12/28/09

Cheapalicious review: YMI Extreme denim leggings

Sorry for the extreme crapiness of my camera. Unfortunately, Santa didn't leave a new one under the tree this year.

Just in time for Christmas, an agency representing YMI Jeans sent me a pair of their Extreme denim leggings to review. Since I was too sick to actually wear them anywhere, I wore them around the house just for this review.



What I liked about them: When I took these bad boys out of the packaging, I just knew they weren't going to fit. They looked really small! I usually shy away from small looking jeans, but once they got over my hips, I was a-okay. As tight as they are (hello, they're denim leggings), they didn't cut off my circulation. They're actually pretty comfortable and I can move in them. They are made with a special weave that allows them to form to any figure. I also liked that I can tuck them down in a pair of boots or booties without the help of some kind of contraption to keep them from bunching up.

What I didn't like about them: Okay, do you see that bootay shot below? Do you see the small pockets that make my butt look more huge than it already is? That's what I don't like about them. Since I'll be wearing tunics with these jeans, the size of the pockets won't matter, but I will not wear these jeans with a top shorter than tunic length. I really don't care for the fading on the back either, but I can deal with that.



With the exception of the small pockets and the fading on the back, I really like these jeans. The length is perfect for me (these are a 32" inseam), I love the wash of the jeans (the color I'm wearing is Ocean Blue), and they can definitely be dressed up or down. I can see myself pairing these with a cute tunic and flats for a weekend look, or throw on a long tank, blazer, and killer heels for a night on the town. They will fit quite well into my wardrobe.

Want a pair? Snag them for $38 at YMI, or win a pair from YMI's Facebook contest. Contest ends on 1-4-10.

8 comments:

The Budget Babe said...

you look great!! but i agree, not a fan of that particular style of fading. hope you are feeling better, too, i was sick on Christmas myself. ready to be 100%!

Niki Cheapskate said...

thanks bb. i'm still a little under the weather, but i'm not completely out of commission, lol.

Veronica said...

Girrrrrl! I love these leggins...i have been looking for this damiliar style...but I also saw Kim Kardashian wearing some while shopping in LA...do not know the name but she was wearing a yellow loose beanie and some great zipper black zipper boots with them. I will get the name of those leggins and let you know. I would love a cheaper version of those too! Love this post, keep up the great work.

Veronica said...

Here is the site where it shows Kim's outfit:
http://www.starstyleinc.com/shopping-at-barneys-new-york-in-beverly-hills-december-13-2009-sp39229-full.html

Thanks in advance for your help...and sorry for my misspelling of words in the previous post!

Niki Cheapskate said...

^^^ i'll try to find them for you. those look like moto jeans that kim k has on.

Living Fly on a Dime said...

I'm kinda on the fence about the leggings. I bought a pair of jean leggings (or jeggings) and I absolutely adore them. They're super stretchy, dark wash and go perfect with a long cardigan. I bought them from New York & Company when they had the 50% off sale!

budget chic said...

Those are cute, look like they have a little lycra so you get a better fit.

Niki Cheapskate said...

^^^ yes, they are very stretchy and comfortable.

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