Thank you all for your denim suggestions in last week’s post! I have a lot of online shopping to do. =)
Thanks to Jean for first discovering, and to Jen for alerting me to an online sample sale, I’m having a new love affair with 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere skinny jeans. I picked up the olive version of these jeggings not too long ago. Happy with how they fit, I tried some fun colors in the same style during the holiday sales, but was not as lucky.
While wearing the olive ones last week, I thought, “it would be nice if there were a grey version of these.” Some searching online brought me to these, and after agonizing over online reviews, measurements across multiple retailer sites and harassing a poor 7FAMK sales associate over the phone, I did something really out of character for me. I bought an item final sale, sight unseen.
I like these much better than last week’s Frankie B. grey skinnies. These have a higher back rise, so there’s no fear of flashing unfortunate souls from behind. The fabric is a little thicker, and the wash is not distressed, which makes it more versatile. The front rise is longer, but still do-able on me.
These skinnies are so snug in the leg at first, that my legs feel a little suffocated. But after a short period of wearing, they stretch to a perfect fit. Ladies with muscular legs might need to size up in these, since the legs are so snug. Ladies that are smaller than myself should take note that these come in size 23, for an even smaller fit.
Now that I have grey skinnies checked off my list, it’s on to white!
Item Measurements: size 24 (laying flat)
Back rise: 11.5″
Leg opening: 4.25″
98% cotton/2% spandex