Friday, September 28

blue velvet

jcrew velvet jeans
$110, jcrew.com*
So in walks my very good friend the other day and she's wearing these blue velvet jeans that just made me want to reach out and touch her. I could not ask her where she got her jeans fast enough. She proudly replied: "J. Crew." What makes them so compelling is that they look like jeans but they're made of baby-soft velvet, so they have this stealth luxe vibe to them. They're also not overly thick--who wants those unwanted inches?--but they are comfortably stretchy and machine washable, plus hugely versatile. My friend worked them pretty much like this...

1. MiH voile blouse, $195, netaporter.com 
2. Math tweed jacket, $770, my-wardrobe.com 
3. Mod Cloth suede-front bag, $69, modcloth.com 
4. Madewell ankle boots, $208, madewell.com 
5. J. Crew velvet jeans*, $110, jcrew.com

*Just FYI:  J. Crew is having a great sale through Sunday: 25% off + free shipping on orders $150+ with the code STYLE25

4 comments:

Azra said...

I must admit I have never had a velvet jeans... but these look nice. I will check them out. Thanks for the sale info.

Sandy said...

oh, la la

Anonymous said...

These just came in UPS and they are weirdly cropped, like a capri, and I actually have pretty stumpy legs for my height. It's annoying because I have J Crew "toothpick" cords in the same size that fit entirely differently, and recently ordered a new pair of "cece" ballet flats because I loved a previous pair, but the new ballet flats did not fit, at all, like my others had. So I had to return those just like I will have to return these velvet "jeans."

Marlien Rentmeester said...

So sorry to hear that - I know how frustrating that can be! I think the stores try their best for consistency in size, but this does happen. The silver lining for all of us internet shoppers is although we take a risk that the fit may not be right, we get to shop from home (and work!), no matter how busy we are. I think J.Crew’s flat return fee is about $6, so not that bad considering you didn’t have to invest the time to get yourself to the store!