Tag Archives: Boyfriend Jeans

Masculine and Feminine

Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-1 Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-2 These mens 7FAM jeans are really becoming one of my favorite happy accidents. I thought it would be fun to pair them with something a little more feminine this time and dare I say it…sexy?? :} Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-3LOVE these chevron earrings from Gorjana Griffin Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-4 Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-5 Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-6 Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-7 Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-8 Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-9She is such a goof….love her 🙂 Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-10On me…

Sweater- Zara (on sale!)
Jeans- 7 For all Mankind-similar (men’s :) thrifted)
Earrings- Gorjana Griffin (scored during their 80% clearance.  Sold out, but similar styles here)
Shoes- Isaac Mizrahi (15+ yrs old, but similar here and here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Osh Kosh (thrifted, but love this on sale here)
Top- H&M (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- 7FAM (eBay, similar here in blue and here gray)
Shoes- Zulily
And in the interest of keeping it real… No, it’s not always happy faces and laughter 🙂Blog Outtake Zara 7FAM

(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Menswear inspired…or just actual menswear?

 I have been in search of the perfect “boyfriend” jeans.  I have a couple that I like ok, but mainly it’s because they are so darn comfortable it’s hard not to like them!  But flattering?  Not so much.  I snagged this pair at a thrift store for $7, and really wasn’t sure what they were.  Boyfriend jeans?  No, they say “relaxed”.  Finally, it hit me why I couldn’t figure it out.  They are mens jeans, that were accidentally marked and put in the women’s section.  So, they are quite literally “boyfriend” jeans.  That is…if I had a tiny boyfriend.  Thankfully, I don’t 🙂

Then, these ADORABLE little oxfords came in the mail from Zulily the other day for Maya, so it was a menswear kind of day 🙂Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-1 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-2 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-3Thought I’d add a little femininity with this vintage flower lariat necklace. Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-4 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-5 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-6 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-7 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-8I made these jeans for Maya “destroyed” over the weekend, and I LOVE how they turned out.  Sooner or later I will blog how I did it. Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-9 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-10 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-11THAT.FACE! Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-12On me…

Jacket- Banana Republic (old, but similar in navy here)
Top- Zara (sold out, but similar here)
Jeans- 7 For all Mankind-similar (men’s 🙂 thrifted)
Shoes- Timberland (thrifted, but similar here and less expensive option here)
On Maya…
Vest- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Gap (similar)
Jeans- Gap (thrifted and destroyed by me)
Shoes- Zulily (by Osh Kosh)

dit-elle-Lauren

The jeans that can practially walk by themselves…

 These were one of the first pairs of 7 for All Mankind jeans that I bought.  I think they are 11 years old!  They just keep getting softer, and I think they are almost 25% patched up haha.  I even wore these throughout my pregnancy!!  Probably not the most flattering jeans I own right now, but I don’t care.  Paired with a cashmere sweater and wrap-doesn’t get much more comfortable that this 🙂Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-1 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-2 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-3 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-4Oh, you missed these boots?  haha 🙂 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-5 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-6 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-7On me…

Sweater- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here and similar color here)
Scarf- J Crew
Jeans- 7 for All Mankind (old, but similar look here and less expensive here)
Belt- Linea Pelle (old, but similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Converse (old, but similar here and non one star suede here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar style here and without the distressing here)
Top- Old Navy (similar)
Sweater- Greendog (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)

dit-elle-Lauren

Mixing masculine with feminine…

Today was a bit of a rough day.  I had to take Maya to yet another urologist, and she’s gotten to the point now where the minute they call her name to go back she starts crying hysterically.  Not without good reason considering they had to do another catheter-ugh.  Needless to say, we were both in tears by the end of the visit…

Am I the only one that dresses in bright colors on crappy days, in the effort to cheer up? Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-1 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-2 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-3It got pretty sunny again yesterday…love it! Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-4 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-5 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-6 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-7 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-8Love this kid so much.  You’d never even know she was sick or had a crummy start to her day. Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-9 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-10 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-11Spinning! Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-12

On me…

Top- StylMint (on sale!)
Jeans- Rich & Skinny (old, but similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Miss Sixty “Marlene” oxford (sold out, but you can still find them on eBay!)  Similar here.
Leather Jacket- Vintage purchased from Funky Janes (similar here and less expensive faux leather here)

On Maya…

Dress- Gap (Old, but this is cute, and if $ were no option HAHAHA here)
Jeggings- Jeggings- 77 kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse
Super Mom Tip:
  I posted one of the pics of Maya and me on my facebook page and a friend commented on my hair.  I laughed, because it was my “I didn’t take a shower and was sick of my usual messy bun” look.  Pretty easy to do.  Just start twisting one side (fix with bobby pin).  Twist other side, then gather both into a ponytail.  Then wrap into a bun.  Turns curly out of control bedhead into something a little put together 🙂dit-elle-Lauren

Boyfriend Jeans + Cashmere = weekend comfort outfit!

Boyfriend jeans have been a trend for a while now.  I’ve tried a few pairs…  They are incredibly comfortable, but I’m not a big fan of the longer rise that usually comes with them, and how they make my butt look (c’mon, that’s HUGE in jeans decisions :)).  So…now I cheat and just buy up a couple of sizes on a normal pair.  This is especially great when I go thrift shopping and find pairs not in my size=boyfriend jeans!  That was the case with the pair I’m wearing here.  This particular pair was hemmed already and about an inch too short.  Was I deterred from scooping up a pair of Seven for All Mankind for less than $10?  NO!  Roll them, I say 😉

Ps-it’s been raining CONSTANTLY in Seattle, so…inside pick for this one.  I’ll try and get more creative later.blog Yellow StyleMint Cashmere 7 Boyfriend Cafe Noir-1When you go the “boyfriend” style route, it’s best to pair it with a tighter fitting top.  That way you don’t look too frumpy (NOBODY WANTS THAT!)  This sweater isn’t too tight, but it’s more fitted. blog Yellow StyleMint Cashmere 7 Boyfriend Cafe Noir-2 blog Yellow StyleMint Cashmere 7 Boyfriend Cafe Noir-3 blog Yellow StyleMint Cashmere 7 Boyfriend Cafe Noir-4cThen I dug this leather jacket out of the trenches.  I have had this particular jacket for over 10 years!  I’m such a hoarder… BUT, I find that things always come back around, and I’m SO glad I never got rid of it! blog Yellow StyleMint Cashmere 7 Boyfriend Cafe Noir-5 blog Yellow StyleMint Cashmere 7 Boyfriend Cafe Noir-8 blog Yellow StyleMint Cashmere 7 Boyfriend Cafe Noir-9And Maya’s take on the rolled too big jeans 🙂1Maya85wksRainPony-2cOn me…

Jeans- 7 for All Mankind (I bought these 2 sizes bigger than my normal size)
Sweater- StyleMint (sold out :()  Similar here and here.
Boots- Cafe Noir (thrifted, but similar here and less expensive version here.)
Jacket- Old, but similar here.
On Maya…
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (got these on ThredUp for $10!)
Sweater- Old Navy
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)
Super Mom Tip-
Thrift store shop for premium denim (great deals are out there if you look!).  Both Value Village and Goodwill have carts that you can put your child in while you shop (hands free shopping!)  Plus, a lot of times you will find jeans already hemmed perfectly (if you have shorter legs).  If you find a pair that are too short…roll them!dit-elle-Lauren