wearing: James Jeans | Vkoo Cotton tunic (gift) | Dieppa Restrepo loafers | Jas M.B. bag
Remember when I talked about denim last week and said that my older pairs feel pretty dated? Well, this pair of James Jeans are at least 6 years old, do they look it? You know how you can tell how old they are? The low rise. They are SO LOW!!! I’m glad they’re not making really low-rise denim anymore, it’s hard to wear! But I generally like the way these fit, they’re straighter in the leg than other pairs I own and I love the feel of the denim.
And since I’m DYING to wear these Dieppa Restrepo loafers (here’s a similar pair at Azalea – use code GRECHEN10 for 10% off) I got when Jumelle had their Refinery29 Reserve deal a while ago, I rolled the jeans up a bit to see if they’d work with the loafers. Do they? I think my Gap jeans will probably look better than these with the loafers, but I wanted to try. And, I’m going in for a root canal this afternoon (!) so overall I want to be comfortable, and wear real shoes, in case my feet get cold. (and I can use any excuse at all to wear these right now!! in spite of the record high temperatures around here)
Since I haven’t actually worn the loafers out yet, I can’t give a “real” review, but just from wearing around the house (a lot), I love them. They’re quite a bit more substantial than other flats I own (all Repetto bb), which I really like. They’re not easy to style, honestly, and I think they look better on ladies with thinner calves, but I look forward to wearing them with jeans (as long as I show a little ankle, I think they’re more flattering), and maybe a long skirt. Also, I find them to be true to size. I’ll be in NYC the beginning of next month for the IFB conference, and I plan on wearing them A LOT, so I’ll report back afterwards and let you know my final verdict 🙂
And a note on the tunic – VKOO kindly sent me one to try out after I featured it as a sale pick of the day recently. I’ve worn it a couple times lately, not if I’m going to be outside for any period of time, and love it. It’s super-comfortable (mine is a medium) and very well-made. It’s kind of like your favorite sweatshirt, but not. And cuter.