Hunt for the Perfect Jeans; Gap

Date, Denim, fashion, Jeans, Shopping, Uncategorized

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I want to preface this “hunt” post by saying, none of my posts are sponsored posts. I’m telling you what I really think of each item, because I really care about fashion, blogging, etc. and I want to make my blog as real as possible. Otherwise, what’s the point right? I also love jeans, and want to know everything I need to know about them, find the elusive perfect ones, and hopefully help you find “the one” for you. 💙

So I took my hunt for the perfect jeans to Gap, and I found some of the comfiest jeans so far, and some pretty cute outfits too. I love denim on denim and army jackets and vests paired with denim right now, as you saw in my previous post. I tried on two pairs, a skinny boyfriend jean and a flared bootleg jean. Here’s what I found:

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The skinny boyfriend jean pictured above is so comfy and feels like it hugs you just enough, but not too much, unlike a lot of other jeans.

Pros

  • Versatility: You can literally wear these jeans all year, summer through winter.
  • Comfort level: You can wear them all day and still feel comfortable. I’d definitely wear these for ex. to Disneyland, when I’ll have to walk a lot, because they’re not constricting, yet you know you’ll still look cute.
  • Quality: I like that these jeans are pretty thick yet stretchy, unlike a lot of other jeans, which are thin and stretchy, and need to be replaced quickly.

Cons

  • They didn’t make my butt look wonderful, but hey, it wasn’t looking nonexistant either.

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The flared/ bootcut jeans above, were also incredibly comfy and surprisingly cute. I usually don’t wear flared jeans but I thought, why not?

Pros

  • Wash: I love the dark indigo of this wash, and that you can probably put them in the washing machine over and over again and they will barely fade.
  • Flare: Like I said, I’m not that much of a flare person, despite being a 90s baby, I guess because I’m only 5’4, but I liked tbe size of this flare and the 70s vibes. They weren’t super long with the booties.
  • Comfort: Again, you could wear these all day.
  • Quality: All Gap jeans seem to be made of a resistant, good quality material.

Cons

  • I think they run a tad big, because my usual size 6 was a little loose. I guess that’s part of what makes them comfy. If you want your curves to be poppin, get a size smaller.

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All of the items picured in this post are from Gap, except the DIY choker. Hope you enjoyed this post.

Love you all for reading,

Maggie 💙💞✌

Hunt for the Perfect Jeans

Boho, Denim, Jeans, Magazines, Shopping, style, Summer, Uncategorized, vintage

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So you know how it’s sooo hard to find jeans that make your butt look good and basically hug you in all the right places? Me too. So that’s why I’m starting this series; “Hunt for the Perfect Jeans”. I’ll literally go anywhere or try anything to find the elusive “perfect” pair of jeans. Does it exist? Will they all suck? We shall find out! I’m so excited. 😀😏 First up: Urban Outfitters’ BDG high waisted jean.

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Here’s me bending down trying to take the “perfect” selfie/close-up. Not so much, but it shows the wash really well. Love this medium wash and distressing. I’ll be judging these jeans mainly based on three criteria: wash, cut/fit, abd material. So here are the pros & cons:

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  • This wash.is.like.sopretty. It’s a medium indigo wash & I love it.
  • The cut. This cut makes my thighs and butt look good and you know, that’s like the main thing good jeans should do.
  • The fabric. The quality of these jeans is very good. The fabric is thick yet stretchy, which I really like. I’m not in love with super thin stretchy or super thick unstretchy jeans. I’ve heard wonders about vintage unstretchy Levi’s 501s. I will have to try them!

Cons

  • The price. 69.00 (+ 6.90 for shipping if you’re ordering online) they’re not exactly within my budget. If they’re within yours, I wish I could borrow your credit card cus I would order them in every color. I know some people spend $400+ on designer jeans, but some of us have college debt/a real life so..yeah. However, if you’re a 27 snag these now on Poshmark! I saw them there for $25. 😱💙🙌

That’s the only con I came up with though. I will definitely buy more and recommend them to friends. I once had a pair of BDGs for 7 yrs…wait I still have them. I will definitely buy more.

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That sums up my first venture into the hunt for the perfect jeanss. By the way, if you love to read fashion magazines like me check out the articles on denim in the current issue of Elle. They are literally everything. Especially the one by Lizzy Goodman on jean shorts and the trajectory of badassery and rebellion they have had and the role they have played in her life. This issue seriously encouraged me to do this series, even though i was already thinking about it. 💙💙💙

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This article is so literally me. 😍😍😍

Some more denim-y shots from this week:

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The supercute bomber jacket, jeans, and keyhole body suit are all from Fashion Nova. 😍❤💕

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Couldn’t decide which top to get….so..you know..I need both. Top on the left from Free People and the one on the right from Lucky Brand. Both adorable. Lovely, sexy, and gorg skirt from Levi’s.

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All of these items are from American Eagle except for the sandals. I usually never shop there but I’m challenging myself for this hunt! I’ll be covering their jeans for sure because I loooved all this stuff.

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These are the Lucky Brand shorts I distressed and reworked myself a few weeks ago that I showed you guys. Still working on merch, just gathering funds! The t shirt is a Ramone’s tee I’ve had since high school. This shot is from a walk I took to the store. How exciting!

Love you guys! Thanks for reading! How do you like this hunt so far? Comments please. 😊😍💙

Pre-Fall Fashion Illustration Inspiration for New Creations

Denim, Design, fashion, Fashion design, Fashionillustration, Illustration, Nature, Travel, Uncategorized

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Today’s inspiration for new creations. I’ve been wanting to visit NYC for as long as I can remember (thanks Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sex and the City, Friends, Seinfeld, Gossip Girl..and wait, well every one of my favorite shows! 😨😱😍) As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m working on some new threads that will be up in my Ebay & Etsy shops soon. Army jackets & jeans with patchwork would be so on-trend and chic for Fall. Believe it or not, Fall is my favorite season. As much as I fawn over summer fashion, fall weather, colors, layers and pumpkin spice lattes are so much better! 😀🍁🍂🚕👠🎨

Love you all for reading! What’s your favorite season or fall 2016 trend?