Where the Wild Jeans are….

You know how some things are just meant to be?

All Spring, I lusted after the Joe’s Jeans Wild collection, flipping through my magazines and seeing the patterned prints on size 0 rear ends. Deep down, I just knew that there was no way in hell I would ever be able to squeeze into a pair (let alone fork over the $200 for the jeans) without looking like a fat cat who just swallowed a flock of canaries.

While shopping at my Von Maur, (my all time favorite department store) on a recent trip to Iowa, my heart skipped a beat when I pounced on a pair of the Wild jeans.  I was ecstatic to see they were deeply discounted but immediately remembered that I have hips. And an ass. Damn it!

I’ve recently gotten over the scariness of skinny jeans (see The Beauty of Booty post) but skinnies + an ass + leopard print = cheap call girl (not to judge – although it’s not quite the look I aim to achieve). But the dressing room had already accumulated other threads to try on, so why not see how this journey would work out?

Well friends, a small miracle took place in the dressing room. I was not only able to get the jeans on (thanks to the 2% elastin), they looked pretty fabulous (although I do look more like a statuesque lion than cute, tiny cub in them). As soon as the button on the waist band clasped shut, the sold sign went up outside of the dressing room. And it’s been happily ever after since.

I’ve paired them with my heels for work…

And kept it simple on top with a black T-shirt…

T-shirt, $9.99. Express. Joe’s Jeans, $65. Von Maur. Shoes, $19.99. Dillards. Cluch, gift (Lucky me!). Coach. Necklace, $12.99. Bebe.

And paired with my Tori Burch flip flops for a BBQ…

Top, $3.98. Old Navy. Necklace, $6.98. Forever 21. Tori Burch flip flops, $29.99 (total score!). Marti & Liz.

Needless to say, I’m in f’n love with these pants. I wish I could wear them every day. But because they’re a whole lotta look (as my sister would say), I try to keep them in a once a week rotation. I wouldn’t want to be mistaken for a cheap call girl or anything.