Operation Skinny Jeans: Skinny Jeans!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Skinny Jeans!

On Saturday I went shopping. I wanted to get a cute new outfit because my clothes were starting to feel big, and we are taking new "Before" Pictures and I wanted to look cute!

I went to one of my favorite stores, Maurices, which is a trendy boutique that carries 75% "normal" sized clothes, and 25% plus sized. They are super trendy and cute, and I love the way they fit. It is definitely one of my goals to buy something in the 75% section :)

For my birthday in September, I went and tried on some skinny jeans. I wanted to look super cute, and I think skinny jeans are super cute. I wore a size 24 there (a little tight, but not ridicules) but the skinny jeans really didn't fit. I couldn't even button a 24. Sad day. I ended up wearing a pair of jeans that I sewed down the sides to make into skinny jeans.


I haven't been back in the store since then, and so when I picked up a pair of skinny jeans, I grabbed the 24's and prayed they would button. And they did. They were even lose. I came out of the dressing room and the sales girl (bless her heart) said "Those are too big, here, try these" and handed me a size 20. I laughed. Like out loud. I shuffled back into the dressing room, and pulled then up and gosh darnit they zipped AND buttoned and didn't create a horrible muffin top (like the ones above….) 

I might have screamed. Not like a Home Alone scream, but a "ah!" I jumped out of the dressing room and said "Look Look! They fit!" I was ecstatic. 

Anyhoo I bought them, obviously, and a really cute top in a size smaller than all the others I have bought there. Here you go! (Enter gratuitous skinny jean photo shoot) 




Silly face! The sun was SO BRIGHT!
I love them :)

On a side note, weigh in yesterday. I gained 1.8, which is about half what I lost last week. This is my first gain in 10 weeks. To be honest, I kinda expected it. We weren't prepared this weekend so we ended up eating out twice. But after my first C2F work out this morning (which was awesome!) I am really committed to not see any of those ups for a while :) 

So I am feeling good and I am super motivated to get my ass kicked :)

8 comments :

  1. You look adorable! Way to rock those skinny jeans! That's crazy amazing progress, Keep it up, Jess!

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  2. Way to go! Awesome jeans and awesome progress!

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  3. Cute outfit! :) And hooray on getting a smaller size. That always feels GREAT! And hey, gains happen. Keep your head in the game and it will fall back off in no time.

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  4. Yaaaaay! Little gains are no biggie, lessons learned! Love the jeans and I lust for the top, I love the colours at the shoulders!

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  5. Cograts on going down 2 jean sizes you rock girl!!

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  6. Those pants are way cute! I can't wait to feel the way you did when I drop a few more pants sizes too! ps. your blog is great!

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