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Skinny Jeans and Nice Wide Calf Boots
Hefty Hideaway Girl
sparkymonster wrote in fatshionista
Hello fatties. I have come to post about import fatshion issues: skinny jeans and nice looking knee high wide calf boots.

First, the boots. I feel like in fall/winter we are all looking for the elusive inexpensive, cute, knee high boots that are comfortable and cute. This year I feel like I was victorious. I got these boots from Silhouettes ('Sport'). They're $89 full price, and currently on sale for $69. They come in black and brown, are flat, and come in W and WW widths. The tops of the 10W boots are 19" around and the tops of the 10WW boots are 20 3/4" around. I fricking love these boots. I have successfully stomped around Boston in the snow wearing these boots. WOO! I do suggest waterproofing them if you live in a snowy climate (using sno seal).

Skinny Jean Odyssey, 2/4/09 Boot Detail (click to embiggen)

The next issue is skinny jeans. I see mainstream fashion blogs talking about how only skinny people should wear them and I thought "PSHAW." I went to a Torrid over Giftmas and tried on several pairs. I bought Tripp skinny leg twill pants. I *love* them. They're snug but not sausagey. I find them to be very comfortable, and I love how my ass looks in them. I'm suspect they are not the highest quality, but so far they haven't fallen apart.

I just got a pair of Z Cavaricci skinny leg jeans off of Ebay. They're bright red and I'm enjoying them. They're fairly comfortable and cute. The legs aren't as slim as the Tripp jeans and they're more low rise. Other than that, good times.

Skinny Jean Odyssey, 1/29/09

Skinny Jean Odyssey 1/29/09, Rear Shot

Tripp skinny leg jeans/twill pants from Torrid.
Silver belt from Torrid.
Men's oxford shirt unknown brand
Sweater vest from Torrid
Wide calf boots from Silhouettes ("Sport")

Skinny Jean Odyssey 2/4/09

Skinny Jean Odyssey 2/4/09, Rear View

Skinny jeans by Z. Cavaricci from Torrid
Belt from GAP
Black vee neck shirt from Old Navy
Necklace w/ grilled cheese charm from Etsy seller OneElf
Boots from Silhouettes

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yup, i own the Tripp skinty pants and i love them!!
however, i'm a size 26/28 and the calf and ankle part of the pants were more like a boot cut (damn those lazy pattern graders!!), so i had to take them in on my own..
i own 2 pairs, one in black and another in purple

I've been very tempted by the purple. How are they holding up for you?

it holds up really well
i mean, i dont wear those pants, or any pants 24/7, so they're not faded or anything like that if that's your concern....

LOVE the red pants and boots! You look awesome.

ALL of my jeans are the Tripp skinny jeans. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

wow, i'm surprised... i bought a pair of black skinny jeans by tripp at torrid a few months ago, and the zipper does not stay up no matter what you do. i have to use a safety pin, which is aggravating as hell. a friend of mine has the same pair and also has to use a pin. that's made me wary of buying tripp again.

I feel like the quality of Tripp items varies depending on the actual item. It's such a crapshoot.

much like at torrid itself, then, i suppose =/

My Tripp jeans do this too... I keep the zipper up using a hair elastic (threaded through the hole in the zipper tab, and then looped over the button at the waist). Whenever I used a safety pin it would come undone and poke me in the stomach!

Sorry to bust in, but I'm considering buying Tripp jeans online and I found this post because of the tags.

How is the sizing for Tripp? I wear a 16 or 18, and don't know what size to get! How much stretch do they have?

they are pretty stretchy. Comfy.... yu can try them on in any torrid
i wore a 20 an have a pretty big waist

Just a note about those boots: I just sent back my 10W pair and I don't think that particular pair came close to 18' at the top.

Hrm. That's odd. The measurements I posted were based on my actual boots (and throughadoor's), not based on any info from Silhouettes.

Ayup, I know. I measured the boots I had at my house and while I cannot remember the exact number, I KNOW they weren't even 18" because I was SO SAD. So, random construction?

I am distressed by this information! Darn.

thanks for the boot recommendation- i'm a fellow bostonian and have been wanting ones just like those.

Oh then *definitely* sno seal those puppies. I also bought some stuff at a shoe store that gets salt stains out of leather. AMAZING, and only $5.

very, very good to know. i didn't think you could have leather boots in this weather, period... glad to know that's not the case.

Leather boots are fantastic for this weather. In my opinion at least. If they're decent boots you can waterproof them with sno-seal or whatever which keeps out the damp. My favorite winter boots are lined leather boots because they're sturdy and keep out the cold and damp. If it's super slushy/wet then I go to boots that are gore-texed or something. Plasticy rain boots may keep out moisture, but they are so cold unless they are well lined.

Last winter when I was wearing pants, I LIVED in skinny jeans! And girl, they were made for you. HOT!


I am mad at myself for not hopping on the skinny leg trend earlier. I love it!

i had a pair of those tripp jeans, and they were great... until they pretty much fell apart (this was in a matter of months). also, the zipper really sucks.

sorry to be a downer! they do look great on you!


I'm half prepared for them to fall apart. I just hope the thighs don't blow out.

yeah, that was the problem with mine - the thigh/crotch area. probably due to my thighs rubbing together when i walk. it must've worn the fabric down.

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