Tuesday, February 2, 2010


For some time now I have been wanting to branch out and get some skinny jeans. My usual jeans are either widelegs (like dark trousers) or bootcuts. In high school I usually always bought bootcuts from the Gap. And then in college I started wearing some American Eagle and Levi's. And then in the last few years I have primarily found jeans I like at Banana Republic or The Limited.

And I haven't actually gone jean shopping in several many months, because we all know that jean shopping can be almost more painful than bathing suit shopping. (Or maybe I am the only one who feels this way, because 1. I spend a lot more time in jeans than I ever do in a swimming suit and 2. I usually don't subject myself to bathing suit shopping in stores and just buy several different ones online and shop from the luxury of my home and try on in the lovely lighting on my own home with my own non-fat-making mirror.)

But I digress.

I currently have several pair of jeans that work for me, but I have soooo many pair of boots (because boots are my favorite kind of shoe (because I am cold all of the time)) that I think I would really like to go ahead and try the tucking-in trend. But widelegs do not tuck in well, so I'm going to have to purchase a pair of skinnies, or matchsticks, or jeggings.

I no longer have the body or legs of a 16 year old, so I'm going to need something that works for that. And honestly, I haven't even see these "jeggings" in stores so its not like I can run out and grab a pair. But maybe I haven't looked in the right store.

Any tips for you to help a girl out? Is there a brand of skinnies (or matchsticks or jeggings) that has worked for you?

My boots sincerely thank you!



Kelley said...

i have no suggestions for you....people would run away if I wore jeggings, skinny, or matchstick jeans.

I know you would look fab though!

katie + bret said...

My favorite (and most comfortable) pair of skinny jeans are from the Gap. Have you tried there? They aren't uber tight but you can still get them into boots.

I also have some from Express that are fun too - But I cannot breath in them so yeah.. I wouldn't say they rule over my Gap ones!

Annie said...

i really want a pair of jeggings!! i haven't seen any or really looked for any yet.
i have 2 pairs of skinnies, both from target. i love them both ;)
i'm a cheap girl, i buy all my clothes at target.

Chicago Mom said...

Hi Katie! I found your blog through Sassy Times. Love it!

I am a huge fan of skinny jeans (you don't have to be a toothpick to wear them)...

I like the Gap and BR's versions of the skinny jeans. BR ones are super stretchy and comfortable and they are on sale right now. Also JCrew makes matchstick but order a size up b/c I think they run small.

Hope this helps. :-)

Callie Nicole said...

Hmm, I've gotten my skinny jeans at Forever Twenty-one and Wet Seal. Check the mall - most of the junior clothing stores in the mall will have some. Skinny jeans definitely look great with walking or slouchy boots. The main thing is to just watch the placement of the back pockets when you try them on - if you can find a pair with good pocket placement that don't make your bum look big (pocket placement can either enlarge or shrink that area of your body), then your golden!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I am 100% NOT buying skinny jeans. I have uber wide hips, even WIDER post childbirth. Not going to happen. So I have zero advice for you. Non. Maybe you should take a pic of your boot collection for us? That might make me LESS inclined to tease you! ;)

Mindy said...

I bought my first pair of skinny jeans last fall from American Eagle...(where I always buy my jeans). I love them! Ryan likes them too. ;)

They're not super skinny; I think they're just right. And perfect with boots.