Frame Le Garcon jeans
Karen Kane top | gift from Karen Kane, several years old, newer top styles
Everlane street loafers | gift from Everlane
Admonish curved leather bag
Lipstick Queen in Medieval (obsessed! not a fan of how it makes my lips look in photos though LOL)
Ugh, ugh, ugh. I received my Shopbop friends & family order yesterday (late, of course, thanks UPS) and nearly everything is going back. Again, here’s what I ordered: Goldsign Virtual high-rise jeans in black, Goldsign Brigitte jeans in gray, 3×1 The Principle high-rise cropped jeans, James Perse dolman dress, James Perse skinny crew dress.
First, the James Perse long skinny crew dress is AMAZING. Truly. The color is beautiful, yes, it’s more purple than burgundy, but a nice rich, deep purple that I really liked. The fit is perfect, as usual, BUT it’s long on me, and hard to walk in. As Cola said in a comment recently, it felt like I was wearing exercise bands around my calves. I wore it around for quite some time, to see if I could get used to walking in it, and I tried to hitch it up a little at the waist and see if it would stay up just a couple of inches to make it easier to walk. Nope. I also considered keeping it and getting it hemmed, but with these double-lined James Perse dresses, it’s too complicated. And the fact is, I can get the shorter version, that I also like, and not have to worry about any of that. Honestly, I’m still thinking about keeping it, although it’s all packed up and ready to go back. The dress is stunning on. Would be perfect for my 25th high school reunion…But, I’m tired of keeping and having things in my closet that aren’t just right. I keep telling myself I will regret keeping it, and will wish I had the shorter version instead.
The other JP dress is also amazing, but I knew that because I’d tried it on. Definitely keeping that one. And probably also keeping the black Goldsign jeans, because they’re a nice uniform dark high-rise jean and they fit well. But I loved the other Goldsign jeans more. The brigitte style is a high-rise, but with more “room” up top, and WAY too tight around my calves, I mean, they were STUCK there. All jeans are snug in my calves, even the Virtual jeans, including the ones I already have, but these were extreme. The wash is insane (in a good way) and fit is perfectly ever-so-slightly slouchy, yet slim at the same time. That is, if you have smaller legs than I do. I have large legs, I know that, which is frustrating, but it is what it is. If you have “normal” sized legs, then I highly highly highly recommend the Goldsign brigitte jeans if you’re into gray, high-rise skinny jeans. I wanted to keep them and make them work even though I know they are just too tight (and look it) at my calves.
This is my woe for so long now, since I lost weight, ironically, that I seem to have a harder time fitting into jeans now than I did before. Of course, it’s not me, it’s that jeans are cut very slim in the legs lately, even “boyfriend” jeans don’t fit me so well in the legs. These Frame Le Garcon jeans are a few years old and are now slightly big on me, so they have stretched out enough that they’re not so tight, but they’re still snugger on my legs than that would be on most. Ugh. I know this, yet I keep trying.
Anyway, now with the black Goldsign jeans, and the 3×1 jeans I’ll be good on jeans. I’m returning the size 29 in the 3×1 jeans and ordering the 28 instead – I really really liked the fit of the jeans (not too tight in the calves, interestingly), but they were just a teeny bit big. The rise is SO HIGH, it’s wonderful, and I loved the slight flare at the hem. I’d have to get them shortened about an inch because they’re too long on me, even though they’re “cropped,” but they were pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I am trying to replace the AG tomboy crop jeans I’ve had for a few years because I just can’t deal with the low rise anymore. The 3×1 will do nicely.
I can’t help it, I love jeans, and I know I need a few different pairs, but I’m happy generally with one of each “style”: boyfriend, skinny, cropped. For next spring/summer I’ll replace my older Goldsign virtual jeans in the dark wash, because they’re a bit big on me now as well; they are saggy in the back, and don’t hold me in like I like, but for now the jeans I have will do. I still love these Le Garcon jeans for a nice loose boyfriend jean, and hopefully the size 28 in the 3×1 jeans will work for my cropped pair to replace the AG tomboys. So, no more denim woes I guess. I can be satisfied, and probably happy with what I have. It is enough.
How many pairs of jeans do you have? Do you stick to one pair of each “style”? or do you prefer to have multiples of one style?