It all started with trying on a new pair of jeans.
Of course, I’ve heard of all sorts of expensive jeans brands, the kind of jeans celebrities wear that I’ve never heard of, but I really had never tried any on. You all know I’m pretty frugal in all areas and don’t usually splurge on pricey clothes.
The most expensive jeans I’ve ever bought were Miss Me jeans, blingy jeans to wear with my cowboy boots. But, a serious form fitting pair of expensive jeans, I had never tried them on. I didn’t realize how much they would grab me.
I was invited a couple of weeks ago to a shopping event down in Buckhead at the Shops of Buckhead. It’s a very high-end shopping area in Atlanta, not the kind of place I normally shop ever. Way over my comfort level in clothes shopping, with shops like Jimmy Choo shoes. It’s all beautiful stuff, but not in my price range. We hit Theory, a very nice women’s boutique that I’d never stepped foot in before. They encouraged us to try on some clothing and so we did. Kristin, a friend and Haven partner, went with me. We had fun trying on a few things and really loved those skinny flare leg jeans once I put them on. I couldn’t get those $180 jeans out of my mind. But, I just didn’t want to spend that much on a pair of jeans.
I went home and did a search online to see if I could find them cheaper and after much looking and price comparison shopping, I did find them cheaper. They ended up being $132, still more than I normally pay, but I thought it was worth the splurge.
Mother Runaway Skinny Flare Jeans in Partners Undercover (dark wash blue, not black) (affiliate link). They have different names for each wash they have and this one is a deep dark denim, but not black as it looks here. This link only has a few sizes available for this price. I’m a size 6 and got the size 28.
OK, so what makes expensive jeans fit so nice? It has something to do with the fabric blend. These are 93% cotton, 6% polyester, and 1% elastane. That elastane is like spandex, but better. I knew that most of these expensive jeans are stretchy and that’s what helps them keep their shape and not stretch out. A lot of my jeans will stretch out after wearing and not keep their shape. These do keep their shape! They are very form fitting, but do not feel bindingly tight, if that makes sense. The stretch in the fabric makes them really comfortable. And they are not super low rise, they are just below the belly button. These are really LONG jeans, so just be aware of that. The inseams are long, about 34″. I’m 5’8″ with long legs and with heels they are fine on me, but if you are short, that might be a problem. I love that these are skinny, but flared on the bottom. That gives them a nice profile and shape.
Mind you, I’m not saying everyone should go out and buy an expensive designer pair of jeans, this is just my experience and how I felt trying them on.
I’ve shared Covered Perfectly with you before and so many of you bought the cold shoulder top last week that I was wearing. Hope you love it too! I just got one in white I’ll be sharing too. This is the Covered Perfectly Basic, which is a really great top for layering. The fabrics are soft and supple and longer length.
Covered Perfectly Simple Comfort top (affiliate link) several colors available. I have white and green.
Southern Hospitality followers can save 20% on up to two items! Use the discount code SH20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. There are several styles to choose from and the discount will apply on up to two items, after that, you can take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 FREE special! Only one discount can be applied per order. Happy Shopping!
I thought I’d show you that the jeans aren’t super low, which is good for me. I can’t stand jeans that feel like they are coming down in the back when you sit down.
And the back of them. I really like the way they fit and look and I feel really good in them.
Did I mention that Mark and I were taking dance lessons? We are and have completed a series of lessons (he’s taken way more than I have) and are now going dancing about once a week to practice our lessons. We’ve taken fox trot, rumba, waltz, East Coast Swing, and cha-cha. We aren’t really great yet, not ready for Dancing with the Stars, but we’re going to get better with time and we’re having fun doing it. We were going dancing when I wore this outfit.
I added a Chico’s black and white jacket that I found at the Goodwill for $5. See, I shop at Goodwill, but then splurge sometimes on something like these jeans. That’s how I like to do it!
With black leather low heeled pumps, I was ready for a night out dancing.
Thanks as always for stopping by Fashion over 50 today! I hope you got inspired to do something stylish this week!