Thursday, October 30, 2014


There's nothing I live in more than my tried and true jeans. I wear them to work because my job has a casual environment. I wear them on weekends when I don't feel like wearing my spanx underneath  skirts and dresses (and no, I'm not afraid to admit that little tidbit ladies. I love spanx). I wear my jeans A LOT! But I do adhere to a few guidelines:

1) I like mine fairly dark as they are most flattering on my body.
2) I do prefer a skinny or straight leg style, but I don't typically go for "jeggings" because they are usually too tight.
3) At 5'2, I shop for a petite length,
4) I don't spend much money on them. I love higher-end denim brands as much as the next girl, but I just can't bring myself to spend that amount. These days, you don't have to sacrifice quality either.
5) I like to pair jeans with polished looking accessories to elevate the style from super casual, to a little dressy.


Keeping all of these in mind, here are my favorite pairs.


They accommodate a larger bottom, but are still slim through the legs. They are extremely comfortable.


These were so different for me! I had never owned a pair of distressed denim before, mainly because my mom used to tease people about them and like most mothers and daughters, her comments annoyed me. I got over that though, and I am still in love with these and wear them quite often. I don't like too much distressing, just enough to look intentional so these are perfect. The fit is great as well.


Banana Republic Skinny jeans, similar
These are an old favorite, as I've had them for over five years now! This picture was taken last year around the Holidays. I'll admit that they are taunting me from my closet as we speak because they are one size too small now that I've put on some extra weight. I hope to fit my booty back into them soon! They are beautifully made, super soft, and almost have a slight sheen to them. 



Oh yes, an oldie. Before I was married, before we moved into our condo, and before my husband took over the camera and moved things outdoors for blog photos. I love ON jeans. These have just enough stretch to keep them comfortable, but they don't stretch out too much so you aren't pulling them up around your waist constantly. They come in petite and tall sizes. 

By the way, I can't bring myself to wear that bubble necklace anymore. Man that was a huge trend at the time! 


My new favorite - I've worn them incessantly since buying them just a month or so ago. I liked them so much, that I bought a second pair last week when they were 50% off!



I hope this little guide is helpful to you ladies who are in the market for flattering, affordable, and comfortable jeans. I may continue with this type of post that features favorite items of clothing such as blouses, skirts, even jewelry. Does it sound like something you'd be interested in reading? 

Also, let me know what your favorite jeans are, especially for petites! 


Oh, and Happy Halloween tomorrow! See you next week.

18 comments:

  1. Great round up. I am on the cusp of petite (just over 5'3") and I also love Loft petites for jeans. I buy petite for flats and regular length if I want a pair for heels (which I don't wear much now that I work from home)

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    1. That's great! I used to buy two different lengths as well, but recently stopped doing so even though I wear heels fairly often. They are small heels though ;)

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  2. I have never tried LOFT jeans but you're making me want to try a pair on. Dark denim is my favorite as well - very slimming and chic!

    Sequins&Stilettos


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    1. You should try them Sky! I think you'd love them. They have petite, regular, and tall sizes which is super convenient.

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  3. Just got my first pair of Rockstars and I really like them.

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  4. I love this "Noelle's favorite jeans" post and would definitely love to see more of this on the different topics you listed! My favorite pair here is that LOFT distressed pair. One of these days I need to make a trip to LOFT to find out my pants/jeans sizing there because they do have some cute options. I also agree about premium denim...I used to splurge on that area but I just don't think it's worth the price anymore. Other brands make great quality, flattering jeans at a much better price.
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Thank you Gina, I'm happy you enjoyed this and will definitely do more in the future. Maybe I'll make it a monthly feature until I run out of "favorites".

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  5. Loved this post Noelle. I'm not much of jeans (or pants) kinda girl but I do wear them on the weekend. I have to check out some of your faves.

    I'm tall (5'7") and curvy. I go for straight or flared high waisted styles. My fave ones are by Guess and I think they're called Sophia but I also love Gap jeans. I agree one doesn't need to spend much on jeans :)

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    1. I need to try Gap jeans! I always see bloggers wearing them and they look so flattering! I wish they had petite sizes in-store rather than exclusively online. I think that has deterred me in the past from buying some. Thank you for the mentions though.

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  6. Love this post! I totally agree, I love the designer brands but can't bring myself to spend that much on them. I love my Old Navy Rockstar jeans too. I tried LOFT but they weren't quite the right fit/length on me. Maybe I need to try again!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. It's funny how everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to jeans! Everyone has their own brand/style they go for. It's not as universal as you'd think! If you try Loft again, let me know how it goes ;)

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  7. You look great! Honestly I used to buy SO many designer jeans but I've been wearing my ON rockstars way more than them and I love it. :) They're super comfy and fraction of the price! So much better!


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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    1. I was the same way! I'd buy designer jeans when I was in college which was ridiculous because I didn't have the money to spend back then! Now I can't help but think back and laugh, because I'm such a better shopper these days ;)

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  8. Oooh - I love the distressed jeans. And your lace front sweatshirt is so pretty - I still want one of those!

    And I have at least 4 bubble necklaces (turquoise, red, black and taupe...oh wait - I also have green eeek - so 5!!) - and I don't ever really feel like wearing them LOL! But I kind of think I will go back to them in a few years - especially my red one - it's a great pop of colour.

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    1. Thank you Zeba! I haven't seen too many lace sweatshirts lately, but Loft did have some a couple months ago.

      And yes, although I don't wear my bubble necklaces anymore, I can't bring myself to throw them away/donate them yet. They may come back again right?!

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