I may be a Mom but I’m still a Mami!

by Migdalia Rivera

Out with the old in with the new… JEANS!

This month I am tossing all my old, torn, faded jeans. I’m on a mission to find the perfect fit for these wide hips. Nothing that diminishes my curves and luscious frame will be accepted because I may be a Mom but I’m still a Mami!

That being said, what do you think are the most important features in a pair of jeans? I’m hoping you can take my poll and let me know! Mil gracias/ many thanks for your input, it will help me narrow down my search for the perfect chic jeans. Of course come back to check out my weekly pictures and input. I’ll let you know which brands I’ve tried, the prices and the real scoop on how they look on a short Latina chick!  I’ll also post a poll so you let me know what you think! I’ll wait to hear from you before buying any pair.

Although to be honest the below pair looks so chic and is so cheap, I may just jump in and buy them to start me off! What do you think?  Its on sale for $34, with an additional 20% off with coupon code PZSAVE20.


Click to see: *BIEN JEAN –  $27.20 with 20% Discount

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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Sabrina January 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Love those jeans and the price is very reasonable. I say go for it!

2 LaLicenciada January 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

They look like a good buy…however, jeans are such an intergral part of any womans wardrobe, that I would say you should try them on before you buy. Usual I go out grab like 10 different jeans and I’m lucky if I come out with one pair that fits my petit & curvy body. Essential styles? Jeans you can wear w/ heels & jeans you can wear w/ flats. Get a wide leg (sailor pants buttons are my fave) to wear w/ flats, a pair of Skinny jeans to wear w/ heels or easily tuck in any knee-high boots. Also, classic boot cut jeans as shown above – I’d get 2 of the same & have one tailored to wear w/ flats, the other w/ heels. I so heart jeans especially a dark wash. Never ever get anything that fades in the thigh area unless you need a hicker thigh. And if you’re bootylicious, steer clear of buttoned back pockets. I’m sure you know all of this, but you’re posting on one of my fave fashion topics… So I ramble! Good Luck!!!

3 LaLicenciada January 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm

The Jeans above look great! Jeans are a crucial asset in any woman’s wardrobe! Buying jeans can be a defeating process – I’ll try on 10 different jeans my size only to find out some sizes run small, some too big, others have pocket placement that do not flatter, then I’m lucky to end up with one good pair. So here are some rules that I consider to be bible when I buy jeans:

1- I never buy online unless I’ve tried them on first. Trying on a pair of jeans that dont fit can give your self esteem a kick, so its best to drag yourself to the store with the mindset that not all jeans are made the same, and your body is beautiful the way it is. Rather than buy one promising pair that lets you down that you have to return… or that you keep because you decide to mold your body to it “one day.”
2- Lycra, lycra, lycra – a little stretch is always a good thing. It lets the curves curve, and tucks what needs to be tucked. It’s a girls best friend.
3- Watch for Pockets: Pouty pockets in the back are good if you need more oomph in your toosh. But if you are bootylicious avoid them. Also avoid tiny pockets in the front that may cause an unflattering look around the hips.
4- Distressed jeans – if you have bountiful thighs do not buy jeans that are distressed in the thigh area. They just highlight it, rather than create a uniform look.
5- Jeans are versatile – so buy two of your favorite style…one to tailor and pair with flats, the other to pair with heels.
6- Must-have styles: wide leg (a sailor pant button is so cute); skinny (to dress up with heels or tuck in knee-high boots); classic boot cut (that can go from day to night).
7- A dark wash is ideal – they can be dressed up or down. But think out of the box – a good black jean is also a staple, as is a white jean* for the summer. (*white jean beware – they must be thick enough that you do not see through them, have lining or be prepare to wear spanx). And if you’re feeling wild, go for some color!
8- Buy what fits! Whether its low rise or not, if its too tight its going to create a “muffin top,” or “chichos” and that isn’t pretty at all.
9- Zippers or buttons or both – whatever style you choose, there should be no over-stretching where the zipper or buttons meet the jean – if there is, and you see gaps or need pliers to close them up, then they’re too small for you. Remember – jeans are not corsets. Putting them on should not be a joint effort.
10- Tailoring! If you find a perfect pair of jeans but there’s a huge gap on the top between your derrier and the small of your back, buy it and get it tailored. You cannot be punished for having a teeny weeny waist.

Sorry for the rant, but I can talk forever about jeans. I hope you found this useful! Can’t wait to see what you get!


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