This giveaway is closed. The winner is April V. who commented, “I like a bootcut jean.” Congrats to April and thank you to everyone who entered!
I am a jeans girl. I practically live in jeans. Because my office has a casual dress code I even wear jeans to work.
See? (Ignore my bag lady, heavy laden with stuff so I’m taking the elevator and not the stairs motif.) Also if you take a picture in a dark elevator? Instant sepia tone!
Shine from Yahoo! invited me recently to be a Yahoo! Get It Guide Insider and when I saw that this week’s Yahoo! Shine Get It Guide topic was all about jeans I knew I had to chime in. I get the scoop on what Shine from Yahoo! readers and Get It Guide Gurus are talking about on everything from food to fashion to finance and career and will occasionally weigh in on these topics AND get your opinion. Plus I will always try to throw in something fun for ya’ll so (hint hint) there is a little giveaway at the end of this post. Tis the season. I’ll be back to writing about dog hair and kid antics and warming up metal bleachers for hours during winter indoor soccer games very soon.
Because I’m short (not even 5 ft. 2) I usually must try on about 8 million pairs of jeans before I find THE ONE. I will never be described as leggy or lanky and although I have long since come to terms with my non-Heidi Klum gams, two c-sections and 10 years have added some extra junk in my trunk since my pre-mom days when I was in my early 30s.
What kind of jeans do I like? Honestly the ones that fit best. The ones that don’t need hemming and don’t gap in the back. The ones that make me do a little happy dance in the dressing room.
I love dark denim with not a lot of stitching and I love slender cuts with a bit of stretch to the fabric. I’ve even recently ventured into the land of skinny jeans this year although with some trepidation. I will, however, NEVER wear pajama jeans no matter how much my girls comment about how comfortable they look although by Thanksgiving night pajama jeans sounded mighty fine. Mighty fine.
My current favorite go to pair of jeans are a pair of dark wash skinny jeans in petite length from Lee. They are priced reasonably for my God Help Me Do I Need To Write One More Check Mom Budget, they look great with everything from ballet flats and a t-shirt to boots with a cute swingy cardigan. Nothing is a better wardrobe staple than a fantastic pair of jeans and nothing makes you feel better than finding that perfect pair of jeans. They’re like the BFF of fashion.
What do you look for in a pair of jeans? What type do you like? Shine from Yahoo! readers have chimed in and their favorite styles are:
Shine From Yahoo! provided me with a $50 TJMaxx gift card that I plan to use to buy myself a new pair of jeans and I’d love to share the denim with you. Simply leave a comment about your favorite style jean and you’ll be entered to win a $50 TJ Maxx gift card so you can join me in the quest for the perfect pair of jeans. I’ll draw a winner from all eligible comments left by midnight Saturday, December 10. (U.S. only; ages 18 and up.)