GPOYW - “Is there any more room for me in those jeans” edition

Last night, I went out with a friend for a belated birthday dinner - a good old fashioned crab boil at Back Forty. It was amazing, though he wisely took this pic pre-boil (ha, that sounds disgusting).

It was finally cool enough outside to wear pants, so I thought I’d take these jeans Beija-Flor sent me for a spin. After looking at their site, I was a little skeptical, since the women modeling the denim on the home page…had a few years on me. But when I put on this Stephanie jegging, I was surprised by how flattering, and age-appropriate, the fit was.

Maybe I’m just getting old (I mean, I’m definitely getting old, but older), but I really liked the higher rise on the pants. When bending forward, my hand wasn’t automatically reaching around to cover my lower back to prevent any accidental mooning, like it does with low-rise jeans. In the front they still sit lower, so I didn’t feel like I was wearing high-waisted jeans (a trend I love but know I can’t pull off).

Honestly, I almost never go jeans shopping because it’s such a discouraging process, thanks to the frustrating-to-fit combination of (1) the legs of an undeveloped 11-year old and (2) the butt of a Nicki Minaj backup dancer. So I liked that the 2/4/6/8 sizing made picking the right pair easier. And being a Brazilian brand (Beija-Flor is Portuguese for “hummingbird”), I have to imagine the designers have experience fitting a curvy lady.

Best of all, they were crazy tight in a good way - a place for everything and everything in its place and all that - but surprisingly comfortable to wear while eat one’s weight in crab meat. Last thing, I like the dark rinse, though I’m a little nervous to see how they wash up. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, I suppose.

(originally posted on megankcollins)


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