I’m not a shopper. I hate shopping. Especially for clothing. I know ‘capsule wardrobes’ are all the rage these days. People touting minimalism are the first to blab about it. However, I’ve had a small wardrobe since high school. I just do not care for fashion or clothing. I like the basics, and comfort. Jeans and t-shirts for me.
I have one pair of jeans. They’ve finally succumbed to age and ripped in the crotch. (They must be over 2 years old now.) I’ve been wearing these hole affected jeans for weeks now, because I’ve been unable to find a suitable replacement. These are from American Eagle. I’ve never worn another brand. They just fit so well. Until now. Per usual, I just hopped online and ordered the exact same design, same size. They arrived at least 4 sizes smaller and a completely different material. It’s a leggings/jeggings material.
I HATE LEGGINGS / JEGGINGS! GIVE ME REAL JEANS!!!!
I now have to return those. I bought 2 more pairs, in different styles, but my size. Sure enough, they are made of that crappy spandex material, and run much smaller. That makes 3 pairs being returned. Time to shop elsewhere.
Tonight I splurged. Based on recommendations from friends and family, I’m now expecting jeans from Torrid, Levi, and Gap. I’m not keeping them all, but I wanted a selection to try on. I’ll return those that don’t quite measure up.
This breaks down to:
- $119.71 Levi’s
- $58.24 Gap
- $88.10 Torrid
- $82.85 American Eagle
- $36.07 American Eagle
That’s $384.97 spent trying to find some decent jeans!! That amount makes me nauseous. Of course AE doesn’t allow free returns, so I’m waiting until I am near a mall to return in store. That will save me at least $15 in postage fee’s.
Fingers crossed one of these pairs works out well. I’ve been a hermit lately, due to crotch hole pants!! I guess there is a downside to a true capsule wardrobe, ha!
I used my cash back credit card for all orders and made sure to go through ebates as well. Might as well get some cash back if I have to order a ton! Were these purchases in our budget? Absolutely not. But it is what it is.