Daily Archives: February 29, 2012

The Great Jeans Search


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

jeans_show 005jeans_show 004jeans_show 008

jeans_show 030jeans_show 029jeans_show 028


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


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

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

jeans_show 012jeans_show 013

jeans_show 015










  • None that I can think of


  • 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

jeans_show_RL_backjeans_show 017_RL_sidejeans_show 019_RL_frontjeans_show 024jeans_show 023jeans_show 021


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


  • 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).


Do you hate jeans shopping as much as I do? 

Seeing Stars

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

blue_and_stars 003_edit

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.

blue_and_stars 005_edit

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!