Sometimes I make a purchase on a whim and have a feeling right away that the item won’t get much wear. It may be something I feel is too trendy, too uncomfortable, or, the worst kind of buyer’s remorse, too “not me.” Other times, though, I can just feel that a certain article of clothing will remain front and center in my closet for a long time. I bought these 7 For All Mankind jeans almost 15 years ago, and they remain my most favorite pair! That is saying a lot because I have accumulated LOTS of denim in the last decade and a half!
The faded wash, minimal stitching, and perfect flare immediately gave these jeans a vintage vibe, and my inner hippie chick was instantly smitten. They have taken me to concerts, law school finals, vacations, fancy dinners, and everywhere in between! I am always on the lookout for another pair that will have the “wearing in” already done for me and that will stand the test of time. Mother Denim does an amazing job with “instant vintage” jeans. I especially love the light wash Cruiser and distressed Cruiser. I also love this MiH pair and this pair by Joe’s.
This cheery yellow TopShop pinafore top is an instant mood lifter, and it’s now on sale for under $20! I love it with my faded jeans, but it is also super cute with the matching culottes — the IT pant for summer!
Top: TopShop ON MAJOR SALE! (matching culottes here) | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, super old (similar here, here, here, and here) | Python Sandals: Joie a la Plage, sold out (other colors available here and here) | Earrings: Marco Bicego (here for similar) | Turquoise Beaded Bracelet: here for similar | Feather Bracelet: here and here for similar | Initial Bangle: Alex & Ani | Wood and Gold Ring: here for similar