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You can keep your low-rise jeans and your jeggings

Clearly Gap doesn’t read my blog. If they did, they’d know how I feel about jeggings. At my age and all.

I don’t wear jeggings. I have tried them on and felt like an anatomical model.

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Time to put away childish things

Me, quoting the Bible? I KNOW.

But it’s the only appropriate phrase I could come up with for this post.

In recent years, I have been blessed [ha!] with great storage space, much more than is normal for city life. These are two of my four closets in my present apartment.

The issue is that I have expanded to fill the space, all while doing a bit of unfortunate expanding myself. Stupid thirties. As a result, I have too many pairs of expensive jeans that no longer fit occupying under-the-bed boxes stashed in various parts of my apartment. The closets are full.

I hung onto the jeans, figuring I’d get my act together and lose the weight.

Here’s the thing: I neglected to account for the fact that as I inch closer to forty, low-rise jeans would be the last damn thing I wanted to wear. It’s hard to remember how or why I ever wore jeans with a six or seven inch rise. Also, some of the jeans are white.

Those days are over. Good riddance, youth.

[PS If you’re young, thinner than me and might want to buy some Citizens of Humanity and 7 for All Mankind jeans cheap, email BadChicklette at Gmail]

Twitter Spotlight: Wendy Brandes

Wendy Brandes makes such cool wearable art that in 2012, she was named Fashion Group International’s Rising Star for fine jewelry.

I have posted about some of Wendy’s inventive jewelry on my blog before including here and here. Now I get to feature the woman herself (and also her loved ones).

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@WendyBrandes: Kindness and acceptance.

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OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@WendyBrandes: Frankness.

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@WendyBrandes: Sincerity.

OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@WendyBrandes: A fabulous dinner with friends, outside, on a warm June night.

OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@WendyBrandes: A world without chocolate or Champagne.

OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character

@WendyBrandes: The Wife of Bath from the Canterbury Tales.

OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink

@WendyBrandes: See above! (Chocolate and Champagne.)

OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without

@WendyBrandes: Red lipstick, high heels, big rings, silly pets, WiFi.

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OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)

@WendyBrandes: Visiting the moai on Easter Island.

@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life? (this question came via @floridagirlindc)

@WendyBrandes: I’ve met a lot of them already!

@OneChicklette: What is your most under appreciated tweet? (this question came via @MikeKelton)

@WendyBrandes: “Choosing an iPhone case is the new version of picking a binder for school.”

OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant

@WendyBrandes: “Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?”

OneChicklette: Random shout out (can be a person, your business, a web site, a favorite product or brand…anything)

@WendyBrandes: Yo, @BarneysNY and @Bergdorfs, when are you going to add to your cool quotient by carrying my jewelry line?

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