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Rachel Bilson was seen sporting a trend that I think is going to be big this Fall! Flared jeans! She was grabbing lunch at a local cafe in Los Feliz, California with some friends. After lunch, Rachel was seen running some errands. I wonder how she is doing? I know she recently split from her partner so I hope she’s holding up ok!
I’m not sure which brand Rachel’s jeans are as I can only find these front photos. But 7 For All Mankind are focusing on their trousers for Fall, a few other brands are bringing out a flared jean and a few celebs are wearing the trend! It will be nice to see this trend take off a bit as it’s something different! I love this outfit on her! You can read my review on a pair of Paige Premium flared jeans by clicking here.
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The brand we all know and love, Tory Burch, is expanding her collection and is focusing on her new denim line. The line includes skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, trousers, denim leggings, ombre washes and graphic prints like the Wally and Scribble which are very cute. The collection features 6 jeans at the moment and I can definitely tell that Tory has focused a lot of time and energy into crafting each jean. The fits look amazing and the washes are anything from simple and classic to really bold and eye catching. Her denim collection also includes a denim shirt, jacket and skirt.
I think Tory has a great eye for jeans, she originally grew up on a farm and wore jeans almost every day. It definitely helps when you have a long history with wearing denim - you know what works and what doesn’t. You can check out the new collection yourself by clicking here. I can’t wait to try a pair! I love the boyfriend jeans, the leggings and the ombre skinnies!
This weeks review is on a very different pair of jeans to what I would normally wear, flared jeans! I chose the Paige Premium Lou Lou Tulip Petite jeans in Sardinia.
Baring in mind that I never ever wear flared jeans, I’m always in skinnies or straight leg jeans, these were such a suprise for me! I saw them on a few celebs and I thought how good they looked on them and how flattering. I figured, if I pair them with really high wedges then they would work a lot better for my figure. I have quite small legs so normally anything bigger than a straight leg swamps me and makes me look all out of proportion. But wearing high heels gives the illusion that my legs are a lot longer and I love the way they look!
I wanted to start by saying how much I actually love this wash! A lot of washes tend to look the same and they never have that depth to them or the detail that really makes them stand out. With this Sardinia wash, there is definitely a deep blue depth to it and it feels like the jeans have such a rich texture because of how strong the wash is. Those of you who are as picky about jean washes as I am will understand what I mean, it’s definitely the kind of wash that can make even the worst cut jeans look really good, bring them to life on their own all because of the wash. I think it’s so pretty! It’s dark but in a lot of lights it has a medium tone to it.
The fit of these jeans is just… Wow! They have the classic Paige Premium flattering fit which is perfectly fitted on the butt and the pockets are positioned so carefully to really enhance and shape the bum. They are very slim fitted all the way to the knees so it keeps them extremely feminine and then they flare out into a mini bell bottom. The hem opening is definitely big enough to cover your shoes to make you look like you have extra long legs. I do have quite large feet so I guess that’s why my shoes poke through a bit, haha! I would definitely recommend wearing these so they almost hit the ground, it’s a lot more figure enhacing this way. I chose the petite length because my legs are really not long at all, the petite runs at around 33.5″ where as the taller ladies can go for the regular length which runs at about 35.5″. The rise is also not too high and not too low and Paige always makes sure she eliminates that builders butt syndrome by making the back rise just a little higher.
Overall, I’m really glad I tried flared jeans. I find when clothes are worn right and you wear the right shoes and make only one piece the focal point of an outfit or just keep it all simple etc, you can make anything work. There is always a way around something and making it work for your shape and size. I’ve already worn these jeans out twice and I loved them! They have only stretched out a small bit so far so that’s great as well! I know I say it quite often, but I would honestly recommend these Lou Lou Tulip jeans to any of you who are looking for a flared jean but want to keep it as feminine and slim fitting as possible. These jeans tick both boxes! Like I said, they come in petite and regular lengths and they also come in quite a few washes! Make sure you check out the gallery below, I included lots of photos of me wearing them for you to see the fit. Buy these jeans at Paige Premium for $189.
Jeans courtesy of Paige Denim.
The wonderful and very talented Alexandra Burke, was spotted leaving her hotel in Dublin, Ireland yesterday. I wonder what she was doing in Dublin? Alexandra was wearing a pretty floral dress and sandals with the famous Topshop cropped denim jacket. I actually own this jacket and it’s really cute! I love it!
I’ve been waiting for Alexandra to release a ballad, she seems to only be releasing the up beat songs and she has such an amazing voice, I wish she would show it off more! I used to love watching her really hit those notes on the X Factor, it used to make my Saturday night really worth it! She looks really pretty here too, the outfit is very fun and her make up is done beautifully!
Images courtesy of Wenn.com