Baby Bells, Slim Boot….Call ‘Em What You Want….It’s Bootcut For the Weekend


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For a while, sitting upright in a chair was insanely uncomfortable.  So we got in the habit of packing the car with some food (and creatively disguised booze), throwing in our trusty mat, and heading out to find a cool park.

It's really hard to beat Drexel Park.  Right?

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R is obsessed with paper airplanes so that's what we do.  Over and over and over again.  

I can stand, I can walk (it turns out I can't quite throw yet), and then when I'm tired, I can lie down.  Sometimes I even get a snuggle. 

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As the nights are getting cooler, I turn to jeans.  But on this particular night, I wasn't in the mood for skinny jeans or anything fussy or fancy when I came across this old pair.

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(wearing: shirt - sized up to M….old Serfontaine jeans….boots)


It turns out that my quest to find a perfectly broken in pair of skinny jeans in this exact shade of faded blue…is nothing more than my attempt to replace these old favorites.  Which I bought almost ten years ago now.  Ten!  And I'm still looking for their skinny-jean twin.  That realization boggles my mind.  (AKA…I am old.)

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Maybe, for the moment, I don't care.  Maybe the slim, barely-there boot and it's cut-off hem is exactly right what I want right now.  Maybe this old pair is perfect.   

I might be alone in this…but I don't think so.  Shopbop and Piperlime both have a killer selection of updated bootcut.  They go by new names now, and are slimmer than in the past:  skinny flare jeans, mini bells, baby boots…whatever the name, it's bootcut denim.  Just sleeker and even more flattering.


Hudson Baby BootAG Slim Bootcut (or these) | Mother Runway Skinny Flare (or in light wash) | Rag and Bone Slim Bootcut 


I suspect us short gals can probably approximate a "baby boot" by simply hemming (or cutting) a well-fitting pair to size.  We tend to chop off the widest part of the bootcut anyway.

Mamas, where do you stand on bootcut denim?  I'm not ditching my skinnies – uh, ever – but it might be nice to add the slim bootcut into rotation.


ps.  Our favorite paper airplane book (and we've tested many) is the Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes.  Amazing.