28 February 2013

Santa Barbara and Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans

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).

I bought the Baby Blue wash (pictured below) and the Dark Wash. The Dark Wash is like the twin of my old time favorite Gap 1969 legging jeans which cost $69.95.



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!


Anyone else a fan of the Old Navy Rockstar Skinnies?


6 comments:

  1. YESSSS... I wear the rockstar skinnies pretty much every single day! And the sizing really sucks, argh. I have a love/hate relationship with these skinnies because they tend to slide down and look a bit baggy. Mainly b/c I have a flat butt, I think, haha.

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  2. They look great on you, I love that wash! xx

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  3. Nice! I struggle w/ Old Navy clothes. Being a bigger girl, their sizing seems to be all over the board and, if I'm not in the 'the right' mood, it's probably better that I shop somewhere more predictable. That said, when I am in 'the right' mood, Old Navy almost always has some great finds outside of my usual box! They are such a great store to (affordably) try out new styles!

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  4. OMG I bought a pair that was on sale for 8 bucks w/o trying on and had to return. Haven't been back to try on bigger size. They run really small!

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  5. ahh sb. i miss it!! and you look so great :) really like the hair and outfit, so CA chic.

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  6. I also fell in love with these jeans, but after a few months I'm about to throw them out. I bought two pairs and at first they fit like a glove and were so comfortable. Now, they have totally stretched out and are baggy in all the wrong spots (my knees and hips). I wash them to shrink they back up and they stretch out within an hour. They have also faded considerably (but mine are dark wash and black). But, they are so comfortable! I feel like I'm wearing pajamajeans. Hopefully I just got a bad batch and yours will hold up better!

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