As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve lost about 12 lbs but recently put back on about 3 (darn you fried pork t!!! darn you to hell!!). Anyway, that’s enough to put me down a pants size. I’ve been getting by by washing and DRYING my dress pants, so they’ve shrunk a bit, but I really only have 2 pairs that fit properly. The Gap must read my blog because they sent me a coupon for 30%, so Hlo went shopping.
I bought two things – the Modern Boot Pants in black and the Sexy Boot Cut jeans. This hardly ever happens, but I like both of them immensely! The dress pants are the perfect length and fit correctly in the hips, with a nice boot leg. The jeans, once I got the correct length, are awesome. The have a little bit of stretch to hug and support in the right spots, but not so much stretch that they become a size larger after an hour or two of wearing. The magic mix is 80% cotton, 19% polyester, and 1% spandex. This is the exact mix of The Sweetheart jeans I’ve been wearing from Old Navy for 5 years. When I went back to buy another pair, they had changed the ratios, and the jeans just stretched out to no end. I could literally pull what was originally a snug pair of jeans off my hips after an hour of wearing. Argh.
The color is good, and the man-made fades are actually natural looking. The length is good too – at least once I got the right length. I tried on the regular length in a curvy cut, and they were literally high waters on me, so I tried on the longs in the sexy boot cut. They were really long, but I figured too long was better than too short, so I bought them. However, when I tried them on the next day, I realized that at 37″ they were WAY too long – too long to wear with any shoe I currently posses. So I trotted them back to The Gap, tried on the regular length, which fit perfectly, and left a happy camper. I washed them for the first time this weekend, so we’ll see how they hold up to that.
The material is rather thin, so I’m not sure they’ll last a super long time, but that doesn’t bother me too much – as long as The Gap still carries them in the exact same iteration so I can buy a fresh pair. They always seem to discontinue my favorites. Darn you The Gap!! Darn you to hell! And Old Navy too, while I’m at it.
If you are a curvy girl (someone with hips and butt), I recommend both of these highly.