Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Holy Crap They Fit

Jeans: 7 for All Mankind via E-Collectique; Brewers Shirt: Kohl's

That was exactly what I said when I put these jeans on Friday morning. I bought these 7 for All Mankind jeans last summer from E-Collectique Runway Boutique for the sole reason that they were designer jeans for $40 even though they were way too tight in the waist.

Jeans: Costco; Plaid Shirt: William Rast for Target; Lace Top: NY&Co; Shoes: Kohl's

Later that summer, I also bought these pink jeans from Costco without trying them on. Never a good idea. They buttoned, but they were also way too tight and not comfortable at all. Well this weekend, I wore BOTH jeans COMFORTABLY with no muffin top. It was exciting!!

I wasn't sure about this pairing of lace over plaid, but after receiving thumbs up via Twitter from Pamela and Joanne, two very stylish ladies, I went for it. I just pretended I was a more disheveled-looking Blair, the layering pro. Also, the hair inspiration came from Kimberly. Enough name drops in one paragraph for ya?

I wore this Saturday to go shopping with a couple friends before we saw Titanic. I ended up buying a pair of aviator sunglasses, jelly sandals for Bridget, and this top from American Eagle, which I don't see on the website anymore.

Source: ae.com via Rebekah on Pinterest

I saw Jen wearing it and also pinned this picture for styling inspiration:

I felt soooo uncomfortable walking into American Eagle, though. Pretty sure all the employees were wondering why a (nearly) 30-year-old lady was shopping there and buying a cropped corset top in an XL. At least, that's what the young cashier girl looked like she was thinking. Judgers. I was pretty psyched to find it on the sale rack for $15, though, so it was worth it in the end, I s'pose.

Shopping at Express once the girls got there was a lot better. I didn't find anything except the sunglasses, but I had fun weighing in on their choices. And check this out, while I was sitting in the fitting room, I spotted this fellow in the checkout line. Look at those shoes! Pretty intense.

Titanic was good, of course. I'm kind of a scrooge when it comes to 3D these days, but I did appreciate the effects during the scene after the boat went down. It really felt like you were in the water with the people at times. I had tears streaming down my face the whole time the boat was sinking, so much so that my neck was wet by the time it was all said and done.

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  1. Congratulations, isn't a great feeling. You look fabulous and slim. Keep up the great work. That corset...oh my I may have to try the new smaller boobs out in one of those. Great for you. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  2. I really love that top, definitly braving judgemental teenagers for. i also love the lacy top!

  3. Congrats! Both sets of pants look great. I love the costco pants outfit too - what a great combo of items! Also, your comment about American Eagle made me laugh out loud. Keep up the great blogging!

    Jess C.

  4. AH, congrats lady! I'm so happy for you, that's such a great accomplishment:) And thanks for the sweet shout out, lol! I am digging the flannel, lace combo with the pastel pants. Totally want to try! You look great!!!

    xo, Joanne

  5. congrats! you look fabulous!!


  6. They not only fit, they look great! And I LOVE the lace over the plaid. It's so cute that I'd totally copy it if I had the pieces.

    It's funny that hi-lo skirts make you nervous. They do me too. I'm still not sure it looks right on me, but I really do love that damned dress.

  7. Congrats on the jeans fitting...such a fabulous feeling!!! I feel luck such a fraud when I go into American Eagle...ha!! Cannot wait to see how you are going to style that great corset top!

  8. Date I say, the pink jeans might even be a bit loose?!? Awesome job, woman! I love the pastel look with that lace top! And I always feel funny walking into some of those stores on the 2nd floor at Mayfair Mall, but get over it when I find a good deal.

    1. Not in the waist, but yeah, they are loose everywhere else. I think they're supposed to be mom jeans.

      I guess it could've been worse. I could've been waltzing into Abercrombie.

  9. Congrats on fitting into your jeans and pants! :) Always good when we can wear some fab pieces :) Really laughed at those shoes the guy was wearing - they are crazy! Would love to see them IRL!


  10. Congratulations! That must feel sooo good. I'm trying to get back on track myself again... lost three pounds then gained them back over Easter weekend... and you're inspiring me! The plaid and lace looks fantastic, I never would have thought of that. Also, I love name dropping because it helps me discover new bloggers!

  11. Woohoo! This is reason to celebrate! Congratulations. And I love the outfit. :)


  12. haha. Same with my reaction while watching the Titanic, my all time favorite movie. btw, love that pants of yours, and the lace and plaid combo. Stylish!

    Cathy@The Hungry Children of the Hungry Planet