Rag & Bone/JEAN Boy Jean (size 27 – one size down from my “normal” denim size. I think.)
Eileen Fisher organic cotton tee (XS) | got my rewards $$ from Eileen Fisher!
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals (mine are secondhand from slowre)
with Jas M.B. Wings traveler bag at Slowre
I have always had a love/hate relationship with denim. I LOVE it, but hate trying it on. I’m pretty sure I have an unhealthy obsession with denim; I prefer more interesting styles, 100% cotton, and unique details, and I’m ALWAYS looking. Fit is important too… But it has always been a real pain in the ass for me to find jeans that work for me. My calves are wider than most, so I usually have to make the jeans fit my calves and/or hips and go from there. If I’m lucky, I find pairs that fit my curves with a lot of trial and error.
Anyway, after recent weight loss and now that I’ve been hovering a little lower than I was before for quite some time, I’m having a little better luck finding jeans that fit. Obviously 😉 This is my second pair in less than a week.
I’ll do a more comprehensive post on my updated denim wardrobe, but basically I like to have several styles in rotation: a straight, slouchy, rigid style (these Boy jeans, which are similar to the “wicked” style I had last year, and sold because they were too big. Available in size 26 on sale here), a dark, slimmer style (my Cigarette jeans), a wide leg style (my Eileen Fisher jeans), and a fashion-y style (my Rachel Comey Legion jeans). Wardrobe complete.
These Boy jeans are just right on me. They’re a little big in the waist, but not so much it’s a concern. They fit in the calves, hips, and thighs and get just slouchy enough to be comfortable, but still look “put together” I think. I wore them all day yesterday and felt great in them all day. And I don’t think I need to hem them! Bonus. (if you do not have athletic thighs, wide calves or otherwise “chunky” legs, you might try sizing down even more – The size 26 fit me perfectly in the waist/hips but was too tight in the legs)
I’ve been trying Rag & Bone jeans more often lately because I have a store nearby, and so far I’m impressed. The brand hasn’t worked really well for me in the past, but things are looking up! yay!
Finally, I just want to mention this bag. Again. It’s up on Slowre right now for $220 and I’m so excited it came through. I’m a Jas M.B. super fan and get giddy whenever I see one in the wild (which is basically never) and would love to see more people appreciate the bags. Sadly, they’re not producing much anymore, but over the years I’ve had 4-5 bags and am now down to 2 (a black quilted one and an olive one in the same style as this one I’m wearing above). The bags are extremely high quality, made to last (by hand in England), and incredibly practical. I almost love most of all that the bags are meant to be rather unisex, because you know how I feel about hardware and embellishments 😉
Happy Wednesday!! I hope your week is progressing nicely .