Friday, November 13, 2015

Fall jeans, 2: Black jeans

Black jeans are always so slimming and leg-lengthening, that when I saw these at Express I knew I had to go for them.  They are called the "skyscraper jean" and the idea is that they are *extra* slimming and leg-lengthening!  They are soft and stretchy, but have just enough structure and hold to truly be jeans.  They fit like skinny jeans until just below the calf, and then they have the slightest bit of a boot cut.  If you had any formative fashion years in the late 1990's, you will love these things!  I'm wearing them here with my new black ankle boots that I bought on sale last spring.  

If you're someone who ends up wearing jeans when going out at night, I think something like these would be *perfect* for that - sexy and flattering, work well with different height shoes, and just a little more dressed up than the typical pair of blue jeans.  I'll be wearing them mostly during the day, on those days that I want to remind hubby that his wife is kindof hot.  :)  (I got mine in a long length, but they also have regular and short.)

You'll notice that both of my new jeans posts are featuring non-designer jeans.  I decided that I wanted to buy jeans that I would have an easy time getting rid of at the end of the year, or whenever I decide I'm tired of them, and I've learned that I have a hard time donating designer jeans!  Designer denim is more comfortable, lasts longer, and looks better, on average, in my experience - but since I already have a few good pairs of designer jeans in basic designs, I decided to buy a bit cheaper.  And while it can take a little more searching (and trying on) to find the nice pairs at this price, they do exist!  :)

(Jeans: Skyscraper jeans from Express, Boots: Franco Sarto from Saks Off Fifth, sweater: from the now-dead Martin and Osa - oh how I miss you, purse: Rebecca Minkoff)

1 comment:

  1. these are great! I think I need some black skinny jeans.