On being a denim disaster
I bought myself a pair of Gloria Vanderbilt velvet jeans with one of my first paychecks during my freshman year in high school. It was light baby blue and unflattering as all get out but I didn't care... because they were Gloria Vanderbilt velvet jeans!
Today? I'm with you and would rather try on dozens of bathing suits than shop for a pair of jeans. The sizes are all over the place, depending on the brand—thank goodness for "relaxed fit" which reminds me, I really do need a new pair of jeans—wish me luck :)