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I love a good fashion trend.

Which is exactly why I once upon a time owned 14 pairs of leg warmers, 37 neon bracelets and enough scrunchies to dress the Von Trapp family.

That was 1986.

But I no longer embrace every trend that shows up in Vogue. Or Lucky. Or the local department store circular.

Like this bright colored jeans thing…

When did it become okay to wear orange pants unless you are part of some kind of marine fire rescue operation?

I’m sorry but I refuse to be a part of this fad. Here is why…

1. The whole point of jeans is to be able to wear them again and again without having to wash them. If a mom doesn’t have a tissue for her kid, she can actually wipe the snot on her jeans and those pants are still fresh the next day. (Or at least I’ve heard that some moms do this.) Kelly green denim will just not hide this kind of thing.

2. How often can you wear a pair of these crazy bright pants? They can’t fly under the radar like blue denim.ย  I can already hear the neighborhood folk, “There goes Kelcey again in those purple jeans. That girl is determined to get her money’s worth out of those.”

3. I’m not a princess (at least last I checked).

4. This is just the sort of trend that disappears as soon as you finally cave and purchase a pair. Let’s not all forget that we once wore stretch stirrup pants.

STIRRUP PANTS. What the hell?!

So it’s settled.

We aren’t doing it.

Oh crap.

I don’t know what happened. They looked so cute in the store. I caved. Okay?! I caved. They were so pretty and aqua and fun.

You can’t see the snot on them, can you?

36 Responses to bright colored jeans

  • Student Mom says:

    AND… they’re all skin tight… not like in the 90’s when they were multicoloured actual denim-type denims.
    Good with boots! I may cave by the end of the weekend too.

  • well…the thing is, I bought a pair of pinkish-red Lucky jeans way back in the day and they’ve faded to this lovely sort of brick color (I think it’s lovely, anyway) and I’ve decided (because I am SUCH a fashion-forward sort of gal) that this red is simply an new neutral and I wear them all the time. I *could* wipe snot or dirt or cookie crumbs or whatever on them, if I *were* that kind of mom. I mean, I could. And it probably wouldn’t show. Much. Or it might show and I just don’t have time to give a shit. Much. Plus I figure people will be blinded by the metallic pinkish clogs that I like to wear with the red jeans, so who can see the child-related goo. Tessaclogs.com – best clogs in the biz, swear to god. Your pants look fab.

  • KD says:

    Now this post cracks me up, because I own the same turq pants and I realized that I seem to always wear them on Wednesdays when I see my son’s Hebrew school teacher. She has even commented! Last Wednesday I had to consciously remember to grab something else from the closet.

  • Megan says:

    You look great! Instead of shopping, I might go dig up my old stirrup pants and start the next come back trend.

  • Honest Mum says:

    I love, love, love them. You are princess aren’t you? A funny blogging princess. Topshop in the UK actually do coloured maternity jeans and although I’m not yet big enough for their maternity range yet I’m seriously considering!

  • Heidi says:

    Love them! I caved and bought a pair of orange jeans (before Kate wore hers, I swear!) after having the same argument with myself you did. I love them, though, and am definitely getting my money’s worth.

    You look super cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • But you look FABULOUS! And anyone who can wear skinny jeans SHOULD WEAR THEM to make up for the fact that I cannot. And aqua skinny jeans…well…that’s just exponentially better than regular old skinny jeans.

    HOW DO YOU LOOK SO GOOD AFTER THREE PREGNANCIES?!?!?!?!? Please have your stomach tell my stomach to retract.

    I say wear ’em with pride. Even multiple times in the same week. You look INCREDIBLE and people will be more focused on how envious they are of your figure instead of the fact that you’ve worn the same pants three days in a row and they now have snot and playground dirt and last night’s dinner on them.

  • daphne says:

    I admit, I bought a purple pair a few years ago (what? me? ahead of the curve?) and gave them away after 2 years past without them making it out of the drawer.
    But I do like those orange ones…

  • Andi says:

    I totally agree with all the reasons not to buy them, but they do look great on you! So I think you made a good choice!

  • alison says:

    i laugh out loud when i read your blog every day.
    this one makes me want to pull out my lime green jeans (at least they would also hide my kids’ snot).
    thank you!

  • Kerri says:

    They look fabulous Kelcey! Just wait till your girls are older! I had on a similar pair of jeans, shirt & hoodie. I picked one of my daughters up from high-school. She gets in the van & takes one look at me, then shouts, “Mom are you kidding me?” I say, “What?” She says, “You are wearing exactly the same outfit I am wearing!” Ooops! She left on the bus before I was out of bed, so I didn’t know what she was wearing. I think she then mumbled something under her breath!

    Ssssshhhh. I still find it amusing when people comment it is nice to see sisters hanging out together. LOL! My kids aren’t as amused as I am though. That’s okay people are messed up when my 8 year old (or even younger foster children in the past) called me “mom” and my 4 year old grandson calls me, “Grandma”!

  • Hollienoel says:

    I was soooo close to ordering the cute chalky hot pink jeggings Old Navy was hawking a couple of months ago, but I figured that bright denim on a pregnant lady was just asking for it. I would have felt cute at the time, then seen the pics 6 months later and cussed out all of my friends for not saying how awful they looked, ha ha.

  • laurie says:

    Your jeans rock and you look great. I did it too. I couldn’t resist a pair of neon pink J Brand jeans that I had seen in a magazine and my 7-year-old daughter insisted I buy (who am I to fight her fashion-sense)? Yes, I may be a little old and yes – this neon fad is our second time around. But … moms should have fun too!

  • They look cute! I am totally into this fashion trend. I loved it in 1986 and I love it now. And it’s not so “out there” that one can’t break the usual rule of, “If you were old enough to wear it the first time around, you’re too old for it now.”

    At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

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