It's a rare thing to find a pair of jeans you could happily live in. They're somewhat mythical really, so many things to factor in, the give of the denim, the placement of the pockets. I once saw a woman go through dozens of pairs of jeans (I can't recall the blog, found it through Pinterest) showing the difference they make to how her figure looked. It looked like a different person each time.
There are so many choices of denim for women. Sometimes I think too many, it's really overwhelming and confusing, and above all exhausting.
I had seen some blogger and friends on Instagram wearing denim by Imogene and Willie, and as luck would have it, a few months ago they branched out from their flagship store in Nashville and opened a shop right here in Portland. So this week, I sold some of my vintage wardrobe and went over there hoping for the best.
I was greeted by Bob, who was so helpful, and made sure the fit was just right in the multiple pairs I tried. He explained how everything should fit before bringing other pairs to try on, and how they would wear after breaking in.
Once I got the right size, it was like this "oh, this is how a great pair of jeans looks" moment, and I knew I could live in these year round without question, and they even come in gray and black! So those will obviously make their way into my wardrobe at some point. Because it would just be ridiculous to not buy the perfect jeans in every color.