Introducing the Lee skinny jean

Editor’s note from Allison:  Last month I sent one of my new editors, Kalli Verbecki to a Lee jean mom summit in Kansas.  I can ensure you Kalli encountered a hot skinny jean or two on her trip, these are not the mom jeans of yesteryear.  Lee is on board with all the new denim trends, so prepare your mind to be blown with hotness: introducing the Lee skinny jean.

jeans and heels

When Allison asked if I’d like to go to a blogger summit hosted by Lee Jeans I thought “why would I want to go to a mom jean blog party?”.  But then I thought that was a little harsh. Ever the equal opportunist, I checked out their website which is when my mouth sort of flopped open. Yo, when did Lee start making skinnies? They look good too!  Doubly attracted to the promise of a night in an upscale hotel with a room to myself I said I’d do it – and a few weeks later hopped on a plane headed to glamorous Kansas City, MO.

Truth? I had a great time. Lee and their PR team were nothing but gracious hosts. My fellow attendees and I were shuttled around in limos and luxury SUV’s, put up in a pretty amazeballs hotel for the night (The Ambassador Kansas City, check it out!), and fed some above average and rather tasty grub.  Pretty much all you have to do to make me happy is let me sleep in a comfortable bed and feed me good food. I’m like a giant toddler!

We met with their executive team over breakfast and through the course of the day toured their extensive onsite museum (that was pretty rad), met with their product development team (I love smart women who know their business) and even got fitted for a few pair of sweet Lee jeans with the help of their knowledgeable Trend Manager.

Then there was a photo shoot where I made a bunch of awkward faces, so we won’t really talk about that.

Lee jean
Let me preface this by saying that I have major problems finding a good jean that fits just right (don’t we all??) thanks to my height (I’m 5’10”), a pair of juicy thighs, and the fact that I’m rather short waisted. I need some stretch, a good wash, and I need a high enough rise that my generous butt doesn’t hang out when I bend over, I’ve had babies, that’s just not attractive. The two pairs of jeans I came home with mostly met the challenge and guys, I’m pretty happy about it.


boots and jeans
Here I am in all my glory sporting their Gold Label Ruby Skinny underneath my favorite pair of boots.  I sport a variation of this look all year. Jeans/flats/sandals, skinnies, and a basic v-neck tee. Add a jacket or cardigan and boom, hello my daily uniform. These jeans are so comfortable I can wear them all day. They don’t choke off my legs when I bend at the knee, my butt doesn’t hang out, and they hold their shape really well. I’ve pretty much been wearing them non-stop since I got home which reminds me, I should probably do some laundry…


fall blazer

I’m equally in love with their Gold Label Piper Jegging.  Yeah, I said jegging. I’m 30 years old and I’ll wear jeggings if I want to. You would too if they were this comfortable! I kind of love the zipper detailing on the legs and pockets and the dark wash is totally flattering. I heart dark wash and you should too! Best part? None of their jeans are over $60. So affordable you guys!

dark skinny jeans
I have nothing but good things to say about attending the Lee Blogger Summit and I think I had a total paradigm shift when it came to Lee Denim as a whole. They’re an iconic American brand, they know their stuff, and they definitely have something for everyone. Sure, they still make a solid mom jean but there are those of us out there who are into that sort of thing! Rest assured that they do skinnies, straight legs, flares and boot-cut even better. When I find a pair of jeans that fits me as well as the two I came home with do, you can bet I will buy more.


Thanks for the fun trip Lee, I had a blast.


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kalli verbecki
  // Kalli is the hottie McHottiepants behind the blog My Life as Kalli.  Her likes include fine baked goods, onion rings, dark movie theaters and cherry coke (mutually exclusive).  She learned to  french braid on her ponies (not as in My Little, but the real ones) while rambling around her cattle ranch in Wyoming as a teen, and she will cut a fool, so don’t mess. //
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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Katy :

    Whoa, who’s that hot mama?! ;) In all seriousness, you look amazing, Kalli! Thank you so much for coming to our summit and I look forward to keeping in touch!

  2. Emily :

    Who knew Lee could actually look cool? Of course Kalli would make any pair of jeans extra sexy. A hot mama will do that.

  3. whitneyingram :

    Fine Kal, I will give in and give them a try. But if they start feeling like mom jeans for even one second, I am coming after you.

  4. Natalie :

    Okay, so a bit off topic, but I LOVE those boots!! Where in the world did you get them?

  5. Jessica :

    I am the same height and body type, and haven’t had much luck with skinny jeans. I might have to give these a try. You look fabulous!

  6. Kalli :

    Natalie those are Enzo Angiolini’s I got at Nordstrom during one of their half yearly sales last year. Marked down from almost $300 to $150 if I remember right. They were a birthday treat and I love them like my own flesh and blood.