A while ago I was pondering the relative merits of two styles of J Crew pants: the Minnie pants and the Pixie pants. I got a lot of very useful information from the wonderful J Crew Aficionada blog, and here. The general consensus is that they're both great. I have a couple of pairs of Minnie pants in purple and red, but they are both Petite sizing, and therefore very cropped. I don't mind this, but I really wanted some slightly longer pants for winter.
The feedback I got on both styles made it even harder to choose between them. The Minnies are less legging-like, the Pixie pants apparently have magic corset-like properties for the belly.
The price of both pairs is high at full price: approx $135
I finally decided on the navy Minnies in my usual 00, but got regular instead of petite for extra length. They were on promo, and I got the extra 30% off.
They've arrived and they're great, very chic and suitable for when I need to look a bit professional at work. They're also a good length, hitting right at my ankle. The only downside is that the regular size seem to be bigger in the hips and waist, so they are a touch baggy. I'm keeping them anyway, as I can get them tailored a bit at the waist.
I couldn't afford to get the Pixie pants as well as the Minnies (and to be honest I really think that they are overpriced), but thought I'd stalk eBay just in case I could get some cheaper.
Imagine my excitement when I found some in 00 for $29!!
Fingers crossed they fit, but really, for that price I won't be too bothered if they don't.
I'll post some pics and a comparison review of both of them once they arrive.
Hope you're having a good long weekend if your country has one!