Sunday, March 22, 2015

My Love/Hate Relationship With Pants, Part I... or what I found appealing.

You know, fodder for the blog can be found in a plethora of places, particularly when it's been a slow project week.   

Lately, there's been a lot of talk about pants.

First, a mommy blogger decided to let the world know that she is no longer wearing yoga pants or leggings because she doesn't want to entice random men to look at her. 




These are not yoga pants.  These are jeans, which are my pants of choice.  Except on school days. (Courtesy NY Daily News)

Let me just say that I feel her pain.  I am so TIRED of random men being enticed by the sight of me  think that (for me) yoga pants should be worn to yoga in.  Or around the house when you're feeling a little Buddhist/Hindu/Jainist or maybe just sick and tired of it all.  Granted, there are a million young women out there who look INCREDIBLE in yoga pants or leggings or skinny jeans, but I? Do not. So I will not be wearing yoga pants in public, either.  I will be wearing my baggy sweatpants, even though Eva tells me not to.  Which brings us to the other hot topic of the moment...

Eva Mendes bravely came forward with the statement that the number one cause of divorce in America was sweatpants.
Apparently, unbeknownst to the rest of us, sweatpants have a lot of power.  Not money; not infidelity; but SWEATPANTS!  Like the ones I wear when I walk.


                                             These are not my sweatpants, but they are pretty darn close!


I realize that Ms. Mendes has said that she was kidding/being sarcastic/whatever, but I'm not so sure.  Perhaps she has more experience with sweatpants than the common person.  (Hear that, Gwyneth?) Maybe she has infiltrated their underground lair and overheard the plot to destroy American families, one by one.  And if sweatpants begin the revolution, what's next?  Hair Scrunchies?

I, for one, am taking cover.














12 comments:

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

I wear all the above and have men looking at me all the time, and it's when i wear all the above with my 5 inch heels that I feel my sexiest

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Would you believe I do not now, or never have, owned a pair of sweat pants? lol...and no way am I appearing in public in yoga pants either....lol xo Diana

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

hahahahahaha!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I am lucky that Magoo thinks my sweat pants are cute. :)

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

The first thing I do when I get home from work is remove: makeup (what's left of it by end of day), bra, and clothes with buttons or zippers. Sweats ( I prefer loungewear) make me happy: Happy Wife: Happy Life!

Junkchiccottage said...

LOL!!!!You go girl. Sweatpants need a spokeswomen. I elect you!
Kris

Good Time Charlie said...

This is a very controversial subject! I have a split personality when it comes to Yoga Pants workout wear. I would live my life in them, but I don't want to ruin the two nice pairs of workout pants I still own that don't have paint on them. I also enjoy wearing things that do not have saw dust, paint or plain dirt on them (but they are not nearly as comfortable). The sawdust/paint covered work clothes win out, but every once in a while my husband will make a comment that it might be nice to see me in something else when he comes home from work. And trust me, he is not the high maintenance type of man that requires a high maintenance type of wife. Point taken, I make it a point to put on a shirt that requires buttoning, instead of just a hole in the top to put my head through and pants that actually might reveal some of my shape....once a week ;)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Yoga pants are contributing to my dieting downfall. They falsely convince me that all is okay. They stretch to accommodate that extra helping of pasta. And fries. I'm tempted to get a full time office job just for the fact that it would force me to wear pants with zippers. And buttons. Or snaps (though, snaps are dangerous since they so easily unsnap ...) ;)

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Good conversation. I forgot to get married in the first place so I can wear sweatpants with wild abandon. If not taken literally Eva has a point, but on the other hand, does Eva's daily chore list include the same things as a typical woman? What does she wear when she's scrubbing the kitchen floor? Doing her 5th load of laundry for the day? Extracting cat pukes stains from the carpet? What's that you say? She has 'assistance'?

Andrea said...

I can't decide if I should stop wearing yoga pants or start doing yoga.

andi filante said...

Hahaha! Okay, love this post. I'm gonna be scratching my head (or my butt) all day wondering about this strange Oregon woman. Meanwhile, I'm going to don my yoga pants and go visit my jeweler. No really...I am.

-andi

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