They Will Always Be Mom Jeans To Me

I have a hard time not laughing out loud when a teenage girl walks by me in high waisted, acid washed cut-off's. "Mom jeans," I chuckle to myself. But somehow I think the joke is on me. When that same teenager walks past me, and I'm wearing mid-rise skinny jeans, is she thinking "Mom jeans"? It's time to face reality. I've been lapped. ...more

4 Places to Find Fabulous Plus-Size Jeans on a Budget

After spending some four hours in a department store with my mom today, I realized that there are some great plus-sized (size 12+) jean choices out there ... if you can afford them, that is. What about us girls who want great fit, but can't afford over $100 a pair? Jeans are a big deal for me—I'm 5'8, curvy, and I range between a size 14 and an 18, depending on the brand. (There seems to be little continuity in sizing. That's enough to frustrate me most days.)...more
I've had lots of luck on the resale sites Tradesy and Threadflip lately too. Bonus, not many ...more

Dear Calvin & Friends: We need to talk!

Dear Calvin Klein,I have the utmost respect for your work and your brand, but somewhere along the way you got it wrong.I recently tried on 5 pairs of pants, including one from the CK brand.  The other four fit perfectly, however the CK two sizes bigger was still too small.Last summer I tried on a terrific dress, but there was no room for my chest no matter the size....more

How to Wear Skinny Jeans (Even if You're Not a Skinny Girl)

I'm a big fan of skinny jeans, but not because I am particularly skinny; I'm pear shaped, with a flat chest and very small waist and less-small hips and thighs. But I love the slim line of skinny jeans, and their cousin, the Audrey Pants; the look is sleek and classic and grown up. But I'm always hearing from women who say, "I wish I could wear skinny jeans, but I'm too curvy -- I look like an idiot." Anyone can make skinny jeans work, I promise. The key is fit and proportion. ...more
Good advice. Although I don't really thin you are giving yourself enough credit. You don't look ...more

Truth Jeans

How to Find Your Favorite Jeans!

Every girl is faced with the difficulty of finding those perfect jeans. Let’s face it; if your jeans don’t make you look good, they can only make you look bad. *Nods head in shame*So how can we go out and actually find this stable for our wardrobe? Hold on and listen up.Step One:...more

F#@k Casual Fridays

I get it.  We as the staff of local government represent a community of tens of thousands of voters who count on us for service, safety, infrastructure, and generally fixing all that ails their encapsulated lives.  Professionalism is important.  Presentation is paramount.  But, in the insistent casualness of Southern California, an appropriately casual infusion of respectable fashion on the most anticipated day of an impetuous working girl’s ...more

Jeans: A Loathe Story

It all started with a pair of Guess jeans. Not just any pair of Guess jeans. They were acid wash, high-waisted, zipper at the ankles Guess jeans. I had to have them. I also desperately wanted scrunchies for my hair, Skin musk, and a Cabriolet....more

Need Motivation - Tip #1 - Don't try on smaller jeans too soon

I pulled the t-shirt over my head this morning and noticed that it didn't seem to catch on my hips.  That's right!  It just hung straight down (if I sucked in my gut so that it couldn't catch on my stomach).  I know the scale says I've lost weight and now little things like how my t-shirt fits is beginning to emerge.So after an exceptionally fine morning workout of 8 minute abs, Jillian, and some good ol Tai Bao, I shower and think...hmmm...I bet those jeans I was wearing this Fall might fit again.So wrong.  They didn't even pull all the way up....more

Curvy Lady Jean Tips

Like every other woman in America, I have problems finding jeans that fit well and look good. Over the years I have collected some tips for finding jeans that fit and flatter. Today, I will share them with y'all. I'm focusing specifically today on jeans that flatter the curvy lay-days. ;)...more
I am sort of pear-shaped, so my bottom is larger than my top. Personally, my best fitting jeans ...more