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.