Okay, stretchy pants update:
The other day Trent and I were at the mall. He noticed that the model in the giant display in the front of Armani Exchange seemed to be wearing my amazing leather-paneled stretch pants that I had wanted from Target. Yes ladies and gentlemen. It seems that you can buy the exact same pants at Armani for $88. I kid you not:
Do I have good taste or what? This weekend my friend Michelle went with me on a mission to find them at target and buy them this time. It took a little searching but there they were, crammed in a clearance rack and 30% off. Whoohoo! They were 20 bucks and I am wearing them right now. Thus ends the saga of the pants.