Express is currently having the buy one get one 50% off sale on Editor pants. But what I didn't know was that they stopped carrying the Wide Waistband style of Editor pants in stores! At least that's what I was told by the sales person. Apparently they are now online only. So, I tried on the regular version of Editor pants. I had tried those on before, and didn't like them. But that was a long time ago and they seem to fit better now. So I got 2 pairs, both in the "barely boot" style. One pair in black, and one pair in bold herringbone.
I got both in size 2 regular, which is a size up from my older Wide Waistband Editor pants (actually I used to wear 00 when they first came out and were cut super big). I don't really think this means anything because I've found the sizing of these pants to fit all over the place throughout the years. As I said, I have these pants in size 00, 0, and 2, and I can still wear all of them. So it's not me, it's them lol. I think you just have to try them on, and then be prepared that Express will change the cut on you at some point.
Here's the black ones on me. I do like the "barely boot" style, which is a more modern cut. My Wide Waistband Editor pants are all "flare". They are not 70s flare or anything like that. But they do have a wider opening. The current Editor pants come in "flare" as well, but I didn't try them on.
Another difference between Editor and Wide Waistband Editor is that the Editor pants have belt loops. This is both good and bad I think. Good because I can wear belts! But I feel like when there are belt loops on your pants, then you have to wear a belt when you tuck shirts in, or it will look sloppy. But that's just my opinion. This means I need some new belts.
Here's the bold herringbone. I only tried on the black ones and grabbed the same size in these. But when I put them on at home, I found them to be tighter fitting in the bum than the black pair. Since the color is lighter, I'm not sure if I can wear these to work. They are too tight around the butt, especially to wear to a new job! I think I need to either size up or exchange for a different pattern.
Too bad, I am a big fan of herringbone patterns.
Lastly, I got the Houndstooth pencil skirt with faux leather trimming. I love this skirt! It looks and feels expensive, I think it's one of the better quality skirts I've seen from Express. It's in my favorite print ever, and it has pockets!! Sold immediately.
The pattern is just perfect! I got it in size 2, which is my usual pencil skirt size at Express. The waist fits a little tight though, but not enough to size up. In fact, if I size up then the hips would be too big.
Faux leather trim around the waist and the pocket areas:
I love winter prints! Will need to go back to Express and see about exchanging my herringbone pants though. So, updates to come later!