I thought I had grown out of my complete and utter obsession with being Jessica Simpson until this outfit – shot with Halle Kennon for The Crystal Press w Reb – with Free City sweatpants from SHOPBOP happened.
Since the debut of the MTV show Newlyweds in 2003 – like most of America – I have been a Jessica Simpson fan. I remember scanning outlets (the internet, tabloids, magazines) for every detail of her outfits on and off camera and was heavily influenced by her style. I thought I had grown out of it since the obsession began 17 years ago – but then this outfit happened.
I was scanning Shopbop recently and stumbled across these Free City sweatpants. I had not come across these pants since Jessica wore them in several colors in bazillions of paparazzi shots circa 2005 or so. I remember seeing her wear them, being obsessed, and not being able to find them to order aka settling for the Victoria’s Secret PINK ones.
With a big feeling of nostalgia, I thought I would give these Free City sweatpants a go and it would an understatement to say I “liked” them. My sister has already made fun of me for wearing them for *almost* 2 weeks straight. I could go on and on about how comfy and cute they are, but lets be real – I love these Free City sweatpants because they make me feel like my girl, Jessica Simpson.
What better time than amid Quarantine to find a magical pair of sweatpants that works with tennis shoes OR a fabulous heel?
PS – Have you read Jessica Simpson’s new-ish book called Open Book? Now that I think about it, reading this in Feb when I was still pregnant may be the culprit for my reignited obsession. If you haven’t read it and like my girl Jessica, I highly recommend it! Buy it online at Target here.