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I Can't Sit Still

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get so excited about something new that I want to do ALL THE THINGS and do them RIGHT NOW! But I'm also in a season where I realize that slowing down and taking a breather is a good thing. It's Spring and the sun is shining here in Southern California...I need to remind myself to soak it in and experience renewal rather than just relish in the rush of daily life.


It took me a long time to get on board the skinny jean train, but once I found a pair that I liked, I was hooked!


As any normal vain woman would do, I ran right out to buy more in different colors. I thought that the same designer and line would be an exact replica of the jeans I owned and loved.

I was wrong.

I tried on a pair in black denim. They were the same size as the ones I’d owned and wow, they were REALLY tight. So tight, they’d instantly left impressions in my skin and let’s not even talk about the muffin top. (That sucker was like the oversized kind from Costco…BE TEE DUBS – WHY ARE THEY SO DAMN ADDICTING?!?!?!)

So, I sucked it up (pun intended) and tried them in the next size up. They zipped, so I was like “yay – they fit.” I wore them once and by the time I realized I had to yank them off even my ankles, I knew I was fooling myself.

I’ve since tried a number of different brands, lines, and sizes. And I’ve learned that skinny jeans are basically the devil. You’ll find a gorgeous pair that fit and make your donkey booty look amazeballs, but then may never find the same look and fit again.

Moral of the story: find skinnies that you like & buy 7,526 pairs.



  1. Katie says:

    Isn’t that the TRUTH? I’ve noticed that with a few other things, too–shirts that I’ve ordered online in a different color but the same size as one I owned but it’s COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

    And yet skinny jeans are so magical when you have the right ones. I’m going to be sad when they go out of fashion and I can’t find them anymore.

  2. I feel that way about a brand of jeans – that I love. ~CA

  3. You speak the truth. I found a pair of skinnies I love. No other such pair exists in all the world. It’s like a unicorn sighting. You only get one look…

  4. What brand did you find that you loved? I have a few, but still no love affair, just a like!

  5. ahahahaa! and my husband wonders why I have so many pairs of jeans! no two are created equal! even w/ in the same designer or similar wash! ha!

  6. I have one pair of somewhat skinny jeans from White House Black Market. Every other pair I’ve ever tried on makes me look huge. And I am not a huge person.

    I have come to the conclusion that they are evil. I will not be sad when this trend passes. I don’t think they look great on anyone, even supermodels. They just don’t balance right.

  7. Rachel Reeves says:

  8. wow, there’s a lot of skinny jeans hating going on in the interwebs! Just read a “I hate skinny jeans” post on a different blog last week. I happen to loooove them. I loved them when I was a 14 and I’ve went on a big weight loss journey this year and I love them as a 10 too….as long as their stretchy material, I’m golden. I’ll have a muffin top in whatever i wear so I may as well like the rest of it! =)

  9. I’ve been meaning to leave this comment since I read this post…better late than never, right? Skinnies ARE hard to find, so for me I ended up buying straight leg jeans that fit well in the waist/hips and thighs and then just took them to the tailor and turned them into skinnies! Voila!

    • I’ve got a pair of holiday pants that I’m planning to tailor into skinnies, too! Great minds!

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