Not Your Mom's Jeans

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Jeans: Forever 21  // Blouse H&M (similar) // Booties: Forever 21(similar)  // Earrings: Thrifted // Ring: Street Fair (similar) // Bracelet: Wanderlust + Co

Let me set the record straight, high-waisted jeans are not mom jeans! Yes, they have similar attributes, but the tailoring is so much better these days. Old high-waisted jeans "mom jeans" often had pleats and completely covered your navel... giving you a glamorous camel toe. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want the foot of any animal in my crotchal region, lol. The high-waisted jeans I favor, hit me just below my belly button, and are free of any extra detailing on the front. I love the ones featured above because they only have a couple buttons on each side, and they have a slimming effect. 

I grew up in the era of low rise jeans, so low your goodies often hung out. So, I associate low rise jeans with what’s "young" and "hip", but my body is not that of a 15 year old anymore. I have womanly curves, which call for womanly jeans. I think that higher rise jeans are totally the way to go once you reach that age... the age where your beer belly, becomes your regular belly (sad face). The problem I have at this point in time, is that designers are simply not making high rise jeans in large quantities. I have found a few here and there, but overall we're still stuck with low-rise denim. There are very few high-waisted options (that I can find). The pendulum is swinging that direction, but it’s not swinging fast enough in my opinion! I found these jeans at the Goodwill, and they were a major score! I decided to pair them with a terracotta colored blouse and some platform booties for a very seventies feel. I love the 70’s, so I always take an opportunity to wear something inspired by that decade.


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