katie in MA said...

I think thee should christen them the EverydayGodddess jeans. :)

(But only because it's shorter than "Holy Hell I Look Hott!" jeans!)

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