Nordstrom asked if I’d like to take a look at their latest selection of denim. [snort] Little do they know that I’m ALWAYS looking at their latest selection of denim. BWAH HA HA-
Anyway. There are few things in life that get my heart beating faster than denim. Denim is my currency. (And I still do that trick my friend Amber taught me: “I could buy that shirt….but it costs half a jean. Hmmmmm…..”)
So. After pouring over pages and pages and pages of denim (seriously, Nordie’s selection is pretty staggering), there was one pair I couldn’t get out of my head. Not my typical choice, brown(??), but the faux leather and the zipper details….well. So I ordered them.
Holy Mary Mother of G– these are comfortable. Here is my ode to the brown faux-leather:
Brown leather, brown leather, how I love thee;
Your silky softness I long to s—
Eff that. No odes.
But let’s talk about the comfort level for a sec:
ONE. Paige Denim has lined these babies in….well, no. They’re not lined. BUT they feel like they’re lined in fleece. Yet they’re thin – maybe ‘brushed’ is a better term? In any case, the end result is a super-soft jean. These are – LITERALLY – the softest jeans I own.
TWO. I actually prefer faux-leather jeans (especially brown ones) to fit a tad loose. Looks more convincing that way, and ups the comfort factor. You know how somedays you just. can’t. do. the skintight jean? Yeah – these will spoil you. (I think these jeans actually run a little big. I’m in a 25, but they fit more like a 26…..at least they do NOW, since they’re stretched out from wearing so many days in a row.)
I wore two outfits in while we were in NY last week. The above was one of them. It was my rainy-day outfit. I had read somewhere that coated/waxed denim repells the rain better and YES. It’s true.
But I also love how the faux-leather look and cool zipper detail keeps the the below outfit from looking too “done”. You know how I hate perfection. (As evidenced by my chipped pedicure. Sigh. Someday I’ll get myself all put together. #somedaylikenever )
One more point!! The brown faux-leather is actually perfect for someone who wears a ton of black. [raises hand] It helps get me out of that Johnny Cash rut I often fall into.
blazer: old Chelsea 28 blazer….this current Chelsea 28 black blazer is a similar (stretchy-and-comfy) material and 40% off. If you really want navy, Pink Tartan’s boucle navy blazer is seriously cool and also 40% off (although more of a splurge).
shirt: old Emerson Fry….but I’m obsessed with the contrast tie of Theory’s silk shirt, or if you want more pattern, Equipment’s plaid silk blouses are pretty cool….or lastly, the solid color ballet pink silk shirt by Vince Camuto would be gorg with these pants (and black OR navy would work),
jeans: Paige Denim Edgemont Zip Detail Coated Ultra Skinny Jeans in Sienna Silk Coating (AUGH! They’re 33% off! Go! GO!) — One note about the color: they are not as light/camel as the Nordstrom website makes them look. The pics above are more true-to-life – it’s definitely a brown, not a tan.
bag: vintage (my mom’s prom purse)…try Natasha Couture Sparkle Box Clutch
ring: old, try this Tildon Stone Ring (love the mixed metal)
boots: old Marc Jacobs (sold out)….the DV Analee booties are similar
bag: old Kate Spade…but the Kate Spade Charles Street Satchel is similar
ring: old, try this Tildon Stone Ring
sunnies: Marc Jacobs – sold out, but try these Marc Jacobs clear sunglasses, 25% off.
Here are a few other pairs of coated jeans worth considering:
A huge thank-you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts, opinions, product choices and bad attempts at poetry are my own.