Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks denim review is finally on a pair of Bleulab jeans which I got sent by the brand! It’s taken me a while to get this post together because it’s a double outfit since these jeans are completely reversible! I’m wearing the Bleulab Detour Leggings in French Chalk with Plum Coating for the review. I was so excited to finally try out Bleulab jeans, we have been blogging about them for a while and I think the concept of them is truly amazing! To show you how versatile they are, I chose 2 different outfits and it literally took me less than 3 minutes to change. You just need one pair of jeans and you can change the outfit almost entirely and make it look dressed up or dressed down, perfect for day or night.
Those of you who are familiar with Bleulab will know that they are a brand of denim that make every item reversible! You basically get two completely different pairs of jeans in one! This pair has a gorgeous grey wash which I fell in love with and on the other side it’s a waxed purple. Due to them being reversible they actually have no pockets on the front at all because the pocket bags would show. I do like pockets on the front generally but it’s not something that would put me off a pair of jeans at all. I’ve got used to jeggings having no pockets anyway.
The comfort of these jeans really took me by surprise actually! They are a denim legging and they are super stretchy and extremely soft on the skin! Sometimes denim leggings can be a bit tight, a bit stiff or just generally not that great but these are wonderful. They are everything you would actually expect a jegging to be. They are a lower rise and they also have functional back pockets. I was also surprised to notice just how much of a great fit they are. They are super skinny all the way down, the inseam is not too long or too short and the back pocket placement is close to perfect! They are centered in the middle and are the right shape and size to be flattering on the butt as you can see from the photos.
The zipper puller was actually something that I was fascinated by. It’s a zipper that loops around so you can have the pull on either side of the jeans, it’s really clever! The patch is also visible on both sides and the button is great, instead of having a flat rivet on the back like most denim buttons, both sides are actually a button. You can see from all of these little details that Bleulab really thought it through when making their jeans reversible, everything works perfectly to become a single pair of jeans inside or out. It is funny when you put the reversed side on though, the button closure is the other way around, ha ha.
The grey wash called Chalk is actually what made me want this particular pair. It’s one of those greys which is just right, it’s a mid tone and the whiskering and fading makes it have a depth to it, it looks real and not flat or dull like some greys can. I chose purple, or Plum, for the other side as I wanted something completely contrasting. I’m glad I picked this colour because it’s so bright and fun! It’s a shade of purple that can match a lot of things as well and not be too daunting or loud. These two washes are great together in my opinion. Bleulab do loads of others as well though, a waxed black and a couple of other colours also come with this a grey. I found out they do non waxed pairs as well so those will be added to my wish list for sure!
I never expected these jeans to be as good as they are. I honestly thought that since they were reversible, they might be some what of a gimmick or not as well made as they turned out to be. I’m glad that my mind completely changed when I put them on. I am very impressed with all the work that’s gone into making reversible jeans. I definitely intend to add more of these to my collection! The only slightly bad thing I can say about these jeans, is since my skin is super sensitive and I can’t even deal with polyester most of the time, the waxed side is a little scratchy against my skin. I know others have no issue with it at all though so I am pretty sure it’s just down to my sensitivity. You can buy Bleulab jeans online at Singer22.com.
As promised, here are the modelled photos of my Paige Premium collaboration Lou Lou flared jeans in Lorna. These are the exact same wash as the Skyline and the other cuts that have been part of the collaboration, just in the Lou Lou (click here to see the other styles). The Lou Lou is actually my favourite flared cut that exists in denim, I love how skinny it is and it has the perfect amount of flare. Unfortunately these don’t come in the petite version, I would love it if they did, so these are a little bit long on me as I haven’t hemmed them. I don’t think there are enough ladies that need the petite version over the full length. These run at around 35 inches in the inseam. Even with my highest shoes they are still a bit long ha ha, I’m not blessed with very long legs.
The Lou Lou’s are available to buy on Revolve Clothing and on the Paige USA website. Revolve have sold out of a couple of sizes though already. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who likes the collaboration jeans and who have bought them! I’ve got quite a few messages saying some of you have picked up your pairs and I can see by how quickly almost all of the sizes sold out on Revolve in the Skyline that they are liked. It means so much to me, as it does to Paige, and it’s overwhelming to know. If you click here, you can see all of the places you can buy the different styles.They are not yet available in the UK but will be soon, I will let you know as soon as they are! Thank you again! I really hope I can do more collaborations in the future and continue to design jeans.
This weeks review is on a pair of Paige Premium Jimmy Jimmy shorts in Tigerlily which I bought from Shopbop a couple of weeks ago. I was eyeing them on the website for a really long time and I eventually gave into buying them and I am glad I did.
The cut of these is just like the Jimmy Jimmy boyfriend jeans but in a short version. They do run big for that reason so I sized down to a 26 to make them fit me a little tighter, I prefer my jeans and shorts tighter as they are more flattering. If you want these shorts to be loose then go with your normal Paige size but if you want them tighter fitting then size down.
The good thing about these shorts is that you can wear them cuffed or uncuffed. They just come rolled up, but if you want them longer you can let them down. These are definitely a pair of shorts which you can make your own and wear exactly how you want to with the length. The whipstitching is something I was attracted to as well. Paige usually has thinner and smaller lines on the side of her pocket but these are oversized and I think that makes them look a lot better.
The Tigerlily wash is one that I can’t quite describe. It’s a medium blue with a lot of whiskering and creasing on the lap area but in some lights it looks a lot darker than it actually is. It’s a hard wash to explain but it’s beautiful. The wash is actually what made me fall in love with these shorts in the first place. It’s very pretty and it’s also really versatile, you can wear a lot of colours with it.
I can tell these shorts are going to be my go to pair when it’s hot enough outside, they are so comfortable, soft and very stretchy. All of the qualities I look for in a pair of shorts combined with the flattering fit that Paige has with all of her denim. I find some shorts can be too tight, too rigid, too short etc, these have the perfect balance and I am really happy I bit the bullet and bought them! These seem to be one of Paige’s best sellers and now I know why! I would definitely recommend them to you! Buy these shorts online here at Shopbop.
Here are the modelled/fit photos of my Paige Premium collaboration jeans, the Skyline in Lorna wash. Since I always do denim reviews for you, I thought it would make sense to also model these jeans so you can see the fit but obviously not review them.
I’m really excited that some of you have bought them already and there is already some limited stock on Shopbop as well as size 32 being sold out. I’m really grateful to you all for liking the collaboration. The wash on these is quite a bit darker than the sample and the Tristan, it got darkened during production and the distressing is not as prominent on these, like it was on the Tristan, but I do think that makes them a little more versatile, the cleaner they are, the easier they are to pair with different clothes.
The fabric blend is super soft and stretchy as it has elasterell in it so it’s very comfortable and feels different to other Paige jeans. I will mention that you should probably take your smaller size in these though, a 27 fits me perfectly and I am usually between a 27/28 in Paige jeans. As you can see from the tag, it’s a special collaboration tag which explains about the collaboration and also includes a little saying which I wrote in memory of loved ones. They also have a bright pink lining as pink is both Paige’s and my favourite colour. You can see the other posts about the collaboration by clicking here. Please comment and let me know what you think of the jeans.