When I look at other people who are wearing skinny jeans, my first thought is usually something along the lines of “Well – you look absolutely darlin’.” I’m especially fond of skinny jeans in bright colors, so I develop a serious case of wardrobe envy when I see someone wearing hot pink skinny jeans and, say, a denim shirt. I want to run to the store and replicate the look ASAP, but there’s only one problem.
I look terrible in skinny jeans.
Like “bless your heart” terrible.
Part of the problem is that I’m apple shaped. Another part of the problem is that I am not a size 6. And the biggest part of the problem is that my calves are enormous. So if I put on a pair of skinny jeans, I basically look like a beach ball with bowling pins for legs.
Oh, yes ma’am. It is a very attractive look.
Now that the weather is cooler and skinny cords are all the rage, I’ve been on the hunt for some boot cut cords in bold colors. About six weeks ago I saw some plum-colored cords on the Old Navy website, and since I figured it couldn’t hurt to give them a try, I ordered them on a whim. They came in a few days later, and much to my surprise, they fit great. They also help me feel a little more hip and with it and now; even though they’re not skinny cords, the color makes them feel current and fun.
This morning I decided to see if there were any other colors still available in that same boot cut style, and I ended up ordering another pair in a deep, bright blue. It dawned on me when I got my confirmation email that I should pass along the link just in case anyone else feels awkward in skinny jeans or skinny cords but still enjoys a trend.
And certainly you don’t have to be apple-shaped in order to wear these cords – the boot cut is friendly to all body types. But if you’ve been wanting to embrace the bolder colors, the Old Navy high-rise flared cords are a great option. Plus, Old Navy has a discount that ends today; if you enter THANKYOU at checkout, you get 30% off. I don’t have a vested interest in you using the discount, and this post isn’t any sort of affiliate deal – but I do like to pass along a bargain.
Last thing: if you decide to treat yourself to these cords, I’d suggest ordering a size smaller than you usually wear. Old Navy jeans / cords are no stranger to the stretch, and it’s always nice to be able to wear pants for a full day without having to constantly pull them up.
So. That is all. Rock on, people.
Rock on in your colorful cords.