Friday, December 14, 2012
Friday is jeans day in our office. I work in the front office of a high school, and, since we greet the public, we try to dress fairly nicely all week. But every Friday, I look forward to coming to work in jeans.
The pair I'm wearing today are my current favorites and have a special place in my heart. They are evidence of a NSV by being a size 7R (after living in size 18 for years, 7 seems a bit surreal!), but, more importantly, they were the Princess's jeans before she grew out of them! She grew UP out of them, because she is an Amazon compared to me (she has 3 inches on me!) As I started making my way down the scale and she kept growing taller, I started going through her Goodwill piles for at-home shopping sprees. Nothing tickles me more than to fit into something of hers, and I love kicking around in the shirts whose sleeves are too short for her and the jeans that are high-waters on her now. As a matter of fact, she complimented me on an outfit the other day, and I bragged that I had put it together myself (she serves as my fashion consultant as well). She said "yes, I think everything you're wearing is yours", until I showed her the black shoes I'd rescued from her pile last month :-)
I'm so grateful to be able to share clothes/shoes with my darling daughter, and to be a role model for her about the payoff of a healthy lifestyle!