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HoneyBunny

Gosh, I remember the good old days, when the Maxes out a blue blob over the crotch of a jeans-wearing friend in a pic they posted on their blog. ‘Cause it totally distracted our eyes from her privates area and convinced us she was really wearing a denim SKIRT.

Right….

 

 

 

 

 

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OMG, Sarah bought her own car! Her OWN car! I feel like this is a huge step. I also feel like I have no idea where she would even go. Like, apart from that one trip to check out another town

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JermajestyDuggar

I imagine Steve is more ok with the “mom jeans” trend than the skinny jeans trend. I’ve seen a lot of teens with big baggy jeans lately. I’ve hardly seen any wearing skinny jeans lately. I can’t keep up with the trends. I’ll just be over here with some boot cut jeans and hope those aren’t severely out of style 😎

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I always wonder what Sarah thinks about the pants. The reversals were a joint project to raise and John has certainly strayed from their family beliefs on clothing. I’m sure Steve is fuming inside and I wonder where Sarah is with it. 

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In terms of jeans, my heathen approach is to wear the ones that are the most comfortable and don’t cost $300-

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Jana814
10 minutes ago, SassyPants said:

In terms of jeans, my heathen approach is to wear the ones that are the most comfortable 

I stopped wearing jeans about 7 years ago. But when I wore them they was my theory too. I had many of the same type. 
 

I now where pants that a person can get from QVC & I have multiple of the same type in different colors. 

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1 minute ago, Jana814 said:

I stopped wearing jeans about 7 years ago. But when I wore them they was my theory too. I had many of the same type. 
 

I now where pants that a person can get from QVC & I have multiple of the same type in different colors. 

When I find comfortable, affordable clothes that fit, I always buy more than one of those items.

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28 minutes ago, SassyPants said:

When I find comfortable, affordable clothes that fit, I always buy more than one of those items.

I’m the same way. I have multiple shirts in different lengths from QVC in many colors. 

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1 hour ago, Jana814 said:

I stopped wearing jeans about 7 years ago. But when I wore them they was my theory too. I had many of the same type. 
 

I now where pants that a person can get from QVC & I have multiple of the same type in different colors. 

Most of my pants are from Walmart. I love the Time and Tru jeggings. Before that, it was the Faded Glory brand. I can’t count how many colors I have but I usually buy any new color that comes out and they last a long time. Last yesr, I noticed they changed the fabric and I didn’t like it at all. Based on reviews, nobody else did either; so I think they are fixing it. 
 

Anyway, just recently I bought a pair of jeggings from an online boutique.  I really like them and they are actually denim.  Other than that, it’s Walmart pants all the way for me. 

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I know this was several pages back, Sara's red car. She is 39. My brother and sister (now mid-40s) were almost completely grey by the time they were 40. To me that is striking when she (probably) has one or two grey hairs before she got her own vehicle; let alone move out of her parent's home. She still looks really young but soon (if she doesn't color her hair) she could be fully grey still living at home and then it would be obvious to everyone that the Maxwell's have a middle-age daughter still living in their home. (Much like the Arndt family.)

Yes, I know many parts of the world people don't have vehicles but a lot of places in the US vehicles are a must have because public transportation doesn't exist and we all know that Sara has her license so it isn't like she hasn't been driving and just decided to get her license.

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19 minutes ago, usmcmom said:

Most of my pants are from Walmart. I love the Time and Tru jeggings. Before that, it was the Faded Glory brand. I can’t count how many colors I have but I usually buy any new color that comes out and they last a long time. Last yesr, I noticed they changed the fabric and I didn’t like it at all. Based on reviews, nobody else did either; so I think they are fixing it. 
 

Anyway, just recently I bought a pair of jeggings from an online boutique.  I really like them and they are actually denim.  Other than that, it’s Walmart pants all the way for me. 

I will have to try the Time and Tru jeggings. I've bought one or two t shirts--excuse me, blouses, as JillRod would say-- in that brand in the past and liked them.

I usually don't buy much from Walmart except for a couple of household items and my Garnier Root Lift (no one else seems to carry it anymore and my hair needs it!), and also my Lee midrise skinny jeans. They're $20, and for some reason they actually fit me and my weird legs--thin from the knees down, chunky above the knees--despite me being a good 25 pounds overweight. And you just cannot beat the price. Everywhere else that sells these jeans charges literally twice as much or more. BUT...Walmart isn't selling them anymore!😲 They discontinued the style! Luckily, I've accumulated eight or nine pairs in the past few years, but they're going to wear out eventually and I'll be forced to find another style. I had pictured myself wearing these jeans for the rest of my life, even at age 90 in the nursing home while rocking in my chair to Rush and Journey, so you can imagine I'm just distraught about this. 😭

Over-privileged, Lori Alexander-type problem, that, innit? 😆

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JermajestyDuggar

Question for everyone. 
 

10 years ago when the girls and Teri were all still wearing matching frumpers, would you have believed that in a decade, their daughter in law would be wearing skinny jeans on their blog? I feel like there have been so many surprises on FJ in the last year or two. 
 

 

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MamaJunebug

Ah, Jean styles. Good times. 
 

I prefer straight- or narrow-legged or slightly skinny jeans and my dear sister thinks I’m nuts.
She recently reported that to satisfy consumers’ desire for comfort after a year in pajama pants, jeans-makers are making jeans with wide legs, like she wears.

“So see, now you’ll be in style if you wear bigger-legged jeans!”  she told me enthusiastically. 


“Right, because *I* of all people have always cared about being in style!” I replied. (I’m the least style-conscious person I know of.)


We had a good laugh out of that. 

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usmcmom

I can’t wear wide leg jeans. They make me look like a square potato. I am too short. Skinny jeans or jeggings are easily cuffed and that is what this short woman needs. I tell myself those cuffs are quite stylish and a woman in Christopher and Banks once complemented me on my cuffed jeggings. That was all the affirmation I needed to be convinced I have impeccable style. 😉

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20 minutes ago, usmcmom said:

I can’t wear wide leg jeans. They make me look like a square potato. I am too short. Skinny jeans or jeggings are easily cuffed and that is what this short woman needs. I tell myself those cuffs are quite stylish and a woman in Christopher and Banks once complemented me on my cuffed jeggings. That was all the affirmation I needed to be convinced I have impeccable style. 😉

My fashion-conscious Junior JBs instructed me patiently a few years ago: Ma, you can wear one thing loose if the other thing isn't.  This advice was for me and not for anybody else of whatever size. 

So it was that I took to slimmer jeans and tops that were cut loosely enough to give the silhouette I desired.  It wasn't long after that, the late great Joan Rivers published her advice about dressing in black top and skirt/slacks as a canvas for kickbutt jackets or stoles or jewelry on top.  That style serves me well! 

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SPHASH
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So Chelsy and John will have three kids under the age of three by fall and have been married less than four years.  At the rate they are going no way in hell will they ever leave Leavenworth.  Three unmarried sisters at their disposal to help with the childcare is too good to pass up.  I can't see them moving to Iowa like I'd hoped cuz Becky doesn't seem like the type to help because she is cold-hearted, the band touring, plus the Bontragers believe in marrying their kids off so no unmarried sisters to help.

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32 minutes ago, SPHASH said:

So Chelsy and John will have three kids under the age of three by fall and have been married less than four years.  At the rate they are going no way in hell will they ever leave Leavenworth.  Three unmarried sisters at their disposal to help with the childcare is too good to pass up.  I can't see them moving to Iowa like I'd hoped cuz Becky doesn't seem like the type to help because she is cold-hearted, the band touring, plus the Bontragers believe in marrying their kids off so no unmarried sisters to help.

I can’t help but agree. The Maxwell aunties are a bunch of free babysitters. I can’t see Chelsy moving back when she probably needs all the help she can get. 

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ophelia

And in contrast to Allison, Chelsy seems to be comfortable with her new home, her inlaws and her new (church) community. I don't think her social life is as vibrant as it was back in Iowa, but that is not unusual due to the factor that she has little ones to take care of.

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Foudeb

Unpopular opinion : I don't think Steve cares about the skinny jeans. She's popping out a new maxwell every year and likely has enough tact to say and do the right things in his presence. That's... Likely enough. 

 

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Austrian Atheist
19 hours ago, fundiefan said:

That costumes comes with the name Lolly. (The costume did not come with the extra tulle to extend the length of Lolly's slutty. short skirt). (And why do I remember having Googled it way back when Lolly first showed up?)

 http://www.halloweencostumes.org/kids-lolli-the-clown-costume.html

And nobody from the Maxwell crew had the good senses and imagination to give the clown a new name... A typical Maxwellian move.

1 hour ago, Foudeb said:

Unpopular opinion : I don't think Steve cares about the skinny jeans. She's popping out a new maxwell every year and likely has enough tact to say and do the right things in his presence. That's... Likely enough. 

 

I think he is more worried about necklines...

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MamaJunebug
13 hours ago, SPHASH said:

So Chelsy and John will have three kids under the age of three by fall and have been married less than four years.  At the rate they are going no way in hell will they ever leave Leavenworth.  Three unmarried sisters at their disposal to help with the childcare is too good to pass up.  I can't see them moving to Iowa like I'd hoped cuz Becky doesn't seem like the type to help because she is cold-hearted, the band touring, plus the Bontragers believe in marrying their kids off so no unmarried sisters to help.

Yknow... I’m actually ok with that scenario. Becky & Lowdown, whatever his name is, yes:  seem cold, calculating. All business. Leavenworth is a surprisingly cosmopolitan town.  The Army post there, with its officers school, adds a lot.  It’s close enough to the sprawling burbs of KC to attract present-day yuppies. 
 

A few colleges maybe? What I’m saying is, the Maxines in KS st have a much better chance at Real Life there - plus they’re close to Pioneer Joe and Urban Jesse and their influences. 
 

Yep, to my insect’s mind, they’re better off in KS than in IA. At least for now. 

On 5/17/2021 at 8:57 AM, fundiefan said:

That costumes comes with the name Lolly. (The costume did not come with the extra tulle to extend the length of Lolly's slutty. short skirt). (And why do I remember having Googled it way back when Lolly first showed up?)

 http://www.halloweencostumes.org/kids-lolli-the-clown-costume.html

Wow! Original Lolly really rocks the orange clothing that pertaineth to a man (pants)!

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Talitha Cumi
6 hours ago, MamaJunebug said:

Wow! Original Lolly really rocks the orange clothing that pertaineth to a man (pants)!

That suddenly makes me think of something (that probably others have said in the past):

When "clothing that pertaineth to a man" was written, pants didn't exist. AFAIK, everyone wore tunics. What did distinguish men's clothes from women's? I have no idea. But clearly it wasn't meant to refer to pants, which were not a thing!

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HerNameIsBuffy
12 hours ago, Austrian Atheist said:

I think he is more worried about necklines...

I could have lived my whole life not knowing which part of a woman's body Steve found most tempting.  I can't unknow this now :) 

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43 minutes ago, Talitha Cumi said:

That suddenly makes me think of something (that probably others have said in the past):

When "clothing that pertaineth to a man" was written, pants didn't exist. AFAIK, everyone wore tunics. What did distinguish men's clothes from women's? I have no idea. But clearly it wasn't meant to refer to pants, which were not a thing!

The most recent thoughts of what Jesus would have worn is in fact a tunic. And not long. Probably to around his knees. The longer ones were for richer folks back then. So Jesus basically wore a loose fitting knee length dress. Therefore the Maxwell women are dressing much more like Jesus than the Maxwell men. 

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I don’t think we ever talked about the granola recipe recently posted, but it is sad. Rice Krispies in homemade granola bars makes them chewy but that stuff they made barely counts as granola. It’s oats and rice cereal coated in butter and honey. 
 

Re: jeans... I rarely wear pants to the point where I can make a comment to people about being skirts only and leaving pants to the heathens and people are completely duped until I tell them I’m kidding. That said I grew up in MN and I can’t fathom how people can stand wide leg jeans getting wet on the bottoms. Skinny leg has fixed all of that. 

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1 hour ago, Talitha Cumi said:

That suddenly makes me think of something (that probably others have said in the past):

When "clothing that pertaineth to a man" was written, pants didn't exist. AFAIK, everyone wore tunics. What did distinguish men's clothes from women's? I have no idea. But clearly it wasn't meant to refer to pants, which were not a thing!

Serious, thoughtful answers to that Q have generally explained that the original words were referring to attempts to pass as someone of the opposite sex, as that was assumed to be done for prurient reasons.  So a better translation would be: Nooo, Queen!

 

You know what I’d like to know? When did pants-like garments become default men’s garments in European and Asian history and what was the reasoning for continuing to dress women in non-pants attire?  

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