jeans Silver Jeans Camden Mid-rise Skinny c/o Jean Machine
purse & turquoise jewellery Vintage
blouse Forever 21
sandal boots Free People
Despite the fact jeans are a staple in most people's wardrobes I have very few pairs. The idea of shopping for jeans daunting; finding a pair that actually fits seems like searching for a needle in a haystack. My experience has been if you have curves then fit is usually an issue. It's been years since I stepped inside a store that specialized in denim, simply because I really wouldn't know where to start.
Last weekend when I walked into the Jean Machine at Bayshore Mall I was pleasantly surprised by not only their massive selection of jeans but by the boho-chic clothes that were alongside many, many pairs of jeans. Crochet tops, tie-dyed skirts, cut-off shorts and cute overalls surrounded the racks... it was the last thing I expected to see!
The fact that I had no idea where to begin must have showed on my face because I was greeted by a friendly girl named Rachelle who was cool and not at all pushy. She listened to me describe what I like to wear and began grabbing different styles of jeans for me to try on. I always have problems with jeans fitting in the thighs but being baggy in the waist so imagine my surprise when none of the pairs she picked out for me did that!
I found not one, but two pairs I loved and had a hard time deciding which pair I liked best. The Mavi Emma boyfriend jeans were classic and would definitley get a lot of wear but in the end I was chose a more adventurous pair that was extremely distressed yet lady-like at the same time. I was worried that I'd ruin the shredded parts of the jeans in the wash (which has happened before) and Rachelle suggested I wash them in a mesh laundry bag or pillow case so they wouldn't catch on anything else. Such a simple, common sense solution, I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of it before?
It was a great experience having someone who knew jeans inside and out help me find a pair, the whole process went a lot faster and was a lot more fun than if I had tried to do it myself. Rather than leaving disappointed and stressed out because nothing fit, I was happy and looking forward to wearing my new pair on date night!
From May 23rd - 25th Jean Machine is having the Perfect Pair sale, Buy one and get one 50% off! That includes new arrivals and exclusives.
The sale is 3 days only so be sure to head on down before the week is over and if you're at the Bayshore Mall location get Rachelle to help you find a pair (or two) that works for you. Don't miss out on the perfect pair!
This post was created in partnership with Jean Machine