What you should know about me is I'm a little bit lazy. I want to be cute without effort. The problem is SOME kind of effort is required in order for one to be presentable when one leaves the house.
Enter: Express' Sexy Stretch leggings.
My problem with most leggings is three fold:
1. They are super thin and people can see the Supergirl logo on my undies if I don't wear a long top.
2. They are MAD short. Most leggings unintentionally end up stopping at my calf because apparently designers think that only runway and fit models are taller than 5'5". *coughI'malmost5'10"cough*
3. They just don't come in my size. I'm a size 12. I am hips, thighs and butt. No shame. But why is it that I can find a pair of Gap Skinny jeans to fit me faster than I can find a pair of leggings? Shouldn't that be the other way around?
Because of the trifecta of issues, I usually just skipped leggings altogether. The only reason I even gave Express' leggings a try is because I was lazy and needed something quick to wear under my Duke sweatshirt.
With the move, I'd inadvertently packed all of my sweats. Three days before I was to depart I just didn't have the mental capacity to figure out which box my winter clothes were in. On a one off trip to the mall I wandered into Express to try to find a skirt and just happened upon the leggings. I truly believe I only entertained them out of desperation. I didn't want to have to move in jeans.
I don't think I'd ever fallen in love so quickly with an article of clothing. I looked at myself from every angle in that fitting room. I could NOT see the polka dots on my chonies because of the thickness of the leggings. I also COULD NOT see my ankles because the leggings were long enough. And most importantly I did not look like I'd been stuffed into a sausage casing. Express Leggings for the WIN!!!
I proceeded to buy two pairs as they were buy one get one half off. Not gonna lie: I'll probably end up buying several more pairs. They're thin enough that I'm not sweating to death on the days when the weather doesn't remember it's not summer anymore. But they're not so thin that you can count the stars on my undiepants. And any article of clothing that I can dress up should my laziness abate or dress down should my normal nature win out is an automatic staple in my wardrobe.
You can get the leggings here. And you totally should. You know if I'm plugging something I completely believe in it. BGLU doesn't just slap our seal of approval on any old thing.