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  1. Jodi Karow
    June 7, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Hello JJ!!! I loved reading this post. I am definately in need of some perfect jeans!! Perfect to me right now ia anything non-maternity. 🙂 since I am on my quest to once and for all be done with having a.mommy body and a nice healthy fit body, I have been content with my maurices brand jeans and capris. To have a pair of jeans, or any pants for that matter, that stay true to the fit and not fit in the morning and be falling off in the afternoon would be a dream. Can’t wait to hear about you perfect -size smaller- jeans and where you went to find them.

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    • JJ
      June 8, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

      Good luck on your fitness goals, Jodi! And I’m glad to hear the baby is doing better.

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  2. Shirley
    June 7, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    My favorite brand is Levi’s!!! I got this one pair which I wear almost all year round. Can’t live without my Levi’s

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    • JJ
      June 8, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

      Levi’s … definitely a classic!

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  3. Jan
    June 8, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    JJ. What a GREAT post! I loved the idea that you came away with–what ELSE are you putting up with when perfection is within reach. So wise.

    Currently my favorite brand of jeans is Eddie Bauer because these ones I just got actually fit and look great and they were on sale, even though they’re not expensive at regular price.

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    • JJ
      June 9, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

      Thanks so much for the compliment! Eddie Bauer’s are classic and a deal is perfect no matter what their original cost.

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  4. jan
    June 8, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

    when i hit fb share button, the copy in under your headline showed up as html, not as readable text. uh oh.

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  5. Lisa
    June 8, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    My favorites are the Macy’s store brand called Style and Co. (I think). For some reason they just fit me!

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    • JJ
      June 9, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

      Congratulations on finding jeans just right for you! Can’t wait to check out your blog.

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  6. Kelly
    June 8, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    “And if I start to feel discouraged, because all my old evidence points to failure, I can reach out to a friend who will remind me, ‘I think we can do better.'” – love that! To be honest, I don’t think I have any jeans right now that I think I look good in…trying to lose weight, so it’s hard to see myself as truly looking good the way I am..but I’m trying and it’s a process. I’d love to be able to try to find the perfect jeans for me though!! 🙂

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    • JJ
      June 9, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

      I’m sure you’re gorgeous just the way you are!! But good luck on your process and weight loss journey. Glad you enjoyed my post.

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  7. Judy
    June 8, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    I’m wearing Lee jeans from Kohl’s right now. They aren’t necessarily my perfect jeans, but they work. I do Dressing Your Truth so I look for more details than just fit.
    You have encouraged me to look further, and get some nicer jeans and have a few rather than many cheaper jeans that are okay.

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    • JJ
      June 9, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

      My perfect jeans are a great T2 charcoal color! They do have a contrast stitching, but it’s still pretty subtle.

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  8. Shiree
    June 8, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    I really like a brand called ANA that they sell at Jc Penney. I need a petite jean.

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    • JJ
      June 9, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

      I’ve never heard of those, but I love JCP!

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  9. colleen o'connell
    June 8, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    so glad that you had a wonderful, validating experience! unfortunately, the kind that are my “favourite” are what ever is under$20 at walmart when my other walmart pair kicks it 🙁
    i am post-pardom now and my former pair are falling down about five minutes out of the dryer! thanks for the share and fun!

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    • JJ
      June 9, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

      Thanks for the reply! Good luck in getting some jeans that will stay on your body 🙂

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  10. Jackie
    June 9, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

    I love this post. I’m so inspired! And I would love a picture!

    I’m due to have a baby any day now, but as soon as she is born I’m on the hunt for the perfect ‘type 2’ pair! I’ve been needing it.

    I love Gap jeans. They come in tall–I need that. And I love a trouser cut!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • JJ
      June 10, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

      Tall and trouser cut … sounds very elegant! Good luck! And I’ve got down your FB and Twitter entries.

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  11. Jackie
    June 9, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

    I shared on FB!

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  12. Jackie
    June 9, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

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  13. Cindy
    June 10, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    I love Seven for Mankind!

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    • JJ
      June 10, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

      Fabulous jeans!!

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  14. Naomi
    June 13, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    I love when I find a perfect pair of jeans! I have a few I love. They are usually flared and have a stretch to fit around my curves. Some brands I have found are Angel (Gordman’s) and Maurices Hydrolics. My absolute favorite are a pair of Bongos my friend picked out! She knew they would be amazing! I’m a type 2 and am currently cleaning out my closet of items I don’t absolutely love. Thanks for the encouragement!

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    • JJ
      June 13, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

      Mine have some stretch, too, to get around my curves! Good luck!

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  15. April
    June 14, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    My favorite pants are St. Johns Bay Jeans and they were gray/silver for T2 and I am in the plus sized which are hard to find

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    • JJ
      June 19, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

      Where do you get St. Johns Bay? I’m intrigued by the gray/silver …

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  16. lynette355
    June 16, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Now my perfect jean is one that is not binding yet still makes my butt look decent….growing up it was alway Gloria Vanderbuilt. Oh that does date me, doesn’t it.

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    • JJ
      June 19, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

      Ah yes … the Vanderbuilts … those were the days! Can’t wait to check out your blog…

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  17. Kelley Kling
    June 19, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    Levi’s for the win!

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    • JJ
      June 20, 2011 @ 9:11 am

      Gotcha, Kelley!!

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