Until December 23, 2010, I was a city girl. I had daily lattes, shopped a little too often, relied on public transportation, and rejected the thought of ever living in the country. When my husband and I decided to leave it all for West Texas to farm, life changed completely. Read my “Farmwife Confessions” to learn about the transition.
Two weeks ago, I had an out of body experience. I was buying rhinestone studded jeans at Cavender’s in Lubbock, Texas. Midway through the shopping trip, I ran for the bathroom, looked at myself in the mirror, and wondered who the heck am I?
Just a month before that, I was in Washington D.C., shopping at Ann Taylor Loft, buying slinky shirts that would take me from office wear to happy hour attire without having to change.
And now. Rhinestone jeans. At Cavender’s.
And what’s more, I LOVE these jeans.
It all started innocently enough. Russell needed to buy some work boots, so we headed to Cavender’s. As he tried on the 57th pair of boots, I decided to check out the women’s section. I was lured in by signs that said 50 percent off. I just can’t resist a sale.
I tried on some skinny jeans and trouser jeans – all in line with my normal wardrobe. Unhappy with those, Russell’s mom encouraged me to try on the rhinestone jeans. Looking them over, I immediately knew I wouldn’t like them. I didn’t want to go back and watch Russell try on more boots, though. I decided to at least put the jeans on, and I instantly fell in love.
They’re long enough to wear high heels. They have the right amount of stretch. They’re fun and flirty. And when I showed Russell, he commented on how good they make my bum look (Isn’t he sweet?!). That’s the recipe for a great pair of jeans. Even if they do have rhinestones.
So, as I looked at myself in the mirror in the Cavender’s bathroom, I ended up kinda proud of myself for opening my mind and embracing a little bit of my new country life.