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Weeks 29-30 Results

29 Sep

Alright, this is going to be a short and possibly spastic post since my week was insane and I’m now in a mad dash to pack for my trip!

If you recall, this challenge was a continuation of my previous challenge to find a pair of skinny jeans. I originally set out to find a pair for $20 or under with no luck so I decided to continue my search with an increased budget of $40 (out of a possible $60 to spend).

So what did I find? Well, I finally found a pair of jeans after looking through a ton of stores and trying on what felt like millions of pairs! I found them at American Eagle for $55.94 (taxes included) so this purchase definitely leans towards the “potential $60 budget” lol. BUT I really like them and they’re actually quite comfortable!

Now unfortunately I haven’t even had a spare minute to take of picture of them, the receipt, or me wearing them but here’s a picture of them on the model so you can get an idea of what they look like:

American Eagle Skinny Jean in Indigo Wash

I promise that I’ll post a picture of me wearing them on my trip when I get back (and the dated receipt so you know it’s all legit, lol) and I’ll also post the voting poll then so stay tuned!

I’m going to try to fit in a quick post tomorrow morning before I catch my plane but in case I don’t have time I want to thank you for all of your input/advice about whether or not I should give myself a challenge in Paris 😮

Now back to my packing!

Vacation Dilemma: Challenge or Disconnect?

26 Sep
With less than a week to go I’m starting to think more and more about my trip. Have I started packing yet? Umm no. But I have started worrying/obsessing over what clothing I’m going to pack and how the heck I’m going to fit everything in my suitcase and still have room for any purchases I may be able to squeeze out of my credit card! I know, the horrible burden one must bear for a trip to France!

Louis Vuitton 2009

 On the topic of Paris purchases, I’m in a debate as to whether or not I should take next week off of the Experiment. Part of me wants to give myself a challenge while I’m there (would something like a “Parisian scarf challenge” be too cliché?), but part of me just wants to disconnect from everything so that I can sit back and just absorb the whole experience.


I’m on the fence about this one…thoughts?

Weeks 27-28 “Results”/Weeks 29-30 Challenge

19 Sep

You may have noticed that there was no results post for the Weeks 27-28 skinny jean challenge on Saturday. This is partially because I was focussing on my first half-marathon which I ran yesterday (it went well BTW, it was a great race and the weather was perfect !), but mostly because I could not for the life of me find a pair of skinny jeans for $20 or under that fit me properly and didn’t make me look awkward. Walking around with your legs straight because the jeans are so tight that you can’t bend your knees is not exactly cute! Definitely not look I was going for based on my inspiration picture…

The jeans I tried on did NOT look like these on me (Rag & Bone $185)

So based on what I found I’m going to continue my skinny jean search for the Weeks 29-30 Challenge with a $40 budget. I could technically make the budget $60 because I didn’t use the left over $20 from the last challenge but I should be able to find something for under $40 right? Right?!

Since I’m leaving for Paris (swoon!) next Friday I’ll make my deadline next Thursday night, that way I should have a bit of time to also give myself a little challenge for my trip 😮

Wish me luck!