At first I thought my first post of the new year should be looking back at 2016, sharing my favorite looks and moments, and embracing the nostalgia. But, let’s face it, I’ve only been blogging since Halloween, and just over two months isn’t a lot of time to accrue the need to have a look back. Instead, I thought I’d share one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year; if you hadn’t guessed already, it’s a pair of jeans, but not just any jeans: the jeans!
In this post I mentioned that I’d been searching for a great pair of jeans, but what makes a great pair of jeans? There are three traits I look for in my denim:
1) The fit: Believe it or not, I’ve actually had some trouble finding jeans that fit. Supermodels, like the gorgeous Poppy Parker—mini girl crush—are not shaped the way I am, and it seems most clothes that I like tend to be made for her figure. Even the evening wear I posted isn’t for someone with my bust/waist/hip ratio in mind. The length is less of an issue because I can always hem things to be a bit shorter, but there’s not much to be done about the waist being that much too small.
2) The pockets: The denim worn in this post actually doesn’t have pockets—no place for keys or my phone—and while I’m certainly not opposed to carrying a purse, sometimes, I’d just rather go without one.
3) The look: Okay, yes, I’m picky. I have a few pairs of jeans that work in a pinch, but the fact is I’m a sucker for a dark stonewash, black skinny jeans, or the ultimate, flare leg.
My search, though, has finally come to an end, at least as far as jeans are concerned. The designer behind Levitation Fashion was willing to make a pair of jeans with a wider waist and shorter legs for me; just my size.
If you can’t tell by the amount of pictures in this post, I’m very, very pleased with them—they tick every box.
Thank you to the designer behind Levitation Fashion, and big hugs to my sweetheart, who said I could order what I wanted for Christmas!