A few months ago Abe did a load of laundry which consisted mainly of our dress clothes, including a bunch of new pants we bought him for work. Unfortunately some bleach went renegade and ruined a bunch of our stuff. Oh man!
Today I was shopping for Abe's birthday at Ann Taylor Loft (Ok ok I got a little sidetracked) and found these dress pants on sale.
Not a great picture but you get the idea.
I quickly snatched up almost as many as I could find in my size. I felt a little guilty, " Come on Erin, it is Abe's birthday and you can't just buy one, you have to choose four?!" But at the checkout I realized they were originally about $70 each. In the end I saved $200 on something I needed to replace the old ones anyway. Yay. I’m good at rationalizing, huh?
I also decided to embrace the skinny jean trend. A few months ago I toyed with the idea, but afraid to commit because I felt they made me look ridiculously un-proportioned, I went with the $14.99 special. I’ve been enjoying them so decided to try another pair today from American Eagle for a decent price (about $30). This may be the first time I ever tried on one, and only one, pair of jeans and walked out with them just minutes later. I find that their jeans tend to fit me pretty well. I’ve tried more expensive brands only to be frustrated after trying on about 15 pairs. What a dream when they fit after the first one! And they don’t drag on the floor, either, which is a perk since I have relatively stubby legs.
Here I am trying them on for Abe. And surprisingly they are super comfy and don’t feel like “SKINNY” make-you-lose-your-breath jeans.
I am curious what brands you like? Does anyone have a particular jean company they recommend? Do you feel it is worth it to spend a lot?
Oh, and Happy Birthday to Abe. (
PS I did buy him a few things but I can’t spoil it for him by talking about that.