(wearing: On S - Levi 535 Denim Leggings, Vintage Havana plaid shirt, J.Crew leopard scarf, Mia Buckaroo boots, Salt sunnies.....on R - Joe's Jeans, Ugg Australia Half-Hitch sneaks c/o Ugg, Grateful Dead tee from Target)
So I picked these up on a whim this past summer. At Kohl's. For $46. Actually, they were less than that (I had a coupon for 30% off). Then I forgot about them.
Now that the weather has actually turned, I started packing for our weekend in NY a couple of weeks ago. Mike was in town supporting a Data Without Borders Datadive (read: geeks doing good), so the whole fam (including my mom) was going to NYC to support him. And...uh...just hang out in one of the coolest cities in the world. This wasn't a hard-sell, let me tell you.
Wanting to pack light, I brought only one pair of jeans. And after a marathon try-on sesh at home, guess which ones?
Yup. Not the $200 denim that I (so) love...but these $30-something denim leggings by Levi.
I wore these babies all weekend....and they continue to be my go-to skinny right now. They have a higher rise than most denim (but no so high that I'd classify them as high-rise), they are soft, comfortable, and perfectly stretchy. The fit is much more legging than denim, so they hug your ankles and tuck easily into short boots.
Best of all? They look amazing on each friend I've convinced to buy them...regardless of body type (apple, pear, etc). Everyone seems to love these jeans. Even my mom.
So. Denim snobs, you want to see details? I know, you want to see the bum.
It's good, right? AND these hold up during wear - only minimal bum sagging, even when worn all weekend.