What’s better than finding the perfect little black dress?
The perfect pair of jeans!
I’m going to share with you the love story of how my jeans and I found each other! (Just go with me lol)
While growing up, I used to shy away from looking for jeans because I’d get SO discouraged. I have muscular calves, juicy thighs and a small waist. With the combination of how God created me, I either find pants that fit my waist but not my thighs or my thighs and not my waist. Let’s just put it this way, me and belts are best friends. We’re never far from each other lol.
So when shopping, I would have a total conniption if I had to go up a size, not understanding at the time that brands all fit differently. You might wear a 6 in Forever 21 jeans, but an 8 or 10 in jeans from Ross.
But THANK GOD for heaven-sent mothers like mine who saw the disappointment on my face and took the time to explain how a lot of companies/brands vary in size. God bless that woman.
So after my fashion lesson, I kept what my mom said in mind and stopped allowing a number to define me. If a Juniors 9 fits, good, but if I get a little more space in a 10 and it’s more comfortable…I’m going with the 10! No worries!
Now, let’s talk about where I found my favorite pair of jeans. These jeans are from Target. They are the “Skater Jeans” from the Wild Fable Collection. Now when shopping for jeans, Old Navy is my go-to all day and still is. I know what style and size fit me there and I am faithful to my Old Navy jeans.
However, I stumbled across these jeans on the CLEARANCE rack! (We save coins around here!)
When looking at them on the hanger, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of them, but I’m a fan of high waist jeans and that’s what they looked like.
I go in the dressing room and turn on my music (am I the only one that does that? It’s a whole fashion show in the dressing room!)
I try the pants on......
This moment felt like Cinderella when the prince (the jeans) finally found Cinderella (me) and put the glass slipper on realizing it’s a match!!
These jeans have more than enough room for my hips, thigh, gluteus maximus, and calves. AND the waist wasn’t gappy like usual! These jeans gave me a whole 90’s vibe.
You should’ve seen the victory dance that commenced in the dressing room. I was so happy.
After purchasing and wearing them, I tried not to wear them every day lol!
I loved these so much, I began looking for them in any Target that I went to. I had no luck, but I didn’t stop there. I looked on eBay and someone was selling them in my size WITH THE TAGS STILL ON!
Like…God REALLY loves me!
Now, let me share with you how to find your perfect jeans.
I follow my 4 C’s guidelines:
1: Cut - Be sure to know what type of cut you’re looking for. Boot cut, skinny jean, flare, etc. There are so many out there. Know what cut flatters you.
2: Comfort - This is a biggie. Comfort is key. I hate to see someone uncomfortable in an outfit. If I’m uncomfortable for that person, I can only imagine how uncomfortable they really are. Be able to sit, and walk comfortably in the pair of jeans you choose.
3: Color - There are so many different types of wash when it comes to denim. There’s light/dark/distressed/bleached etc. Know what color denim you’d like.
4: Cute – We all know that when you look good you feel good. Choose jeans that you feel great in!
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Well, that’s my story and tips on how to find your favorite pair of jeans. Let me know if these tips work for you! If you’d like me to create a video on how to find jeans, let me know! Happy shopping!
Before getting these braids, I had already been in a season of protective styling.
In May of last year, I had a few damaged pieces from straightening my hair.
From that encounter and just in general, I’d been feeling like me and my hair were on two separate pages. I wasn’t feeling the shape of my fro and coloring my hair to add a little change was starting to become an idea.
Instead of that, I decided to continue my protective style season and get some braids.
However, I didn’t just want the black braids that I usually got. I wanted to step outside my box and try something new. Well, the amazing company Latched and Hooked popped into my head and we decided to do a joint venture!
After receiving their products, I then hunted down my braider lol and everything was set!
(By the way, my braider is retired…until I call her again lol!)
So, my hair was finally done and I was IN LOVEEEEEEE with the results!
The hair color came out beautifully and my braider’s quality of work is unmatched.
I knew I wanted to keep my braids in for a while, so I did my best to take care of them and here are 5 staple products that helped me do so!
Take a moment to enjoy my video explaining why these products are so amazing…and I’m sure you’ll get in a good laugh once or twice too.