Friday, July 29, 2011

What's the Skinny?

Back-to-School time is all about the jeans (American Eagle even has a song about them)...I've never really understood why, as it's still 90 degrees out and the last thing I want to put on my body is a pair of jeans. Nor do I get dropping a ton of money on school clothes. My mom didn't do the whole "back-to-school-shopping" trip. We got a new back-to-school outfit and maybe new shoes (usually tennis shoes, which is hilarious now because I haven't bought tennis shoes since 1999! I just steal my sister's when she gets tired of them). We then got clothes all year long rather than in bulk at the beginning of the year. Which to me, is waaaayyy better! I still shop like that. Some people go months without shopping and buy a bunch new stuff  at once. I however would rather buy a few pieces here and there all the time.

am stoaked to see something on the racks other than skinny (I had to rock my over the knee boots every day possible and that required skinny jeans/jeggings!). The reality of it is: Skinnies are not the most flattering jeans unless you are a 5'10" super model weighing in a 110lbs....I am loving the new skinny flare and the high waisted trouser's which are flattering on most people!

Here are my new fav's and a pair that I picked up at the Limited:

Tips for wearing this look: This style jean looks best if worn with a heel or a wedge, especially if you are on the shorter side.It will make your legs look long and lean. If you are wearing the wide leg version, go with a fitted top (don't want to look frumpy), if they are high waisted a tucked in blouse looks awesome, it can even be a little blousey, and if they are skinny flares you can do a blousey top or a fitted one, tucked in or not.

Are you as excited to see something other than non-flattering skinny jeans debuting for this fall like me? What other fall trends are you loving?

What Not To Wear: Extreme High Waisted Jeans...if JS can't pull this off, no one can!


  1. I am hooked on your blog(thanks to photos on facebook -limited). I loved your looks in challenge outfits(got so many ideas).

  2. Thanks CJ! I am hoping to post more, it's just hard to post more outfits, working for a retailer to not be dressed head to toe in one brand 40+ hours a week :) stay tuned though...planning on doing some more challenges soon!