WIW: Stretching out new jeans & the baggiest britches EVAR

#1 is my casual outfit from today, created around these crazy tiger jeans I bought for $1. This used to be my signature fit of jeans: Lucky Brand Maggie, with a whole 6.5 inches of front rise. I know the jeans enough to know when I saw them that they had not yet been molded to anyone else's bootie, so I grabbed 'em, and I've been slowly breaking them in. When I bought my first pair at the Lucky store (first time I'd bought anything from a brand-dedicated store!), the SA told me to buy them skin tight and let them bag out... I only fully appreciate that SA now, since I know what a plight bagged-out jeans can be.

Pic #2 is SO fun - while at work a while back, Hubs helped put out an electrical fire, so we were both invited to the fire house. We got to slide down the poles and take pics in the fire suits. Hubs couldn't stop telling me how cute he thought I looked in the giant pants! Just another pair of baggy britches to me... ;)

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  • christy replied 7 years ago

    Rae, I just love your fab casual style! (love your work style too for that matter!) And I think it would be pretty much impossible for you to be any more adorable than you are in #2!

  • Zapotee replied 7 years ago

    I totally love that tiger detail on those jeans. Yes, I miss the jean molding days. You make an awesome firefighter.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Those jeans are amazing! Love how you have the hit of yellow in your shirt as well. That is a fab outfit!

    And of course UWPs fight fires! Why not?!

  • Jonesy replied 7 years ago

    Love those baggy to the power of baggy britches! Your tiger jeans are fab too.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    OMG - those tiger jeans are fierce!
    I will NOT be trying those baggy britches!

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago

    You are too funny. The jeans are cute and the baggy britches look like a blast.

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Those jeans are so cool!

  • jen replied 7 years ago

    Love that Tiger!

  • sarah replied 7 years ago

    Rae - you are adorable in both of these!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Awesome tiger (couger?) jeans! Did you DIY them or did they come like that? This is a terrific outfit!!! I also think you look amazing in fire-fighting gear! Perhaps you can explore that as a new career? No one else could ever look as fab!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words - I was half afraid the tiger jeans would be too "Ed Hardy." I've decided I love them anyway, but I did sort of brace for impact.

    Zap, it's been so long since I had jeans with zero stretch! I have to re-learn to be patient.

    Suz, I have a yellow jacket somewhere as well. Hm, I really have to figure out where I put it for the winter!

    Shannon, I hear you on the baggy britches - I decided these were for my fantasy lifestyle, and they did not come home with me. ;)

    Claire, they came like that! I remember when this pair of jeans first came out in the Lucky stores, too. They were well over $100 and too rich for my blood at the time. I have no plans to join the fire department, but I do put out the odd fire in my kitchen now and again. :P

  • fashionista replied 7 years ago

    Casual chica!!! and your DH is so right. You really look cute!!!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, fashionista! It was a memorable day!

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