I have always struggled to find the perfect pair of denim.  Small waist, short legs, big hips/thighs/calves, and tiny ankles = not an easy fit to find.  My mom and I always loved shopping together as I was growing up, but never for jeans.  Consider this my formal thank you to the style muses for making a trend out of high-waists, stretchy fabric, ankle jeans, and frayed ends.  I  l o v e  hunting for a new pair of denim jeans now, and might possibly, maybe, own a few more pairs than necessary.  It depends whether you ask me or my husband.



Lately I can’t stop wearing my J Brand’s and my new frayed pair from Zara.  I’ve linked all the denim on my list, just in time for fall… a new season and the perfect excuse to buy yourself a new pair of blue jeans, baby.


Meanwhile, Nordstrom is having their summer sale right now.  You can save up to 40% on select styles!  It’s worth a little peek at the very least.  Enjoy the short week.  It’s already Wednesday!

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    I need new denim! Badly. Part of me wants to wait till we go to Spain in a couple weeks. I bet I could find some amazing stuff there. 🙂

  • Why are jeans SO tough?? That pair is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the offer too!

  • Diana Catapang

    I love wearing jeans but I’m always seeking for comfort! 🙂 These stuffs look great!

  • Melissa Touchton

    I have the hardest time with jeans too! Thanks for sharing your fav brands and how cool is that $20 off at Madewell!?! I had no idea!

  • KatieCarlson721

    7’s are the best!

  • Kyla Matton Osborne

    The Madewell offer is such a great idea! It helps so many people…

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Oh I am all about comfy denim. These look awesome!!

  • Those look so comfy! Soft worn out jeans are the best! 🙂

  • Super cute jeans! I have such a difficult time finding pairs that fit me! Especially distressed! I need petite sizes otherwise the holes/tears are in weird spots lol

    Rachel |

    • Haha! I totally understand, Rachel. I’m also on the short side. Thanks to the frayed end trend we can now just chop off the ends ourselves! 😉

  • Patricia Conte

    Oo! Thanks for the reminder about Nordstrom’s! I have good luck shopping for jeans there! I looooove James Jeans!

    • Yes, Nordstrom carries almost all of the denim brands I love! I have been meaning to try James Jeans – I’ve heard a lot of good things.

  • these are cute jeans! Jeans is a struggle for everyone, regardless of shape it seems. I’ve found my favorite with Luck Brand and James Jeans and I’ll be sticking to those for the timebeing.

    Kirsten –

    • My next purchase will likely be from James Jeans because I’ve heard several people rant and rave about their brand! And I totally agree, jeans are a struggle for us all. 🙂

  • Rachel Golden

    I’ve always had the worst time with finding jeans! Being 5.1 makes it very difficult to find jeans that fit both in length and around the hips. I love that Madwell is giving back. I never would have shopped there before, but now I might just check it out 🙂

    • I hear you on the height thing, girl. I’m 5’3” and ankle jeans are regular jeans on me. Madewell is such a great brand. They are a little higher priced, but they make up for that in quality. Have a wonderful weekend, Rachel!

  • Denim is a tricky one! Once you find your brand it’s hard to sway so I appreciate this review!


    Lee Anne

  • Candy Kage

    When I find a brand that I like, fits and looks great I purchase 7 pair to begin. Never know when they will change them.