I just ordered a new pair of pants from Gap. Now, we all know I love the Gap – I walk in and I go a little bit nuts. Yesterday I read an article on a mainstream “news site” that says if I am over the teen part of life that I cannot shop at the Gap anymore. 

Now there’s no joy in my life. I will live in my pajamas!

First, do I look like I am trying too hard to be young? Is no one telling me this? Why wouldn’t they tell me this if it were happening?!? I may need new friends. I thought a great pair of jeans was a great pair of jeans. I had no idea that straight up dark denim with no bells and whistles meant that I was trying to be a teenager again.

I guess us old folks in their 30s have to wear cotton pants with elastic waistbands.

Second, those models are all over the age of this blogger’s opinion on what age group can wear Gap clothing. Silly Gap corporate, guess they didn’t get the memo that they should only appeal to the ages of 13-19. The Gap even has a line of business wear and, despite what the blogger says, last time I checked there weren’t many teenagers going to the office!

Third, if these clothes are all targeted for teens we have to step back as a society and question why so many party dresses are being aimed at teens. They aren’t going to cocktail hour, they don’t need a little black dress with a flirty hemline. They sure as shit don’t need to have their breasts spilling out of a deeply cut v-neck! We reserve those clothes for the “old ladies” who drink too much wine and show a bit too much as they walk out of a party.

Oh good, my 30s have been redeemed. I’m doing this right!

And why is there a maternity line?!?! Has teen pregnancy blossomed so much that we are targeting it with their own clothing lines?!? I really have to read the news more often. I still thought we encouraged our youth to develop a life plan, establish themselves financially and emotionally and THEN have a kid. Maybe I was wrong.

So I just have one thing to say to this blogger. Go shank yourself. I just ordered a pair of floral jeans from Gap – they have so much pattern, someone will get eye strain.

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One thought on “Elastic waist pants in your 30s…

  1. I don’t know what that article is talking about, I don’t know anyone that thinks the gap is a “teenagers store”…. Besides you don’t really care what other people think! Screw them !


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