It's very bittersweet to say that this week marks the end of a six year experiment. And, of course, I'm going to share the results with you.
Six years ago I bought a pair of skinny jeans at Forever 21 for $11.80. I loved the fit, better than any skinny I had previously tried, and for the price I thought it was worth a shot. In fact, at the time, I bought two pairs. I figured that one would last about 6 months and then I'd have another pair to use after that.
|They were there when I modeled...|
|They were there when I got engaged...|
|They traveled with me overseas...|
Now let me just tell you... I own a lot of jeans. And a lot of nice brands, too (Seven for All Mankind, Diesel, Yanuk, Fornarina...) in addition to standard brands (Express, Gap). None of them even came close to comparing in fit. And I kind of have to wonder if they'd stand up in quality, either. Let's just say that many of my Express jeans are a lot worse off than my skinnies, in spite of rarely seeing the light of day. And my Diesels aren't looking so hot, either (though I did wear those fairly often).
Women, Ladies, Girls! I say to you- reject the tales magazines tell you! Reject the (paid) endorsements of rich celebrities! Open your mind to the possibility of cheap jeans... and see how they treat you.
Or maybe just jeans from Forever 21.
These last four shots are of the "new" pair. Sorry about the quality, but it was quite a dreary day in Michigan. And we were in a hurry. Ice cream was on the line.