December 02, 2013

the perfect denim legging

let's talk about it. i'm a little more than a little fashion challenged.

my farmer is DEFINITELY underwhelmed with my outfit choice as of late: sweatpants and a sweatshirt.

it's not great.

i've also been known to fork over some cash for some decent jeans. i mean…that's one of the first things you learn about fashion: splurge on a great pair of jeans.

after i had kaye the first thing to go was my rear-end. none of my pants fit anymore and i actually went down a size or two. (don't worry…my upper body stayed the same resulting in a really weird figure.)

so i had to get some new denim. i bought a pair of skinny citizens, some green cords from j.crew, and a grey pair of distressed citizens (which i love love love).

but not one pair of those $$$designer$$$ duds holds a candle to the pair of dark-wash, denim leggings i picked up from banana republic. and because i have their credit card i got them for 40% off…bringing my grand total to: $53.70.

$53.70 on my most favorite pair of jeans ever? you can't beat that.

here i am in the fitting room. i took a picture to send to my sister because i just couldn't believe my legs looked this thinnish. those mirrors are liars. LIARS! but those mirrors convinced me to buy the jeans.

here are the top reasons i love them so much:
  • first and foremost - they make you look smaller than you are. bonus!
  • they didn't cost an arm and a leg…and a kidney.
  • they hug the legs without puckering/folding. i've had that happen and ain't nobody got time for that. the way they hug just leaves a nice smooth silhouette. yay!
  • they are very stretchy but you can wear them a TON without stretching out. i wore them so many times they actually got dirty before they stretched out. 
  • lastly…i can wear them and get down on the floor for some serious playing and wrestling around with my little gal and without being uncomfortable. i think that's why i love them most…that and i look skinny in them.
so…if you're looking for a new pair of denim…these might just be your next pair. try them out!



  1. I always have the worst trouble finding jeans that don't stretch out too much after an hour of wearing them, and I'm always looking for another good pair. Maybe I'll try these on :). I currently have just a couple favorites, too. Oddly, my favorite is from Forever 21 but I haven't been able to find another pair that fits just right from them!

  2. Well fitting jeans are a total life-changer! Bonus when they make you look skinny with a good bum. I'm still on the look out for the perfect denim, and it would totally be nice to have them before visiting cold country this Christmas...High five on finding the holy denim grail!

  3. I love finding a good deal on jeans! My favorite pair is from Old Navy of all places and only cost me $25! I went back and bought 3 more pairs because I love them so much!

  4. There is nothing better than a great pair of jeans! Enjoy and check out my blog this week for my first giveaway!

  5. I've recently given in to the denim legging also (mine are by Levis), its one of my favorite pairs for work. So snug and comfy! Glad you found a pair that works for you.


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