Yay! Something in the back of my head told me to hop onto etsy’s front page half an hour ago and sure enough there was my “Leaving on a jet plane” treasury I grabbed on Wednesday while I was packing. Head on over and check it out right now if you get a chance! I’m so excited for all the sellers featured!
I’ve really been fascinated by all the blog raving about “jeggings”. If you don’t know, “jeggings” are a combination of leggings and jeans. At first when I heard about them, I have to say I was a little horrified. I imagined the black stretch pants with rhinestone seaming and faux outlined pockets and zip fly that my dance instructor used to wear. But some fabulously fierce bloggers have been raving about them lately so I’ve been curious to give them a test drive.
I didn’t want to spend much on them so I headed to the Brass Plum section of Nordstrom where things are trendy and less expensive. I found this pair for only $39 and took a few sizes into the dressing room.
First of all, the slipped right on. I discovered there was no zipper, just a button. This particular pair is a little more denim-like than some of the other “jeggings” they had. But they have a really nice stretch to them, buttoned easily and didn’t squeeze my hips in a flattering way. One thing I LOVE is that they are shorter than most jeans so for a petite girl like me there is no hemming required. I miss the front pockets a little, but I like that there is no pocket bulge on the front. They are super comfortable. I will most certainly be wearing these on my red-eye flight home this Sunday. They really do fit beautifully. They are skinny in all the right ways and this particular pair isn’t so skin tight that I look like a stuffed sausage. I think upon first glance they look convincing.
Overall, I am certainly keeping them and I think they will be a staple for my summer wardrobe this year. I was pleasantly surprised. I’m glad I didn’t pay a fortune for them and I went for a pair that are more on the jean side than the legging side. My recommendation is to give them a try. Take a pair in the dressing room with you and try them on with a floaty tank or boyfriend t-shit. They are great to balance tops with a lot of volume.