I’m Wearing Straight Leg Jeans?

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gap-poplin-shirtJeans: Gap // Shirt: Gap // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Bag: Similar 

If you had told 17 year old Hollister-jean-wearing-Jessica that she would be wearing straight leg jeans before her 30’s she would have laughed/cringed/cried.   Following my distressed Hollister jean phase I turned to skinny jeans.  While at times tight and restricting, they’ve been by my side through the Freshman 15, my post college days, the recent years of my slowing metabolism and everything in between.  Yes, my jeans and I have our own little love story.  I have a few boyfriend jeans sprinkled in the mix but straight leg ‘mom jeans’ never made the cut…until now. I started my hunt for a relaxed fit, mid to high rise jean a few weeks ago and soon realized that all the boyfriend/girlfriend/mom jeans were just not working for my shape.  Every jean that was supposed to have a ‘relaxed’ fit either fit my thighs like leggings or flattened my butt to nonexistence.  I decided to try on this straight leg pair because I clearly needed to look for something different.  I was SO pleasantly surprised by them.  It was the slightly relaxed fit I was looking for without being too sloppy, a comfortable mid-rise, and the perfect width for a leg opening.  Gap has really been speaking to me lately, probably because I’ve been stocking up on lots of timeless wardrobe staples.  I picked up this striped popover along with another blue and white striped shirt a few weeks ago.  I’ll take all the blue & white stripes that I can get!

Is this week dragging for anyone else?  March and April are always a struggle for me because there are no holidays for which we get off of work. C’mon MDW, I’m waiting for ya!  Its pretty pathetic that I have such a hard time working a consistent 5 day work week.  And with that, it’s bedtime for this chick/grandma.  Thanks for stopping by!

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