Plaid & Lace-Up
Call it winter weight or new birth control, but there’s certainly been a little extra of my lately. (Read more about my thoughts on that here.) However, there was a small moment of panic that accompanied my first attempt at buying these jeans online.
The abridged version is this: these jeans are great, but the same cut in a different wash was on sale online so I grabbed ‘em in a size 30. They arrived, I excitedly unwrapped them, and shimmied them on. However, once it came time to make it button them so that I could go on with my day, I couldn’t even get the two sides close to touching. I panicked. Was Madewell’s sizing really off? Had I jumped up a few sizes overnight? I headed to a retail location after work and asked if I could try them on in a 31… or a 32, if Madewell’s sizing even went up past a 30. (Know that I am rolling my eyes right now at these stores and their faux-wokeness, trying to co-opt the body positivity movement by being “inclusive,” but only for those slightly-curvier folks that can still fit into straight sizes.) The woman folding piles of denim laughed as I handed over my ill-fated jeans. “Yeah, this wash ran small… and there’s no stretch to them.” One deflated ego later, I tried on this pair and walked out with them. They make my booty look wonderful, so all was forgiven.
I love the way they look with ankle boots, which is why I paired them with these cute, suede By Far numbers. I added a vintage plaid top with a blog and a woven bag to bring back thoase 70’s vibes I used to rock so often.