Well, well, well. If one were to imagine the most flattering jean possible, the one jean that would whittle waists and lengthen legs and make everyone look tall and leggy and fabulous….it would come down to a pair of flares, right? In black, of course. Because, as we all know, according to every mother in the last hundred years, black slims.
And THEN, add in this season’s high waist and soft, sweatpant-like denim and you have yourself a combination that makes my heart beat oh-so-fast. A Holy Grail Of Jean that adds Sass back into the places where sleep deprivation has stolen it away.
(well worth it, tho.)
If you follow me on Instagram (@shanachristine), you’ve already seen this outfit (and heard my gushing)….but allow me to make a small prediction: this IS the jean of the season. I’m wearing them semi-casually (‘semi’ because no sneakers), but imagine the possibilities for holiday parties! Fridays at the office! School plays and dinner parties, date nights and museum outings! You want versatility?
We had cruised over to Independence Beer Garden on Sunday, only to realize….
….NO HEATLAMPS. C’mon you guys! It’s COLD!
Instead, we popped into nearby La Colombe for hot chocolates and coffee. As you can see, none of us were thrilled by this development.
Before anyone throws us a pity party, we ended up at our usual Sunday-night haunt: Pub and Kitchen. They have the best burgers in Philly, and a secret kid’s menu if you ask. Besides, Pax was grumpy which sometimes I LOVE because cuddles. (Clearly he wasn’t feeling the Power of The Black Flare.)
sweater – old, from the Nord Anni Sale a couple of years ago. However, this Eileen Fisher Merino Wool Poncho has a similar shape (and is light enough to layer).
striped tee – Vince (size xs)
jeans – Citizens of Humanity Fleetwood High Rise Flares (size 24 – they’re super soft and stretchy, I did go down a size. Also, they’ve been hemmed – PERFECTLY – by Nordstrom.)
bag – Elizabeth and James Suede Duffel (FYI – the backpack in the same fabric is terrible. Everything falls out. But this one is amazing.)
Also, this LIPSTICK. It’s ‘Slopes’ by Bobbi Brown, and is so freaking perfect for Fall.
Shopping: High-Rise Black Flare Jeans
My top pick is the Citizen’s pair I’m wearing, but there are a few others worth mentioning.
Is anyone else as excited as I??? I swear these jeans are giving me heart palpitations.
A HUGE thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! If they hadn’t asked me to take another look at denim trends, this one would’ve slipped right by. THE HORROR. As always, all thoughts, product choices and opinions (on bringing children to beer gardens or otherwise #haha) are my own. Thank you, dear readers, for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very appreciated.