It is with pleasure that we present you our guest blogger, Cynthia of Flight of the Fat Girl, in which she describes herself as “just your average fat girl, with chubby cheeks and thick thighs. She loves nice clothes, cheesecake, oh, and of course her husband and four children.” Cynthia has inspired us through her motivational and aspirational blog posts and we’re so lucky to have her try on our different jean fits so she can experience finding the perfect jeans for her. Check out how it went and let us know which jeans you prefer!
My very first experience shopping at Penningtons was a straight up spree to outfit myself for my first real job when I was 18. I’ll never forget it! It was fabulous! Let’s just say, fringe was in, and my office wardrobe was one serious slice of 2000’s pie!
But in all seriousness, I’ve been so thrilled to see Penningtons evolve and blossom into the risk taking brand it is today, offering super trendy pieces, right down to a great selection of essentials, like jeans!
During my most recent visit, I had the pleasure of trying on several pairs from Penningtons’ wide array of denim offerings! From Savvy to Straight Fit, Slightly Curvy to Curvy Fit, and the best thing since the the adult onesie, Superstretch (no seriously, I could live in these), I sampled each. I even stepped out of my comfort zone, and got into a bootcut pair!
To kick things off, I went with a Savvy Fit Straight Leg pair. I loved the way these jeans fit. They hugged my curves in all the right places, and sit very comfortably at my waist. Definitely an amazing, very versatile cut!
I also tried a Savvy Fit Superstretch, and can I just say, it wouldn’t bother me one bit to live out the rest of my days in these! They made my butt look like a million bucks (you’ll have to take my word for it) and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t even have to unbutton them after a turkey dinner… Did you hear me!? TURKEY DIN-NER!!! And how cute is this scarf, like seriously!?
My early 2000’s self would be wicked happy to see me in a bootcut jean again. I don’t know exactly when I made the definitive switch to over skinnies, but it was really refreshing to get back into the classic cut that made me fall in love with jeans in the first place.
These are a Straight Fit Bootcut, in black. I will mention, I had to size up on this pair to accommodate my ample hips. They also seemed a bit longer in the leg, than the rest, (that could also just be the wider leg that I’ve grown somewhat unaccustomed to) but I popped on an adorable bootie, and they fell just perfectly without touching the ground!
I tried another black pair too, this time a Curvy Fit, which still needed a small heel to fall just right on me, but hugged me extremely well in the waist area, leaving no gap at the small of my back. This fit is most definitely true to its name, and would be any curvy girl’s best friend!
These really did have that great denim texture I love, but I just couldn’t get those Superstretch jeans out of my head! I’m hooked! They’re like pizza for the lower body – soft and comforting like a hot slice of pepperoni and cheese, and they just make you want more!
These babies are a Slightly Curvy Fit Superstretch Skinny (which is the absolute ideal cut for me) this time in a deliciously velvety light wash. How cute do I look though!? Yeah, I said it! I can’t even handle how beautifully these jeans fall, and taper at the ankle!
And since I fell so head over heels for the Slightly Curvy Superstretch Skinny, here is another pair – my personal faves (which have now made my closet their new home) in a gorgeous, rich, dark wash.
I’d just like to say a quick thank you to the wonderful staff at the Complexe Pointe-Claire location. Also, a very special shootout to the lovely, and adorably bubbly, Samantha, who was so helpful, and even taught me a thing or two on how to expertly style a scarf! I look forward to my next visit!