I used to despise skinny jeans. True story! They didn’t make me feel “skinny” at all, but rather self-conscious about my curvy and petite frame. Recently I’ve had a change of heart about skinnies, partly because part of me changed. It was a little more than a year ago that I switched up my fitness routine and started working with my friend and personal trainer Monika Paez of Bella Forma Fitness. At the time, I had a fancy gym membership and would go to yoga and pilates sporadically, but I hated working out. (I’d be lying if I said I actually like it now, LOL.) With a little dedication and consistency Monika helped me say “peace out!” to my thunder thighs, and I gained the confidence to rock super skinny denim without hang-ups. I’m currently living in these high-rise denim leggings by Express, which are just as comfy, yet more stylish, than actual leggings. They’re a great alternative to yoga pants when you’re having a low-key day or have errands to run before you hit the gym. That was the case when I wore this faux-leather trimmed version last week before trying Exhale Spa’s cardio barre class at the Loews Miami Beach.
P.S. Exhale’s cardio barre class will also help get you into your skinny jeans. Holy workout.
Lyfe Brand Tank | Express Plaid Boyfriend Shirt (similar) | Express High-Rise Jean Leggings | Lululemon Lab Sports Bra | Shoes: Shoedazzle | Wristlet: Express | Hat c/o French Connection | Ring: Express | Sunglasses: Celine Traveller | Necklace c/o T’Audrey | Lips: MAC Relentlessly Red Matte
Photography by Bella Mente
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This post is sponsored by Express. All thoughts and opinions are my own.