Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks review is on a pair of Hudson Jeans Nico second skin skinnies in Cherry. I got sent these by the brand for reviewing which I am very grateful for, but I can’t say I like them as much as my other Nico’s that I have.
The Nico fit is one of their classic super skinny jeggings with a medium to a higher rise and flat back pockets. These don’t feature their signature pointed v flap on the back. I already went into detail before about the Hudson Nico (which you can read in this review here) so I wont repeat myself and bore you with that if you are a regular reader. In comparison to the Nico in Chelsea though, these do fit differently. The material is a blend of cotton and something called PES. I’m not exactly 100% sure what PES is, but it’s quite scratchy and stiff. I guess you could say it makes the denim feel thinner but stiffer at the same time and the inside of the denim, when it’s against your legs, feels quite rough actually. I find this material doesn’t make the Nico fit as nicely as it does in regular denim, it’s not as slim and fitted or as smooth, in my opinion.
The Cherry wash though is so pretty! It’s actually quite similar to my Joe’s Jeans in Geranium, but it’s got a more dusty and faded appearance, so it’s not as intense. It’s definitely a nice colour. I myself would have named it something like Watermelon or Strawberry though as it’s not as red or dark as cherries, so that might be a little confusing. The Watermelon colour that Hudson have is actually more like a pink colour, I guess that’s accurate as well for the shade. But this Cherry wash does literally go with anything, it’s not too bright and strong due to the faded dustiness that it has, so it doesn’t make you feel too conscious if you are afraid of colour, but at the same time it really brightens up your outfit.
Overall, I can definitely say these are not my favourite Nico’s due to the fabric content. My favourites are my Chelsea wash and then followed by the Scarlet Coated Red, so these would definitely not take the top spot unfortunately. I think though, if they made these in their normal classic denim, without the PES, they would be perfect! I would love to own all of the colours then! Hudson have 6 available and they all vary. There is Cherry, Watermelon, Tangerine, Lemon, Berry (mint green) and Lavender. I think the Lavender and Lemon are beautiful colours! Since I do have sensitive skin though, I think a lot of you probably wouldn’t notice the fabric content, but for those of you who itch with polyester etc, I think you might notice the PES like I do. Other than all of that, they are very pretty, I’m just a little sad about the cotton blend because they could have been perfect for me! Buy these jeans online at HudsonJeans.com for $154.
Back in January, I was invited to the Luisaviroma bloggers event ‘Firenze4Eva’ in Florence, Italy. Since it was all the way in Italy though, I was unable to attend unfortunately, but we decided to do the style lab a little differently this time! Usually at the Firenze4Eva events, bloggers get to choose some outfits from the new collections and either style them on themselves or on a model which Luisaviaroma provide. For this one, we decided that I would choose an outfit online from their website and they would mail the clothes to me, then I would put the outfit together and shoot the photos that way, then send them back. I think it worked quite well!
I chose a pair of Dsquared Super Slim washed jeans, which I paired with an American Retro cropped sleeve Crepe shirt in Fuchsia and a pair of Yves Saint Laurent 140mm Palais Suede Peep Toe Pumps in Marine.
Obviously it wasn’t mandatory to choose jeans, but being part of DenimBlog, it only makes sense to! This was actually my first time trying Dsquared jeans and they fit really nicely, I love all the little details on them, especially the ankle zips and the imitation double back pockets and obviously the wash. They are really pretty jeans! The American Retro shirt is also something that I wouldn’t usually choose, but I was very much attracted to it! The size Small ended up being really large, so I had to use my own belt to hold it in at the waist, which gave a better silhouette.
Now, the YSL shoes! I had never tried them before, but I definitely always wanted to! They were a lot more comfortable and pretty in person than I expected. Plus, the Marine colour is such a beautiful shade! I loved it! I only wore them to stand for these photos as I took my own flats to the location, but they definitely felt comfortable, which makes a change from the usual painful Christian Louboutin heels that I have worn in the past.
So this is the outfit that I chose and put together for the Luisaviaroma styling session. What do you think of it? Comment and let me know! Choosing the entire outfit online was a little tricky as I wasn’t sure how everything would fit or how it would look all together in person, but I am quite happy with the outcome. All of the products are available to buy at Luisaviaroma.com and you can click the names of the items a couple of paragraphs up to take you to the direct page to buy!
This weeks review is on a pair of Joe’s Jeans The Skinny in Geranium, courtesy of Joe’s Jeans. This was my first time trying Joe’s actual jeans actually and I was pleasantly suprised. I remember trying a pair of their pocket-less leggings last year and they were cut in the shape of legs, so there was more room in the calf area which didn’t work for me as I have small calves. I hadn’t tried any other pair from the brand since, but I was always intrigued by their 55 colours range!
I know pretty much every brand has released their take on the coloured denim trend which blew up last year, but Joe’s really took it to the next level. They released their famous The Skinny cut in 55 different colours and each one of them is different. You can literally find the colour you are looking for and I think that’s amazing! I chose the Geranium colour as the red/orange/pink tones are my favourites and this shade combines them all. Lauren Conrad has this pair too and she looks great in hers.
The Skinny fit is just as it’s called, it’s a mid rise long length skinny with an inseam of around 34″ which is quite long. Since they are very slim at the ankle though, the bunching doesn’t really look bad at all, I think it looks quite nice and they seem like they make my legs look really long. Even when I wear them with flats. I love it when jeans create that illusion on their own!
They are very soft as well, the fabric definitely feels nice against the skin, really smooth and it’s not uncomfortable at all. I took my usual size of 27 in these, but I am thinking I should have taken a 26 as they seem to stretch out quite a lot. They fit perfectly when I put them on, but after half a day of wear they have got quite wrinkly and a bit baggy. I would say go with your smaller size in these, but if you don’t want them to be tight then stick to your regular size. Sometimes having jeans looser makes them even more comfortable though.
The back pocket placement on these is quite nice too, they are positioned central and slightly angled which makes them flattering on the butt. I find with most premium denim brands though, the back pocket placement is always good. That’s the thing with premium denim, it’s premium for a reason. They take care in their fits and really make sure that they fit as perfectly as they can. This is the main reason I love premium denim. Most lower priced brands just have a basic cut and don’t worry about fit at all. Some do, but most don’t. But these Joe’s Jeans are definitely flattering. I really like how they look, fit and feel. Even the branding is subtle, the signature stitching is the same colour as the jeans so it blends in and the little metal Joe’s logo is quite sweet! I like it!
The Geranium wash has to be my favourite one out of all of the 55 colours! It literally looks just like a Geranium flower. You could call it a red shade, but it has orange and pink undertones which makes it more like a bright an intense reddy coral. How it turned out in these photos is just how it looks in real life. It’s absolutely beautiful and I find it so easy to pair with things. I can’t wait to wear them again! They are the perfect bright jeans!
The only thing negative I can say about these is they stretch out loads, but that’s not really a specific problem to these jeans, that happens with most non-jegging jeans. If someone said to me though, can you recommend a good pair of coloured skinny jeans, I would definitely direct them towards Joe’s Jeans. They have a great fit and you can literally choose any colour you like! Plus another bonus point is that they are a little bit cheaper than most premium denim brands. I find most jeans run at around $190 ish and these have a price point of $158. Buy these online at Joe’s Jeans for $158.
This weeks review is on a pair of 7 For All Mankind The Cropped Skinny jeans in Hot Neon Pink. I got sent these by the brand to review. I had a choice of all of their neon colours, but pink is my favourite, so I was more than excited to do this review!
The Cropped Skinny fit is their signature unbranded pocket The Skinny style but in a cropped version. I’ve always been a big fan of this fit, in full length, but it was always just too long and bunched up a lot. I don’t have that much time to hem my jeans, so I welcomed these for Summer with open arms! They are probably supposed to be a bit shorter, but with my small legs they hit just above the ankle. I think they are adorable!
7 For All Mankind really know what they are doing when they make their jeans. They have their flattering fit down to an art form and I love that! The back pockets are gorgeous, they are positioned nicely to be flattering, they are skinny all the way down, the rise is not too high and they have next to no branding on them at all except for their little tab on the right back pocket. The Skinny is my 2nd favourite fit from them as Gwenevere is the my 1st!I took these in my usual size of 27 and they fitted perfectly as soon as I put them on. I wore them around for a few hours and they did stretch out quite a lot, so I would recommend going with your smaller size if you are in-between sizes as these will stretch out about half a size the first time you wear them. I think they will give more, but I haven’t worn them again yet. I plan to soon though. I’m already thinking about what to pair them with.
The Hot Neon Pink wash is beautiful! I have been a bit apprehensive about reviewing neon jeans, since I reviewed those fluoro yellow Closed cropped skinnies and the colour wouldn’t show up right, but these really made me love the trend. The camera even picked up the colour correctly. I would say the close up of my legs in image 4 is about the shade of pink that they are. These are neon, but they are not so intense that they startle your eyes. They are sort of a muted and washed out neon pink, I would say they have a bit of a pastel undertone to them so they are not too bold and unwearable. This is what makes me love these so much! They are bright, but not overly bright like some I have seen. They are definitely perfect for Summer!
Even though these are their normal jeans, they don’t feel stiff or uncomfortable. I’m very used to jeggings now, so I love soft and stretchy denim and these are still soft and stretchy. The fabric is very lightweight and thin so it makes them more comfortable and they have the 2% elsatane in them to help with the comfort. I could happily wear these all day and be comfortable. Which is important to me. It’s nice to find that they still care about these kinds of things when they are making a fashion jean rather than a classic jean. I honestly can’t wait to wear these more!
I decided to wear them with flats because I don’t often show many photos with me in flats and I do wear them fairly often. Plus it shows the actual length of the jeans on me. If I could change one thing, I might make them a little shorter or longer, but that’s purely because of having shorter legs. I think when I wear them again I am going to cuff them a little at the hem! I think these are my favourite neon jeans so far! Buy these online at 7ForAllMankind.com for $169 and you can see the Neon Green pair on Jessica Alba here.