I’m not what you’d call a fashionista. I usually choose comfort over style, but of course, do my best to look like I dress thoughtfully. In other words, I try my best to avoid looking frumpy. Because no one likes frumpiness. I’ve watched enough Clinton and Stacy on What Not to Wear to know better.
However, I recently bought new boots. Cowboy boots to be precise. (That’s a whole post of its own.) And I’m in love. They are super comfortable (now that I’ve broken them in), they give me a little more height, and I can wear them with jeans or with a skirt or dress. Well, I somehow got it in my head, that I’d like to also wear them with jeans that I can tuck into the boot.
Thus, the quest for a pair of skinny jeans.
So yesterday, on the way home from lunch with Lora Ayers (who has a pretty new site!), I went to go try some skinny jeans on. And some jeggings (jeans+leggings). Oh what an adventure…of the most uncomfortable kind! Ironically, they were too loose, I think due to ill-design and construction, so when I put my boots on, the jeans were decidedly bunchy. Not a good look.
And let me just say now, that skinny jeans and “jeggings” (as termed this season) are torture devices for fluffier girls like me. I think they were named “skinny” jeans for a reason. But, I’m determined. I’m going to find a pair that work for me.
So today, I tried another store. To me, the jeggings looked terrible because they are made mostly of knit fabric made to look like denim. And they are like leggings, and cling to every curve, line, and dimple, if you know what I mean. However, when I tried on the skinny jeans, there was a glimmer of hope. Because they are actually made from denim, they have more structure. Unfortunately, they weren’t quite the ones.
OH. EM. GEE. Who knew this would be so difficult?
I’ll be the first to admit that I never thought I’d ever have any interest in skinny jeans. But then boots came into the picture, and the search began. Do you have any tips or suggestions for shopping for this elusive fitting pant? Help me Internet friends! Leave them in the comments box! Thanks!
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