Here we are at the end of another month which means it is time for Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone, 10.2018. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I had to share for this month’s post. And then it came to me…
Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone, 10.2018
I’ve been wearing skinny jeans for some time but apparently my skinny jeans aren’t all that skinny. Most of the time, I buy my pants and jeans at Loft or Loft Outlet. Partly because I can wear a size 8 at Loft. And on my skinny days, I can even squeeze into a size 6, if I hold my mouth (and my breath) just right. Plus, I don’t have to try them on. Can be assured that a curvy size 8 will fit on Monday, Tuesday and even on Saturday after a big meal. That means a lot to me. I can have confidence that if I order Loft pants or jeans online, they will fit. Just like a rose by any other name is a still a rose…an 8 is an 8 is an 8. Hallelujah! Gotta love that consistency.
Probably has something to do with that little bit of stretch, that little bit of give in the fabric that will expand after a big plate of Mexican. But sometimes that play in the fabric plays too much. And my skinnies don’t look skinny anymore. But they sure are comfy. As my mama would say, they wind up looking like the family moved out of the back of my pants.
A few weeks ago, I opened up my fashion haus to share a some of my fav outfits from the Get Your Pretty On fall capsule wardrobe challenge. If you missed that post, please take a sec to have a quick peek at those looks, here.
My blogging buddy Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag, left the sweetest comment on that post.
Just reading that again, warms my heart. And it got me thinking. Maybe I could just try on some Old Navy Rockstar pants? Wouldn’t cost anything to try them on.
From Inside the Old Navy Dressing Room
Last Thursday while PC was at ball practice, I snuck/sneaked off to the mall. Had seen Kellyann rockin’ some mustard Rockstar jeans on her blog and instantly wanted some of my own.
So when she encouraged me to try them, I knew I had to! ON only had Kellyann’s fabulous mustard Rockstar jeans available in size 8 but not in size 10. Had to try on a 10 in olive.
These were skinny alright. Like a second skin. I think especially in this color, a size 8 is too tight. Almost looks like I don’t have pants on at all.
Wriggled out of these sausage casings in order to try on the olive size 10s.
Yeah, that’s better. Skinnier than my former Loft skinnies but not as skinny as the size 6 Rockstars. Not too hot, not too cold…just right. I think.
Before I changed back into my Loft jeans, I sent out a cry for help on Instagram. Posted this photo and asked for opinions on whether the size 10 Rockstar jeans were too tight on me.
Thank goodness for social media and good friends. Everyone gave me the thumbs up, including Kellyann, my skinny jeans mentor. She wrote:
thisblondesshoppingbag They fit!!!! As long as they are comfortable they are fine. You look amazing my friend!!!😘👍🏻❤️
I changed into my own clothes and grabbed a sales person to help me order them. Because Old Navy didn’t have the size I needed in the store, they had them shipped to my home for free.
Arriving on Thursday
My new really and truly skinny jeans are due to be delivered on Thursday. Trying these jeans on at Old Navy was a perfect step outside my comfort zone, 10.2018. But wearing my new really and truly skinny jeans will be a perfect step outside my comfort zone, 11.2018. So hope you will come back to see how my skinnies fit and how I style them. That mustard color is everywhere! Should be fun to build some outfits around these pants.
Is there a fashion trend you have been timid about embracing? How skinny are your skinnies? Do you wear off-the-shoulder or cold shoulder tops? When statement necklaces first became ‘a thing’, I was a little uncomfortable about wearing all that bling. How ’bout you? Men’s wear. Palazzo pants? Mixing prints and patterns. Oh, I know…wearing white after Labor Day. Have any of those fashion trends made you a little uncomfortable? Did you overcome your fear to wind up embracing the latest style?
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I want to thank Kellyann for giving me a gentle nudge outside my comfort zone. And a big thank you to the gals who responded to my plea for advice on Instagram…kimkstreet, fashionablyfifty, lbambrick, thisblondesshoppingbag (Kellyann), daniellempark, wendybuer, and casey_s_rooney.
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Hugs and kisses,