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Underneath the Jeans

by Marcy Lynne (writer), Southwest Florida, November 25, 2011

Credit: Image courtesy of Crafty Jenny
Jeans - they make me young again.

I don't know about you, but when I wear jeans, I'm YOUNG again!

You know what I just realized? I look a lot younger with my clothes on.

I may be on the north side of 50, but in a well-fitting pair of jeans and a hoodie, I feel downright collegiate. Because underneath the jeans it's all a mystery. Underneath the jeans I could have smooth, even-toned skin, or I might even have a tan. (Not to mention that my legs might be shaved.) Underneath the shirt I might have washboard abs and perky boobs. I might have underarm skin that does not swing to and fro. Who's to say? And this is one reason I enjoy a nice cool day like today here in Florida when I can put on those jeans and that hoodie and let the mystique begin.

Most days are too warm here for this attire. A good 90% of the time it's shorts and tank tops for me. No choice. Since I'm still enjoying the occasional hot flash, even a short-sleeve t-shirt is too much coverage when I'm hit by the infernal dame flame. So with that much skin exposed, there goes the "might be tan" myth. And the "shorts" I wear are not very short anymore. I'm wearing much longer ones these days. I threw away all the others after I first noticed what's going on in the vicinity of my knees. Like too-big pantyhose, my skin has become baggy at the knees. Funny how with a couple of fingers you can pull up that skin the tiniest bit and look normal again. It makes me appreciate why people get plastic surgery. Such a tiny little tug makes so much difference. But instead, I'll just cover up the whole mess with longer garments. It's a lot cheaper.

So anyway, I'm happy that we have cool weather predicted for the rest of the weekend. Jeans and long sleeve shirts. Yea! Boogie on.



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By Angie Alaniz on November 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Cute article :)

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By D. Sager on November 26, 2011 at 02:23 am

I just add more stuffing, and my skin tightens right up! ;-) But yeah, all of us notice that, Damn, I'm getting old feeling... never worry, just like wine, we're getting better baby!

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By TonyBerkman on November 26, 2011 at 04:09 am

I say what D. Sager says just not as well :-)

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By Marcy Lynne on November 26, 2011 at 08:15 am

Thanks, all, for your comments. I'm fairly new here and just learning the ropes. I appreciate you.

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By Uttam Gill on November 26, 2011 at 09:11 am

Jean is not only a dress but it is as symbol of identity...No matter how old or young you are...wearing a jean transforms you...It creates you...it gives a sense of comfort and freedom...It infuse life in your body...whether some one is curvaceous beauty or not jean carves the curves and in its elemental prowess arms your persona with sensuality...

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By Betty B. on December 16, 2011 at 05:13 am

This is very cute..i loved it..

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