Saturday, July 21, 2012

JCrew ankle stretch toothpick jean

Hi all, and happy weekend! I want to tell you about these awesome pants I just bought, but before I get into that, a little update for you...

Remember how I mentioned that I had maxed out all the space on my computer? Well, apparently it's so bad that I can't even turn it on anymore until I remove all of the data and restore the computer. Fun. I guess that's what happens when you take hundreds of pictures of your baby each week. But I can't help it! She's so precious!

Besides the fact that this little situation is massively inconvenient, it also means that blogging will be very slow until everything is fixed. Right now I'm blogging from Josh's computer, and that's not something I'll be able to do very often, and even when I can, it will be difficult since I don't have access to all of my photos. So, I will do my best to post when I can in the midst of this! Thanks in advance for your patience and for sticking around! 

Now, let's talk about these pants. They're JCrew's ankle stretch toothpick jean in garment dyed twill, and I love them. I am not one to be very bold with color, especially colored denim, but I thought I'd give these a chance, so I grabbed a few pairs to try on. I was incredibly happy with the fit right away! I had been having such a hard time finding a comfortable jean that is easy and comfortable to wear, and that fits me! I do fit into most of my pre-pregnancy jeans, but not all of them. And honestly, now that I'm staying at home and it's the middle of summer, I've really been wanting a cropped jean.

I questioned myself when I fell in love with yellow jeans...who am I?! But, the more I thought about it, they really are neutral. I've paired them here with charcoal gray, but there are so many colors they'd look awesome with. Think about navy blue, peacock, rust, mint, coral, deep green, wine, eggplant, or even chambray (like Audrey is wearing!). I'm actually really excited to wear these in the fall. I think they'll look great tucked into brown boots and paired with some of the deeper colors I mentioned above. I think they really are seasonless in this color, which is one of the reasons why I was ok paying full price for them.

If you're thinking of buying a pair for yourself, I would consider sizing down. I bought a 24 and honestly, I didn't even wear 24's before I had Audrey (I was typically a 25), so I'm thinking the cut on these is a little more generous that some other denim brands I'm used to wearing like Seven and True Religion. Also, like most jeans with stretch, they do loosen up as you wear them throughout the day, so keep that in mind.

Even though they do loosen up as you wear them, they hold up to me constantly crawling around the floor with Audrey without looking too shabby at the end of the day. You know when you get saggy jeans? That didn't happen for me with these, which is a huge plus!

They even look cute cuffed up a little bit. And they are so, so soft. I bought them in Golden Sunflower (although I've been refering to them as mustard). They also come in several other colors, even a dark wash denim here, although I haven't tried those on yet. My local store didn't have them, so I can't say for sure if the fit would be the same, but I'd definitely love to try them on to see!

If you want to purchase these, click here. I've also seen similar colored jeans at other stores for less, like Express and Macy's. What do you guys think of colored denim? Do you have any now, or is it something you'd try?!

I hope you all enjoy the weekend! We're supposed to be getting lots of thunderstorms, so we'll probably be indoors most of the time!


  1. Those look really great on you! I know you say you aren't your pre pregnancy size, but honestly, I can't imagine you being any skinnier! You look amazing, pre pregnancy, even high school when I weighed 105, I never was that thin!

    I wanted to tell you, I was at the Chic Envy store in fairfax corner and they were selling a teething necklace that looked just liked the ones you made a few weeks ago. It was labeled as boutique jewelry and even on consignment was $22! Go open an etsy shop mama, I'd buy one of those from you ;)

  2. Aw thanks Mimi!

    Very cool! I've been in Chic Envy several times myself (and even recently consigned there!). That's too funny about the necklace! Thanks for letting me know! And for the sweet compliment about opening an Etsy shop! I've honestly thought about it, but I think I would rather have a shop on my blog...which might be happening in the near future! Of course I'll keep you updated and post about it if and when the time comes!:)

  3. You're welcome! You could easily have a good shop if you had the time to invest. You always inspire me to make something, but alas, I never actually finish the projects! I went to Joann's to get the materials for the carseat covers since the straps on Sammy's seat are really rubbing him wrong and I'm too lazy/don't have time to bust out the sewing machine.

  4. These jeans are super cute on you....I've been avoiding jeans lately because I feel like my thighs look too big in them, ha! ;-)

  5. Mimi, I totally understand! Time is so valuable these days with a little one! Thanks again for your sweet comments and encouragement!

  6. Thanks Mary Ann! LOL you are crazy! I don't think your thighs could look anything close to big!

  7. Love them! I would wear colored jeans in almost any color!

    Lindsey Turner


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