I may have a problem.
I was doing laundry recently, and I realized something quite shocking…I have a jeans addiction. If it wasn’t for the massive pile of jeans that had accumulated in the last two weeks, I may have never known. The only thing that I could think to do as I bagged up those 15 pairs of jeans was to promise myself that I wasn’t going to buy any more jeans this year.
And then something kinda funny happened – I received a coupe of pairs of jeans from Lee Jeans in the mail.
Sooooo technically I didn’t buy them so that doesn’t break my promise to myself, right? 🙂
The really cool thing about this, though, is that I learned something completely new about an old brand. Truth is, I haven’t thought about buying a pair of Lee Jeans since I was in high school. In fact, I don’t think I’ve owned a pair of Lees since I was maybe 16 or 17 years old. Let’s just say that’s been a BIT ago.
The two pairs I received were Lee’s Classic Fit Straight Leg and Midrise Fit Barely Bootcut, both in a size 18W.
Now I will start by saying that neither of these jeans are the kinds of jeans that I would typically purchase, mainly because of the leg style. I’ve almost exclusively been purchasing skinny and super skinny jeans, but I was pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of both of these pairs.
In terms of the straight leg jean, the fit was very relaxed. In hindsight, I may have perhaps tried one size smaller, simply because I am not very hippy, and I had a little more room in the hips and butt in these jeans than I might otherwise like. If you do have a curvier frame, these would likely be an ideal pair of jeans for you, especially if you’re looking for a perfect pairing of style and fit. For me, personally, with this little bit of room the jeans were amazingly comfortable, and I could see myself wearing these on any given weekend day running errands or shopping at the mall paired with a casual tee, perfect fall flannel, and some Chucks.
The bootcut jeans; however, were my ABSOLUTE favorite. I was immediately drawn to them once I saw the fabulous fleur de lis pocket detail, and when I slipped them on, they hugged every inch of my curves. Plus, the bootcut wasn’t so large that I felt weird about them. In fact, they were just wide enough to pair with some ankle boots. They were a little long, with a 32.5 inch inseam, but this length of inseam usually is too long for me since I have a longer torso and shorter legs. It’s nothing that a small heel can’t solve; however, and let’s be real, there’s nothing better than a great pair of jeans paired with an even better heel.
Both of these jeans are available now, up to size 24W, and both pairs are currently on sale! If you’re looking to try out some new denim this fall, don’t be afraid to check out an old favorite at www.lee.com!
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