I mentioned a while ago that I’m only buying 100% cotton jeans from now on. Not that I need any more denim. No. I DO NOT NEED ANYMORE DENIM. But I love jeans. I REALLY love jeans. Really really really.
I’ve weeded out most of the non-100% cotton denim from my wardrobe, except my pair of 3×1 cropped flared jeans that I don’t wear very often, but appreciate having. They are very high-waisted and super-stretchy, and tight on my calves, but they’re a really great cropped and slightly flared length on me and look really good with certain tops, so I keep them to wear every once in awhile.
I sold my Levi’s wedgie icon jeans recently on slowre too. I did like the way they looked on me, mostly, but they were still snug on my calves, and I sort of secretly hated how the button-fly made the jeans stick out at my belly. AND, I always wished they were 100% cotton so they’d stretch out a little bit more (I probably could have sized up).
So, all that said, I decided to give these Rachel Comey jeans a try and see if they would work for me as a well-fitting, straighter (not boyfriend), slimmer jean. I originally ordered them in size 6 and couldn’t even get them over my hips. I ordered them in the size 8 last week and they arrived on Friday.
I love them. And it’s funny, because as “modern” as they are, in terms of styling, etc., they’re really just a basic, straight-almost -boot-cut jean, and sort of normcore looking. But they fit me really nicely. They’re super-high rise, which I love standing up, but man…high-rise jeans/pants are a challenge to sit in before they stretch. The legs fit mine well though, in spite of not being cropped at all. They do NOT STICK to my wide calves. Hooray!
I’m a sucker for jeans/denim though, and incredibly hard to fit, so that’s why I spend $$$$$ on them. This is the most I’ve ever spent on jeans, but to be fair I didn’t really spend cash money on them, I used some credits I earn at Shopbop every month displaying their widget here in the sidebar. That said, IF you love denim/jeans AND you have a tough body to fit AND you can afford $300+ for jeans, then I definitely recommend you try these.
I wore them only on Friday, but of course spent quite some time trying them on with everything else in my wardrobe, and they work well. I do have to get used to how they accentuate my “curves” and body in a way I’m not really used to (saddlebags), but I started to get over that with the Levi’s jeans, so I’m on the way. It’s just still not “normal” for me to think about tucking tops in and showing my hips.
Look for more outfits soon! When I can stand to wear jeans…it’s getting HOT in here 🙂