I know a lot of people like to wear all black (I hear it’s the unofficial New Yorker uniform), but it’s such a severe color that I feel weird in too much of it. Instead I tend to collect greys. It’s still a dark neutral, but much less stern. For some reason, while getting dressed, everything I reached for was in a shade of grey. It just looked so warm and cozy.
Since I’ve been talking about skinny jeans a lot recently, I figured these were finally worth a mention. These Citizens of Humanity Avedon skinny jeggings are a Nordstrom Rack find from a few weeks ago, but haven’t been worn much. The color, called “slate” looked dark bluish-grey in store, but in reality is a weird dark blue-green that is a little harder to pair.
These skinnies are super comfortable, but stretch after a short wear, most notably in the waist. I found myself hiking them back up after sitting, bending, or walking for extended periods. I’ll be wearing a belt with these from now on. The size 23 fits pretty similarly in the thigh and leg to the size 24 7 For All Mankind Gweneveres I picked up recently, except for the stretchier, more giving fabric. I was much more excited about these when I first bought them, but I’m finding I prefer the fit of the 7FAMK Gweneveres.
If anyone is interested in trying these, they seem to run true to size. The super stretchy material makes them doable for smaller ladies, if you can find the smaller sizes. If you’re familiar with the 7 For All Mankind Gweneveres, you should probably size down one size from your 7FAMK size.
Another reason why I’m not as excited about these is that I’m a size 23, which makes finding more of them much harder. I tried a size 24 not too long ago, and the fit just wasn’t as good a fit as the 23.
Speaking of size 23 jeans…why is it that I see them pop up at Nordstrom Rack, but when I ask about them at regular Nordstrom stores, the sales associates look at me like I’m crazy? Those size 23′s must be coming from stores somewhere, right? What lucky Nordstrom stores are chock full of 23′s?