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 :)


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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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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