With a full bum, wide hips and a small waist, I have an impossible time finding jeans that fit. While my friends have known about the latest designers and denim 'bars', I feel restricted to whatever I can find at the mall with the most stretch content. Recently, I'm more of a dresses-and-heels girl and the popularity of jeggings has been a godsend for my off-work days. However, jeggings aren't appropriate in every casual situation so I've started to look around for denim companies that might fit both my hips and waist simultaneously. Lo and behold, I stumbled across PZI Jeans!
I have a wild story for you guys today! Last night, I was working at Bra & Girl in Pittsfield for a downtown event called "Third Thursdays". If you live anywhere near Western Massachusetts, I'd recommend checking it out. There's fantastic food (I'm all about fried dough!), live entertainment, and sidewalk sales. Everyone comes out for it and it's one of those times I'm proud to live where I do. Anyhoo...this girl walks in last night and I thought, "Wow, she looks so familiar!". We got to talking about Freya and full bust options. It turns out, she's Tiffany Shmidt, one of the top 10 finalists from Curvy Kate's Star in a Bra competition! To say I was starstruck is a total understatement. I spazzed out, but you would too. Tiffany's gorgeous, clearly, but she's also incredibly sweet and gracious. Here's my favorite-moment-of-the-week:
The Freya Piper Longline has been on the top of my wishlist since February, when I first laid eyes on it's modern coral, grey, and black color combinations at Curve. Unfortunately, the only other longline I've tried (the Freya Nieve) was both too big in the band and too small in the cups. I was wonderfully surprised at the superior fit of the Piper. Just like my video review of the Cleo Rihanna, I included a show/tell half and a sequel rocking the bra. Check it out:
You guys, I finally found it! $12. The clearance rack in the Juniors' section at TJ Maxx. I almost screamed in the dressing room when it fit over my boobs. Now, I'm the proud owner of my very first maxi dress:
The other day, I saw the most stylish girl in the world. She was wearing a red cross body bag, a tweed brown coat with faux fur trim, and moccasin boots. But by far the coolest thing about her was her teeth. She had a huge gap between her two front teeth. It must've been half an inch wide! I was instantly envious since, once upon a time, I had a gap too.
"Am I allergic to pants?"
I ask myself this question every morning. However, when I go shopping, I look for pants and I end up with dresses so I have to give myself an A+ for effort. Just like every other season, I'm craving "transitional" dresses for the ole summer-to-autumn cool down. I'm also broke. Here are my three bargain picks and thoughts on why they work: