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She get it from her Mama…But she probably shouldn’t

Two words. Mom Jeans.
My sister and I have been on a serious search for jeans. Somehow with our ever expanding midsections, the fight to avoid the muffin top has become quite serious. An easy solution would be the mom jeans with high waist that would allow our stomachs to rest comfortably. But, we have come to realize that comfort may need to be sacrificed. The perfect jeans when you’re over 40 need to do work. They cannot go gently into that good night…They need to lift and cradle the butt, contain and flatten the stomach, and snuggly fit the legs without evoking images of Italian sausages. Seems like a lot to ask, but I think they are out there. And, with the impending cold weather, a good pair of jeans is a must. Go out, find a nice pair of fitted skinny jeans, and a pair of straight leg dark washed jeans – both of which should do some work to make you assets look as good as possible.

The holiday time is a great time to find bargains too. One of my favorite pair of jeans actually comes from New York & Company. I think we know enough not to try to wear jeans for juniors – hence the success of Not Your Daughter’s Jean. But, as we shop must fight any urge to allow ourselves to succumb to the hideousness of Mom Jeans. Happy holiday shopping – I would love to hear about your jean purchases.



Arm (full) of Coats

A hand full of coats - most of which are cute but are not sub freezing weather coats.

A hand full of coats – most of which are cute but are not sub freezing weather coats.

I thought Iā€™d figured out how to be fashionable in the winter. Last year I purchased two coats to add to the collection I had brought with me from California. One was a leather coat, which was a mistake. Leather gets very cold and seems to make the wearer even colder. The other coat was a beige wool vintage coat with a mink collar-cute but far too lightweight for New York winter. Those coats I have labeled as California Winter Coats. There is such a difference, and anyone traveling to NY with the duds they purchased in CA may be in for a very rude awakening.
Last week was the first week of consistent cold weather M-F. Monday, I wore a black coat with a mink fur collar – no scarf and I was extremely cold. Tuesday I wore a green wool coat with fur trim. Wednesday I wore a gray vintage wool I.Magnin coat, still I found myself unable to warm up. It amazed me as I ran home from the train station that I still saw New Yorkers, mostly clad in Black down coats, strolling as if the cold wasn’t searing a hole through their skin. I will have to say all the coats pictured below, while stylish have not exactly kept me warm. I am still looking for the coat the is truly going to help me brave the weather.
Blue leather - California Winter Coat

Blue leather – California Winter Coat

Vintage patchwork mink - Great for fall - not for winter.

Vintage patchwork mink – Great for fall – not for winter.

I.Magnin vintage wool - could be ok with layers underneath

I.Magnin vintage wool – could be ok with layers underneath

leather with fur trim - cute, but not totally NY winter appropriate.  But I this one I may try to make work ;-)

leather with fur trim – cute, but not totally NY winter appropriate. But I this one I may try to make work šŸ˜‰