One of my great accomplishments when I was in Madison was buying new jeans. You laugh? Huge accomplishment, I swear. I imagine that there is a body type for which it is extremely easy to find jeans that fit, but mine is not one of them, nor, I'm guessing, are most women's. Lucky for me, Madison, WI is home to amazing shopping. Oh, you didn't know that? Did you know that Shopbop is based in my hometown? And that we have a local in-store Bop? Jealous yet?
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The super helpful ladies at Bop knew just which jeans to grab for my curves and I, and after trying only 7 pairs, I walked out with two. Impressive success rate, no?
I picked up one of my absolute all-time favorites, the J Brand Bombshell Cigarette Leg. It was the perfect curvy jean, the one all other brands should have looked to as a pillar of excellence, and yet, it looks like they've discontinued it. Why, J Brand, why? No one has curves anymore? Harumph. Lucky for me, Bop still had some in stock.
And then, since I was on a roll, I crossed to the other side of State St. and picked up the fabulous 1969 Real Straight jeans from Gap. Promptly came home and cropped them into capris and have been enjoying them thoroughly. They won't last long, but at least I know they fit well and the price makes me more willing to have at them with my scissors.
So happy with my new jeans. Even happier that I won't need to shop for jeans again in the near future. How about you? Have you found a perfect pair of jeans yet? Do you dread the hunt as much as I usually do?