Once in a (blue jean) moon, I wear pants. It has to be just the right pair to get me to abandon my flowing skirts and fluttering dresses (and I'm still going to pair them with a fluttery top). What do I mean by right pair? Here we go...they have to be soft and worn from day one, have a respectable rise (just say no to low), be more blue than my hair used to be, fit without constricting (I'm too young to sag or too old to inhibit blood circulation), and slid on with ease. Bonus points if they don't leave any marks on your skin. See why my style is the way it is? It's easier to put on a dress than even think about finding the perfect pair of denim.
The good news is, sometimes the perfect pair of jeans finds you. In this case this the Bennet Slim Boyfriend jeans from Mia & Moss. They're sooooo soft. Like, akin to putting on your favorite joggers or jams. At first touch, I was already hopeful that they would be the ones. I got them on without having to jump up and down or lay down, which is always a plus. They FIT. No pulling no sagging, no drooping. It's like they were made specifically for me, and having a tailor-made feel is more precious than gold. They moved with me, covered the length of my long legs, and gave me no reason to channel the peek-a-boo thong movement of the early 2000s. I loved this look so much, I'm bringing it to weekend one of Coachella. More on that to come!
I've been in such a beach-y resort-y mode lately, and I can't tell if it's because it's been over a month since my last vacation (which violates my strict one-getaway-per-month rule) or because it's February in L.A. (or as we like to call it here - summer). Whatever it is, I took the arrival of my Barbara Gerwit dress as a sign that I need to get myself planning and packing because as good as this bright printed dress looks in sunny SoCal, it'll look even better overlooking the Adriatic Sea on a balcony in Croatia.
Seashells, starfish, and sand dollars swirl around a navy blue background on this knit dress, and invoke such a relaxing feeling of lounging on a beach chaise or lunching at a seaside eatery while the breeze blows through you (newly) grey hair. The knit fabric has the perfect amount of elasticity to it, it fits, but does not suffocate. I love the yellow colorblocking at the split sleeves (a groovy 70s-inspired detail) and hem. Yellow, let's be honest, kind of gets looked over in clothing design but it's such a fun color in the rights doses. I like that it ends the lines of this dress with a ! - we could all use some bright notes in our day.