First things first: Nordstrom asked me to take a look at Fall denim trends, and, well…if you’re up on your blog reading this week, you know how I feel about The Chaos That is Fall Denim. But there is something wonderful happening in the world of denim, something I hesitate to call a trend, per se, it’s more like a movement [cue swelling music], and that is….
Skinny Jeans. They’ve gone all interesting.
Patches, rips, paint splatters, frayed hems, fringe hems, step hems, released hems, twisted hems (no I am seriously not making this up), [BIG BREATH], distressing, cool zippers, sailor-pant spoofs, moto spoofs, colorblocking and embroidery.
What these things do to a boring sweater. SHIVERS, I tell you. I get shivers.
My not-so-boring skinnies almost made up for the fact that our Sunday was terribly boring. It was one of those days where Mike and I were trying our hand at Adulting: paperwork, bills, emptying the dishwasher, updating iPhone OSs, folding 276 loads of laundry. You needn’t feel sorry for us – as evidenced by the sheer amount of laundry, Adulting is a rare occurrence that we save for when things are truly dire.
But Sunday was a perfect storm of Too Much Adulting + Tired Kids and our usual remedy (GET TO A PLAYGROUND) wasn’t happening because, on top of it all….hangry.
So we grabbed a handful of nuts (WOMP WOMP), two soccer balls (cause sharing sucks), and set out on a Soccer Walk. Destination? The PHL Pop-Up Beer Garden*.
Man, we love Philly.
*Also, the game was on and they have TVs. You are welcome, Mike.
PHL Pop Up Garden is like a magical fairy place. We’re all obsessed. They have some cool events coming up, too: Ocktoberfest, Football Sundays, and a Halloween party.
jeans: 7 For All Mankind Ankle Skinny Jeans (size 25 – I chopped these off further, but initially, they hit right below my ankle bone)
shoes: my trusty old Supergas – here are this season’s colors
scarf: mine is suuuper old, but this Halogen one is a dead-ringer.
backpack: Rebecca Minkoff Medium Julian (khaki is sold out)
Shop My Fav Interesting Skinny Jeans
I do think it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. For example, Versace’s $750 bedazzled denim physically hurts me, a giant crotch zipper is not a direction I’d personally go, and I’m terribly conflicted about Current/Elliott’s ‘catscratch’ jeans. From a distance, they are amazing, but when I zoom in…???
But there are a ton of seriously cool, spot-on options to pair with boring sweaters, tees, and sneakers. Here are my favs:
A few of you have been asking how I hack off my jeans…so I’m working on a little video. We’ll see.
A huge thank-you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! Your denim department is one of my happy places, so I’m always thrilled to share my favorites. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are completely my own. And readers, thank you for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.