Versatile Style by Tracey

I finally caved…

Posted on: December 26, 2012

I have really been holding out on buying skinny jeans because I didn’t want to waste money on knowing I would lose weight and surely change another size… I tried, I really tried hard… I just found myself substituting leggings and not really liking that look on me.

So, I bought these really divine “espresso” colored skinny jeans by Diane Gilman via HSN.  If you haven’t heard of her, she caters to baby boomers and their need for a higher rise not juniors low rise….  I really prefer this in my jeans after having four children and a C-sectiion.

Now I would like a do-over for some previous outfits I did using brown leggings…

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Of course I added a few changes this time:

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And Just for fun let’s do try that again, here is the one with leggings

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And with skinny jeans…

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This sweater is now getting passed onto my daughter who tried it on and liked it.  Green is a color that she loves, and I feel honored to pass it on to her….

I feel like I have redeemed myself!  So glad I gave up my self imposed rule of not getting the skinny jeans until I reached my goal weight… the truth is that I am close enough to goal to go ahead as this designer has amazing stretch and if I buy them tight now, they will work beautifully when I reach goal.  This is not my theory, I have used jeggings in this brand throughout my weight loss…

I am feeling confident that I can go ahead and purchase more from this designer while they are still available in my goal size at clearance prices.  And here is what I ordered and should have soon!

They royal blue is a tribal print, the yellow and pink are checked print and the red neon has zippers down the side….The espresso ones above also have the zippers and my one complaint is that the inside is not covered and I wore tights with them so the cold zipper was not against my leg…Knowing this I still went ahead and ordered another color… Probably because those zippers caused quite a stir among my husband and friends….

DG2 Tribal-Print Stretch Denim Skinny Jeans at HSN.comDG2 Gingham-Print Stretch Denim Skinny Jeans at HSN.comDG2 Gingham-Print Stretch Denim Skinny Jeans at HSN.comDG2 Stretch Denim Skinny Jeans with Side Leg Zippers at HSN.com

If you want to find the links to these you can do so from my Pinterest Page: 

http://pinterest.com/traceyliz65/fashionista-inspirations/

 

Linking up today with the Pleated Poppy, so by all means go browse and see what others are up to!

 

Gratitude:  I am grateful for the wonderful holiday season and time with my family.  I am grateful to be past the pain of mourning my mother and just feeling the joy of her memory!  Those two alone are so huge, that I want to take pause and just really appreciate this moment in time…It’s been a long time getting here….

Dear Readers if any of you are not at that stage in the mourning process yet, my heart goes out to you and know that it is around the corner, but takes different amounts of time for everyone.  

Your comments are greatly appreciated and welcome!  

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7 Responses to "I finally caved…"

Honestly, I like your outfits both ways but I do understand what you mean about the skinny jeans; it gives the outfit more structure. I am also a Diane Gilman fan. I tend to buy her tops because they are flowy and appeal to my bohemian taste.

Have a happy New Year!

So nice to hear from another Diane Gilman fan… If bohemian is your style, her tops are just right. Speaking of bohemian… I spent the last month thrifting clothing to give as Christmas presents to my best friend who is a single mother and had no clothes in her preferred bohemian style. It was so much fun and she said I nailed it….

I don’t know if my comment saved…

I like your outfits both ways but I do understand what you mean about the skinnies, it gives your outfit more structure. I’m also a Diane Gilman fan her clothes appeal to my boho taste.

Have a happy New Year!

I always tell myself to dress for the body I have, not the one I plan to have (I learned that on what not to wear). I think you look great 🙂

Yes, I too am a What not to Wear fan and it is great advice, just not practical during a weight loss journey and the desire to save money for the ultimate more permanent wardrobe pieces… I kept hearing that phrase echoing throughout my journey and am glad I didn’t listen and feel like I had wasted money for a month or two of wearing them…

Both looks are great with either the leggings or skinny jeans, but I am so glad you took the plunge with the skinny jeans. They are a great item to have in your closet and it’s nice to have a brand that you trust. You look great in your Steelers hat and cute Christmas look in the previous post too 🙂

Thank you and yes skinny jeans are a welcome addition to my wardrobe just in time for winter!

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