Jeans: Macy's. Tank top: Target. Sweater: Kohl's. Wedges: Aldo.
Necklace: Boutique in Houston. Cute bird bath: landlord.
** I'm not a fashion blogger, so I have no idea why I added the credits. But they're already there, so I'm not removing them. Oh, well. Deal with it. ;-)
Do you love shopping? Most would answer "yes". But do you love shopping for jeans? Yeah, I didn't think so. I don't enjoy shopping for more than one hour, and I gravitate toward individual stores instead of scouring department stores or malls. My one exception is Kohl's. I can do Kohl's, because I know exactly which section/clothing line I'm going to. I get so overwhelmed by department stores and malls! When I find a strip mall with a LOFT, Gap, Old Navy, Target, NY&Co., or Express in it, it's like I struck gold.
I had to find jeans this weekend. I am the queen of keeping clothing for as long as possible. My current pair of jeans were a hand-me-down from my friend Angela when I visited her at UC Santa Barbara in 2006. Who knows how long she had them before that. I borrowed them, I loved them, she didn't want them anymore, and I got them hemmed. (Please note that this is how much of my closet has been built. My fashionable sister and mom give me things when they don't want them or they don't fit. Oh, the joy of being the smallest one in the family! It's been this way since always.) I've put off buying new jeans because of the great frustration I experience every time. This past winter, I decided that come fall, I would buy new jeans. Until then, I wouldn't need them in Houston's heat. Well, I looked up San Diego's 10-day forecast for my trip this week, and...
I hit the mall on my own on Sunday, and after two hours, I found a pair! The last pair in my size! I guess I shouldn't pass up the department stores anymore. (Thank you, Macy's!)
Operation Denim Dilemma
To all of my shopping addict friends out there, where do you buy your jeans? Most importantly, if you are a "petite" (5'4" and under), where do you buy your jeans? For reference, I am 5'2", and I weigh around 102-105 lbs. After this weekend's research, I learned that I wear a 2P, 25 short/ankle, or 0 short. I love a dark rinse, no embellishments, and a mid-rise. I don't like my coin slot showing when I sit down. ;-)
I bought the Esle Esme Bootcut in Dark Wash, but I love the look of the J. Crew Bootcut in Classic Rinse.
Fellow petites and others who wear "specialty sizing", where do you buy your jeans?