Sunday, June 9, 2013

Weekend Jeans

Top: Target in stores (similar, similar); Jeans: Paige Denim; Shoes: BCBG (similar); Jacket: The Limited (similar)

In Nordstrom yesterday I decided it was finally time to break down and buy some jeans. You may have noticed that I never wear plain old jeans on the blog and it's largely because I had some jeans that went out of style and haven't had an updated pair of jeans in ages. But I headed into a dressing room with about a million pairs of jeans - white jeans, peg jeans, skinny jeans, cropped jeans, and the ever-popular boyfriend jean (a trend that just isn't working for my thighs, folks). I tried some Citizens for Humanity jeans, 7 for all Mankind, Wit and Wisdom, Kut from the Kloth. I tried ripped jeans, light wash jeans, dark wash jeans, distressed but not ripped jeans, jeans that could hardly get over my heel, and jeans that made me look like I needed a "Wide Load" sign affixed to my rear. But there was a distinct difference in trying on jeans in Nordstrom rather than Target H&M, Forever 21 - even if I inevitably hated the cut/color/cloth... 

They all fit. 

This is probably old news for you designer-jean-buyers but I pulled fours and sixes from the racks and they fit. They may not have been the perfect wash for me or hit the right spot on the leg, but they fit. That doesn't happen to me very often in other stores. In H&M, I need an 8-10 in skinny jeans where I'm normally a 4-6. In Target, sometimes I fit a 2 and sometimes I fit a 12. Usually the waist gapes, the thigh-area is too tight, and the calves loose. The process is exhausting!

I finally settled on these skinny, Paige Denim jeans and am in love. They feel like jean butter (is that a thing?) on my legs, they fit me perfectly in the butt, the hips, they don't strangle my calves, they have give but not too much give, and I don't look like I was poured and molded into them with a shoe heel. The jeans were on sale, but not cheap, and I was once again reminded that you're always paying for what you're getting. If the jean is $19, it's going to look like $19 dollars and last about $19 worth of time. Anyway, I'm over the moon and I am NOT taking these jeans off. Ever. 

What brand of jeans do you all buy? Linking up with YOLO Mondays.


  1. Target has great jeans. I have several, when I'm looking to splurge I go for J Brand. Adore this outfit. You look so chic. Fabulous post, love. If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo

  2. great outfit! <3

  3. I buy Levi's or Gap premium denim!
    Happy Monday!

  4. I buy from different shops all time, don't have favorite one.
    You look gorgeous on these photos!

  5. I had the same aha moment buying gap and j.crew products! I typically try to buy gap jeans now that I know exactly what size will fit with perfection in the dressing room.
    This look is so cute! I can't believe you're still wearing that moto jacket!

    xo, Nina

  6. You look great! I love that top and the jeans are perfect on you. I tend to stick to Gap jeans (even though they're not the best quality out there) because I fit into one of their sizes pretty well and they're comfy :)

  7. Yay for finding the perfect fitting jeans! I have a mix of designer jeans and ones from lower end stores.

    The Tiny Heart
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  8. love that jacket.. :)

  9. Welcome to the joy of designer jeans! You are going to be hooked now! They look great on you.

    xo Amy

  10. I adore those jeans, the cut off just at the right spot!

  11. They look great on you!!! I usually buy from Old Navy or American Eagle... and once and a while I'll venture off to whatever else I can find...

  12. Those jeans look awesome on you! And I love the leather jacket :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  13. loving these pieces together Xo, Megan,

  14. you look great!
    i absolutely hate trying on jeans! i can never find the right one that fits me perfectly!

  15. Love your striped top! And those wedges! Amazing!
    Sincerely, Sara

  16. this casual look is so perfect! love your top and your heels too <3


  17. Such a cute casual look on you. You fantastic in your pictures.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Holy Chic'. I would love to read what you think of my latest buy. I am so into graphic t shirts. This one is so cute.


  18. these look great on you! so true that nicer brands will fit so much better. i used to have a lot of nicer jeans but they also went out of style too so i need an upgrade. my go-to skinny jeans right now are actually from american eagle! they've faded a bit but serve their purpose for now.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  19. The first para really made me laugh.. I guess you left no jean (stone) unturned! Well, you are so right about the part that we get what we pay for. Even I don't wear jeans that often, since I consider it as the last thing to wear when nothing else is there to wear, or I am in no mood of styling my clothes! But then I love jeans by Zara, they fit really well too!
    P.S. The fifth picture of yours is really cute! And the jeans is undoubtedly looking amazing!

  20. Super :)

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  21. Cuuuuuuute! I am obsessed with 7s for All Mankind as well as Big Star which you can also find at Nordstrom.

    Sarah @ Life As Always

  22. Nice jeans
    also love that striped top

  23. Great jeans! I don't wear much denim so I couldn't begin to tell you how I would shop for some. Love this classic look.

    xox Lara

  24. Absolutely love those wedges. Such a cute, casual outfit! Just followed you on bloglovin and would love for you to return the favor :)

    xx Elizabeth
    Champaign Taste

  25. buying a pair of really good jeans in key! Love the look miss!


  26. What a lovely outfit! Especially wedges :)

  27. Lovely outfit girl <3

  28. FABBBBBULOUS outfit babe! Lovin' that leather jacket!!! hot hot hot!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  29. Sizing drives me insane! It's like someone wakes up in the morning picks a number and that's it! In any case you should wear jeans more often, they look great on you whatever size they may be!

  30. so chic, these jeans look like they fit super well.

  31. Sounds like you had quite the jean adventure!
    I think you picked the perfect pair! I love the length and colour! :)


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