as of lately, i have gotten SO many questions and emails about all of my denim. so many of you have been asking about some of the blue and black jeans i’ve been wearing that i figured i’d dedicate an entire post to it, to answer all the questions and also have a chance to profess my love for my 2 current favorite pairs of jeans with truly are on constant repeat.
let’s start this off with a little back story. several years ago, i found denim so restricting when it came to being able to bend my legs and lift my legs and just move freely (it must be the old dancer in me), that i refused to wear jeans. and for a good part of my life, i didn’t own a single pair. i’m trying to remember exactly how i did end up trying on a pair of blue jeans at some point in my life, and while the details are fuzzy, i do know that i did my best to give so many brands and styles a fair try. and usually i’d just be frustrated because it felt limiting to my lower half of my body and also just never that flattering on my short legs that are seriously short (HOW when i have 3 sisters with the most killer sets of long legs ever.)
this post is not sponsored, but i’m going to go off for a minute now on how much i have come to love madewell’s denim over the years. the first pair i tried on and bought was maybe 5 years ago, and i wore them so frequently for a couple of years, until there was a ginormous hole in the crotch and the denim over the knees wore thin. i’ll still try other brands of jeans here and there, but i always somehow find myself back in a pair of madewell jeans because they hug my body in all the right places, have an elasticity to them where i can lift my legs and kneel down and really move in them (huge for me because i like getting on the floor with my kids) and they wear really well over time. it’s just true love over here in my closet, and i’m obsessed.
anyway, for all of you who have been asking, below are my two current favorites on major rotation in my closet.
first up are these black cali denim-boot jeans that have a 9 1/2″ high rise waist which is magical after your abs and belly and mid section in general doesn’t know how to cooperate anymore post 3 babies. the wash is a more faded and lived-in look over a dark black, which helps me feel like i can pair it with everything without it feeling to harsh. they also have a tiny mid flare at the bottom which is fun. you can see me wearing them in other posts here and here.
like, if you can do this while wearing jeans, you should keep them. ;)
for those interested, paired with an old marimekko t-shirt and these chunky black heels.
next up, are these 10″ high-rise skinny blue jeans that fit like a glove but you can still move so comfortably in them. i found it helpful to size down in them since they have such a great stretch on their own. and i don’t know if it’s the button through fly on the high waist or what, but i just feel really pulled in (if ya know what i mean) in my center and that makes me wanna wear them on repeat. (you can see them in this post as well.)
anyway, that’s the denim i keep wearing lately and i hope it’s helpful for any of you who have been asking! i’d love to hear in the comments if you’re interested in more clothing type blog posts in the future. while this has never been a fashion specific blog, i’ve tried to be as helpful as i can with sharing info at the bottom of blog posts about where specific things are from, but would love to know if you find it helpful, want more posts like these, or are so entirely over this blog post (but do me a favor and be a little bit kind about it when you say so? please?) and if that last one IS the case, let me know what other stuff you are interested in seeing more of instead!
have a great weekend, friends!