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Friday, April 23, 2010

My New Favorite Pair of Jeans

   Ok, I don't know about anybody else but I have a love/hate relationship with shopping... I love to buy new things, but I hate going thru the grueling process of trying everything on only to have most of it not fit!  Or worse yet, actually buying it then getting it home and not being totally happy with it!!

   So about a month ago I went on a marathon shopping trip to try and find some new jeans (since I only had 1 pair that fit after giving birth to my daughter 6 months ago).  Unfortunately, for me and for everyone else, we went out as a family the first day.  So me, my hubby, and our 3 girls (4 yr. old, 2 yr. old, & 6 mos. old) all packed up in the mini-van and hit the stores.

   We checked Kohl's first (no luck) then headed over to the mall.  In the mall we started with Macy's (I think we were in this store the longest) and then quickly went thru Sears & JcPenney.  Throughout this time the kids moods were steadily declining.... they started complaining of being hot, hungry, bored, tired!  So actually making it through 4 stores with 3 kids was an accomplishment in itself, the fact that I didn't find anything that fit right was a disaster.

   I guess I should back up slightly to explain my problem with jeans.  I'm a small person- average height & thin.  My waist is tiny- small enough to fit junior sizes but my thighs need more room than most junior fit jeans allow for.  So if the jeans fit in the waist they are usually too tight in the thigh, and if they fit in the thigh then the waist is too big.  By the end of the day of shopping, I was exhausted and almost beginning to think I was going to have to make a compromise and settle for either too tight in the thigh or wear a belt!

   Well the next day, my sister had come into town, and I decided to try my luck again.  But this time just her and I went out shopping while my crazy wonderful husband stayed home with the girls.  We decided to head back up to the mall and go through all the rest of the stores that I hadn't made it to on the first day.

   We started with Younkers where I found a good prospect, but wasn't completely happy with how they fit... and they cost about $75 (ouch)!  So I left without buying them and we continued on with the search.  We came to a store called Maurices and we almost didn't go in.  I said, 'I probably won't find anything in there', but we decided we should give it a shot anyway.  Well, lo and behold, right off the bat I found a pair of awesome fitting jeans!  They were perfect... and only $29!!  I couldn't believe it... it seemed too good to be true!  I thought for sure after getting them home they would somehow not fit anymore or that they'd shrink themselves in the wash.  But here we are, a month later, and I still LOVE them.  They make me feel great when I put them on- you know those fave pair of jeans you have that make your butt look good... well these are mine!!

       Taylor Dark Wash, Bootcut



Midnite Skys said...

Oh I share your pain. I have a small waist that fits great in junior jeans with a womanly missy sized butt! It is too tight in the bottom area and loose in the waist.. the problem I have. Jeans are the worst thing to go shopping for. Shirts are not the greatest either, I do a lot of lifting at work so I have muscles. Shirts need to have some room in the arms and pit area, or they look 2 sizes too big every where else......

Show Me Mama said...

Thanks for visiting and entering my giveaway. I will be back:)

Amy said...

Cute jeans! Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel said...

I'll have to check these out! :)
Currently I'm an American Eagle Slim Boot Cut girl- but at that price... I could try them

Also- the ny&co. apparently has a univesal jean? They were on the today show- and apparently do go with any body type...
amazing. :)

Marvelous Mommy said...

I just saw this post under "You might also like". I really want a pair of these! :-)

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