Designer Jeans reviews
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.
This weeks review is on another pair of cargo pants. James Jeans Twiggy cargos in Cappuccino. I think this is my last cargo pant review for a while, I don’t have anymore, haha!
This is the first time I have tried James Jeans and I never knew what to expect. Normally when I am not familiar with a brand, I’m either really pleasantly suprised or not that bothered. These James Jeans cargos are not my favourite pair but I do like them. They are very very soft and incredibly stretchy like legging material. They are a very simple pair with only 2 pockets on the side of the knees and no zips or anything like that.
I do really like the simplicity of these cargos, I think it’s nice as you can then wear a more printed top or bolder shoes without having too much going on. The colour is also a nice muddy and dark brown, a lot different to the normal greens. Since I have never tried James Jeans before, I can’t comment how they run but I took my regular size that I take in most brands.
Since these cargo pants are so simple there isn’t much I can say about them except they are very cute and easily wearable. The softness and stretchiness really makes them comfortable and they are great if you want a pair of cargo pants that are not to in your face or if you are looking to jump on the trend but trying to keep it as casual as possible. Buy these cargo pants at James Jeans for $172.
Jeans courtesy of James Jeans.
I absolutely love these Rich & Skinny skinny cargo leggings in Aloe! They are my new favourite cargo pants of the season! I have worn them out 3 times already and each time I got a compliment on them. I’m really excited to be reviewing them for you all!
I wanted to start off with the fit of these cargo leggings. It’s super skinny all over, the rise is a perfect height, the inseam is not too long, it’s just long enough to give me that slight bunching at the ankles. The back pockets are also really flattering, I didn’t think they would be as they are square and normally I’m really picky about the shape of them but these work perfectly! They do run a bit bigger than the denim version of these but a bit smaller than regular Rich & Skinny jeans, I took a size up from my normal Rich & Skinny size.
The material that these cargo pants are made from is gorgeous too! It’s a mixture of lyocell, cotton and spandex. It’s the perfect blend as it makes them SO soft and incredibly stretchy. They are also really light weight as well so they don’t make you sweaty and you can stay comfortable in them. This material is also really good as it doesn’t stretch out much and get saggy. Although the fabric is incredibly stretchy if you pull it, it keeps it’s shape and remains a good fit. I love that!
The wash is also really pretty! It’s a lot lighter and refreshing, unlike most of the cargo pants this season which are darker in colour like browns, dark greens and blacks, these are the perfect shade of light green. I do still love the darker shades, it’s just nice to have a change. They really give them that light and airy feeling which is perfect for the warmer weather and it brightens up the outfit as it’s not a dull green. I really do love the colour of them!
Lastly, I wanted to focus on the aesthetics of the cargos. I adore the 3 button fly which is visible! It’s a really unique touch to the pants and I think it adds a lot of detail to them. Also, my other favourite thing about these is that the pockets are on the front of the legs instead of being on the sides. I actually find this to be really catchy on the eye, it adds a lot of character to the pants without being too much and it’s not unflattering at all, it’s really cute having them so visible! I love it!
Overall I love these cargo pants so much! I’m going to be wearing them until they wear out! If you want a lighter wash, more feminine cargo pant for Summer then I would definitely recommend these! They feel a lot more girly and cute than the darker tones I am used to. The fit is perfect as I mentioned and I genuinely love everything about them! You can buy them at Rich & Skinny for $172! They are definitely worth the money! Please check out all of the images in the gallery below!
Jeans courtesy of Rich & Skinny.
Since the skinny cargo pant trend is in full swing, I am going to be reviewing a few of them within the coming weeks. I have already reviewed the J Brand Houlihan cargos and this next review is for the Frankie B. Maury skinny cargo pants in Army Worn.
These cargo pants are so comfy!! They are made from really soft cotton, tencel and lycra. They have a really smooth and stretchy feel to them, all while being really easy to move in and perfect for wearing if you want comfort. They have the classic Frankie B. low rise and the colour is a perfect shade of army green. The thing I love most about these cargo pants is the aesthetics of them, the pockets on the knees are really cute and the back pockets have buttons and zippers on them too. These pants don’t have any ankle zips but not all cargo pants need them, there is so much detail on these cargos that ankle zips are not needed.
They run pretty true to size for Frankie B. as I stayed with my normal size. I really love these cargo pants so much, they do stretch out quite a bit though so I may have wished I had sized down one size. I have worn them twice already and they have got a bit loose in the legs area. These are definitely in my top 3 skinny cargos right now! I would definitely recommend them if you are looking to jump on the skinny cargo pants bandwagon and you are wanting a pair with a lot of details on them, these pants have a lot of stitching detail on the legs as well as all of the pockets and zips. They are definitely a cute pair! You can see all of the photos in the gallery below. Buy these pants at Frankie B. for $174.
Jeans courtesy of Frankie B.