26 September 2013

DD's Style File - Oh, How I Love Boyfriend Jeans

This is only like the second time I've worn a pair of denim jeans on this blog. I own several pairs in skinny, prints, colored and boyfriend. But boyfriend cuts are by far my favorites. I hate shopping for jeans. Sounds cliché, I know. But it's true.

I frequently run into the "perfect fit in the behind, but too large in the waist" scenario, which means trying them on is a must.  And some days I just feel like, *sigh* ain't nobody got time for that. And because the rise is also super important, boyfriend jeans always seem to fit the bill.

I'm fortunate to work for a corporate company that offers casual Fridays, as does my department on Thursdays. But I don't wear them to the office often, probably more so in the fall if anything. And if I have meetings, then I nix the denim.

My thing is, up here in the northeast we don't get too many sunny warm days, so I've got to make the most of 'em while I've got 'em. So I try to cram in as many flirty dresses and skirts as I can before I'm back to wearing thick tights and scarves. However, I will say those "jeans days" definitely come in handy. Like today, for example. Too tired to pick out my clothes last night and wake up in a timely manner this morning, and then I remembered, "hey, it's Thursday - jeans it is!"

White blazer - Macy's
Coral top - Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's
Boyfriend jean - The Limited
Aqua pump - INC for Macy's

As many of you probably know, office's can be super chilly, so the blazer added some warmth and a dash of polish to what is otherwise a super laid back outfit.

On another note, I think Jennifer Lopez has done pretty great things with her Kohl's collaboration. This top, which is sleeveless with a gold exposed zipper down the back, is a closet keeper along with my teal fit and flare dress from her line. I used to hate Kohl's. Sorry, I did. I thought it was for old folks. But for the last couple of years Kohl's has been my shopping diamond find thanks to this line and others like Lauren Conrad, ELLE and Apt. 9.

Today's post is also part of The Fashionista Next Door's Style Me Friday link up, head on over and join in the fun!


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P.S. Thanks to my mommy for snapping these photos for me! xoxo


  1. Verrrrry chic, with the white blazer and pops of coral. And while my workplace is more on the casual side of business casual, I also nix the denim when I have meetings or classes to teach. Visiting via the Style Me Friday linkup :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

    1. Aww, thanks so much, Jen! I visited your site through the link up as well and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with an affection for the jeans/blazer uniform :-)

  2. Speaking of boyfriend and J. Lo, I just bought a pair of boyfriends from her Kohls line. .. and they have the best fit in a boyfriend that I've found in a long time!

    A white blazer can work wonders for a look, as you are doing so well here!

    1. Hi KC! So nice to hear from you again!

      And I totally agree with you on her jeans, I actually have a pair too. And they were my favorite boyfriend until I got these! I'd definitely buy another pair!

  3. I need that blazer in my closet please! lol! I love it and good colour combos. :-)


    1. Lol! It's hard to find a good white blazer, isn't it?! I should find another before I spill something on this one...

      Thanks for visiting and the compliment, Missy!

  4. I like the combination of colors in this outfit :)

  5. I would love to buy a pair of boyfriend jeans but am not sure how this baggy style would look on me. I'm afraid it might make me feel kind of frumpy! I love how you paired yours with white blazer and a coloured heel though!

    1. Thank you, Joanna. And I totally understand, which is why I tend to lean more towards styles like this 'slim boyfriend' from The Limited or the 'slim slouch' from NY&Co to control the proportions a bit.