WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS MUFFIN TOP.
I buy a lot of my clothing online, usually to receive rebates or to use online-only discounts. And it’s just so much easier sifting through different tabs than different racks. I have no problem winging it with online sizing or waiting for something to be shipped to me. I love receiving a package at my doorstep! This morning, I was just about to order some Old Navy Rockstar jeans (which are currently on sale for $19), but the reviews were all over the place, so I decided to check them out in store before purchasing petites sizes online. I’m glad I did! I had been building up the reputation of these pants in my head for a very long time, patiently waiting for a sale. Now that I’ve tried them on, I have found that they’re simply not meant for my body type at all. So, if anyone out there wants to partake in this sale, go ahead! It’s a great price for them, and most everyone loves them. If they work for you, you’re lucky! They did not work for me.
And this is what I picked up to try on: 1 pair of Rockstar boot-cut jeans in size 12, 1 pair of cords (carbon) in size 12, and pairs of Rockstar jeans (honeycomb) and cords (saucy red) in size 14, along with a polka-dot chambray top in size S.
I’ve read that several pieces from ON have become popular this season, including this polka-dot shirt. I am surpised I fit in a size small, but it was a bit snug in the waist. I’d wait for a sale. The Rockstar jeans were cute. They come in many colors and I love the new cords available for autumn. The inseam was not horrible for the skinny jeans, I probably would not have to purchase petite. I’m curvy with a smaller waist. I chose to try on two different sizes because I’m always hoping I’ll be a 12 in Old Navy. Nope, yet again, I find that I’m a tried and true size 14. People always say, “Ooo, Old Navy is too big for me.” Wish I had your problem!
Now, the horrible truth.
We don’t live in a magical world where everything fits. Fashion bloggers just magically fit everything. Well, I do not. Luckily, there are so many options out there to try, so if you have a small butt or a big butt, you’re sure to find something that fits. Old Navy’s Rockstar Jeans did not fit me. The waist was too low and too small, and my hips did not look all that great. Size 12 was very snug, but size 14 did not help at all. It still felt just as tight. I was saddened. My greatest pet peeve (and why I don’t often wear jeans) is muffin top.
These jeans gave me muffin top.
And you know what? I’m not a wishy washy person, you absolutely need to see how horrible it was.
Please… this is awkward, and you’ve seen such things before but you’ve gotta be warned: DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE LADY MUFFIN TOP. There’s also a bit of camel toe. You be glad I’m not ashamed of my body, just ashamed that these pants will never fit me.
Turn away, yo!
LADY MUFFIN TOP!
Obviously, these pants are a no-go. I looooooved the look of Carbon, though, and I may buy them despite the muffin top and weird camel toe. Perhaps there are another pair of afforable and comfortable grey cord skinnies out there. I’ll be looking for it.