Daily Archives: February 29, 2012

The Great Jeans Search

Shopping

I’ve been looking for a pair of jeans.  The perfect pair of jeans to wear with flats.  Not bootcut.  Not flared.  Not super skinny.  Not too short and not too long.

I spent almost an entire Saturday trying on jeans at the mall.  I found a few pairs that might work but they didn’t have my size.  So, I ordered some online and then searched a few more stores for options.

I wound up with three so far.  Here are the current contenders.

1.  Levi’s Misses Skinny Jeans – Kohl’s

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Pros:

  • Rear end looks good
  • Not too wide on the ankle
  • Leg is streamlined

Cons

  • Looks a little too short.  No way these puppies could go in the dryer!

2.  Levi’s Bold Curve ID Straight Leg – Macy’s

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Pros:

  • None that I can think of

Cons:

  • Rise is a bit too high
  • Not streamlined enough in the leg
  • A little too wide at the ankle

3.  Denim Supply by Ralph Lauren – Macy’s

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Pros:

  • Looks pretty good from the rear!
  • Slim through the upper leg
  • Good length in the back

Cons:

  • A little too long?
  • Maybe not as streamlined in the lower leg as I’d like

In an ideal world, I’d like a cross between #1 (the Levi’s from Kohl’s) and #3 (Denim Supply by Ralph Lauren).

Thoughts? 

Do you hate jeans shopping as much as I do? 

Seeing Stars

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Blouse – Express

Tank top & Skirt – The Limited

Tights – Walgreens

Shoes – Nine West/DSW

See that strip of sunlight on my file cabinet?  Leap Day has gifted downtown Chicago with sun!  In fact, it’s so nice here today that I was able to leave my winter coat at home and, instead, just throw on my blue blazer.

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Blazer – Forever 21

The black and gray starred top is a little too blousy for my tastes but since I bought it on super clearance with a gift card I couldn’t pass it up.  I love stars!  Maybe I’ll take some of that money I saved and it get it tailored.

Finally, it’s probably warm enough outside to go bare-legged.  But, after months of it being too chilly to go out sans legwear it’s hard to get out of that habit!