I have a secret to share: I am getting back together with jeans. You see, after a 20+ hour flight to Bali on August 3rd, I had had enough, and I dumped them. It probably wasn't fair--i.e. I probably would have hated whatever I was wearing by the end of that flight, but that's what happened. And I have not worn a pair since. Fast forward to yesterday, when a friend dragged me into a store in Beverly Hills to help her shop for... jeans. As I sat there staring icily at my former denim lovers, I felt my heart of stone soften just a little, and before I knew it I was trying on several very appealing and hard-to-find pairs. By the time I was done, I had found not one but two pairs of the best-fitting, most comfortable, eminently flattering jeans I'd ever worn. In other words: true game-changers. The first: Victoria Beckham's low rise skinny jeans. Yes, they're pricey, but it all works out in the cost per wear, because these are jeans I will have (and will wear!) for the long-haul. What's more, they're the perfect ankle-grazing length, they're cute with flats or heels (or boots), and, I swear, they have that elusive butt-lifting/shrinking ability, too. The second pair, by Goldsign are similar in fit, but the wash and feel makes them more weekend casual (even though I am wearing them as I write!), and they are so soft and comfortable I could sleep (or fly through a dozen time zones) in them. Other amazing jeans that I tried on and absolutely loved: Frame Denim's slim boyfriend jeans in black, BLK Denim's high-rise skinnies and these Citizens of Humanity distressed jeans. I would have bought them all if I could!
Photo: Fashion Gone Rogue