I’m gonna let you in on a personal style secret of mine today, dear readers. Despite my obsession with all things denim and my never-ending search for the “perfect” jeans (is there even such a thing?) I can honestly count on one hand the number of times that I’ve spent more than $40 for any single pair. Yes…really!!
Every serious stylista will know this is a pretty. big. deal. I’d hazard a guess that the “average” price for many (most?) well-known brands is at least $100; and the coolest, of-the-moment labels can cost upwards of $200 and even $300. Ouch!! At the rapid rate that I tend to rotate skinnies and flares and crops through my wardrobe, I would have been bankrupt ages ago paying those preposterous prices!!
While I absolutely understand the wisdom of spending more moola on “investment” pieces that will last beyond a single season, I also know my “shopping queen” gene (teehee!) would never allow me to go for very long before a shiny new pair managed to ensnare my fickle fashion heart. So I’m quite happy to get that regular denim fix I crave care of American Eagle Outfitters (boho alert!), H&M (I’ll check out their latest iterations on an almost weekly basis!), or Winners…which happens to be where I found these particularly delicious Hudson flare-hemmed jeans.
Now it’s time for full disclosure, though. These beauties are one of the above-mentioned handful that actually did cost me more than forty bucks; exactly twice as much, to be precise. Still eons from being extravagant; and seriously…how could I possibly have said anything other than an unequivocal “yes!” to the statement-making button-fly detail and that perfect high-waisted fit?! I don’t even like high-waisted silhouettes…but these jeans?? They might just be the ones that (finally?) have me seeing the error of my sartorial ways!! 😜