Sunday, May 31, 2009

Skinny Jeans & Leggings

Two trends I can't seem to bring myself back to.....

Don't get me wrong - I've rocked both these styles back in the day; my leggings had lace trim, and my skinny jeans were tucked into multiple colored tube socks.....not to mention I was 12.

Unfortunately, skinny jeans DO NOT look even remotely skinny on me. Skinny jeans on me need to be renamed to "Tree Trunk Big Butt" jeans. And leggings??? Nothing accentuates my cankles like a pair of leggings cropped mid calf joined with a pair of....FLATS. Good God. The icing on the outfit? A long shirt cinched at the waist with a chunky belt - accentuating my teeny waistline from the front....but also exhibiting my rotund rear in the back.


It's taken me YEARS to figure out what looks right on my curvy 5'5 frame. Boot cut jeans - check. Heels - check, check. Anything that creates long, lean lines - I'm all for it.

However I feel like whenever I'm out and about, I'm witnessing everyone else sporting these new styles. I'm all about current trends and fashion, but I just can't bring myself to re-try these outfits that have proved in the past to be VERY unflattering.

Is anyone else forgoing these new fashion trends? Am I the only one stuck in a fashion nightmare for not even attempting to adapt with the changing times?

Oh and ps - this whole "scarf" trend - bologna!! I sported this look back in '04. Not because I thought it was trendy, but because I live in the Northeast and although I'm indoors, a loosely tied scarf keeps my chest warm.


  1. Skinny jeans....are meant for super skinny people. Alas, I will never wear them - although I've tried on about 50 pairs and gotten stuck in about 46 of those! Plus they aren't comfortable!!! So I've given up. Besides, it's summer now and I'm working on wearing every one of my 160 dresses.

    Glad to see you back and love love LOVE the house - it's adorable. Congrats to you and your honey!

  2. I am soooo in the same boat as you. I'm 5'5" and I cannot do the leggings thing (or super skinny jeans). I need skinner legs!! What scarf trend? Are we that behind on the westcoast? haha...

  3. No skinny jeans for me either! I think they look very cute on my 11 year old daughter but I have accepted that I just can't go there.

  4. I have a love/hate relationship with leggings. I can't stand leggings as pants -- aka leggings and a shirt that doesn't cover the butt. HATE. I do think leggings with a top that comes to mid-thigh looks cute, but I always feel like a poser when I try to pull it off. I can't win either!