Shrimp jeans: Barefeet Shoes
Pink jeans (pictured in first two shots): J. C. Penney's
Mustard jeans: Kohl's
Yellow jeans: J. C. Penney's
Bright yellow jeans: J. C. Penney's
Chartreuse jeans: Marshalls
Jungle green jeans: J. C. Penney's
Acid wash green jeans: Macy's
Sky blue jeans: Union Bay, Kohl's
Turquoise acid wash jeans: J. C. Penney's
Purple acid wash jeans: J. C. Penney's
Dark purple jeans: Kohl's
My favorite pants anecdote dates back to when I was about eight and went on a weekend camping trip with my dad and sister and the rest of the fathers and daughters in the Indian Princesses, the Girl-Scouts-type-club we were in. I'd mistakenly (not intentionally, as some people jokingly suggested) forgotten my bag back in Jersey and had nothing to wear. My dad had no choice but to take me to the nearest Kmart (Kmarts were big back then) for some essentials to get me through the next couple of days. He let me pick out whatever I wanted, and I chose a pink-and-white baseball-style tee shirt emblazoned with Mickey and Minnie and a pair of shiny turquoise spandex leggings, or as they were known at the time, "dance pants." My cousin had a pair, and I'd always wanted them. That gorgeous sky blue! That iridescent sheen! The way they so perfectly accented an oversized, tied-at-the-side tee shirt! Those pants were - and this must be said, cheesiness be darned - my blue heaven.
In the last two or three years I've begun to step up my pants collection with colorful skinny jeans. Unlike flares or boot-cuts, they don't scrape the floor, but rather bunch up at the ankles in a (at least to this short blogger) fetchingly messy, no-hem-needed way. Yet it's the ripe rainbow hues that really reeled me in. I like to think that their spirit was sparked by those dance pants. So thanks, Dad, for giving me that first taste of fashion freedom.