I’ve mentioned before that finding jeans – or non-legging pants in general – that fit my body is difficult. With a stomach that is disproportionately large compared to my hips, rear, and thighs, I always end up with a look that would make MC Hammer from the 1990s proud. Sometimes it’s close enough to fitting that I can take it to my tailor to have the hips, rear, and thighs slimmed down but not always. (And that costs about $20 each pair of pants, which adds to their overall cost, so I have to really love them before I’ll go that route.)
About a week ago, I went in search of some khaki pants and dark-wash bootcut jeans. Now neither of these wardrobe items is so critical that I wanted to spend a ton of money on them, so I went in search of bargain options and found myself looking at these two pairs. I checked the size charts carefully and thought about recent purchases that didn’t work from the same store and skeptically clicked through to order one of each in size 12 petite. I second-guessed myself between when I ordered them and their arrival on Wednesday, right up until I slipped them on in the bathroom at work and they fit like a glove! Seriously? I know about vanity sizing but still, a year ago I could barely fit into a size 26 pair of jeans from the same retailer and now I’m size 12 – wow.
Your turn: what have you done this week that deserves a high five?