Thursday, October 2

the blues


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

8 comments:

Natalia Sanchez said...

Thanks for this. I live in jeans and love them but I must say I am SO over the low rise fit and it seems they are all low rise! They always slide down (causing a saggy butt) and my butt always comes out when I sit. I constantly have to hike them up in public. I wish designers would start making them more mid to high rise. So much more comfortable and flattering!! Thoughts?

Thanks, natalia
ps love your site!

Emma said...

Paige denim seems to be a cut a bit higher and are still super cute!

Anonymous said...

Marlien, what is the trick to wearing straight leg jeans? I decided that I find them most flattering - but I've no idea what shoes/boots to wear them with! (It's too cold, and wet, in Seattle to always wear pumps). I just bought some Citizens Ava which are quite long. I notice the ones you've chosen are all ankle length. Should I have all my straight legs trimmed? But then, still, what shoes?!!

www.thatpleasantsurprise.com said...

Thank you for addressing denim! It's that staple that requires attention, but I often forget to put the extra time in. Love hearing your thoughts on this fashion subject.

Jenny Greenstein said...

you must try "the dre" by rag & bone. talk about game-changer!

jenny said...

you must try "the dre" by rag & bone. talk about game-changer!

Allora Adams said...

I am a jeans fanatic! I own way too many pairs, but I truly love to dress them up, dress them down. They work so well with my lifestyle as a mother of two small children. I just snagged the last pair of Goldsign. I am super excited!! Great post!

Anonymous said...

Love the jeans in the photo! Do you know who makes them?