I've conquered my fear!

I feel like shouting from the roof top because I finally conquered my fear of skinny jeans!!  This was a huge hurdle that I've jumped.  Just the term "skinny jeans" would send me running in the other direction.  Skinny jeans mean  you need to be linear and skinny.  I've got what is nicely refered to as curves;  curves all the way down to my (c)ankles.

This fall, I've been determined to find my skinny jeans that look good with my non-size skinny self.  It wasn't easy.  There were many a pair that looked like a was sporting mom-jeans or so tight, I couldn't even think about moving.  My trick was to find a pair that was just inbetween straight leg and skinny.  Don't be afraid to try on different sizes and if you've got hips and and a bootie, keep your skinnies dark with no extra details like whiskering or extra pockets at your hips. 

Here's what I found and like:

Target's Converse Skinny jeans - these are a little less skinny and little more straight.  They do have a little bit of wiskering detail, but it's not too noticable.  These were the most affordable option that worked for me.

Gap Always Skinny - these were the first pair of skinnies that worked!  I had heard the praise of these, but tried out all of my less expensive options first.  Also, as a former Gap employee, Gap's dark wash jeans stretch out a ton.  Always get the pair that feels too tight in the store because they will stretch and stay that way until you wash them.

AG Stevies Cords and jeans - LOVE these!  The cords are so soft and comfy and the jeans are cute.  Too bad that these were the most expensive option for me. 

I can't wear skinnies with just a t-shirt, layers are a must do.  But, it I did it!  I can now confidentally wear skinny jeans!  I like to wear my skinnies with flats but now that the weather is suddenly cold, I'm in need of some cute winter shoes.  Actually, I don't really have winter shoes unless you count my old Uggs or my dressy boots I wear for church.  So now I'm on a new quest to find something cute and warm to wear with my skinnies that are not Uggs.  Suggestions welcomed.  So how about you?  Do you rock the skinnies?

PS:  This is a good read about how to be a mama rockin' the skinnies.


Stef said...


Check out this website for trendy, inexpensive shopping - www.shopruche.com - I love it! Got some boots for relatively cheap - now I'm looking for skinny jeans to go in them - perfect timing with your post!!! Also, I'm looking for "skinny" to go in the skinny jeans. :)


the mama monster said...

you know i love the skinny jeans. not sure i rock them but i adore them. and i'm s glad your found some because you look oh so hawt in them! let me know if you find winter shoes, my feet are cold :)

Dave'sWife@{thediaryofdaveswife} said...

You are braver than I am. I have still not taken the plunge. . . ♥ DavesWife

Dawn said...

HAHAHA!!! I totally just bought Gaps Always Skinny jeans...a few days ago when I called you :) I am happy to say I got my on sale, $27.99 :) I was just on the hunt for some cute boots....which surprisingly Payless has!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

I know exactly how you feel! I was soooo scared of skinny jeans, and then recently I started rockin them...but I am super short, so I can only pull of certain styles, or else I look like a stuffed sausage, lol!


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