Flares

similar shirt (same brand) | jeans | boots | sunglasses Hey, hey, hey!!  The Mom Edit's Cropped Flares Week....or Mom Jeans Week...or whatever else you may want to call them, has come a close.  In case you're coming late to this party, last week, each editor on the TME team was "forced" (haha) to give this trend an honest try.  You can see...
Cropped flares.  Google it and you'll find a ton of pictures of women wearing them who look super chic and fashion-forward.  I'm going to bet most of those women are taller than me the average woman.  And thinner.  But.  This week is cropped flares week, and we've promised to show you each one of us in cropped flares.  If this...
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  If you had told me a couple of months ago that I'd be wearing cropped flares (and not hating them), I would have laughed...in yo face. Now look at me. HA HA. Jokes on me, I guess... Curse you, TME and your "Cropped Flares Week". Yeh, so I wore them...and I didn't hate them. I know, I was in disbelief, too. I think it's...
Cropped flares week, y'all! I can't believe I'm saying that. Ok, we all know this is a tough trend to try, especially for us shorties. And, you can see here, I had trouble with it, too. Come along as I wade through the cropped flares debacle and come out somewhat unscathed on the other side of it... The First Take, With...
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When Shana asked us all to take on the cropped flare trend, I was more than a little afraid. My height doesn't technically fall into the petite category, but my short little leggies definitely do! Let's just say ankle length jeans typically go past my heels. For cropped jeans to actually look cropped on me, they've got to be...
So.  Here we are again.  About to delve into the depths of one of the trickest denim trends ever:  The Mom Jean aka Cropped Flares. Looong zipper?  Yup.  High-water hemlines? Oooohhhh yeah.  Giant-Bum potential?  That, too. But if there's one thing fashtory has shown (that's fashion-history, babes), it's that trends, when they reappear, often reappear differently.  So while haters of this...
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This drapey tunic top immediately got my attention - it's something funky and different, with it's length and almost jacket-like style. Down here in SC, we rarely see those mystical Fall temps of 70 and below...at least, until Winter.  September feels like Summer, October feels like Summer and then one day I wake up, sometime mid November, and realize I need a coat. (Usually...
If you are new here (hi and welcome!) you're gonna need a little backstory for this one.  Last fall, I posted this outfit (or see below pic).  They were high-rise, cropped flare jeans -  posted to an overwhelming chorus of BOOOOO.  (If you click over, be sure to read Terri's comment - it's hysterical and perfectly sums up all the others.) But...
Okay…peasant tops. My most difficult Mom Edit "style challenge” yet. It's not that I don't like them (believe me I'm dying to love them) it's just that I've never found one to make me a believer. Something about the shape...or lack-there-of...looks back at me like: "potato sack. Jess, you are wearing a potato sack." Potato sack syndrome is a thing, I swear!...
    Inspired by all the kick-ass flares Shana and Co. have been rocking on The Mom Edit, I quickly became excited, (ok, obsessed) with the idea of finding the perfect pair of flares for myself. Thinking about flared jeans gives me a serious case of the feels... Mostly it's excitement I feel, because - yay flares! What's not to love about them?  But as strange...