Jeans. I’ve written about them in past posts. (click on the “Jeans”) Jeans. They have been the bane of my existence when certain styles or cuts have been popular—the “bootcut” has and will never be my friend. My hips are too large and I love my hips. The wide leg just doesn’t work for me either—it makes me look squat. The straight leg—ehhhh, it’s ok.
No. I do not have bootcut jeans. However, I have this pair of old bootcut athletic pants which I only wear in the house. They are high-waisted and really make me look a good 15 pounds heavier than I really am. The cut is not flattering at all. And why call it bootcut when most of us wear our jeans stuffed INTO our boots?
My favorite jean is the “skinny”. There is a reason for this. I have a curvy shape. And even with a great of baby-birthin’ set of hips, the skinny jean lends itself well to my body type.
Wait! I actually think the skinny jean lends itself well to most every body because this type of jean fits. It follows curves without being too tight. The right length can be flattering with heels to elongate your body and a shorter length is great for casual days.
One of my favorite jeans look for a polished appearance. AG’s “The Legging Ankle” super skinny ankle jean. The length does come right at mid-ankle for me. I’m not tall and I’m not super short. Just a hair under 5’6″. It’s a great length!
Let’s face it. Jeans have evolved over the years. With lighter weight denim and more “give” and stretch, they aren’t uncomfortable anymore. Nor are they as stiff! And with the skinny jean, there are different varieties.
A recent jeans brand discovery for me is AG jeans. I don’t know what it is, but boy, these jeans are the best fitting jeans that I’ve had in a long, long time. Since my first purchase, I’ve gone on to add three more pair to my collection.
Ahh. I remember it well! My first AG Jean purchase at Nordstrom Rack. Adriano Goldscmied thank you!
Each has a different personality, but each pair fits so well to the point that AG made a jean that is flattering on a very imperfect body. Granted. These are not inexpensive but can be found at great sale prices both at Nordstrom and Nortstrom Rack! Come and I’ll show you.
My first pair of AG jeans on the left. The Legging Ankle (super skinny ankle) made of: 98 % cotton, 2% polyeurethane. To the right is the The Legging Ankle (super skinny ankle) in a slightly different fabric blend: 58% viscose, 21% cotton, 20% polyester, 1% elastane. This is a darker wash and more of a “dressier” jean. I will say that the ankle length on these are a longer version. I could be because this is a size 29. I could have gone down a size though.
Next up. The Farrah Skinny Crop, High Rise Skinny Crop. The size is 28R and really doesn’t fit my legs as a crop–and I’m fine with that. This is a great high waisted jean and is composed of 58% Visose, 21% cotton, 20% polyester and 1% polyurethane. To the right is The Prima Crop, Mid-Rise Cigarette Crop. The blend is the same as the Farrah Skinny Crop. Now. Although this isn’t a “skinny” I do like the relaxed fit. This is a size 29 and as I’m becoming more familiar with the AG Brand, I’m finding that the smaller size works better for me.
Lets take a look at the high-waisted Farrah jean. (And no way is this cropped on me!) My hips still stick out. They aren’t sucked in. The high waist lends itself well to shorter-length shirts (i.e. the Tippi Sweater that shrunk!!)…
..in addition, I still have a bit of a belly, as pointed. Yet, this jean doesn’t come off as “mom” jeans. The fit is excellent through the trunk of the body (I also cuffed them, making them a bit more “cropped”–kind of)…
The brand’s jeans also fit nicely around the ass. No honey, these jeans do NOT make your ass look fat!
I love the way these jeans look! Farrah is definitely a win in the AG jeans brand!
Below are some looks I pulled together. I didn’t use me as a model today because my hair is in rollers and I’m having a makeup free day!
A dressy look for the office or date night. You know I would wear this with one of my blazers!
A bit of a more casual change up–but still with the heels!
This Tippi is really a bright Neon yellow that matches the neon yellow in the shoes. Friggin’ lighting! My favorite ripped jeans with heels and pearls. I love the contrast. There’s something about that high-low contrast that I just dig so much!
Here’s the Prima cigarette crop. I call this my St. Tropez look! I love this jean with the Breton striped shirt and Rondini sandals or Repettos. This look is coming to France with me in June!
See how the cut of the leg is a bit more relaxed? I love how both sandals look. Note to self: Time to Fake Tan!! Maybe a spray is in order!
Change up to some colorful flats!!!
The high-waisted Farrah. Shown with the Tippi Turtleneck that shrunk and is now somewhat “cropped” and the regular Tippi that shrunk in the wash. These jeans saved my sweaters from being trashed! I can roll them up and wear ballet flats, or keep ’em unrolled and wear heels. I’m not one to overdo animal prints so a leopard belt is a nice touch. And all jeans looks are mature-aged lady appropriate!
It’s important for me to write about this—especially since the fashion industry continues to ignore the older woman. Older women can and should wear jeans like this and wear them well. Do not allow people to make you believe that a certain article of clothing is inappropriate for your age. It isn’t!!!
Here’s what I wore Friday to the office. My ripped jeans and…
…a blue and white oxford shirt under a J. Crew Tippi sweater that didn’t shrink when I washed it!! I went 50 shades of blue with the lighter blue Via Spiga flats! A bit of bling with the necklace! Age appropriate for almost 62-years old me. And you!!
Guilty as charged for pushing the seasons. I wore this springtime trench coat because of the blue. Somehow, on a winter day, this worked!
We deserve to be fashionable and we deserve the freedom to wear what we want. There should be no ageism in jeans! And while I realize I’m no “expert” in the fashion industry, I’m savvy enough to know after all these years what works and what doesn’t.
I’m not doing a weight post this weekend. My anxiety level is over-the-top. It has been since Inauguration day. That’s all I’m going to say—not because I don’t want to be political. It’s because I get too upset and I’m trying to be calm.
Not jeans but J. Crew factory Gigi pants. I loved the bright colors in this outfit. And since I’m not doing a weekend weight post, I’ll post this photo of some happy colors going on!
Anyway, I’ve been stress eating. And this coming Thursday evening, I will be going back to Weight Watchers as a member. I’m a lifetime member so I don’t think I’ll have any fees to pay because I’m within my first WW goal weight. Even if I do have to pay, I don’t care. I need the extra help right now and sometimes we have to admit to ourselves that we could use a bit of help!
I’m also losing more hair these days and am depending more and more on my toppers for now. I’m becoming more creative in styling them. Here’s a look at yesterday’s hair!
Uniwigs Yaki Textured Topper. The coarse texture blends in perfectly with my bio hair. Hey. Nothin’ wrong with a little hair assistance!
That’s it for today! Whether we need a little help with our weight or use a bit of helper hair. It’s all good. Help is a good thing—and we have to be honest with ourselves and know when to ask for it. Am I right??
I’m going to help convince Bonaparte that I need a bit of Botox!! (Just kiddin’!)
The Fab Four—because “Help” is a great thing! And thanks to Reelin’ in the Years for this great clilp!