Recently, L and I traveled to Santa Barbara (about 1.5 hours outside of LA) to visit my baby brother. We have been there more times than we can count, but this particular trip made us grateful for the slower pace and beautiful sights that make SB such a special place. And, as always, it was so good to see my brother.
I decided to test out my newest pair of jeans, the Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans, on our little road trip. I am really late to the Old Navy denim fan club, but so far, I’m sold. They are flattering, comfortable, and versatile. I am on a fairly strict budget when it comes to buying clothes these days, and these jeans are about as affordable as you can get (other than my $9.50 Forever 21 “something resembling denim blend” skinnies that feel like sandpaper and pretty much cannot be washed due to fear of disintegration).
Some thoughts if you are interested in the Old Navy Rockstar Skinnies…
You know how amazing you feel when you go into an Old Navy dressing room, and you fit into a size smaller than you imagined you would? Vanity sizing RULES!! Except in this one instance, Old Navy pulled the rug out from under our vanity sized butts. The Rockstar Skinnies are TEENY WEENY. Size up one to two sizes. I had to size up two sizes in the Baby Blue wash and one size in the dark wash. So, yeah, it’s probably not a good idea to buy these online without trying on. If you have a store nearby, try them on first.
I speak from experience here. I attempted to squeeze myself ever so carefully into my normal size. Then I went on to buy them even though they made me look like a sausage with the hopes that they would “stretch”. Ummm, no. I ended up returning them the following week when I realized that while wearing said pants there was no hope of me ever sitting down again. Seriously. If you don’t believe me, read the thousands of online reviews. I really should have done that before I went shopping.
Anyway, here I am posing with a huge beer, because a 1.5 hour drive from home constitutes a vacation, right?
And here is a shot from our ride home. It was a beautiful day!